@HowardStern embraces @gtdguy’s GTD-System, @RobertABooey and the rest of @SternShow put on alert
Howard Stern has been complaining about his organization for years. He was going through muiltiple books searching for a system to get orgnaized. Then about two or three weeks ago, the talk started. “GTD,GTD” he started repeating. “I got a book, GTD, Getting Things Done,” he would say before threatening to straighten the whole office out with his new but already-accounted-for organizational skills.
Yesterday he finally revealed some progress–some actual, functional GTD philosophy intergration. Howard is at zero inbox- down from 2000 email messages– after an eight hour meeting with a GTD coach.
He’s using a pretty basic GTD tenet of orienting all his tasks and communication around “action.” Basically, he is assesing every communcation for its end goal and making the appropriate move to progress towards that end goal. He has 10 “action folders” which he will use to organize incoming email, otherwise the message will be replied to, delegated to someone else or deleted.
If an action requires more than one task he turns it into a project, establishes the steps required for completion, and files it away.
While the system doesn’t eliminate your work, it promises to organize it to an extent that you only see the next available action item in front of you. Therefore, according to the GTD heads, you free your mind of organizational responsibility, which allows for total concintration on the task at hand.
“Come on!! Fuck with me now!! Come on…Benjy! How many emails in your inbox?!?!