The Productivity Context
By “productivity style” we mean the purposes and principles that govern how to go about all aspects of productivity. These are the governing concepts. Different approaches to productivity emphasize different principles and purposes, and so group into various schools of thought. Some of these schools thought include Getting Things Done (David Allen’s GTD), Principle-Centered Time Management (Stephen Covey), traditional approaches, and Gospel-Driven Productivity (our approach).
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This is your personal vision for your life — your purpose, mission, values, and core strengths. This is the first step in the “DARE” process, which is where you envision what you want for your life and the foundational principles that will guide you.
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Good intentions are not enough. Every vision needs to be accompanied with systems and structures that create a path for making it happen. That’s what the “architect” step is for in the DARE process. Here you develop your long-term goals, basic schedule, task management system (project and action lists), approach to using tools and technology, and approach to supporting productivity systems such as organizing space and setting up your desk.
- Supporting Productivity Systems
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Review and Reduce
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