What's Everyone's Profession?

Bluesman

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I am a commercial litigation attorney in Ohio, coach for three soccer teams, and an active and involved father/husband (in reverse order).
 

RuthMcT

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Community Paediatrician, specialising in disability, school health, and immunisation.

I'm still at the GTD lite stage, but gradually making progress, and it's already making a difference!

Ruth
 
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troy

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Coach eh? Leader in every part of the word.

Welcome to the forums. GTD, I'm sure you need it to manage high school girls to win championships.
 
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PDAJunky

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I'm a Sr. Pastor, leadership coach, and director of new church starts in our region.
 

cornell

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Research programmer and personal productivity coach-in-training

My day job is doing programming in a machine learning (AI) research group at UMass/Amherst (USA).

The rest of the time I spend building my consulting practice in personal productivity, which was inspired by David Allen's great work, and the frankly amazing results I've experienced adopting GTD in my life.
 

cornell

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breadth of professions is really neat

First, thanks for the thread. Who *doesn't* like to talk about her or his life? :)

Second, I think the relatively large range of professions reflected in the responses is notable, and demonstrates the general applicability of Allen's ideas to the world of "work." Neat!
 

Day Owl

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Freelance editor, writer, and photographer.
Parent and grandparent.
On my "own" time, volunteer in the community and at my church.
 

warren_t

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Great Post!!

I'm a Operational Reporting Manager for a large Australian construction materials supply company. This means I design and manage effective business intelligence reporting from our data warehouse using well known data query and analysis software. I take masses of information and put it into a format that the average sales manager can use to make better sales decisions.

That all gets a bit much for some, so when they ask me I just tell them that I "work with computers" ;-)

GTD helps me manage the many and varied requests for development of reporting as well as allowing me to focus on promoting projects while still supporting my users.
 
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troy

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skygoddess said:
Flight attendant, homemaker, busy mom of three! :)
Takes a lot of planning I'm sure when your schedule is the way that it is.

Kudos to you... I know your always moving.
 
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IAmMichele

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I am a Jr. Escrow Officer. Tough to implement as it is an extremely interruption rich environment. So much of what is do is one quick step after another and there isn't a lot of room for planning.
 
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Vramin

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IAmMichele said:
I am a Jr. Escrow Officer. Tough to implement as it is an extremely interruption rich environment. So much of what is do is one quick step after another and there isn't a lot of room for planning.
It's interesting how often this kind of comment comes up... It seems to me as if GTD is a response to how interrupt driven all of our lives tend to be in the information age. If I have the system in place, then I should be more able to respond to interrupts than in the past since all of the other stuff is out of my head, but accessible when the interrupts stop so I can give a plate or two a spin. For the most part, the "planning" is just picking that next action.

Sometimes I think we misinterpret what the "implementation" looks like. I was just reading Ready for Anything again, and David talked about how the idea of having all of these lists wasn't so that you would go and do all the stuff on the lists - it was so you could go and do other stuff without being bothered by the stuff on the lists. He was trimming a tree in his yard and having a blast at it, and it wasn't on a list anywhere... just seemed like the thing to do at the time. I know I've been enjoying goofing off and playing more since I implemented this system because I know exactly what I'm not doing instead of just laboring under this vague sense of "I really ought to be doing something else right now."
 
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Mindi

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Vramin said:
I know I've been enjoying goofing off and playing more since I implemented this system because I know exactly what I'm not doing instead of just laboring under this vague sense of "I really ought to be doing something else right now."
I have had brief fits of this state you describe. I can't wait until I can live in it instead of just getting a glimpse from time to time.
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Dane Sanders

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Photographer and Podcaster

I am a photographer and I also run a weekly video podcast called The Simple Photo Minute which is dedicated to making photographer's lives simpler.

Since we started the show in January, we've had about 120,000 visitors and over 300,000 hits ... modest by David Allen numbers :), but we're excited nonetheless.

I'm actually sharing all this because I'm interested in featuring GTD on an upcoming show and was wondering if anyone here might be interested in participating. Just a friendly invite :).

Thanks!

Dane Sanders
danesanders.com
simple photo minute
 

DonK

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I am am Maine Guide and operate my own small business. I have periods with little customer activity and others taht are frantic. During the slow periods i have a long list of stuff that needs to get done. GTD has made a tremendous difference in keeping things from falling through the cracks.
 
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