Hi, I’m James. I’m a consultant for a little boutique consultancy, based in the UK. I’m mostly based in London, but I spend a lot of time travelling.
I got involved with productivity around 2003/4, after messing up a lot at work, and being told, to sort my stuff out. A colleague threw me a copy of GTD, and it went from there. 15 or so years later, I’d still consider myself a slightly advanced beginner.
I cam across this site, looking for a quality intro for GTD for an old university friend. I miss the old Wiki article, which was really useful.
What’s one thing you’ve learned that has impacted you most?
That’s a deep question. If we’re talking across my whole life, and disallowing fundamental things like language, then it’s probably that it’s OK to be eccentric. I’d be a lot less happy if I tried to keep that bottled up.
If we’re talking productivity, it’s that there’s no point in trying to keep work and non-work systems separate. I don’t have hard lines between the two. My work thoughts follow me home and my home thoughts follow me to work. I can’t see how they’d not.