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GTD Mastery 100: Step 19

To read my complete journey to GTD Mastery see the main post.

Step 19 to GTD Mastery is: I have a dedicated physical office space set up.

My office

GTD Mastery 100 returns after a couple of weeks off. GearFire has added a few more writers to the team and I hope you are enjoying the fresh content.

Above, you can see my office setup on display. It’s not terribly exciting, but it gets the job done. You can click on the image which will take you to an interactive image on Flickr.

On the far left is my inbox discussed previously in the series. In front of it is my change holder. It automatically sorts my coins and has a holder for coin wrappers.


My supplies holder is at the centre (in black). It holds writing materials and a hole-puncher. To the right is a scratchpad and a document holder (in green). To the left is a dragon carving (my Chinese zodiac), a birthday card (given to me by my grandparents), and a Mickey Mouse woodblock (from a time when I didn’t know what GTD was).

My laptop and mouse are a Dell Latitude D630 and a Logitech VX Revolution respectively. I run dual screen with my laptop and external monitor. The Easy-Read book holder (review here) is stored on the top of my monitor and also serves as a document holder.

At the top is my bulletin board. I post inspirational articles on it. The GTD Mastery 100 checklist is on the bottom-right three papers.

Check out more workspaces courtesy of the Unclutterer Flickr group.

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8 Responses to “GTD Mastery 100: Step 19”

  1. MotivAider says:

    I guess the most important thing is that you can work without getting disturbed for a couple of hours.
    Not such an easy task when you have kids.


  2. Daryl Tay says:

    I’m just getting started on the whole GTD thing, so this series has been really helpful. Thanks!

  3. Chris Y. says:

    I don’t have children, but I’d imagine a workspace isn’t so much a location as a time slot when “you can work without getting disturbed for a couple of hours.”

    You’re welcome. With GTD, there’s always something new to learn.

  4. Tanner says:

    Hello Chris,

    Found your blog posts through Google Reader and decided to subscribe. Great work. I was wondering if you have a link to some of the motivating article you have up on your board? I got the GTD Mastery 100 and the Audiobook that I am currently listening to.


  5. Chris Y. says:

    I have the Performancing Awards Education Blog poll where we finished in the top 5. It’s good knowing that GearFire is reaching its audience.

    There’s also an article titled 7 lies that prevent Your Great Idea from becoming a Real Business for the entrepreneur in me.

    There’s a quote from Deepak Chopra in one of his newsletters.

    The next time your viewpoint is challenged – express love to your challenger. The next time you feel anger towards someone – give them a hug. The next time you are about to lash out – understand that the person could benefit from compassion. And most important, the next time you are about to blame yourself or beat yourself up for feeling “less than,” remember that you are worth all the love in the world – give yourself some credit because YOU ARE LOVE.

  6. Thássius V. says:

    Thanks for sharing with us what you actually do to improve get things done. We are getting used to see people who know the theory, but don’t practice it.

  7. Chris Y. says:

    You’re welcome. Being a modern day Hamlet is very unproductive.

  8. paulette says:

    Nice space. It looks neat.