A concept originally presented by Merlin Mann (43Folders.com). The goal was to empty your inbox each day or at least each week. Apply the principles of CYD and you will be able to get to Inbox Zero.
David Allen’s best selling book Getting Things Done offers a proven method to capture, manage and deliver on your commitments. Control Your Day will help you implement these proven GTD concepts using Microsoft Outlook without any additional software.
CYD will help you to track your commitments and track work you have delegated to others. Do you lose track of requests that come into your Inbox? Forget to follow-up on work you have delegated? CYD will become your Control Tower, allowing you to process, prioritize and complete your work faster and more efficiently.
Each video follows a chapter in the book to get you up and running on CYD quickly
I am happy to say since implementing this CYD approach I have been able to focus on the leadership and management support I was hired to provide, rather than my inbox.
Just what I needed to better control my Outlook inbox. I tried a sort of GTD folder approach, but this step by step guide is what was missing.
Upon finishing this book, I implemented Jim’s system immediately. Using a logical and sound processing system, he details clearly how to use MS Outlook as a productivity tool that can save time, increase productivity, and eliminate stress.
Productivity made simple. CYD has been a pragmatic guide to govern my Outlook inbox; and to organize and track tasks and projects. Jim’s common-sense, yet comprehensive system has definitely been a time-saver and stress reliever for me.