Just to start off, I messed up the markup on my original post and the last point of the bulleted list should not have been included in the list but as a separate paragraph. When I noticed the mistake I couldn’t rectify it. So the Type A/B personality, along with GTD commentary probably appeared very confusing rather than clarifying. It was only meant to be background information. Probably TMI anyway.
Hard to find tags:
I’ve been trying to use them as contexts. Given I started as a Workspace, that may have added to my own confusion. I’m rearranging to be more similar to your setups.
Projects have their own inbox:
email@example.com goes directly to that project; no? What is that other than an inbox? It doesn’t matter, I’ve stopped sending to those as it is too confusing. I’ll just send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m also whittling down the email addresses I use, and are associated with my Workspace. 8 personal addresses was possibly too many.
Impossible to … see what is a project: .
Should have been distinguish between a project & a context, quickly. Some projects have the same (abbreviated) name as contexts. Using symbols to distinguish are sometimes helpful hint I’m now practicing. My comments on this were really about the design of Asana, not on how you are suggesting it to setup.
I think I’m going to have to get an Organisation rather than a Workspace. I will also have to think a bit more on your suggestions wrt the next bulleted list item: types of projects. Seems obvious as you have written it, but I’m struggling to implement it in my own situation. That’d be the thinking David Allen talks about being required for each action to get a ‘mind like water’.
I have & am reading the book. It is the regular “Weekly Review” they seem to do daily in the GTD podcasts that I struggle to do. Not to mention, like most newbies I was trying to do Clarify, Organise, & Review in a single step. I’m stopping that & will be clarifying far more frequently. As I understand it that might give me less to organise etc
Thank you for your helpful hints & efforts to clarify better ways to implement GTD in Asana.