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Main | Lenten Challenge: FFVP - Day 2 »
Monday
Jun042018

High Volume, High Speed, Low Resistance - Second Test

It’s been a long time since I last mentioned this system - about a year I think - and I never did get to tell you what it actually consisted of. I can’t remember what it was that distracted me.

However it’s still going strong and is still in my opinion the fastest and best of the long list systems. I’ve restarted it today and so far the page results are as follows (page number followed by number of tasks undone, 31 tasks to the page):

1 - 3 (including writing this post)

2-  14

3 - 18

4 - 19

5 - 29

6 - 14 (out of 14)

Still a couple of hours left today!

Please note that the system does not use pages. I am quoting them purely for convenience of tracking how I’m doing.

Reader Comments (10)

Always good to hear from you, Mark. Glad the system is working well and looking forward to hearing more about it.
June 5, 2018 at 1:05 | Unregistered CommenterRay Fowler
Looking forward (as I was a year ago) to hear about how to do this system.
June 5, 2018 at 3:43 | Unregistered CommenterSAS
Thanks Mark, is there an article summarising the 10 Tasks system? (I had a quick look and couldn't find one.) Is it an expanded version of the old 5 task system?
June 5, 2018 at 12:17 | Unregistered CommenterColin
http://markforster.squarespace.com/forum/post/2709624#post2710490

I haven't tried it myself. But the Office Management Queen has just got me a nice big Moleskine. It would just be RUDE not to give it a go...

:0)
June 5, 2018 at 12:45 | Registered CommenterWill
Does the "10 Tasks" system go like this?

First make a list:
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Next I'll split it into fives (to save time. Split into tens when doing normally)
1
2
3
4
5
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6
7
8
9
10
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Cycle through first list and do what stands out
-
2
-
4
5
---
6
7
8
9
10
---
1
3

Then cycle through the next list doing what stands out

-
2
-
4
5
---
6
7
-
-
10
---
1
3
8
9

Now you cycle through the last section doing what stands out.
[A question that just occured to me: Is the last section an open list like in AF4 or would you have to close it too after it reaches ten tasks (five in my example). Say I do Task #1 and re-enter it. Now the last section has filled up. Should I close it off or leave it as an open list?]
Then you go back to the beginning, cross out the old sections, and redraw new sections. Repeat the scanning process.

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2
-
4
5
-x-
6
7
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-
10
-x-
1
3
8
9
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<< Sorry for the long post! >>
June 5, 2018 at 14:16 | Unregistered Commenterjames220
Mark:

As an old Forster fan I wouldn‘t mind to be informed about a second best system, too.

Maybe it has some features, that would be especially useful for someone. Or it could it inspire some of the coinventors on this site?
June 5, 2018 at 14:38 | Unregistered CommenterLaby
@Mark: As you did post the RealAutofocus instructions directly after your test results one year ago, I supposed that this was the method you used back then. If that's not the case, I'd also be very interested to hear what this HVHSLR method consists of
June 5, 2018 at 15:42 | Unregistered CommenterDino
All:

I'll post the instructions for both systems over the next few days.
June 5, 2018 at 19:27 | Registered CommenterMark Forster
Well, yesterday was my first day and it worked very well indeed. No idea why.
June 7, 2018 at 10:11 | Registered CommenterWill
Much as I am looking forward to seeing the new system, I have started re-reading Secrets of Productive People (a short chapter a day on way into work), which is helping to flesh out my sense that what most needs looking at is my choice of focus, and attention to system failures. The input is much appreciated!
June 13, 2018 at 9:48 | Unregistered CommenterColin

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