Archive for April, 2009

Sharing GTD with others

Sharing GTD with others

Over the years, many people have reached out to us asking how they can share the GTD techniques with kids and young adults.  This letter below is from a GTD’er who got value from the article one of our senior staff wrote about his experience using GTD’s Natural Planning Model (p.54 of the GTD book) […]

The First Big Productivity Hurdle

The First Big Productivity Hurdle

Anyone who is entertaining the idea of implementing some form of productivity system in their business (or life, for that matter) will have a lot of resources at their disposal. The Internet alone has nearly 15,000 sites that mention GTD and personal/professional productivity, so right there you’ve got as much surfing to do as the […]

David developed GTD because…

David developed GTD because…

Here is an interview with David Allen by the publisher of the Polish version of Getting Things Done. Q: You developed the Getting Things Done Program because… A: I had discovered that applying some rather simple techniques could have profound results, immediately, in people’s ability to focus, stay relaxed, and make positive progress in their […]

GTD is for Creative Types

GTD is for Creative Types

For those that assume GTD is only about rigid, structured task lists, it could seem like a natural conclusion that GTD is not for creative types.  But if you were to ask a few people you know who are really into GTD, or at least get something out of it, they probably don’t consider themselves […]

Beating Continuous Partial Attention

Beating Continuous Partial Attention

Eric Hanberg is a regular community contributor to GTD Times.  You can also follow his personal blog, with musings on the arts, technology and politics. So I’ve done pretty well in the last 9 months adopting GTD into my daily life. I’m more productive, I’m happier, and I don’t feel like I’m ducking when I […]

Free podcast with David Allen

Free podcast with David Allen

David did an hour-long podcast this morning for the Leadership Coach Academy for their members.  Listen as David describes GTD, Making It All Work, and his approach to “elegant lazyness!”

Creative inspiration for all ages

Creative inspiration for all ages

For those of you who were at the GTD Summit, you heard David mention in is opening remarks (which will be posted this week to the GTD Connect video library), the letter from the elderly woman who says she gets more inspiration from GTD than from many typical things targeted at seniors.  Here’s her letter: […]

Learning GTD

Learning GTD

We often get asked for our recommendations about the best ways to learn and master GTD.  As with any new skill, the best way to start is with how you like to learn.  For example, if you wanted to learn Italian you could go through audio lessons, go to an in-person class, move to Italy […]

How GTD might have saved a life

How GTD might have saved a life

We are fortunate to receive many wonderful letters from people across the globe telling us how GTD has affected their lives in a positive way.  This letter was sent to David Allen from Jason, who said that GTD may have saved his wife’s life.  We thought you would all like to hear his wonderful story: […]

Mike Vardy interviews David Allen

Mike Vardy interviews David Allen

Mike Vardy, the character behind the satirical productivity website Effing the Dog, recently interviewed David Allen.  We think you might find the humor in it, as we did. Interview – Part One Interview – Part Two Enjoy!