Archive for May, 2009

Be Creative Amid Chaos
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Be Creative Amid Chaos

David Allen is now a regular columnist for the newly-launched UK version of Wired magazine. Check out his current column. In his regular column on GTD Connect, David shared about how this came to be: “The associate editor, Ben Hammersley, became a big GTD fan when he wrote about it for The Guardian; and he […]

Time Isn’t Money – Focus Is
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Time Isn’t Money – Focus Is

“Time is money.” We’ve all heard the infamous quote from Benjamin Franklin. He’s one of history’s most revered individuals.  We’ve even found a way to make his stance on his “13 Virtues” into a means of feeling a sense of accomplishment in our daily lives. He was smart, articulate and an innovator. But I’m sorry, […]

10 Ways to Get Started with GTD
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10 Ways to Get Started with GTD

In case this is useful for others out there, wondering where to start with GTD, here is a letter we received from a new GTD’er in Australia today. Sean writes, “I have just been recommended to use Omni [Focus] project management software to assist me in managing my ever complex working and private life.  I […]

Why is David Allen like Einstein?
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Why is David Allen like Einstein?

A GTD Times community contribution by Arif and Ali Vakil What made Einstein an Einstein or Newton a Newton? It was their amazing capability to look at what everybody was looking at, but see something different. The world sees an apple falling from a tree, but Newton notices there’s something greater at work here–it’s gravity. […]

BumpTop
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BumpTop

Anyone using BumpTop for your GTD workflow? Perhaps it’s a way to do on-the-fly mindsweep captures?  Assist with the collection phase? Wrangle your open loops?  If any GTD’ers out there are using it, we’d love to hear how you’ve made it a part of your GTD system.

Managing GTD systems on two machines
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Managing GTD systems on two machines

Any GTD’ers out there have this same challenge & setup and want to tackle this one?  Patrick is looking for some advice on managing GTD systems across two systems. I wonder if there is any conventional wisdom/tools/tips/tricks for implementing GTD (I am using the Outlook plugin) when I have to navigate TWO Exchange profiles and  […]

Tips for setting up GTD lists
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Tips for setting up GTD lists

GTD Secrets: True Confessions of a GTD Coach – Episode 2 In this great 5 minute podcast, David Allen Company coach Meg Edwards shares her journey with setting up her GTD lists.  If you’ve ever wondered if you have this “list thing” down, listen to Meg’s coaching on: – Do you need to setup the […]

The power of asking, "What's the next action?"
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The power of asking, "What's the next action?"

We always love hearing how people are applying GTD in their lives.  This heartfelt story came in to David from Peggy in Massachusetts, who shared her experience asking the simple GTD question: “What’s the next action?” Asking myself “What’s the next action?” recently resulted in a wonderfully positive experience in my life. In 1970, I […]

GTD: Good for Coders and Writers?
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GTD: Good for Coders and Writers?

My income mostly comes from two areas: writing and web development. Doing both, I’ve discovered certain similarities of work between writing and coding. Each has certain activities that can take a really long time. And in both, it’s often important to attack those activities in large chunks of time. I’ve come back to a writing […]

What is GTD?
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What is GTD?

GTD Secrets: True Confessions of a GTD Coach – Episode 1 We are thrilled to have Meg Edwards, one of the masters of GTD at the David Allen Company, providing her perspective, humor and wisdom on the world of GTD.   She will be doing a new series for GTD Times called “GTD Secrets: True Confessions […]