Archive for July, 2009

Why is it so hard for human beings to get organized?
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Why is it so hard for human beings to get organized?

A GTD’er asked David Allen: I have read Getting Things Done many times and am attending the Boston seminar.  I have a question:  Why is it so hard for human beings to get organized?  Why do the techniques you recommend require so much effort and encounter such resistance from human nature?  I’m not interested in […]

Best Practices of Processing
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Best Practices of Processing

In this 30-minute podcast, David and his team talk about the critical “thinking” stage of GTD.  They share practical tips, personal examples and suggestions for the processing stage of mastering your workflow.  Listen now. If you missed the previous episode in our GTD best practices series on Collect, you can catch it here.

Tools for getting your life under control
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Tools for getting your life under control

Still wrestling with really mastering GTD? The weekly review still a conceptual mystery? Still looking for the keys for getting started and making it stick? We just announced a new package, called the GTD System, that includes a wealth of resources for newbies to GTD experts.  It includes a comprehensive set of tools and learning […]

Elevating our Game
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Elevating our Game

During a recent marathon of Aaron Sorkin’s great short-lived series “Sports Night” (a marathon that I started by watching both seasons on DVD, which further proves my self-starting skills) I came upon an episode entitled “Moving Day.”  As the whip-smart Sorkinian dialogue washed over me throughout the rest of the marathon, it got me thinking […]

New GTD Workflow Diagram
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New GTD Workflow Diagram

For years, the GTD Workflow diagram has been the ultimate “trail guide” for navigating through the collect>process>organize stages of GTD.  Over the past two years, David Allen has been working with the terrific design team at xplane to take his vision (his original sketch is pictured right  and you can click on the image to […]

More confidence, more ideas and more money…
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More confidence, more ideas and more money…

A GTD’er in the U.K. wrote to David Allen recently to share his success–personally and professionally–in implementing GTD.  We thought you’d appreciate hearing what he learned in the process. Dear David, Just wanted to drop an email of appreciation. Guess you get these all the time. In 2006, a freelance website designer friend recommend your […]

New release of the GTD Outlook Add-In
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New release of the GTD Outlook Add-In

Years ago, David Allen worked with software design firm Netcentrics to create a GTD solution for Outlook users.  In fact, it’s one of the few applications (Eric Mack’s eProductivity product is another) that has David’s fingerprints on the look, feel and functionality.  Although you can customize Outlook to be more useful via the GTD & […]

Tracking Projects in Outlook
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Tracking Projects in Outlook

A Microsoft Outlook user recently asked one of our coaches: After working with the GTD system for quite awhile, I find tracking next actions in Outlook to be pretty easy.  The harder part is tracking projects.  Where do you do that and how do you move from the 10,000 level (projects) to the runway (actions)? […]

How David Developed GTD
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How David Developed GTD

In this 10 minute podcast, David shares some of his early days of learning the principles behind GTD.   An interesting look at the evolution of GTD and the concept of projects and next actions. Listen Now>>>

The Evolution of a GTD Workspace
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The Evolution of a GTD Workspace

GTD Times recently had a post requesting that people share pics of their workspaces that had been inspired by Getting Things Done.  I contacted the Editor and she graciously suggested that I write up a little post about the evolution of my workspace and my GTD practice. When I set up my very first home […]