Archive for July, 2009

The Freedom to Make a Big, Fat Mess
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The Freedom to Make a Big, Fat Mess

A couple of weeks ago (during an In Conversation that will be posted later this summer on GTDConnect), David Allen asked me if I practice GTD with my kids. In response, I laughed and said, “No.” After all, my daughter is three years old and my son is just nine months. They can hardly do GTD, […]

GTD & iPhone
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GTD & iPhone

Like the desktop quest, many GTD’ers are searching for the perfect GTD list manager app for the iPhone.  The NY Times just posted a nice, simple article on organizing apps for the iPhone. While it’s certainly not an extensive look at the topic, nor will it cover all of what’s out there, or even your […]

A Healing Journey
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A Healing Journey

We love letters from GTD’ers.  Especially when we receive one that has so much heart, love and joy that makes us proud that GTD can have such a profound personal impact.  Here’s Tim’s story: ~~ Earlier today I listened to your “Problems or Projects?” podcast. Thank you for sharing this topic so succinctly and for […]

Is GTD Tactical or Strategic?
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Is GTD Tactical or Strategic?

Someone recently asked one of our coaches: Would you categorize GTD as a “Tactical” system as opposed to “Strategic”? The answer: GTD is both tactical and strategic. The process of capturing what has your attention in a system that is external from your mind, deciding the outcome and the very next action, and listing those […]

Paper is King (for some)
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Paper is King (for some)

As we all know, GTD is a tool-agnostic approach.  The tools you choose are up to you.  Some say it’s all got to be electronic. Others swear paper is king.  And many  of us will choose a hybrid of paper and digital. In our ongoing GTD Times series featuring GTD’er systems, we wanted to give […]

Driving in the fast lane with ActiveWords
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Driving in the fast lane with ActiveWords

One of the tools David Allen uses on his PC is ActiveWords, a tool often described as “solving a problem you didn’t know you had.”  It essentially streamlines the navigation and common tasks we do all day long; send emails, go to web sites, create new tasks, insert text, open files and more.  Recently, David […]

Is that a problem or a project?
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Is that a problem or a project?

GTD Secrets: True Confessions of a GTD Coach – Episode 4 One of the things that I have seen over the years is a lot of incomplete Project Lists. And I think some of it is because we have a tendency to have a narrow view about what a project is. Years ago, David said […]