Archive for September, 2009

Getting the most out of Gmail
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Getting the most out of Gmail

The better you are at using a tool, and the more you love the tools you use, the more effective they will be for your GTD system.  David Allen has said time and time again, learn at least the basic speed keys for the tools you use the most, so the tool is not slowing […]

The gift of MacBooks + OmniFocus + GTD for an entire school system
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The gift of MacBooks + OmniFocus + GTD for an entire school system

GTD enthusiast Kerry Gallivan has been working with a wonderful project in Maine that is bringing MacBooks,  OmniFocus & GTD to nearly 60,000 students and educators.  It’s an amazing story and congratulations to all involved in making this happen.  Truly a remarkable achievement which will greatly benefit the students, teachers, their families and communities. As […]

Looking at those monsters in the closet
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Looking at those monsters in the closet

In my last post, I challenged you to look at how much you’re choosing to sit in your email inbox versus work from your lists.  That sure seemed to strike a nerve of truth with some of you.  So WHY can lists start to repel us? Here are a few reasons why and some ways […]

Why are your lists repelling you?
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Why are your lists repelling you?

How do ever expect to get things done on your lists if you never step away from your Email Inbox?  Seriously folks, those lists need care and feeding too.  Just like the Inbox doesn’t get to zero on its own, your lists don’t ever get completion unless you: Do what’s on them Decide not to […]

Turning personal problems into resolvable projects
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Turning personal problems into resolvable projects

If you received David’s latest Productive Living newsletter, you know the theme for this month is about mind like water and paying attention to what has your attention.  We received this heartfelt letter from Jay, who asked that we share his journey and experience with GTD. GTD is more than a task management system, it’s […]

I'm sure I'll remember…
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I'm sure I'll remember…

“The short-term memory part of your mind–the part that tends to hold all of the incomplete, undecided, and unorganized “stuff”–functions much like RAM on a personal computer. Your conscious mind, like the computer screen, is a focusing tool, not a storage place. You can only think about 2 or 3 things at once.” – David […]

A GTD Tweetup in Oslo
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A GTD Tweetup in Oslo

GTD enthusiast Frode Odegard is hosting a free GTD ‘Tweetup’ in Oslo, Norway next week.  You can also follow the event through live video stream.  Check it out.  Frode said he also plans to host a San Diego one as well this fall.

GTD for the adventurous
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GTD for the adventurous

Think GTD only works if you sit in a cubicle?  Think again… [HTML1]

GTD and the sales pipeline
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GTD and the sales pipeline

Getting Things Done is often applied to our task list and our email inbox, but rarely to more complex processes like our sales pipeline. However, the principles are the same and the effects could be staggering. Sales is an Art, Not Really Sales as an art form is the lead myth and barrier to consistent […]

Motorcycle maintenance and the art of the Weekly Review
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Motorcycle maintenance and the art of the Weekly Review

If you’d like to hear a sample track from the new GTD System CDs, we just posted a great one with David and two of the coaches on the Weekly Review.  Listen Now