Archive for October, 2009

Critical patch for GTD Outlook Add-in users
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Critical patch for GTD Outlook Add-in users

Hey GTD’ers–for those of you who use the Getting Things Done® Outlook® Add-In by NetCentrics, make sure you grab the critical update before Sunday. Here’s what they say: NetCentrics has released an update for the Getting Things Done Outlook Add-In, Version 3.0.40.  This update is critical and provides you with the latest version of the Getting […]

A vast majority of professionals are in “emergency scanning” mode
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A vast majority of professionals are in “emergency scanning” mode

David Allen has a regular column on Wired UK these days.  One of his recent articles, Focus on the Unimportant, is a great read for those of you who are still looking for more guidance on the priorities piece of GTD. “A vast majority of professionals are in “emergency scanning” mode. Their self-management consists of […]

How David Allen uses mindmaps
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How David Allen uses mindmaps

Dean, an architect, wrote to David to ask for detail on using mindmaps in his GTD system.  Here’s the whole thread: Hi David, I have enjoyed reading Getting Things Done and Making It All Work.  I own an architecture firm in Michigan, and have been implementing your GTD system into my work and life plan.  […]

iPhone and Lotus Notes
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iPhone and Lotus Notes

What’s out there for Lotus Notes users who want to sync To Do’s to their iPhone? Nothing.  As far as I know.  Believe me, I’ve searched for nearly a year. As a Notes user who was enchanted with an iPhone, I thought surely a To Do synching solution could not be far behind.  Nope. Nothing. […]

A ton of FREE GTD Resources
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A ton of FREE GTD Resources

Here is a list of all of the FREE GTD resources offered by the David Allen Company: GTD Times – This is the the official blog for the David Allen Company.  Loads of helpful advice, tips, special offers, tricks & strategies for implementing GTD. Podcasts – Includes the GTD best practices series with David & […]

Thriving in the unexpected
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Thriving in the unexpected

We’ve all had experiences in life that feel like an sucker punch to our world.  In a matter of minutes, things are not as they were.  We received this heartfelt letter from André, who wanted other GTD’ers to know how he dealt with a difficult family situation using the GTD principles and practices. The last […]

Facing the (Sometimes) Ugly Truth
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Facing the (Sometimes) Ugly Truth

We GTDers sure do like showing off our workspaces. And, naturally, we show them off when they are looking their best: inboxes in a near-pristine state and folders lined up tidily with their labels gleaming in the sunlight. Honestly, I love it. Like many other GTD geeks, I get a perverse pleasure from looking at […]

Why things crawl back into your mind
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Why things crawl back into your mind

Clearing the mind is one of my favorite things with GTD.  You cannot lose. To me, it’s one of the quickest ways to feel better if I’m stressed out, feeling overwhelmed or trying to mentally manage the ankle-biting things that have my attention. In a short period of time, I can sweep my brain of […]

Podcast on the GTD best practices of organizing
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Podcast on the GTD best practices of organizing

Having a total and seamless system of organization gives you tremendous power because it allows your mind to let go of the lower-level thinking and graduate to intuitive focusing, undistracted by matters that haven’t been dealt with appropriately. – David Allen In other words…get a seamless, leakproof system for tracking everything you can’t do in […]

Next GTD Twitter Class – Clearing your mind
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Next GTD Twitter Class – Clearing your mind

I will be hosting another free GTD Twitter class this Thursday, October 15th at 9am Pacific Time.  Just 30 minutes of clearing your mind. Here’s the scoop: What: It will be a working Twitter session. I’ll guide people through the GTD Mindsweep process through a series of Tweets.  Mindsweep is part of the Collect phase […]