Archive for February, 2010

When you're NOT doing a Weekly Review…
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When you're NOT doing a Weekly Review…

If you’re not doing a Weekly Review, then you’re always trying to do a Weekly Review, but never really doing it. The real reason to do it is so that 6.9 days of the week you don’t have to.  -David Allen Looking for motivation and coaching on the GTD Weekly Review?  Get the CD set. […]

Keeping the Runway Clear
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Keeping the Runway Clear

David Allen refers to your day-to-day Calendar and Action choices as the “Runway.” In the Horizons of Focus model, covered in Getting Things Done and more extensively in Making It All Work, it’s the ground floor: 50,000 – Purpose 40,000 – Vision 30,000 – Goals 20,000 – Responsibilities 10,000 – Projects Runway – Calendar & […]

Getting to the bottom of your inbox
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Getting to the bottom of your inbox

Dear David Allen: Where do you find the time to go through the hardest parts of your Inbox (I seem to have a lower layer that never gets finished — notes from meetings that need follow up that are important but not urgent etc.)? DA: You’re trying to use your Inbox as your organizer, and […]

What is GTD?
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What is GTD?

For those of you who haven’t seen this, it’s one of the best descriptions out there for distilling the essence of Getting Things Done®. It’s also a good reminder that GTD® is not just about inbox zero, or picking a cool list manager, or doing a Weekly Review. It’s a whole workflow ecosystem that David […]

Done a Weekly Review lately?
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Done a Weekly Review lately?

You can never get enough of what you don’t really need. And you can never work hard enough, long enough, or fast enough, to eliminate the stress or discomfort that drives those behaviors. Your Weekly Review brings a much-needed break in the pace. -David Allen Grab the free article on the GTD Weekly Review

The GTD Best Practices Series
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The GTD Best Practices Series

Do YOU know the best practices of GTD? Although they’ve been recorded for our GTD Connect online learning center, we have been posting the GTD Best Practices series to our free public podcast as well, for all to benefit from. These informal podcasts are a great way to learn the essentials of GTD. Here is […]

Community Event for GTD’ers in Minneapolis
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Community Event for GTD’ers in Minneapolis

GTD Connect member & GTD Times contributor Meghan Wilker is hosting a Tweetup for GTD’ers in Minneapolis, on March 3rd @ 6:30pm. GTD® Tweetup at CoCo Collaborative Are you a fan of GTD? Do you have questions about what it’s all about? Come join us for the first GTD Tweetup in the Twin Cities. No […]

Managing Projects – Tips from David Allen
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Managing Projects – Tips from David Allen

Here’s a great Q&A between David and a new GTD’er.  To appreciate David’s response, it helps to understand the GTD definitions for projects and next actions: Projects = Your outcomes that require more than one action step. Next Actions = Your next physical, visible action steps. Some are project-related, some are not. Question: If a […]

Working on a team when you’re the only one who does GTD
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Working on a team when you’re the only one who does GTD

A GTD’er asked: I am part of a team with five teammates who are not using GTD. How do I handle the frustration within the lines of communication and organization/productivity? David replied: The more anyone around you is out of control, the more you need the GTD going to have to manage yourself, no matter […]

The Problem is not Information Overload
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The Problem is not Information Overload

The problem is not information overload, by David Allen E-mail overload has gotten a lot of press lately – the quantity, the distraction it creates, and our inability to do much about it. There was even a recent debate in a global newspaper between readers voting for keeping e-mail at zero vs. those who use […]