Archive for March, 2010

A Mom Who is Ready For Anything
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A Mom Who is Ready For Anything

David’s second book, Ready For Anything, is a wonderful little book, chock full of inspiring essays and helpful coaching questions.  It was born out of the “Food For Thought” essays he does in the free Productive Living newsletter (formerly called Productivity Principles.)  Kim, a mom in Ohio, wrote to David to share her experience with […]

New Year's Disillusions
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New Year's Disillusions

A Community Contribution from Mike Vardy As the first quarter of 2010 passes us by, I’m going to ask it: How many of you have stuck to your “resolutions” that you made at the start of 2010? I’m betting that some of you – perhaps most of you – have faltered on them in some […]

Diving back into the GTD pool
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Diving back into the GTD pool

I want to share this wonderful email I received from Gerald am hearing it….really hearing it….if you know what I mean….. The first time I got into GTD was a couple of years ago. I did not sign up for Connect. I didn’t do weekly reviews. I did not use all the support available. I […]

David Allen's travel checklist
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David Allen's travel checklist

I suggest that people build into their personal systems whatever checklists might prevent things from glitching on the back end, assuming they are reviewed appropriately. A great example, for people who travel, is the “travel checklist”–everything that you might ever want to take with you anywhere.  Doesn’t mean you have to pack it! Just that […]

Inbox Creep
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Inbox Creep

A community contribution by Meghan Wilker. Join Meghan and Coach Kelly Forrister on the upcoming Webinar for GTD Connect Members–“Productive Use of Social Media.” When Google unveiled Buzz a few weeks ago (and Wave a couple of months before that), it got me to thinking about how the emergence of each new technology often means […]

David Allen shares the Essence of GTD
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David Allen shares the Essence of GTD

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Your filing system should be…
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Your filing system should be…

“Your filing system should be a simple library of data, easily retrievable–not your reminder for actions, projects, priorities or prospects.” – David Allen

Getting started with GTD
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Getting started with GTD

One of the most common questions we get is how to get started with GTD. New people, especially, will ask this after coming to us dazed and confused by what GTD is really about. And, lots of people seem to be hoping a piece of software will teach them GTD. Sorry, but that’s kind of […]

How long should you keep stuff?
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How long should you keep stuff?

“When in doubt, throw it out. When in doubt, keep it.” – David Allen OK, so what you should really be keeping? This is a standard records retention list that we got a few years ago from our accounting firm in California. There may be better ones out there, or more specific to your location. […]

David’s cool/convenient lists to have
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David’s cool/convenient lists to have

David Allen’s list of cool/convenient lists to have There are critical reminder-type lists that we all need to let our brain relax (re: outcomes and actions). There are other lists, though, that can be useful, fun, and interesting, that fit in the area of “reference” or “support.” Account and $ numbers– credit card #s, PIN […]