Archive for April, 2010

Free GTD & Lotus Notes Webinar with David Allen
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Free GTD & Lotus Notes Webinar with David Allen

If you are a GTDer, and you use Lotus Notes, there’s a great opportunity later this month to see David’s personal system in action.  The developers of eProductivity, the application David personally uses to manage his workflow in Lotus Notes, are hosting a Webinar with David on April 28th.  Here are the details: What: Webinar […]

Book Signing with David Allen in Minneapolis
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Book Signing with David Allen in Minneapolis

If you are in the Minneapolis area next Wednesday, David will be doing a book signing that is free and open to the public. Here are the particulars: When: Wednesday, April 21st from 11:30am – 1pm CDT. Where: Barnes and Noble Downtown Midwest Plaza, 801 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55402 612-371-4443

GTD Best Practices of Doing
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GTD Best Practices of Doing

We just posted the 5th podcast in our best practices series that we are making available to the public (which are normally exclusive to GTD Connect.) Listen or download now. You’ll hear insights, tips and tricks from David Allen and two of the senior coaches on this key phase of GTD. It’s about 30 minutes […]

GTD & personality types
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GTD & personality types

From all my GTD” more than any other. Of course, the real question inside that: What is GTD? If you think it’s about organizing lists, then of course the left-brainers may fall in step. If you say, on the other hand, it’s really about the most effective way to produce and maintain clear psychic space, […]

GTD Times rank well in management & leadership blogs
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GTD Times rank well in management & leadership blogs

We were thrilled to see that GTD Times ranked #7 among quite a prestigious list of the top management and leadership blogs. We just passed our 2-year anniversary with GTD Times. Thanks to all who have contributed over the years. If you’d like to contribute a personal story about your journey with GTD, we’d love […]

How I break out of a rut
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How I break out of a rut

Community Contribution from Mike Vardy I’m about to state the obvious. We’re all human. Ergo, we make mistakes. Like creating words like “ergo.” Beyond “The Royal We,” we’re individuals. I’m sure you didn’t create the word “ergo” but I am pretty certain you’ve made other mistakes. I know I’ve made my share. For example, starting […]

Are you living in your zone or stumbling into your zone?
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Are you living in your zone or stumbling into your zone?

[HTML1] (The tool David mentions at the end is eProductivity for Lotus Notes. It’s what he uses personally to manage his projects and actions.  If you’re a Notes user, you can learn more about David’s setup in the free Webinar on April 28th.)

Should you create subprojects?
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Should you create subprojects?

A GTDer asked: I am using the GTD Outlook Add-In software. Should I create subprojects? Coach Kelly: I personally don’t use the subproject feature of software. For me, everything is just a Project. But if you do decide to use it, it can be a nice way to sort major components of a large project. […]

A journey of reading Getting Things Done
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A journey of reading Getting Things Done

A few months ago, a new GTDer named Michael started sending me his experiences of reading Getting Things Done.  He read a chapter a week and would recap what he learned. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading these, as it’s been fun to see GTD through a newcomer’s eyes.  He just finished the book and sent his […]

Why do people let themselves get overwhelmed?
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Why do people let themselves get overwhelmed?

Q: What are the main reasons why people let themselves get overwhelmed at work? David Allen: People tend to both over-commit and to be inefficient. Few people know exactly how much work they actually have, and therefore must take everything on that they think about and that others ask them to do. Their integrity forces […]