Archive for May, 2010

Losing weight with the GTD Weekly Review
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Losing weight with the GTD Weekly Review

A GTDer asked David Allen: Whenever I thoroughly complete the weekly review I any) “action items” are completed with the weekly review. Do you have any explanation or insight on why the weekly review makes one feel like the weight is lifted? David: Weight is lifted because the weekly review allows you to clarify and […]

What is Black Belt with GTD?
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What is Black Belt with GTD?

How would you know if you were Black Belt with GTD?  In this 2 minute audio clip, David Allen describes what he would see in someone who is at a level of Black Belt mastery with GTD. Listen Now>>>

Free Teleclass with David Allen & Les McKeown
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Free Teleclass with David Allen & Les McKeown

Les McKeown, author of Predictable Success, is hosting a free Teleclass and David Allen is a panelist. They will discuss the roadmap to increase (and maintain) your sales, streamline your operations and achieve measurable success. This is not specifically about GTD, but we wanted to pass it along in case it’s of interest to some […]

Upcoming Webinars on GTD Connect
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Upcoming Webinars on GTD Connect

We just finished the 3-part Road to Black Belt “boot camp” series on GTD Connect. They have been some of our most popular and highly attended Webinars yet. They are now available for replay on the Connect site (for free trial members too!) and through podcast (members only.) You’ll find them all on the home […]

The new GTD® Implementation Guide
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The new GTD® Implementation Guide

Hello GTDers! David Allen and the team have created a new step-by-step guide for implementing GTD. It’s chock full of helpful tips, instructions, suggested supplies, and even time estimates on how long you can expect each step to take. It’s a terrific way to coach yourself through really getting all aspects of GTD off the […]

Questions entrepreneurs should be asking themselves
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Questions entrepreneurs should be asking themselves

Q: What is the most important question that entrepreneurs should be asking themselves/their companies in 2010? David Allen: Are we optimally set up to deal with surprise? Are the sensitivity and appropriateness of our responses to unexpected internal and external events what they need to be? Have we maximized our abilities to capture, clarity, organize, […]

What was the inspiration for GTD?
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What was the inspiration for GTD?

Q: What was the inspiration for GTD?  Was there an “a-ha” moment when you realized that the existing methods just didn’t work for you? David Allen: No overnight epiphanies. Lots of trial and error,  but with a overriding interest in how to create and maintain “clear space”.  I hate unproductive stress, and as my awareness […]

How a martial artist gets things done
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How a martial artist gets things done

GTD showed me how to bring balance back into my busy personal and professional schedule.  More specifically, I was able to customize the GTD workflow process to handle the crush of Emails I get from prospective students who want to join my martial arts studio.  Furthermore, I also customized the GTD Outlook 2007 “Waiting For” […]

Being comfortable with letting things get out of control
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Being comfortable with letting things get out of control

Question: I listened to your Webinar on Procrastination (you can find this Webinar on GTD Connect, our online learning center) and have found that I have trouble starting to “do” anything when I know there is a lot of unprocessed stuff. I have the type of job whereby e-mails, paper, and other things accumulate rapidly […]

David Allen and Predictable Success
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David Allen and Predictable Success

Les McKeown, author of Predictable Success®, interviewed David Allen recently.  It’s now available in our free public podcast feed.  It’s a great podcast for those of you in rapidly growing companies and changing environments. Listen now>> (37 min)