Archive for October, 2010

GTD Nuggets – How to Know if You’re Organized
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GTD Nuggets – How to Know if You’re Organized

You are disorganized if you need something somewhere that you don’t have or have something somewhere that you don’t need.

David Allen's 5 Productivity Tips in PC World
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David Allen's 5 Productivity Tips in PC World

PC World asked David Allen to name five tips for productivity. The focus is on productivity within the Windows environment, but several tips apply to Mac as well.

It's All Work
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It's All Work

Thinking of my jobs, plus my personal roles, plus my volunteer roles as part of the same big ball of “work” helps me achieve more than I’d ever thought possible. It’s all the same work. It’s all the same life.

Getting on Top of Your Projects and Priorities
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Getting on Top of Your Projects and Priorities

There are four GTD Managing Projects and Priorities seminars coming up in November and December.  They will be held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston.  If you’re ready to refine the GTD skills you use on your own projects, the Managing Projects and Priorities seminar is the place for you.  You’ll get plenty of specialized focus on […]

The antidote to "the curse of the eternally urgent"
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The antidote to "the curse of the eternally urgent"

David Allen shares his perspective on the antidote to the curse of the eternally urgent in his latest educational newsletter. Keep reading David’s article Subscribe to Productive Living.  It’s free and sent about every 3 weeks. Chock full of lots of great GTD tips, tricks and strategies.

David Allen’s video from the Do Lectures
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David Allen’s video from the Do Lectures

David Allen was a speaker at the Do Lectures this summer in Wales.  The Do lectures are all about getting a handful of speakers together in one place, in the hope that they may inspire you to go Do something. To give you the tools and the desire to change the things you care about. […]

GTD Nuggets – Take 5 minutes to make progress on a project
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GTD Nuggets – Take 5 minutes to make progress on a project

If you take a pen and blank paper, and just spend the next five minutes capturing ideas on the most important project right now for you to make some progress on, you will likely come up with at least one, if not several, “Oh yeah, I could…” items. – David Allen

Some Key GTD definitions
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Some Key GTD definitions

What is a Project? A project is any outcome that will take more than one action step to complete. As a list, the Projects list will represent an index of the current outcomes on your plate. What is Someday Maybe? Someday/Maybe means you are not currently committed to complete it, but you are committed to […]

What are the best tools for GTD?
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What are the best tools for GTD?

GTD is an approach that is not tool-specific. So while it’s important to land on gear (paper or digital) that will stand up to the complexity of your work and personal life, it’s more important that it clearly serves the purpose of reflecting the reminders and information in the most appropriate way for you. The […]

What goes on a Someday Maybe list?
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What goes on a Someday Maybe list?

David, a college student, asked: I know David Allen says that it’s acceptable to place “pending” projects onto a Someday Maybe list. I have several outcomes that are “one-shot deals.” However, I can’t move on then right now. Can I place them on my Someday Maybe list? Coach Kelly Forrister: My Someday Maybe is mixed […]