Archive for the ‘Community Stories’ Category

Moving from tree-hugging to forest management
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Moving from tree-hugging to forest management

Thanks to E. Jones for sharing his story below with us about his journey with GTD. David Allen has often said that learning GTD is like peeling an onion–the layers continue to unfold.  Here is E.’s story about how his knowledge, tools, and mastery of GTD has evolved: Hey GTD Crew, I’m an aspiring GTD practitioner – […]

Appropriate Engagement with GTD
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Appropriate Engagement with GTD

David Allen’s approach to work/life balance isn’t about creating separation between work and the rest of life. It’s about appropriate engagement, giving your full attention to whatever you’re doing—whether it’s working while at home, or enjoying friends and family without having to think about work. For this GTD Practitioner, appropriate engagement means having a trusted GTD system to […]

Free Your Mind with GTD
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Free Your Mind with GTD

As David Allen says, “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” Here is a testimonial from a fellow GTD Practitioner on the powerful effects of that GTD premise: “My mind is now being freed up to drive larger strategic needs rather than holding all the details. I can now sleep more soundly and […]

GTD Beyond Productivity
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GTD Beyond Productivity

This fellow GTD Practitioner put it so well! “Since fully adopting GTD, I’ve cured my insomnia, started Tae Kwon Do after 20 years, lost 20 pounds, and started a blog. It goes way beyond productivity.” -GTD Practitioner

A Sense of Relief with GTD
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A Sense of Relief with GTD

Another GTD Practitioner with decreased stress! “I find myself thinking differently already! Specifically, I’m trying to apply the two-minute rule all the time and I’m getting my email inbox to empty on a daily basis. Looking ahead at my work schedule, I am setting some dates when I will try to incorporate more GTD principles […]

GTD Saved My Job
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GTD Saved My Job

We love getting testimonials from fellow GTD Practitioners! “Yesterday marks my fifth anniversary of the beginning of my GTD journey. Yes, I’ve stuck with the program for five years and I’m still enthusiastically living the GTD lifestyle. It saved my sanity five years ago; this year it played a major role in saving my job […]

Soaring with the GTD Two-Minute Rule
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Soaring with the GTD Two-Minute Rule

A reminder from a customer that implementing even one piece of the GTD methodology can have major positive effects: “Just wanted to send my success story describing how ‘Getting Things Done’ has changed who I am! I was a little apprehensive at first wondering if the tips would be geared mainly for the workplace and not […]

Taking Off with GTD
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Taking Off with GTD

Here’s a fun testimonial that we received! “Since taking David’s class for the first time 3 years ago, my life has really taken off. I’ve gotten 2 promotions and a husband. I won’t give GTD credit for the husband, but it definitely helped with the promotions!” -GTD Practitioner

Living My Dream with GTD
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Living My Dream with GTD

It’s exciting to hear first-hand what is possible with GTD! David received this letter from a GTD Practitioner: “We’ve never met and you don’t know me. I’ve never attended one of your workshops. Your coaches have never visited my office, though I am a mere two hours or so from Ojai. But you’ve changed my life. […]

GTD Saved My Son
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GTD Saved My Son

GTD isn’t just for you.  David received this inspiring note: “Just wanted to send you a quick thank you, with an update you might enjoy…My son was diagnosed with ADHD a while back, and I’ve refused to put him on [medication]. What’s saved his school career? GTD. I’ve been using your ideas for a while […]