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Ways to use the Two-Minute Rule
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Ways to use the Two-Minute Rule

So many people tell stories about how the Two-Minute Rule from GTD® has transformed their productivity. Here’s a fun way a music teacher is using it with his students. Read article            

Podcast #10 – Improving an Organization with GTD
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Podcast #10 – Improving an Organization with GTD

In this podcast interview, you’ll hear Bob Hendriksen talking with Mike Williams. Bob is a plant manager for Steelcase, and a complete GTD enthusiast. He has a keen interest in improving systems, with an emphasis on ‘lean’ production. He discusses how lean improves flow to reduce waste, and points out that GTD is all about improving the mental flow. You’ll also hear how Bob applies GTD in his work and life.

The Power of the Weekly Review
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The Power of the Weekly Review

The Weekly Review has meant so much to me. It is the difference between having my life in my own hands or not. I realized that the work I was doing didn’t make me happy. I made a project of it and I made the commitment to myself that I would make one step every week, […]

Podcast #9 – GTD and Technology
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Podcast #9 – GTD and Technology

What role does technology play in productivity? Since GTD is software-neutral, can technology help us be more productive? Join us for a conversation with Ken Case, CEO of the company that makes the popular OmniFocus software.

Podcast #8 – Introducing GTD to a Friend
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Podcast #8 – Introducing GTD to a Friend

David Allen Company President and CEO Mike Williams interviews Andy Armstrong, with a focus on what it’s like to introduce GTD to a friend. Years ago, Mike gave Andy a copy of Getting Things Done. They talk about how Andy’s GTD practice has developed, the value of the Mind Sweep and how he approaches the Weekly Review. Andy is a great example of stress-free productivity.

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 […]