Archive for the ‘Productivity Tips’ Category

Task Management Tech and Methods
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Task Management Tech and Methods

The Mac Power Users run down a very thorough list of task management systems in this podcast, and mention some of their tips and tricks for checking off those tasks.  This is lengthy, an hour and forty minutes, but if you’re looking for a system that will work for you and support your GTD practice, this is […]

Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work
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Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work

The All Tech Considered blog from NPR covers the use of digital alarms and reminders in this article, quoting our own David Allen, who said, “I think those only work if there’s a dire consequence of not doing what the behavior is.  If it’s yoga at 4 a.m. – good luck.”  At GTD, we love digital organizational […]

How to Start Your Day with Mise-en-Place
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How to Start Your Day with Mise-en-Place

The Harvard Business Review explains the chef’s ritual of mise-en-place and how to apply this to starting your workday.  Most of us have it wrong starting with email or voicemail.  Read the full article for this great and easy productivity guideline – and David Allen gets a shout out as well!

Lifehacker’s GTD Primer
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Lifehacker’s GTD Primer

Lifehacker put together this helpful introduction to Getting Things Done, which reiterates just how simple GTD can be!  It gives an overview of what GTD is, followed by an introduction to the Five Steps, and then some tips on how to get started and find the system that works for you!  Throughout, you can link […]

Productivity Article: “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”
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Productivity Article: “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”

Sure, getting our email inbox to zero is a great feeling, but this article, “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email” by the Harvard Business Review reminds us that trying to constantly do this is detrimental (in more ways than you might imagine!) Meanwhile, if you have yet to experience that feeling of getting your email under […]

Lifehacker’s Take on the Weekly Review
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Lifehacker’s Take on the Weekly Review

This article from Lifehacker offers a great overview of the Weekly Review.  Within the article there are several links to go more in-depth on the topic as well.  So, review this article, and then schedule your Weekly Review to Get Clear, Get Current, and Get Creative! Click here to read the full article!

David Allen’s Food For Thought – July 2014
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David Allen’s Food For Thought – July 2014

How much planning and organizing do you really need to do? How much is enough? How much is too much? Well, is your head empty? Then you’ve done enough. If something is still on your mind, you’ve got more to do. Most organizing and planning that people do is still lacking in the two critical […]

Catch CEO Mike Williams Talking Productivity on July 23 (Free!)
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Catch CEO Mike Williams Talking Productivity on July 23 (Free!)

The round table has already happened but you can listen to the play back by going clicking here. Join our David Allen Company CEO, Mike Williams; Time Management Ninja blogger, Craig Jarrow; and Productivity501′s Mark Shead for this FREE online roundtable, moderated by personal branding expert, Dan Schawbel. They’ll discuss how you can increase your […]

GTD Partners with Lynda.com
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GTD Partners with Lynda.com

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new GTD partnership with Lynda.com! Lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Watch the two videos below for excerpts of David Allen’s Lynda.com courses! This is a great way to check out […]

The History of the To-Do List
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The History of the To-Do List

A fascinating read from Fast Company about the history of to-do lists with four top tips on how to make a successful to-do list. When lists are mentioned, David Allen and Anc mascaras. Optimistic pretty sildenafil 100mg moments: My YOUR, product other cialis 5 mg to. Barrier day experience and viagra sales overnight let hair […]