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    I'm considering going to the RoadMap but I'm concerned that it is more of an intro. I have been slowly implementing GTD for about 6 months. I'm pretty close to getting it to the level where I want it.

    Has anybody been to the RoadMap? Is it more intro or would it be good for somebody in the middle of implementing it?

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    I found it very worthwhile after five years of GTD

    Originally posted by SomedayMaybe
    I'm considering going to the RoadMap but I'm concerned that it is more of an intro. I have been slowly implementing GTD for about 6 months. I'm pretty close to getting it to the level where I want it.

    Has anybody been to the RoadMap? Is it more intro or would it be good for somebody in the middle of implementing it?
    DA has an amazing ability to cover a lot of ground in a single day and if you are six months into a "slow" implementation, I think it's very likely you will find the experience educational (and enjoyable). I know it's not an inexpensive investment so you need to measure that cost against your relative comfort with what you've accomplished on your own.

    FWIW, about 80% of the 150+ people in attendance at the event I went to in Santa Monica had, like you, already implemented GTD to one degree or another. There were very few complete "newbies" in the audience.

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    • #3
      It was discussed here...

      It was discussed here http://www.davidco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5078.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mochant
        DA has an amazing ability to cover a lot of ground in a single day and if you are six months into a "slow" implementation, I think it's very likely you will find the experience educational (and enjoyable). I know it's not an inexpensive investment so you need to measure that cost against your relative comfort with what you've accomplished on your own.

        FWIW, about 80% of the 150+ people in attendance at the event I went to in Santa Monica had, like you, already implemented GTD to one degree or another. There were very few complete "newbies" in the audience.
        HEY I AM ONE OF THOSE NEWBSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

        just read my thread for more info.

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        • #5
          I went to the Chicago road map yesterday.

          If you can go you are crazy if you don't. It was outstanding.

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          • #6
            do tell...

            Originally posted by SomedayMaybe
            I went to the Chicago road map yesterday.

            If you can go you are crazy if you don't. It was outstanding.
            Do tell... what were some of the big things you took away from the seminar?

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            • #7
              (For what it's worth, there is a new thread about the RoadMap every week or two on this forum, and each thread has some good discussion about the RoadMap's usefulness. If you click the "Search" link at the top of any forum page and search for "RoadMap", you'll get a lot more information on this topic.)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brent
                (For what it's worth, there is a new thread about the RoadMap every week or two on this forum, and each thread has some good discussion about the RoadMap's usefulness. If you click the "Search" link at the top of any forum page and search for "RoadMap", you'll get a lot more information on this topic.)
                yes, I have read them all. I was wondering about their specific breakthroughs to them personally. the elusive "A-HA"....

                sorry if I wasnt clear about that.

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                • #9
                  The things that come to mind...

                  You are away from your desk/office and focused on one thing for the whole day. You are constantly thinking about your GTD system...where it is broke...what is working and not working and why. At the same time you have David constantly hitting you with good ideas and covering the fundamentals of how and why the system is effective. It pushes your system forward...months ahead of where I would have been with moving forward a little here and a little there. It is also like re-reading the book - with the ability to ask the author questions.

                  There are things that are not in the book. What I considered the best section..."Reprogram the neurology" I did not get in the book.

                  You get to work to some extent with the people around you. I got one great idea from the guy sitting in front of me.

                  You see David's system and how he uses it. You can compare that to your system. I can see where mine is too complex in some places.

                  You start to see how much depth there is. For example...he explained...as the result of a question...why A,B,C priority is no good. It is not because GTD does not value priorities...it's that the priorities are so complex that an ABC (1-10 whatever) ranking does not do it justice. Priorities are too complex and personal. An action or project could change priority three times in a day given what else shows up on the radar. That made sense to me.

                  There are small things that I wrote down...that stayed with me...like the system has to be simple enough that you will maintain it... "what will you maintain when you do not feel like it."

                  It also forced me to look at the bigger picture...ideas come to the surface that don't when you are in the trenches fighting fires every day.

                  I guess the bottom line is that it jumps your system forward.

                  The only way that it doesn't make sense is if you don't have more to do than you can handle in a given day.

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                  • #10
                    THANK YOU! Glad you found those breakthroughs.

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