Forum

  • If you are new to these Forums, please take a moment to register using the fields above.
Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
Other GTD-Focused Communities Online? Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Other GTD-Focused Communities Online?

    Other than the DavidCo.com forum and 43 Folders forum, what other more active online forums do you guys frequent that are focused around GTD and productivity?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    GTDConnect.com has a very active forum, including Davidco staff. And, the GTDTimes.com site has a very active and lively group of GTD'ers!

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by kelstarrising View Post
      GTDConnect.com has a very active forum, including Davidco staff. And, the GTDTimes.com site has a very active and lively group of GTD'ers!
      I think I'm going to finish the book before trying the GTDConnect website so I can see if it's going to be worthwhile.

      I'm not seeing a forum or a way to interact on GTDTimes?

      Thanks!

      Comment


      • #4
        GTD Connect

        Just my opinion, but I wish they had had GTD Connect when I was first implementing GTD. You'll pick up enough information to save yourself many hours of work, plus you'll be up and functioning at a higher level MUCH more quickly than you will just be reading the book.

        Don't they have a free trial period?

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Barb View Post
          Just my opinion, but I wish they had had GTD Connect when I was first implementing GTD. You'll pick up enough information to save yourself many hours of work, plus you'll be up and functioning at a higher level MUCH more quickly than you will just be reading the book.

          Don't they have a free trial period?
          Interesting. Do you have any affiliation beyond being a subscriber?

          Also, do you think it's worth starting my trial reg prior to my "two days" (which will likely be closer to a couple hours a day for a week or two) or prior to finishing the book?

          Thanks for the input! Also curious what other popular online interactive GTD communities are out there?

          Comment


          • #6
            There is a 2 week trial for Connect. I havn't found it that useful to be honest. Any new angle on material is good, but there a plenty out there. Blogs, youtube, podcasts. You need time to digest things though.
            I would read the book first, a few times. Let it sink in, try your own implementation, fiddle a bit(not too much). If you feel yourself running out of steam a bit, start looking. Stop again and digest, etc.
            At some point it will click and feel right, then stop fiddling.

            Can't really think of other forums and the like. Twitter might be an option. I regularly search for GTD and look for interesting stuff/questions to answer.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by ahheck01 View Post
              Interesting. Do you have any affiliation beyond being a subscriber?

              Also, do you think it's worth starting my trial reg prior to my "two days" (which will likely be closer to a couple hours a day for a week or two) or prior to finishing the book?

              Thanks for the input! Also curious what other popular online interactive GTD communities are out there?
              No, no affliliation with Davidco whatsoever. But I've read all three books (more than once), bought a seminar on cd (I bought GTD Fast, but they have something else now), bought the cd series on weekly reviews, and did one private coaching with Meg Edwards (I've been GTD'ing for many years, obviously). I've been a Connect member for about a year and a half.

              I say all this because, with each investment, I've leapfrogged in my "practice" of GTD many times over. I THOUGHT I understood what to do after reading the book initially, but found simpler ways later on with the other sources. Through Connect, I watched all the videos available and listened to all the audio (and learned a lot), and I'm in a GTD study group that meets by phone every two weeks.

              I've never been unsatisfied with any Davidco purchase, but I think the Connect membership probably would give me the biggest bang for the buck just starting out (unless you can afford private coaching...that was AMAZING).

              As for other online communities, I got tired of that mostly. Lots of misinformation and WAY too much focus on tech toys for GTD. Tried most of them, and wasted a lot of time. My very best advice to you is to avoid getting caught up in the "perfect" system.

              Hope this helps.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Barb View Post
                No, no affliliation with Davidco whatsoever. But I've read all three books (more than once), bought a seminar on cd (I bought GTD Fast, but they have something else now), bought the cd series on weekly reviews, and did one private coaching with Meg Edwards (I've been GTD'ing for many years, obviously). I've been a Connect member for about a year and a half.

                I say all this because, with each investment, I've leapfrogged in my "practice" of GTD many times over. I THOUGHT I understood what to do after reading the book initially, but found simpler ways later on with the other sources. Through Connect, I watched all the videos available and listened to all the audio (and learned a lot), and I'm in a GTD study group that meets by phone every two weeks.

                I've never been unsatisfied with any Davidco purchase, but I think the Connect membership probably would give me the biggest bang for the buck just starting out (unless you can afford private coaching...that was AMAZING).

                As for other online communities, I got tired of that mostly. Lots of misinformation and WAY too much focus on tech toys for GTD. Tried most of them, and wasted a lot of time. My very best advice to you is to avoid getting caught up in the "perfect" system.

                Hope this helps.
                Very helpful indeed! I'm curious though - it sounds like a lot of time and money is spent on investing into your development of your GTD system. In doing so, are you negating the benefits? What has it really done for you over the years? I'd love to hear your story!

                -Evan

                Comment


                • #9
                  The GTD Times web site does not have a Forum, but lots of opportunities to comment on articles from the GTD Times staff and community contributors.

                  I know I am biased, but the 16-part Getting Started series on GTD Connect is worth the $48/month price alone. And that's if you take it beyond the 14-day free trial.

                  Really depends on how you like learn and want to digest the information. Twitter and blogs are like snacking. GTD Connect, seminars, GTD Live set, etc. are a meal.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ahheck01 View Post
                    Very helpful indeed! I'm curious though - it sounds like a lot of time and money is spent on investing into your development of your GTD system. In doing so, are you negating the benefits? What has it really done for you over the years? I'd love to hear your story!

                    -Evan
                    My story is probably way longer than you'd really want to hear (or I'd want to type), but I'm a self-employed Consultant with a strong committment to life-long learning. The learning part of me is what has enabled me to BE self-employed. And because I don't have departments full of people to do everything, I have to get from point a to point b effectively and keep a lot of balls in the air at once. Interestingly enough, my entry into the GTD world started about the same time I started my business. In my corporate days, I had a HUGE job (not bragging) that kept me on the road 90% of the time. I was a physical and mental wreck from trying to do too much.

                    It might look on the surface like I've spent a lot of money on GTD...but not more than the cost of about 2 seminars over a period of around 8 years. Like I said, I look at things like this as an investment, not a cost. Has it paid off? OHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHH!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      yahoo groups

                      Here's a few yahoo groups that might interest you. The last one has some great general discussions, but it is more focused on GTD using a handheld. I agree with the others that you need to be careful how much time you spend trying different tools. Keep your focus on learning the methodology, this is what really pays off.

                      http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/grou...g_Things_Done/

                      http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ready4Anything/

                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GtD_Palm/

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        It's not a forum per se, but http://gtd-vsg.blogspot.com/ is a very useful podcast / phone call.

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X