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  • New to This! Where to start :)

    Hello!

    I was on another forum and I asked about managing tasks and they said to try out a GTD program called "The Hit List" (osx) and it was working out good for a little bit but now I have to many tasks and I'm looking to get more into GTD so I can understand how things are suppose to be done.. Sometimes I have so much to do in a day I'll bounce around between tasks and get nothin at all done!

    Is there a place where I can learn how I'm suppose to organize and structure my days so they aren't full of stress?

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    Originally posted by 052908 View Post
    Hello!

    I was on another forum and I asked about managing tasks and they said to try out a GTD program called "The Hit List" (osx) and it was working out good for a little bit but now I have to many tasks and I'm looking to get more into GTD so I can understand how things are suppose to be done.. Sometimes I have so much to do in a day I'll bounce around between tasks and get nothin at all done!

    Is there a place where I can learn how I'm suppose to organize and structure my days so they aren't full of stress?
    Yes, sure. The first step is read the book GTD Getting Things Done by David Allen. There you can find all the basic steps. Then here you can find friend that can help to adjust and go more in deep.

    Welcome!
    Last edited by clango; 06-08-2009, 11:36 AM.

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    • #3
      another app to consider

      since you're just getting started , you might want to take a look at " things " by cultured code www.culturedcode.com .

      It was designed with GTD in mind . I have no affiliation , I've just found it to be the simplest mac app to recommend .

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 052908 View Post
        Is there a place where I can learn how I'm suppose to organize and structure my days so they aren't full of stress?
        I second the above response ... Read The Book. Then, I would start to implement the methodology in it and, as you're doing that, reread the book. Second and third readings yielded so much hidden gold for me.

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        • #5
          Getting started before you get the book

          Im a newcomer too and since I first saw David Allen on You Tube I wanted to get started immediately and ended up in GTD Connect even before receiving my copy of the book.

          I found the Getting Started series in Connect very useful and actually started implementing many steps even before getting the book, which of course has been very interesting and useful to read as well.

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          • #6
            Thx 4 the replies! I was wondering would I be able to get this at barnes and nobles since I ahve 1 right down the street? And If I can, is there like a "Second Edition" with this book so I can make sure I get the newest edition?

            As for the GTD Programs, I've tried a couple including Things and The Hit List is the easiest to use and has the best workflow.. a big reason to stay with Things is because of the iphone app, but there will be one for The Hit List so once I get more into this I'll have to see which 1 really is better for me

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            • #7
              There's no GTD second edition.

              Originally posted by 052908 View Post
              I was wondering would I be able to get this at barnes and nobles since I ahve 1 right down the street? And If I can, is there like a "Second Edition" with this book so I can make sure I get the newest edition?
              There's no "Getting Things Done" (GTD) second edition. David Allen says that GTD is as simple and as complex as it should and it is described in the book. There's a new book "Making It All Work" (MIAW) but it does not contain any "upgrade" of the methodology. Just more detailed explanation.

              Read the GTD book first.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
                There's a new book "Making It All Work" (MIAW) but it does not contain any "upgrade" of the methodology. Just more detailed explanation.

                Read the GTD book first.
                and as John suggested:

                Read The Book. Then, I would start to implement the methodology in it and, as you're doing that, reread the book. Second and third readings yielded so much hidden gold for me.

                After that, it'd make sense read the second book: Making It All Work" (MIAW) ...for me it has been fantastic for the perspective!

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                • #9
                  Don't forget the articles!

                  There's a bunch of great articles on this site that you can download in one ZIP file. Make sure you grab those and read them. They can help you get started, too.

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                  • #10
                    I'm a relatively new GTD'er as well.

                    There's an initial backlash that I think our minds naturally go through where we try to keep it all in. That's where I think GTDConnect is so important. It's like giving your car a car wash, it just makes you feel better and reminds you how great your car looks when its clean.

                    Read the book. Use the articles. If you need a refresher, here are some things I do from time to time to "freshen up" my efforts:

                    - listen to Getting Things Done on audiobook
                    - read and post to the GTDConnect forum (this is my second account)
                    - buy and listen to the GTD>Live CD's. THEY ARE GREAT.
                    - attend a seminar.

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                    • #11
                      Start with understanding the Getting Things Done approach through the book, a seminar, GTD Live, or the Getting Started Series on GTD Connect. Don't pick a tool before you learn GTD. You will need that, but learn the methodology first--at least by reading Part One of the book.

                      Listen to this as well: http://www.davidco.com/podcasts/play/38.html

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