GTD and Chopping Wood

Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 by GTD Staff

GTD and Chopping Wood

Our GTD Partners in the UK and Ireland, Next Action Associates, have analyzed the question of Why Former Lumberjacks Always Look Wistful, in this blog article with a simple and fun take on the Clarify step of the Five Steps. If you’re new to GTD and looking to reinforce these fundamentals or you’re a veteran […]

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Geek Out with David Allen and Mac Power Users

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by GTD Staff

Geek Out with David Allen and Mac Power Users

The Mac Power Users at 5by5, Katie Floyd and David Sparks are both GTDers.  Although of course it is catered toward mac users, this is a great listen for anyone — much of the discussion applies to GTD philosophy and practice in-general, and many of the apps and programs discussed will interface with PC as well (just […]

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David Allen’s Food For Thought – October 2014

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by GTD Staff

David Allen’s Food For Thought – October 2014

  Climb the Fire Tower—Weekly Several times recently I have had the opportunity to spend time with some real “veterans” of my seminars and methods, and the one lament that almost all of them have is their lack of habit with the Weekly Review. “You know, David, it all works really well, except that I […]

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Task Management Tech and Methods

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by GTD Staff

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, […]

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Part 3: Psychology of GTD

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by GTD Staff

Part 3: Psychology of GTD

This series from the Workologist explains various connections between GTD and psychology.  Click here to read Part 3, which details the concept of flow. Missed Parts 1 and 2? Read Part 2 now! Read Part 1 now!

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Part 2: Psychology of GTD

Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 by GTD Staff

Part 2: Psychology of GTD

The second part of this series from the Workologist delving into why GTD works from a psychological perspective goes into the goal setting side of the GTD practice.  Read Part 2 now! Missed Part 1?  Read it here!

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Part 1: Psychology of GTD

Date: Friday, September 05, 2014 by GTD Staff

Part 1: Psychology of GTD

The Workologist blog focuses on various topics surrounding the study of work and improving the “how and why” of work. In a multi-part study, the workologist goes into aspects of psychology and its connection with GTD and why this practice works from the scientific perspective. Click here to read Part 1 of the series.       

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New OmniFocus 2 Setup Guide

Date: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 by GTD Staff

New OmniFocus 2 Setup Guide

We have just released a new best-practices guide for implementing GTD with OmniFocus 2.  Updated for the version 2 release of OmniFocus, this guide will show you how to: • Understand the fundamental GTD best practices  • Optimally configure OmniFocus in the way we have found works best for GTD  • Configure and populate your […]

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Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work

Date: Friday, August 29, 2014 by GTD Staff

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 […]

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The Entrepreneurs Library Podcast Interviews David Allen

Date: Monday, August 25, 2014 by GTD Staff

The Entrepreneurs Library Podcast Interviews David Allen

For their podcast, The Entrepreneurs Library interviewed David Allen to provide “A Look Inside Getting Things Done.”  Whether you’re new to GTD or a long-time practitioner, this podcast offers some great insights!   Click here to listen to the interview!

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How to Start Your Day with Mise-en-Place

Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 by GTD Staff

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!

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Don’t Plan Your Life – Live It!

Date: Friday, August 15, 2014 by GTD Staff

Don’t Plan Your Life – Live It!

Brainpickings.org posted this wonderful video, below, of Daniel Pink’s Commencement Address, which he gave to the Northwestern University Weinberg College graduating class of 2014.  As a GTD Influencer, Daniel’s message in this speech, to do less planning and more living, goes hand-in-hand with what we’re all about at GTD.  We practice GTD so that we can […]

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