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GTD for Kids?

GTD for Kids?

This is a great interview with a slightly different point of view than we’re used to hearing about GTD, featured on The Daily Saint, a productivity blog. David Allen discusses GTD with Techspiration, a podcast discussing technology, education and leadership, and imagines a world where GTD is implemented with students before high school.  Now that would change the game!

Are We Addicted to Feeling Stressed?

Are We Addicted to Feeling Stressed?

In this podcast interview with David Allen by The ProGuide , a podcast by Andrew J. Mason that explores leadership, David touches on the idea that we are addicted to feeling stressed, the oddest inbox item he’s encountered, and more!  

David Allen’s Food For Thought – February 2015

David Allen’s Food For Thought – February 2015

Resolve it – dissolve it! We’ve got to learn to declare things DONE. Especially when they’re not. Not completed, that is, to the level of perfection or result that we initially visualized or committed to. The world changes, as does our creative focus with it. So do our standards. We will always maintain some inventory […]

Revisit Your Resolutions

Revisit Your Resolutions

It’s never too early to revisit your resolutions.  Here is a pre-New-Year article from NBC New York with some tips on how to make those resolutions stick.  David Allen gets a nod in the article among other great tips, and it concludes with an interesting time-use survey.  Read the full article here!  

David Allen on the Importance of Daydreaming from Dubai

David Allen on the Importance of Daydreaming from Dubai

Last fall, David Allen traveled to Dubai to give a seminar with RightSelection. While there, he spoke with the DubaiEye1038 Business Breakfast Podcast.  This quick listen has some nice David Allen Wisdom, including a bit on the importance of daydreaming. Listen to the full show here!

To-Do List Tips

To-Do List Tips

We love a good next actions list.  This article from Buffer Social goes into some history and tips for to-do lists, and GTD even gets a nod.  Read the article here!

Multitasking Lowers Your IQ

Multitasking Lowers Your IQ

This infographic from Visual.ly and Fuze, shared by Inc provides some startling stats on the disadvantages of multitasking.  So put down the phone and read the article here.

NYT Opinion on “The Pitfalls of Productivity”

NYT Opinion on “The Pitfalls of Productivity”

A very interesting read from the New York Times Opinion Pages  on “The Pitfalls of Productivity.”  Is GTD all smoke and mirrors?  Read the article here.

GTD Fundamentals Anthem Video Released

GTD Fundamentals Anthem Video Released

Earlier this year in Los Angeles, we shot some great footage at our newly launched course, Mastering Workflow Series Level 1: Fundamentals.  That course was taught by David Allen (note, not all Fundamentals Courses will be taught by David Allen).  Enjoy the  video!  Learn more at GTDFundamentals.com

David Allen’s Food For Thought – December 2014

David Allen’s Food For Thought – December 2014

I’m a time management heretic! I’ve lately realized that I am teaching a paradoxical and totally reversed paradigm about time management. The old model seems to have been telling us to externalize the big stuff (priorities) and to leave the little things strewn around internally (in psychic RAM.) We were supposed to write our Daily […]

TEDx Amsterdam with David Allen

TEDx Amsterdam with David Allen

David Allen covers some of the GTD fundamentals on “Getting Control and Creating Space” in this new TEDx talk.  This is a great, simple overview to remind current GTDers of some basics, and help newcomers to GTD understand how powerful it can be.  

Make Your Twitter Feed More Productive

Make Your Twitter Feed More Productive

Todoist, an online and mobile task manager for personal productivity, has named “30 Organization and Productivity Gurus You Should Follow on Twitter” on their blog.  Spoiler alert — the list features our guru David Allen (@gtdguy), our CEO Mike Williams (@GTDmw) and yours truly GTD Times (@gtdtimes).  

David Allen’s Food For Thought – November 2014

David Allen’s Food For Thought – November 2014

To-Do lists: usually “amorphous blobs of un-do-ability” Most people’s written or mental to-do lists, though created and maintained as a worthy exercise, are merely descriptions of unfinished details and projects in their lives, and are not a really an effective kick-start in getting them done. It’s because another level of decision-making and tracking is still […]

GTD on BuzzFeed

GTD on BuzzFeed

Check out this humorous yet helpful list from BuzzFeed with tips to improve your productivity, complete with some Buzzfeed-list-worthy gifs that will either make you smile or cringe. Either way, note that GTD makes the list at #20, and that makes us smile.

David Allen featured in The Atlantic

David Allen featured in The Atlantic

A View From the Top interview in The Atlantic with David Allen explains how laziness inspired Getting Things Done.   Read the full interview here! David Allen is still on tour in the U.S. delivering our Brand New Mastering Workflow Series Level 1: Fundamentals Course.  Don’t miss your chance to see him live and start your […]

GTD is One of Seven Frameworks to Skyrocket your Career

GTD is One of Seven Frameworks to Skyrocket your Career

An informative post on slideshare from Sean Johnson of Digital Intent includes GTD as one of “7 Frameworks to Use to Skyrocket your Career.”  The few slides on GTD provide a nice overview, and the other frameworks summarized in the slides are also likely to be of interest to many GTDers. Check out the full presentation here! […]

David Allen Interview with Success Harbor

David Allen Interview with Success Harbor

Success Harbor is a site “for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs” which is devoted to helping entrepreneurs succeed through a platform of advice and storytelling.  This is another great interview with David Allen! Click to listen to “How to Bring Order to Chaos in Life and in Business”. If you want to discover greater levels of personal productivity with […]

GTD and Chopping Wood

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 […]

Geek Out with David Allen and Mac Power Users

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 […]

David Allen’s Food For Thought – October 2014

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 […]

Task Management Tech and Methods

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, […]

Part 3: Psychology of GTD

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!

Part 2: Psychology of GTD

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!

Part 1: Psychology of GTD

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.