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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.       

New OmniFocus 2 Setup Guide

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 […]

Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work

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 […]

The Entrepreneurs Library Podcast Interviews David Allen

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!

How to Start Your Day with Mise-en-Place

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!

Don’t Plan Your Life – Live It!

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 […]

Lifehacker’s GTD Primer

Lifehacker’s GTD Primer

Lifehacker put together this helpful introduction to Getting Things Done, which reiterates just how simple GTD can be! It gives an overview of what GTD is, followed by an introduction to the Five Steps, and then some tips on how to get started and find the system that works for you! Throughout, you can link […]

Productivity Article: “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”

Productivity Article: “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email”

Sure, getting our email inbox to zero is a great feeling, but this article, “The Cost of Continuously Checking Email” by the Harvard Business Review reminds us that trying to constantly do this is detrimental (in more ways than you might imagine!) Meanwhile, if you have yet to experience that feeling of getting your email […]

David Allen and GTD in the Book “Reinventing Organizations”

David Allen and GTD in the Book “Reinventing Organizations”

The new book by Frederic Laloux, Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness gives David Allen and GTD credit for inspiring, and pioneering, new approaches to managing organizations. We highly recommend the book, and below are the snippets we’re talking about as a teaser for a terrific read! We’re […]

The Legacy Project Talks with David Allen

The Legacy Project Talks with David Allen

The Legacy Project expresses their purpose as “an initiative that hopes to inspire you through providing you with unlimited access to extraordinary individuals, each of  whom have achieved Greatness in their own, unique and varying form.”  David Allen is one such extraordinary individual. They ask a very unique series of questions  —  Click here to […]