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Soaring with the GTD Two-Minute Rule

Soaring with the GTD Two-Minute Rule

A reminder from a customer that implementing even one piece of the GTD methodology can have major positive effects: “Just wanted to send my success story describing how ‘Getting Things Done’ has changed who I am! I was a little apprehensive at first wondering if the tips would be geared mainly for the workplace and not […]

WGNtv Interview with David Allen

WGNtv Interview with David Allen

David Allen clarifies a few GTD principles via Skype with WGN Chicago. Click here to watch this candid interview!

Taking Off with GTD

Taking Off with GTD

Here’s a fun testimonial that we received! “Since taking David’s class for the first time 3 years ago, my life has really taken off. I’ve gotten 2 promotions and a husband. I won’t give GTD credit for the husband, but it definitely helped with the promotions!” -GTD Practitioner

Forbes and David Allen On GTD for Entrepreneurs

Forbes and David Allen On GTD for Entrepreneurs

Forbes talks with David Allen to remind us why Getting Things Done is particularly good for entrepreneurs. Read the full article here!

You Leading You Interviews David Allen

You Leading You Interviews David Allen

Here’s another fascinating interview with David Allen!  Sean Ackerman, productivity expert and creator of You Leading You gets the lowdown on David’s history, and how Getting Things Done caught on. Listen to the full interview here!

Living My Dream with GTD

Living My Dream with GTD

It’s exciting to hear first-hand what is possible with GTD! David received this letter from a GTD Practitioner: “We’ve never met and you don’t know me. I’ve never attended one of your workshops. Your coaches have never visited my office, though I am a mere two hours or so from Ojai. But you’ve changed my life. […]

MacSparky Shares Mike Williams’ Home Screen

MacSparky Shares Mike Williams’ Home Screen

David Sparks, or MacSparky, of Mac Power Users features the home screen of GTD President and CEO Mike Williams in his regular Home Screen blog.  Check out his iPhone layout, get a rundown of his favorite apps, and more! Click here to read the full article!      

GTD Saved My Son

GTD Saved My Son

GTD isn’t just for you.  David received this inspiring note: “Just wanted to send you a quick thank you, with an update you might enjoy…My son was diagnosed with ADHD a while back, and I’ve refused to put him on [medication]. What’s saved his school career? GTD. I’ve been using your ideas for a while […]

How to Beat Procrastination

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination is an enemy of even the strongest GTD System.  Check out this article from the Greenwich School of Management in London on one tactic to keep yourself honest! Read the full article here.    

Getting Things Done 2015 Book Review!

Getting Things Done 2015 Book Review!

A Life of Productivity recommends the 2015 Edition of Getting Things Done!  Check out the full article for a nutshell of GTD, the new book, and some praise from a long-time GTD fan and productivity expert.

Made an Impression with GTD

Made an Impression with GTD

“I have been using the GTD system for the lest 2 years and within 6 months of starting to use it I got an e-mail from my Managing Director asking what has changed in my life that has caused the obvious increase in my output – thanks for that.” -GTD Practitioner

GTD and the Power of Moms

GTD and the Power of Moms

Long-time GTD Practitioner April Perry and co-founder of Power of Moms interviews David Allen for her podcast.  Enjoy this fresh interview — her enthusiasm is contagious! Listen to the full interview here.

The GTD Methodology Hasn’t Changed

The GTD Methodology Hasn’t Changed

With the launch of the New Edition of Getting Things Done®, David Allen speaks with Dave Stachowiak of Coaching for Leaders.  Here’s another look at what’s new in the new edition of the book.  The GTD Methodology hasn’t changed — it’s still about creating appropriate engagement with your life.  What’s really changed?  In today’s fast-paced world, the […]

GTD through a Life-Threatening Illness

GTD through a Life-Threatening Illness

When the unexpected occurs, your GTD system is there for you.  Here’s a note David received from a GTD Practitioner: “I want to say thanks for your work, and give you yet another testimonial that the GTD approach works, even for a beginner.  I’ve been working on GTD for a little less than a year […]

Getting Things Done Updated for 2015

Getting Things Done Updated for 2015

Check out this great interview with David Allen by Amiel Handelsman if you’d like to know what differences and updates to expect with the New 2015 Edition of Getting Things Done!    

GTD Weekly Review is Better than a Spa Treatment

GTD Weekly Review is Better than a Spa Treatment

A fellow GTD Practitioner’s winning endorsement of the Weekly Review: “The weekly review is better than a spa treatment for relieving stress. Yesterday I stopped everything and decided to go through a really thorough review. In fact, it was really more like a “clean boot” of my entire system. Today, I still have a lot on […]

David Allen’s Food For Thought – March 2015

David Allen’s Food For Thought – March 2015

Who does your remembering, retrieving, and reminding? Your system has to be at least as good as your mind to give your head the freedom to be present, creative, and spontaneous. If your organization has leaks or incomplete processes and data, your mind will still be burdened with the task of remembering, retrieving, and reminding […]

David Allen on The School of Greatness Podcast

David Allen on The School of Greatness Podcast

Lewis Howes interviews David Allen on The School of Greatness Podcast and calls him the “Mr. Miyagi of productivity.” David details the Five Steps and reminds us that it’s not only about keeping it all out of your head, but taking the necessary step back from all of it to reflect on it from the discreet horizons of focus.  We’ll […]

GTD Changed My Life

GTD Changed My Life

The note below came in to David recently, so we thought we’d share it with you! “I wanted to follow up and express a tremendous amount of gratitude for your contribution to the meeting last week. It was wonderful to be walked through the workflow diagram and have “it” all in one place. Having the […]

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!