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Appropriate Engagement with GTD

Appropriate Engagement with GTD

David Allen’s approach to work/life balance isn’t about creating separation between work and the rest of life. It’s about appropriate engagement, giving your full attention to whatever you’re doing—whether it’s working while at home, or enjoying friends and family without having to think about work. For this GTD Practitioner, appropriate engagement means having a trusted GTD system to […]

Podcast 03 – David Allen guides you through a Mind Sweep

Podcast 03 – David Allen guides you through a Mind Sweep

  What if you had an objective list of everything that currently holds your attention? Get out your note-taking devices as David Allen guides us through a sample coaching “Mind Sweep” session (one of the first steps to practicing GTD). We guarantee that you’ll have at least one valuable “Oh, yeah! That reminds me…” thought […]

Podcast 02 – David Allen talks to Daniel Pink

Podcast 02 – David Allen talks to Daniel Pink

  How do we combat information overload? In this GTD Connect preview, David Allen & best-selling author Daniel Pink (Drive, To Sell Is Human) discuss technology’s impact on our decision making. They cover GTD’s timeless solution to the current problem, as well as Dan’s personal GTD setup. Be sure to check out the GTD Connect […]

Podcast 01 – David Allen talks about the New Edition of Getting Things Done®

Podcast 01 – David Allen talks about the New Edition of Getting Things Done®

  What’s different now?  Over the 15 years since David Allen first published Getting Things Done, the ability to achieve  “Stress-Free Productivity” grows more important than ever.  David Joins us in an all-new interview where we discuss the changing times, why people get trapped in unproductive thinking, and how to instantly gain more clear space. Listen GTD Methodology […]

Free Your Mind with GTD

Free Your Mind with GTD

As David Allen says, “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” Here is a testimonial from a fellow GTD Practitioner on the powerful effects of that GTD premise: “My mind is now being freed up to drive larger strategic needs rather than holding all the details. I can now sleep more soundly and […]

New Getting Things Done Podcast Coming Soon

New Getting Things Done Podcast Coming Soon

New Getting Things Done Podcast Coming Soon

Growth Everywhere Interview with David Allen

Growth Everywhere Interview with David Allen

Eric Siu of Growth Everywhere, a blog on business and personal growth, interviews David Allen.  Find out why applying GTD is so important, what to do about negative self-talk, and how David would advise his 25-year-old self.  

GTD Beyond Productivity

GTD Beyond Productivity

This fellow GTD Practitioner put it so well! “Since fully adopting GTD, I’ve cured my insomnia, started Tae Kwon Do after 20 years, lost 20 pounds, and started a blog. It goes way beyond productivity.” -GTD Practitioner

The Freedom in Naming your “Stuff”

The Freedom in Naming your “Stuff”

  I have been reminded over and over again in working with executives over the years why so much of the GTD implementation process is empowering to so many people: when things we have allowed into our inner or outer world are appropriately and accurately identified for what they are and what they mean to […]

Brian Carter’s Brain Interview with David Allen

Brian Carter’s Brain Interview with David Allen

David Allen talks productivity, flow and Twitter as a “cocktail party” with Brian Carter on his new podcast. Watch the interview here!

A Sense of Relief with GTD

A Sense of Relief with GTD

Another GTD Practitioner with decreased stress! “I find myself thinking differently already! Specifically, I’m trying to apply the two-minute rule all the time and I’m getting my email inbox to empty on a daily basis. Looking ahead at my work schedule, I am setting some dates when I will try to incorporate more GTD principles […]

Healthy Email Habits from Entrepreneur

Healthy Email Habits from Entrepreneur

Using nutrition as a metaphor, this article from Entrepreneur offers some tips and tricks for getting “in” to zero, including some words of wisdom from our own David Allen. Click here to read the full article “Achieve a Leaner Inbox with these 3 Fit Tips.”

GTD Saved My Job

GTD Saved My Job

We love getting testimonials from fellow GTD Practitioners! “Yesterday marks my fifth anniversary of the beginning of my GTD journey. Yes, I’ve stuck with the program for five years and I’m still enthusiastically living the GTD lifestyle. It saved my sanity five years ago; this year it played a major role in saving my job […]

David Allen featured in The Entrepreneur’s Library

David Allen featured in The Entrepreneur’s Library

The Entrepreneur’s Library is a podcast, blog and community devoted to books that entrepreneurs would find useful, so it’s no wonder Getting Things Done is featured there.  This blog post features “5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from David Allen.” Enjoy the full post here!  

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.