GTD Times

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!

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 […]