Posts Tagged ‘Community Contributions’

GTD Community Story with Rosalie Gale
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GTD Community Story with Rosalie Gale

We discovered Rosalie Gale’s love for GTD on Facebook. We interviewed her so our community could hear her story. Enjoy! 1. How did you hear about GTD? I used to be the queen of making to do lists. I would write them out over and over again and become very overwhelmed by everything I needed […]

Episode #22 – GTD and Balancing Family Life
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Episode #22 – GTD and Balancing Family Life

How do you balance a daunting project list representing multiple roles and outcomes? David Allen chats with Meghan Wilker, a tech expert, mother of two, and GTD enthusiast. Listen as Meghan shares how she uses GTD in her work and family life.   Listen Now Subscribe or Download iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify […]

Becoming a powerhouse of productivity
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Becoming a powerhouse of productivity

Arthur wrote in to David to share how he’s become a “powerhouse of productivity.” We thought others would get value from his letter too: I have recently taken the terrifying step of transferring all of my CRM tasks, previously handled separately by Salesforce, in to my single GTD system. The results are… amazing! I had […]

Looking back over a year of doing GTD
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Looking back over a year of doing GTD

A Community Contribution from Björn Ljunggren, a GTD Connect member from Sweden. He shared this in our members-only Forums and we thought it was such a great story that he gave us permission to share it with our GTD Times readers. My little GTD baby is celebrating its first birthday and it is time to […]

Making your GTD system work for you
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Making your GTD system work for you

The GTD system/process/approach should be in service to YOU and what works for YOU.

GTD for Kids: Inbox Processing
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GTD for Kids: Inbox Processing

Processing an inbox with kids is vastly different from how we do it as adults.

Choosing Your Distractions
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Choosing Your Distractions

The more you discover what distracts you and what you can work with or around, the better equipped you’ll be to perform in different circumstances and environments.

Common misconceptions about GTD
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Common misconceptions about GTD

What does David Allen say the most common misconceptions are about GTD?  What did David want to be when he was growing up?  Does Getting Things Done really save time versus just doing the work?  Listen to this fun, informative podcast with GTD Times community contributor Mike Vardy and David Allen. (23 minutes) Listen to […]

A Trigger List for Moms and Dads
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A Trigger List for Moms and Dads

I’ve created a Mom-and-Dad-friendly “Trigger List” to help parents see what types of things they can organize with GTD.

It's All Work
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It's All Work

Thinking of my jobs, plus my personal roles, plus my volunteer roles as part of the same big ball of “work” helps me achieve more than I’d ever thought possible. It’s all the same work. It’s all the same life.

A member shares about GTD Connect
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A member shares about GTD Connect

We received this letter from Bruce, about his recent experience with GTD Connect: I joined GTD Connect a week or two ago, and I’m discovering that it is an excellent resource. The amount of content is awesome, and you have developed an active community. (Initially I thought: $48/month is a lot of money. Now I […]

Getting out of a chaotic state
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Getting out of a chaotic state

A participant from a recent GTD public seminar shared what’s different in their life now. I was the guy on the back row when you asked ‘How do these unfinished things make you feel?’ replied with ‘a failure’. I’ve been using the concepts learned in class to process my work and personal email. (I use […]

Back to school: GTD is the solution for parents
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Back to school: GTD is the solution for parents

A Community Contribution from April Perry The first day of school started out great. My three oldest children dressed in their new clothes, laced up their new shoes, ate a healthy breakfast, and then headed off to school with homemade sack lunches and brightly-colored, fully-stocked pencil cases. I felt like a wonderful mom. They returned […]

A GTDer shares, "I went home and didn’t think ONCE about work"
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A GTDer shares, "I went home and didn’t think ONCE about work"

Cindy recently participated in a GTD class at her company. She sent along an email to her facilitator about her experience. With her permission, we’re sharing her letter with our GTD Times readers. First of all, thanks for a great class! I really enjoyed it. You are an awesome instructor – very engaging and really […]

GTD in problem solving
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GTD in problem solving

A Community Contribution from Nuno Donato on how he used the GTD Horizons of Focus model to gain clarity about a life change About one and a half year ago I moved from a busy big city “A”: to a smaller one in the country side “B” to develop a project with an organization I […]

Are you addicted to perfection?
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Are you addicted to perfection?

A Community Contribution from Jon, who posted this on his blog. We thought other GTDers would resonate with this and Jon’s advice of, “You don’t have to be perfect.” I refuse to use the word “busy” because in this day and age we are all in the same boat. This year has been an enlightening […]

How I learned to be my own assistant and love the GTD Weekly Review
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How I learned to be my own assistant and love the GTD Weekly Review

A Community Contribution from Carolyn J. Sullivan about her experience with the GTD Weekly Review. We would love to hear your experience with the Weekly Review in the comments. I’ve been using GTD principles since I was first introduced to them in 1994-95. I was part of a consulting group at Polaroid responsible for supporting […]

The Tickler File–The Key to a Clutter-free Refrigerator
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The Tickler File–The Key to a Clutter-free Refrigerator

A Community Contribution from April Perry Just about every mother I know has a refrigerator that is completely covered with party invitations, handouts for school assignments, reminders for community events, coupons, and about 50 other things calling out, “Me! Me! Me!” We’re so afraid of the “out of mind, out of sight” rule, that we […]

What Do You Want?
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What Do You Want?

A Community Contribution from Jim Lindenthal I truly believe that David Allen’s GTD approach works.  I have been using the GTD approach for almost 5 years and have found that the higher level perspective area is really where the power is.  Specifically around the “Horizons of Focus“.   Over the years I have focused most of my attention on gaining “Control”.  Collecting all […]

A GTDer in Belgium shares his success
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A GTDer in Belgium shares his success

A Community Contribution from Jan Cherlet Hi fellow GTD’ers, April 9, 2009 was the morning that changed my life. For the 4th time that week, I woke up at 4 am and couldn’t close another eye because of all the things I had to do (recognise this?). But this time I got up and surfed […]