Posts Tagged ‘Community Contributions’

Think Small Steps
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Think Small Steps

A Community Contribution by Meghan Wilker Near the beginning of a new year, we often take stock of the big things in life. Am I happy at my job? Do I need to lose weight? It’s such a good time to take stock of — and clean up — major sources of stress and a […]

GTD for Academics
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GTD for Academics

A Community Contribution by Aeon J. Skoble, PhD. He’s a Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State College. I know that David Allen is interested in seeing how people in different sorts of professions use GTD, so I offered to share my experiences applying the methodology in a world that’s generally regarded as a different one: […]

Why do we procrastinate on the good stuff too?
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Why do we procrastinate on the good stuff too?

A Community Contribution from Sarah From A recent article in the New York Times highlights new research on a fascinating phenomenon: the procrastination of pleasure. Not only do we avoid the tasks we dread, we also put off activities we enjoy. Redeeming gift cards, using frequent flier miles, and visiting hometown landmarks all belong to […]

Making light of decision making
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Making light of decision making

This article is a community contribution by John Lewis.  Enjoy! As a follower of GTD, I am fortunate to receive many things, including the Productive Living newsletter. This particular edition included some “food for thought” about decision making, which I found extremely nutritious! Information and accuracy It brought to mind two things that I have […]

GTD for Educators
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GTD for Educators

Tim, a high school administrator in Utah, sent us this letter about his experience with GTD: Four years ago, I left a job at a University Research Center and took a job as a High School Administrator.  I went from a relatively relaxed job, to a high stress, high volume experience.  It has been the […]

A day in the life of Fred
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A day in the life of Fred

What’s it like to do GTD when you are an bioinformaticist?  Here’s a community contribution from Fred, sharing about his recent week: After a monstrous review today, I felt compelled to sit down and write this: I started a new job a week ago squeaky clean.  A review the Friday before got everything squared away. […]

Develop and Maintain Successful Business Relationships with GTD
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Develop and Maintain Successful Business Relationships with GTD

Readers of my site know that I am a big fan of David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” methodology, which the cool kids call “GTD” (see my 5 must read business books post). GTD for some is a life changer. I can tell you that I personally went from work drawers full of paper piles to […]

Turning personal problems into resolvable projects
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Turning personal problems into resolvable projects

If you received David’s latest Productive Living newsletter, you know the theme for this month is about mind like water and paying attention to what has your attention.  We received this heartfelt letter from Jay, who asked that we share his journey and experience with GTD. GTD is more than a task management system, it’s […]

A way to manage project steps
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A way to manage project steps

Community Contribution from Yolanda Otero, an HR Compliance Coordinator from AmerisourceBergen in Orlando Florida I been doing the GTD for the last 6 months and this has changed my day completely in a way that I’m more proactive, organized, and I have full control of work time due to the way that I manage my […]