Posts Tagged ‘Getting Started’

The best ways to deal with stress
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The best ways to deal with stress

David Allen on the best ways to deal with stress:  Understand first that you’re actually IN stress Determine what’s causing it Clarify what you’d like to have true in the situation—what’s your desired outcome, at least in terms of how you’d like to be feeling? Decide if there is a next action you can take […]

Making Use of Weird Windows of Time
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Making Use of Weird Windows of Time

The concept of daily or weekly to-do lists is as outdated as rotary phones. We need to have a total, holographic view of everything we want to accomplish, and all the actions required to start any of them. And we need to have access to views of those actions whenever we actually might be able […]

Getting started with context lists
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Getting started with context lists

Q. What do you recommend for lists if I am just starting with GTD? A. One of the biggest challenges that I see when people are setting up their lists initial in their GTD system is they are not really sure what contexts to use. Typically what I recommend is starting with really basic contexts; Agendas to hold the […]

Episode #26 – Black Belt GTD
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Episode #26 – Black Belt GTD

What are your biggest GTD® improvement opportunities? Do you ever fall off the wagon? Join David Allen & Meg Edwards as they discuss what “Black Belt” GTD is, some of its biggest hurdles, and how you can overcome them.   Listen Now Subscribe or Download iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify SoundCloud Podcast Transcript […]

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 […]

GTD Setup Guides
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GTD Setup Guides

One of the best ways to implement Getting Things Done is to follow our expert advice in configuring one of the many tools we have found to work well for GTD. See a sample or buy a Guide now. Here are the current GTD Setup Guides available to support you: GTD & Outlook for Windows GTD […]

The 5 Stages of GTD®
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The 5 Stages of GTD®

Where are you in the 5 I’s? David Allen explains the 5 stages you can expect with GTD: If you’re not at “Integration” yet, here are some ideas to continue on the Path of GTD Mastery: Read (or reread!) the Getting Things Done book. David Allen has often said it is “the” manual for learning this […]

What's your standard for email?
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What's your standard for email?

I assert that it’s actually less effort to maintain your email inbox at zero than to maintain it at 300 or 3,000. Will it take effort? Of course. But there is gold to be mined there with a trusted practice that will have ripple effects across your workflow and motivation.

GTD is more than time management
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GTD is more than time management

Your GTD system, with a current and complete inventory or your commitments, helps you manage yourself effectively regardless of time’s alterations.

What are the first steps to take for an immediate change?
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What are the first steps to take for an immediate change?

Get a notepad and inbox, capture everything that has your attention. Decide the next actions on each and all of them. Review that total inventory, keeping it current, at least weekly.

The Creativity of Getting Things Done
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The Creativity of Getting Things Done

While many of our enthusiasts love the systematic approach of GTD, we’re seeing more and more creative types embracing Getting Things Done, including musicians, comedians, and television writers.

How to clear your inbox, make decisions and generally get things done
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How to clear your inbox, make decisions and generally get things done

People must ask: What does this mean? Is this actionable or not? What is the outcome that I am committed to?

2 ingredients for making it all work
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2 ingredients for making it all work

Where do you stand, today, on the matrix of self-management? In less than two minutes, GTD-Q will give you a visual representation of where you fit in terms of the two critical elements of self management—control and perspective.

Email, calendar, & tasks in Outlook – the GTD way
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Email, calendar, & tasks in Outlook – the GTD way

If you need to get on top of your Microsoft Outlook® email, calendar, and tasks by implementing GTD, this is the webinar for you. You’ll learn the best recommendations for building a GTD system in Outlook to seamlessly handle your work and personal commitments.

How to start getting organized
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How to start getting organized

How to get organized? First step is to capture into a simple ‘bucket” all of those things that are not on cruise control – anything that has your attention. Write it all down.

Which is more stressful: email or no email?
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Which is more stressful: email or no email?

With the GTD approach to getting email under control, you can stay connected, or take a vacation away from email, and trust that your decision is healthy.

New express webinars, GTD Challenges, podcasts, and more
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New express webinars, GTD Challenges, podcasts, and more

There’s always something new in GTD Connect. You can easily access all this content through the free trial.

Why ABC Priority Codes Don't Work
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Why ABC Priority Codes Don't Work

Before you spend another minute creating yet another list with ABC, 123, or high-medium-low codes as a way to define your priorities, read my essay this month. You may discover there’s a more natural path for getting you what you need to get the right things done.

5 Phases of GTD Workflow
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5 Phases of GTD Workflow

There are five phases of your workflow: Collect, Process, Organize, Review & Do. You need to know the best practices and tools for each phase.

Video with David Allen: on becoming an executive with GTD
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Video with David Allen: on becoming an executive with GTD

David Allen talks about how the GTD Weekly Review, and how to do more executive thinking about your life.