Posts Tagged ‘GTD Best Practices’
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.
Get clear, get current, get creative
Get clear, get current, get creative. Sound good to you? That’s what you get from a weekly review, which David Allen calls “the critical success factor” in GTD.
Complete projects list = clear commitments
If you don’t have a clear sense of the totality of your obligations, you will always overcommit.
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.
Time management – what's the real issue?
Time management is really agreement management. At the end of the day, how good you feel about what you did (and what
you didn’t do) is proportional to how well you think you kept agreements with yourself.
Working on job one
There are very few times and places we really have the appropriate energy level, tools, and uninterrupted time frames towork on some of our “most important” work.
You don't need a Projects list? Then throw away your calendar.
If you think that a Projects list is unnecessary, then throw away your calendar and trust life will just let you know what you should be doing, in the moment.
A GTD Experiment
In a guest post on the Workshifting blog, read tips from Mike Williams, CEO for the David Allen Company (and vetted GTD coach!) on some simple ways to apply GTD. His post also includes an experiment for making your next meeting more effective.
Tips for your filing system from David Allen
Here are tips from David Allen for setting up your paper filing system.
David Allen's workspace, clearly labeled
This is a photo of David Allen’s workspace. You’ll notice that he has helpfully labeled many of the items in the photo.