Posts Tagged ‘horizons of focus’

Q&A with David Allen: Staying on track amid distractions

Q&A with David Allen: Staying on track amid distractions

Technology should enhance productivity, making it easier to get things done so you have more leisure time. But have tools that are designed to help really just added to our workload, distraction, and stress?

GTD and Mega Millions

GTD and Mega Millions

How would winning a jackpot change the way your to do list represents your goals and purposes in the higher levels of the horizons of focus model?

How Vacations Help the Business Brain

How Vacations Help the Business Brain

Vacations enhance productivity, according to David Allen.

Getting on Top of Your Projects and Priorities

Getting on Top of Your Projects and Priorities

There are four GTD Managing Projects and Priorities seminars coming up in November and December.  They will be held in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston.  If you’re ready to refine the GTD skills you use on your own projects, the Managing Projects and Priorities seminar is the place for you.  You’ll get plenty of specialized focus on […]

David Allen's video from the Do Lectures

David Allen's video from the Do Lectures

David Allen was a speaker at the Do Lectures this summer in Wales.  The Do lectures are all about getting a handful of speakers together in one place, in the hope that they may inspire you to go Do something. To give you the tools and the desire to change the things you care about. […]

Defining your existence

Defining your existence

GTD’s Horizons of Focus model defines purpose and fulfillment at the 50,000-foot level. There is an ongoing reassessment of how that translates into action on the runway.

GTD in problem solving

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 […]

How I break out of a rut

How I break out of a rut

Community Contribution from Mike Vardy I’m about to state the obvious. We’re all human. Ergo, we make mistakes. Like creating words like “ergo.” Beyond “The Royal We,” we’re individuals. I’m sure you didn’t create the word “ergo” but I am pretty certain you’ve made other mistakes. I know I’ve made my share. For example, starting […]

Getting your arms around your priorities

Getting your arms around your priorities

Let’s talk about the Horizons of Focus.  In my experience, this is one of the parts of the GTD approach that can take a little time for people to get their arms around. This is where priorities and perspective live. Whereas traditional time management approaches attempted to give people an ABC type coding system for […]

Year End Completions

Year End Completions

The latest Productive Living newsletter included a great set of questions from David Allen on year end completions.  It’s a great exercise to go through for completing 2009 and setting your intentions and directions for creating 2010.  Here’s a sample of some of those questions: Completing and remembering 2009 What was your biggest triumph in […]