Posts Tagged ‘Kelly Forrister’

GTD Best Practices: Review (Part 4 of 5)
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GTD Best Practices: Review (Part 4 of 5)

David Allen calls the Weekly Review the “critical success factor” to GTD. Why? It’s the glue that keeps it all together.  It’s also one of the steps people tend to resist the most.  Here are some keys for getting the most out of the Review phase to keep your GTD system humming along. WHAT TO […]

Take the 14-day GTD Challenge
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Take the 14-day GTD Challenge

Get help in your journey with GTD. Join two Senior David Allen Company Coaches for a 14-day GTD Challenge, designed to bring your productivity to a whole new level.  The Challenge will take place between September 22  and October 6 and is hosted by our online learning community, GTD Connect. Free and open to all […]

What gets in the way of delegating?
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What gets in the way of delegating?

I was leading a GTD class recently, and one of the participants was asking me how to be better at delegating. In my experience, issues with delegation typically come down to some common factors: It’s not clear who should do it (i.e. unclear Areas of Focus) If the person delegating is not clear on their […]

Jumpstart GTD
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Jumpstart GTD

Our next webinar on GTD Connect will come at a perfect time for many of you after the holidays. Two of our senior coaches are hosting a “Jumpstart GTD” webinar to give you tips, tricks and strategies to get your GTD systems in top shape for 2011. Join us on Friday, January 14th from 10am-11am […]

Don't be a stranger to your lists
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Don't be a stranger to your lists

One of the things that helps me stay current with my GTD system and not have the Weekly Review feel like a major renovation, is that I review my Next Actions lists whenever I feel like it and as often as I can.  Whenever I coach people who have slipped out of regular reviews (call […]

Which list manager should I use for GTD?
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Which list manager should I use for GTD?

One of the most common questions we hear from GTDers is which list manager they should use. You’ve heard from us on this in loads of webinars, podcasts, articles and blog posts. We thought we would pass along a fellow GTDers comment to someone on our Forums, which we thought was great advice, especially for […]

GTD & BlackBerry Guide is now available
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GTD & BlackBerry Guide is now available

We are pleased to announce the release of a resource that many of you have been asking for: a GTD & BlackBerry Guide. A few of us are now on BlackBerry as our portable solution and we put together a Guide on the best GTD tips, tricks, and practices for making your BlackBerry rock for […]

Digging out from backlog
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Digging out from backlog

The next Webinar on GTD Connect will be “Digging Out From Backlog”.  Two of our senior coaches will give you tips, tricks, and strategies for dealing with your piles of “stuff”.  If you feel like your backlog is holding you back from getting the most out of GTD, this Webinar is for you.  Free to […]

GTD Best Practices of Doing
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GTD Best Practices of Doing

We just posted the 5th podcast in our best practices series that we are making available to the public (which are normally exclusive to GTD Connect.) Listen or download now. You’ll hear insights, tips and tricks from David Allen and two of the senior coaches on this key phase of GTD. It’s about 30 minutes […]

GTD Webinars
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GTD Webinars

Here are the upcoming Webinars on GTD Connect, our online learning center: Project Planning, with Coaches Wayne Pepper & Kelly Forrister – April 8, 11am PDT.  The Coaches will go over common questions, like:  How do you plan out a project? Where do project plans go? How far out should you plan a project when […]

GTD Twitter class
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GTD Twitter class

Thanks to all who participated in the Guided GTD “Tweekly Review” I did this morning. If you want a refresher, or missed it and want to follow along yourself, here’s the path. Some of the other great resources for the GTD Weekly Review: The Book. It’s all in there. Really! GTD System Guides (which has […]

Getting started with GTD
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Getting started with GTD

One of the most common questions we get is how to get started with GTD. New people, especially, will ask this after coming to us dazed and confused by what GTD is really about. And, lots of people seem to be hoping a piece of software will teach them GTD. Sorry, but that’s kind of […]

How to choose a GTD system
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How to choose a GTD system

The mistake I see many new GTD’ers make is expecting to find a tool to “do” GTD.  A tool doesn’t do the thinking for you, it stores the thinking for you.   So,  then does it even matter what tools you use when it comes to organizing your projects & actions?  Sure.  Here are some questions […]

Next GTD Twitter Class – Clearing your mind
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Next GTD Twitter Class – Clearing your mind

I will be hosting another free GTD Twitter class this Thursday, October 15th at 9am Pacific Time.  Just 30 minutes of clearing your mind. Here’s the scoop: What: It will be a working Twitter session. I’ll guide people through the GTD Mindsweep process through a series of Tweets.  Mindsweep is part of the Collect phase […]

Looking at those monsters in the closet
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Looking at those monsters in the closet

In my last post, I challenged you to look at how much you’re choosing to sit in your email inbox versus work from your lists.  That sure seemed to strike a nerve of truth with some of you.  So WHY can lists start to repel us? Here are a few reasons why and some ways […]

Hop into the Twitter river tomorrow
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Hop into the Twitter river tomorrow

In case you hadn’t heard, I will be hosting a free, guided GTD “Tweekly Review” through Twitter tomorrow. What: It will be a working Twitter session. I’ll guide people through the 11-steps of the GTD Weekly Review through a series of Tweets. You’ll want to be in front of your system (at least calendar, lists, […]

Join the "Tweekly Review" with Coach Kelly
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Join the "Tweekly Review" with Coach Kelly

I’m planning on offering another free, guided GTD “Tweekly Review” for you Twitter fans.  If you missed the last one, here’s how it will work: On Thursday, August 13th from 9am-10am PDT (Los Angeles, California time), I will lead a one-hour GTD Weekly Review through Tweets sent from the @GTDSpecialEvent Twitter account.  Approximately every 5 […]

Live Blogging the Mastering Workflow Seminar: John and Chris, Getting Things Done
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Live Blogging the Mastering Workflow Seminar: John and Chris, Getting Things Done

These guys, lurking at the back of the room aren’t playing video games, at least I hope not. They are two of the newest team members at The David Allen Company, John Ward and Chris McIntyre. Both seasoned presenters, they are here to audit Kelly class and sharpen their GTD presentation skills. We enjoyed a […]

Live Blogging the Mastering Workflow Seminar: Are there any b…y actions on your current lists?
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Live Blogging the Mastering Workflow Seminar: Are there any b…y actions on your current lists?

Kelly just gave an interesting illustration of thinking about projects from a…z. Here’s how this works: Z represents the successful outcome – what your project will look like when done. A represents the next single physical action to take to move forward. b…y represents any additional action steps (but not the next action) along the […]

Live Blogging the Mastering Workflow Seminar: What supports/gets in the way of your productivity?
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Live Blogging the Mastering Workflow Seminar: What supports/gets in the way of your productivity?

TIME 9:37 AM Kelly started the discussion with a great question: On a 1-10 scale, how would you rate your productivity over the last two weeks?1= I should have stayed in bed. 10=Master of Control & Perspective What supports you/gets in the way of you being at 10 more often? Great question. Some surprising answers. […]