Posts Tagged ‘Mind Like Water’

David Allen interviewed by "Small Business Big Marketing"

David Allen interviewed by "Small Business Big Marketing"

“Small Business Big Marketing” recorded this informative and entertaining podcast with David Allen.

Time management – what's the real issue?

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.

Email Overload and Cabin Porn

Email Overload and Cabin Porn

GTD’s systematic approach relieves the stress, and makes the busy-ness of our modern lives sustainable.

Handling daily activities

Handling daily activities

You only need to pay attention to what has your attention.

Getting Free with GTD

Getting Free with GTD

David Allen’s essay in the latest Productive Living newsletter explores getting free by naming what has your attention.

GTD for sustainable productivity

GTD for sustainable productivity

GTD creates more space in our thinking, so we can manage the surprises of an increasingly complex world.

Handling "emergencies" with GTD

Handling "emergencies" with GTD

Dear David Allen: When you have a system and you have focus appropriately. Probably 95% of my usage of my own system is to allow me to feel comfortable with a change of plans. You want to keep your backlog of unprocessed stuff at a minimum, and an inventory of all possible actions close at […]

A reader shares about GTD as brain exercise

A reader shares about GTD as brain exercise

GTD and mindfulness are to the mind as cardio and weights are to the body.

How to effectively use your mind

How to effectively use your mind

“Use your mind to think about your work, instead of thinking of it. Your mind does not remember or remind very well, compared to what a good system can manage. What it does do well is review options and available information and then put together “how-tos.” It’s not free to do that if it’s trying […]

Being more productive without the Type-A personality syndrome

Being more productive without the Type-A personality syndrome

Seems there’s an eternal question about how being more productive can happen without adding to the Type-A personality syndrome of ever-harder, ever-more, ever-faster. Read my essay in Productive Living with yet another spin on that age-old issue. It’s not about fast or slow.  It’s about how you’re involved, which is a much bigger context.  – David […]