Posts Tagged ‘Mind Like Water’

Episode #35 – The Case for Capturing
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Episode #35 – The Case for Capturing

Listen to an engaging presentation David Allen gave on the case for capturing. In it, David explores the concepts of psychic RAM, society’s move into knowledge work, and the freedom we feel as we begin to implement the GTD methodology.   Listen Now   Subscribe or Download iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify SoundCloud

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 […]

Outsmarting Your Mind
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Outsmarting Your Mind

I have the feeling and the hope every now and again that in 25 years what GTD teaches will be such a “given” that we may wonder what it was like to walk around with such pressure and stress from our suboptimal thinking habits. The advent of the “knowledge worker” society has given so many […]

When you truly know what you should be doing
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When you truly know what you should be doing

                                 

Are you indulging in easy?
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Are you indulging in easy?

GTD® wisdom from David Allen on giving yourself the gift of easy and unplanned Things being simple and easy is not easy, for most of us. The structure of planning what to do and working within structure can be stressful, if not stifling, unless it’s balanced with the unplanned and unstructured. I relish those spontaneous […]

How to get “in your zone” with GTD
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How to get “in your zone” with GTD

Our Certified Partner in India, Calm Achiever, sat down with David to find out how people can get into their zone with GTD.

David Allen interviewed by "Small Business Big Marketing"
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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?
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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
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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
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Handling daily activities

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

Getting Free with GTD
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

Free Guided Mind Sweep with David Allen
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Free Guided Mind Sweep with David Allen

Clear your head with the man himself… This is an GTD Connect, with more added every week. Hook into the most active Getting Things Done community in the world. Check out a free guest pass (no credit card required and we won’t nag you when you’re done!)

Should there be a GTD for Dummies?
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Should there be a GTD for Dummies?

In response to our recent Productive Living newsletter, a GTDer wrote to David Allen and said: Please provide a less complex version of the basic GTD chart/system for me and the hundreds of thousands of organizationally challenged managers just like me who have tried and failed to maintain the GTD system. Simpler is better. David […]

How a martial artist gets things done
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How a martial artist gets things done

GTD showed me how to bring balance back into my busy personal and professional schedule.  More specifically, I was able to customize the GTD workflow process to handle the crush of Emails I get from prospective students who want to join my martial arts studio.  Furthermore, I also customized the GTD Outlook 2007 “Waiting For” […]

David Allen on what contributes to success
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David Allen on what contributes to success

For the most part, people who master the ability to stay clear and focus 100% on what most calls their attention, seem to be involved in what appears the most sustainable, long-term life- and career styles that reflect successful accomplishment.  -David Allen