Posts Tagged ‘Next Actions’

Getting started with context lists
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Getting started with context lists

Q. What do you recommend for lists if I am just starting with GTD? A. One of the biggest challenges that I see when people are setting up their lists initial in their GTD system is they are not really sure what contexts to use. Typically what I recommend is starting with really basic contexts; Agendas to hold the […]

Marching orders, or at least a wise recommendation
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Marching orders, or at least a wise recommendation

Have fun in your command. Don’t always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you’ve earned it, spend time with your families.

Personal digital assistant or paper for on-the-go collecting
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Personal digital assistant or paper for on-the-go collecting

Even though most people always carry their phone, some of the most savvy GTDers also use pen and paper for collection. The key is to know what methods reduce the friction in your system.

What are the first steps to take for an immediate change?
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What are the first steps to take for an immediate change?

Get a notepad and inbox, capture everything that has your attention. Decide the next actions on each and all of them. Review that total inventory, keeping it current, at least weekly.

Which is more stressful: email or no email?
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Which is more stressful: email or no email?

With the GTD approach to getting email under control, you can stay connected, or take a vacation away from email, and trust that your decision is healthy.

Why ABC Priority Codes Don't Work
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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.

Working on job one
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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.

Who distracts you the most?
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Who distracts you the most?

Is your software programmed to grab your attention in ways that make your time-management job harder?

Your Browser is a Productivity Tool
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Your Browser is a Productivity Tool

From the Business Center at PC World, GTD is listed as a browser-compatible productivity system.

David Allen says Technology Solves Problems, Frustrates
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David Allen says Technology Solves Problems, Frustrates

David Allen talks with Bloomberg about technology and email protocols, and the frustrations people are dealing with around email and some ways to deal with it.

Best practices for Getting Things Done
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Best practices for Getting Things Done

Here are the GTD best practices that we share in our Keys to Getting Things Done webinars.

Handling daily activities
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Handling daily activities

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

Webinars on Keys to GTD, and GTD & Outlook
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Webinars on Keys to GTD, and GTD & Outlook

No matter your level of GTD expertise, these interactive and concise 90-minute webinars will deepen your mastery of the GTD best practices.

How do you get people to do what they said they would do?
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How do you get people to do what they said they would do?

The main problem most people have with delegation is the lack of regular review, enough so that you will light a fire or check status early enough to be able to deal with the other person optimally.

Getting your Startup Under Control
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Getting your Startup Under Control

In this interview on The Dorm Room Tycoon, David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, explains how entrepreneurs can be in control, and why planning and having an overall purpose is key.

A Writer’s GTD Journey
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A Writer’s GTD Journey

GTD seems to me a very intuitive way of managing your psychology so that it does not disrupt workflow.

What makes a good business book?
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What makes a good business book?

Why do you think [Getting Things Done] was so successful and resonated with the business world? I think people were hungry for a model that was hip enough and current enough to deal with the kind of world everyone was in.

David Allen’s advice on making GTD simpler to adopt
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David Allen’s advice on making GTD simpler to adopt

David Allen’s advice on making GTD simpler to adopt

How to Plan Your Best GTD Christmas
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How to Plan Your Best GTD Christmas

David Allen’s Natural Planning Model seriously saves my sanity on everything from birthday party planning to creating new programs for my website, so this year, I decided to use the five steps of the Natural Planning Model to create a Christmas experience that is both magical and meaningful.

GTD webinars on Workflow and Outlook
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GTD webinars on Workflow and Outlook

These interactive 90-minute GTD webinars will enhance your learning and motivate you to move into 2012 with greater levels of stress-free productivity.