Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Review’

Get your life back to widget-cranking!
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Get your life back to widget-cranking!

Oh, for a widget-cranking job again! Ever have gigs like that, where all you did was crank widgets? Like a summer job in college? Remember how bored you were, and how psychologically healthy it was? All you had to do was show up. Every morning there was a big pile of un-cranked widgets, right next […]

The best time to do a GTD Weekly Review
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The best time to do a GTD Weekly Review

The strength of GTD awareness and ability is knowing that the best time to do a GTD Weekly Review is when you least feel like doing it. The strange force that seems to make these simple but powerful habits so challenging is that we think we need to have the result of the behavior, before […]

Dealing with surprises elegantly and objectively
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Dealing with surprises elegantly and objectively

Surprises happen when you least expect them. But it is much easier to deal with them – accept, integrate, and refocus – when your backlog is minimal. The GTD Weekly Review ensures that you never get too far behind. When new opportunities and challenges appear, they can be dealt with more objectively and elegantly, knowing […]

Video with David Allen: on becoming an executive with GTD
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Video with David Allen: on becoming an executive with GTD

David Allen talks about how the GTD Weekly Review, and how to do more executive thinking about your life.

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.

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.

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 […]

Looking back over a year of doing GTD
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Looking back over a year of doing GTD

A Community Contribution from Björn Ljunggren, a GTD Connect member from Sweden. He shared this in our members-only Forums and we thought it was such a great story that he gave us permission to share it with our GTD Times readers. My little GTD baby is celebrating its first birthday and it is time to […]

Confidence with your choices
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Confidence with your choices

Question: Do you review your lists/@folders everyday in the AM, decide what you are going to do, and then leave them or constantly flip through them? I only ask because it’s 11 separate pages of lists (calls, computer, at home office, etc.) Is the weekly review when you update with checking things off as you […]

Have you done a Weekly Review lately?
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Have you done a Weekly Review lately?

Residue seems to have the habit of spontaneously showing up, but never going away, by itself. You have to work at keeping things streamlined and current. The mere passage of time can make meaningful things irrelevant. The Weekly Review is psychic spring cleaning.  – David Allen

GTD Nuggets – If you look at your calendar…
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GTD Nuggets – If you look at your calendar…

If you look at your calendar in detail over the next two weeks, I bet you will think of at least one, if not several, “Oh, that reminds me, I need to’s.”

Take a poll about the GTD Weekly Review
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Take a poll about the GTD Weekly Review

A common question we’re asked is, “What’s the best day to do a GTD Weekly Review?”  Friday is certainly the most common day, but truly, whatever day works for you to get clear, current and creative is the best day! What’s your favorite day to do your Weekly Review? Take a quick poll: [HTML1]

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 […]

It's All Work
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It's All Work

Thinking of my jobs, plus my personal roles, plus my volunteer roles as part of the same big ball of “work” helps me achieve more than I’d ever thought possible. It’s all the same work. It’s all the same life.

Organizing your projects list
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Organizing your projects list

Dear David Allen: What do you recommend to organize the Projects list in order to quickly find a particular project? David: If you’re using a software application for managing lists, and if it can sort the list alphabetically, then get in the habit of writing the key word about the project first, so you can […]

David's coaching advice on tracking actions with due dates
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David's coaching advice on tracking actions with due dates

Question: Where do I put deferred tasks that are due, for example, in three days?   If I’m processing my Inbox on Monday,  and I know the next step to completion is a two hour task, “at Computer” that is due on Thursday, do I make a decision to do it at a specific time, and […]

David Allen on linking projects and related pieces together
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David Allen on linking projects and related pieces together

Countless questions have been e-mailed to me asking for the best ways and tools to organize project thinking, or how to relate project pieces to each other and to all the other projects and their pieces.   Ninety-nine percent of the time, my answer is: “Do the Weekly Review. If you do, it all works. If […]

How I learned to be my own assistant and love the GTD Weekly Review
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How I learned to be my own assistant and love the GTD Weekly Review

A Community Contribution from Carolyn J. Sullivan about her experience with the GTD Weekly Review. We would love to hear your experience with the Weekly Review in the comments. I’ve been using GTD principles since I was first introduced to them in 1994-95. I was part of a consulting group at Polaroid responsible for supporting […]

Think once a week
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Think once a week

Dear David Allen: You mention you only “think once a week”.  Does that mean you have a script rule about planning out your weeks as opposed to day-to-day? Could you explain that a little more? David: When I say I only think once a week, I’m making an exaggerated point that doing a thorough GTD Weekly […]

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 […]