Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Review’

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 […]

Missing deadlines
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Missing deadlines

Question: You say you shouldn’t write anything on a day when it doesn’t absolutely have to be finished by then. Furthermore, you tell that priorities are depended on time, energy and a lot more, but I miss one thing there: deadlines. What if I make a list of things to do, and find on Monday […]

The special sauce of GTD
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The special sauce of GTD

Q: Since college I have used the GTD System and continue to apply it as best as possible.  I get slammed sometimes with multiple tasks and was wondering if you could comment on how best to prioritize tasks within the context of the System.  Thank you for your help. David Allen: The Secret Sauce for […]

Weekly Review Encouragement
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Weekly Review Encouragement

Longtime GTDer Jacki shared this on our GTD Facebook Fan Page about her experience with the GTD Weekly Review: For the longest time I avoided the Weekly Review and just moved from day to day reacting to what came up – in other words, I had not implemented the most effective part of GTD. Then […]