Episode #187: Slice of GTD Life with Keri Hobert

Dr. Keri Hobert has worked for several community health organizations, and is currently with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Denver. Her GTD journey began around 2012 with a search for a list manager. She has tried Things, Nirvana, Outlook, and now uses OmniFocus for her lists. In addition to hearing her describe her own system, you?ll find that she is dedicated to sharing about GTD with her colleagues. Beyond describing the benefits of GTD, she provides her staff with structured support to learn and apply the principles.

Can GTD® help you do less?

Question: It seems to me that focus and productivity are different concepts that often get conflated. When people think of productivity, they seem to think of doing more, faster. When people think of focus, they seem to think of doing less, more deliberately. Doing more faster, in my view, simply means being more efficiently frenzied, and it appears a lot of people are chasing this ideal. Doing less with focus, however, seems to be truly valuable. It appears GTD as a theory and practice favors increased productivity—efficient frenzy. How do you see it? Where does focus fit in the GTD equation, and can GTD help with doing less, not more?

William Elliot on Building Courage

William Elliott, GTD® trainer and coach in South Africa, talks about ways to use GTD to deal with anxiety or fear. He starts by offering a definition of courage, and moves to specific questions you can ask yourself that give practical help during times of stress.

Troubleshooting Your GTD® Capture

Komal Thakkar takes you for a deeper dive into the Capture step of GTD workflow. She discusses potential areas for improvement, and advises how you can evaluate your capturing to align with the best practices for this step.

Episode #184: Andy Hickman discusses Allen and Aquinas

Andy Hickman is a theologian who came up with fascinating intersections among David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology and the philosophies of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. In particular, he describes ways that the 5 steps of GTD align with Aquinas’s 12 distinct actions of intellect and will.