Choosing what to do

The five steps of GTD workflow are Capture, Clarify, Organize, Reflect, and Engage. When it’s time to Engage, people often ask how to choose from what may be long lists of tasks to do. That’s when it’s helpful to use the criteria for choosing: Context – What place, tool, or person will the action require? …

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.

Guided GTD Weekly Review®

Experience what David Allen calls the “critical success factor” with GTD®, by going through a complete GTD Weekly Review®. You’ll get a taste of all 11 steps of the process, with helpful advice along the way. Please note that this recording has not been edited to remove the several minutes of silence for you to do each of the 11 parts of the review.

Office Hour GTD® Discussion

In support of GTD® implementation and integration, we had a free-form hour (plus) of discussion. We talked about recurring projects, checklists, clarifying versus doing, verbs for projects and actions, and much more.

GTD and Teams

A recurring question from people new to GTD, or interested in its applicability to an organization, is “How does GTD relate to teams?”

Roy’s GTD Story

One takeaway from GTD for Teens that I haven’t gotten from any other GTD source: As you’re clarifying your projects, ask yourself “What’s Next?”