Dealing with Free-Floating Anxiety

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

Dealing with Free-Floating Anxiety

One of the Greatest Challenges One of the greatest challenges to keeping an empty head is maintaining the drill of processing our interactions to closure. In the course of our day, we often generate much more value-added thinking and agreements with ourselves and others than we realize, especially in the context of conversations and communications. […]

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Episode #47: David Allen Kicks Off the GTD Summit

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

Episode #47: David Allen Kicks Off the GTD Summit

This episode of our podcast is from David Allen’s opening talk at the GTD Summit in 2009. We’ve just announced the 2019 GTD Summit, and we’d love to see you there. Get all the details at gtdsummit.com.      Subscribe or Download to GTD Podcasts iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify SoundCloud  

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GTD Summit in Amsterdam

Date: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 by GTD Times Staff

GTD Summit in Amsterdam

GTD is learned behavior We are not born knowing how to deal with things that we need to think about. What we need to think about, and how we need to think about it, in the most effective way, are learned behaviors. Our brains evolved to respond, highly effectively, in the present, to a perceived situation. […]

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TED Talk on Getting Things Done for Teens

Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

TED Talk on Getting Things Done for Teens

Equipping teens with GTD Mark Wallace, co-author of Getting Things Done for Teens, recently did a TED Talk on equipping the next generation to conquer overload and distraction. Digital connectivity has exponentially increased the volume and velocity of “stuff” coming at us every day. A new mindset and new skill sets are needed to help young […]

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GTD & OmniFocus 3

Date: Friday, December 21, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

GTD & OmniFocus 3

New GTD & OmniFocus 3 Setup Guide We are excited to announce the release of a new GTD Setup Guide for OmniFocus 3. Given the significant changes in this new release, we’ve overhauled our Setup Guide specifically for version 3. This Guide will show you how to: – Understand the fundamental GTD best practices – […]

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How to Balance Meetings and Work

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

How to Balance Meetings and Work

Too many meetings? Along with email volume, the overabundance of meetings is the major complaint of knowledge workers today. That said, meetings can be extremely effective and are even critical to getting meaningful work done. It would be an interesting experiment to cancel all meetings and watch what happens. What would we miss? What negative […]

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Episode #46: Seamless Completions and Fresh Perspectives

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

Episode #46: Seamless Completions and Fresh Perspectives

David Allen and Coach Kelly Forrister present an instructional GTD webinar where you’ll have the opportunity to take a deeper dive into understanding the power of completion and creating a vision for wild success.      Subscribe or Download to GTD Podcasts iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify SoundCloud  

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The GTD Horizons of Focus® for determining your priorities

Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

The GTD Horizons of Focus® for determining your priorities

How work is defined David Allen defines “work” from at least six different horizons, corresponding to different altitudes of perspective.                     The GTD Horizons of Focus HORIZON 5: Purpose and Principles HORIZON 4: Vision HORIZON 3: Goals and Objectives HORIZON 2: Areas of Focus and Accountability […]

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How do I get other people to do GTD?

Date: Monday, November 26, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

How do I get other people to do GTD?

Question: How do I get other people to do GTD? David Allen’s answer: Getting other people to do GTD is really about: How do we effectively communicate? How do we not have to have ambiguous non-decisions made about stuff? So, if nothing else, make sure you have your own GTD system in practice and let […]

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The Strategic Value of Clear Space

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

The Strategic Value of Clear Space

Are neat people more productive? How easily you can make a mess is how truly productive you can be. Maximum freedom to generate and play around in creative chaos is the optimal condition for constructive thinking and work. This is true on a project, in the kitchen, in your office, and at your writing table—anywhere […]

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Episode #45: Dealing with Competing Priorities

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

Episode #45: Dealing with Competing Priorities

Do you ever struggle with managing competing priorities and don’t know how you’ll get it all done?  Join David Allen for a conversation that’s packed with practical GTD coaching advice on how to deal with competing priorities–from getting a higher perspective on your life and work, down to trusting your moment-to-moment action choices.   Listen […]

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David Drake’s GTD Story

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David Drake’s GTD Story

Tell us a little about yourself: My name is David Drake, MS, PhD. I am a professor of microbiology & infectious diseases. I am in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa. How did you hear about GTD? When I became an Assistant Professor many years ago, I realized that […]

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