Why things don’t get done

Date: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 by GTD Times Staff

Why things don’t get done

In the work I do, I often see a dark side to organizations and relationships that have collaboration and being nice as values. It can easily become a smokescreen behind which people avoid accountability and clarity. I have noticed a tendency for people to spend a lot of time in high-energy meetings and discussions, and […]

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Getting started with context lists

Date: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 by GTD Times Staff

Getting started with context lists

Q. What do you recommend for lists if I am just starting with GTD? A. One of the biggest challenges that I see when people are setting up their lists initial in their GTD system is they are not really sure what contexts to use. Typically what I recommend is starting with really basic contexts; Agendas to hold the […]

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Episode #26 – Black Belt GTD

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017 by GTD Times Staff

Episode #26 – Black Belt GTD

What are your biggest GTD® improvement opportunities? Do you ever fall off the wagon? Join David Allen & Meg Edwards as they discuss what “Black Belt” GTD is, some of its biggest hurdles, and how you can overcome them.   Listen Now Subscribe or Download iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify SoundCloud Podcast Transcript […]

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Do you have problems or projects?

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017 by GTD Times Staff

Have you got any “stuff” that needs clarifying as a “project” for your Projects list? Anything that you’d call a “problem” right now that should be labeled a project, with a next action? Think about situations and circumstances in your world this week. Anything emerge that still needs resolution or clarification? Make it a project […]

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Processing email with GTD

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by GTD Times Staff

Processing email with GTD

The more facile you get with the GTD models, the faster you’ll be at processing your input, such as new email. We’ve found it takes most people about 30 seconds to process something. That means making a clear decision about what “done” (the outcome) and the “doing” (the next action) looks like. No software will […]

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Get your life back to widget-cranking!

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by GTD Times Staff

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 […]

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Episode #25 – Making Change Stick

Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016 by GTD Times Staff

Episode #25 – Making Change Stick

David Allen discusses the power and practical usage of focus and vision. Learn the keys to creating and maintaining successful habit change by utilizing visioning, goal setting, and clarifying positive outcomes.   Listen Now Subscribe or Download iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify SoundCloud Podcast Transcript GETTING THINGS DONE – MAKING CHANGE STICK; EPISODE […]

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The best time to do a GTD Weekly Review

Date: Friday, December 30, 2016 by GTD Times Staff

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 […]

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Dealing with surprises elegantly and objectively

Date: Friday, December 23, 2016 by GTD Times Staff

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 […]

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There are no problems…

Date: Thursday, December 22, 2016 by GTD Times Staff

There are no problems…

                                   

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Should I separate personal and professional?

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by GTD Times Staff

Should I separate personal and professional?

Question: I’ve recently implemented GTD in my life and it has helped immensely, but I can’t bring myself to mix work and personal lists. My question is…is it really necessary to mix personal and work lists? I don’t want to think of work while I’m outside of work! (And I don’t, for the record, as […]

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In praise of the last minute

Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 by GTD Times Staff

In praise of the last minute

I’m going to share some good news with you: The last minute is not always the worst time to do something. A client once shared that there are times when he actually likes to wait to the last minute—his work is better then. It’s more focused, more creative, and more inspired, because of the time […]

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