Are You Capturing Your Good Ideas?

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

Are You Capturing Your Good Ideas?

How many thoughts and ideas do you have daily which represent useful things to do or potentially enhance or improve projects, situations, and life in general? How many have you had and forgotten, and forgotten that you’ve forgotten? “I ought to call Susan and ask her about where she stayed in Hawaii…” “I need to […]

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GTD and Information Overload

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

GTD and Information Overload

People complain about “information overload.” But, in truth, the most information-rich environment is the most relaxing–nature. We are actually more relaxed and stimulated by a plethora of input and multiple horizons, and nature provides that in spades. If you really wanted to go nuts, just put yourself in a room with no input (sensory deprivation.) […]

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EPISODE #38 – The Power of Outcome Thinking

Date: Friday, February 09, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

EPISODE #38 – The Power of Outcome Thinking

David Allen explores the power of outcome thinking in front of a live audience. This talk will reveal just how much the thoughts we hold in our head have the potential to affect the types and qualities of action we take. From athletic performance to prepping for that next big meeting, what we think about […]

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What is GTD®?

Date: Thursday, February 01, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

Someone recently asked David Allen to share the underlying principle to Getting Things Done® (GTD®). He said: There are several, but the main ones are: 1. CLEAR YOUR HEAD – Your head is for having ideas, not for holding them. In other words, build and maintain an “external brain” to hold all your significant reminders […]

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Turning Inside Out

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

Turning Inside Out

I am beginning to get it. The ultimate ingredient for really getting things off my mind is to nurture the part of me that lives from the inside out. Now, when I say, “I’m beginning to get it,” please keep in mind that I’ve been “beginning to get it” for at least 50 years, consciously, […]

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GTD & Procrastination

Date: Saturday, January 06, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

GTD & Procrastination

Procrastination. I hear it all the time. My clients confide in me, “I am procrastinating on sending in the contract/mailing the gift/fixing the appliance/etc…” you name it, I’ve heard it. And just between us, I used to think I was the ultimate procrastinator. When I first heard David Allen say that the type of people […]

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GTD and Todoist

Date: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

GTD and Todoist

Our new GTD & Todoist Setup Guide is now available in our online store! This Guide will show you how to: – Understand the fundamental GTD best practices – Optimally configure Todoist in the way we have found works best for GTD – Integrate your actionable email – Create project and next actions lists in […]

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EPISODE #37 – Tips for a Year-End Review

Date: Monday, January 01, 2018 by GTD Times Staff

EPISODE #37 – Tips for a Year-End Review

The new year is always a great excuse to zoom out and recalibrate how your system is running, and a year-end review is an excellent way to do exactly that. In this conversation that first showed up on GTD Connect, David Allen & Coach Kelly Forrister give us some quick and practical tips for successfully […]

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The Big Secret About Goal Setting

Date: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by GTD Times Staff

The Big Secret About Goal Setting

Goals are tools, not golden calves. I was facilitating a senior level discussion in a medical technology company, and they were grappling with the issue of the role of R&D and how to “fill the pipeline” with new products that would keep them competitive. As one top exec proposed some aggressive goals for the number […]

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Episode #36 – Overcoming Procrastination

Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 by GTD Times Staff

Episode #36 – Overcoming Procrastination

Listen to a fascinating segment with David Allen where he outlines the sources of procrastination, shares a few fun examples of the dynamics at work, and talks about the steps you can take to overcome it.   Listen Now   Subscribe or Download iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify SoundCloud

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GTD Tips for Getting Your Inbox to Zero

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017 by GTD Times Staff

GTD Tips for Getting Your Inbox to Zero

Looking for a quick summary on how to get your inbox to zero? Click here for a helpful free article from one of the GTD coaches.            

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Get a Grip on Your Process, or Give It Up

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by GTD Times Staff

Get a Grip on Your Process, or Give It Up

If you’re not willing to commit to keeping your head completely empty, it’s not worth trying to make any “personal management system” work. Give it up.  Don’t kid yourself. Throw your productivity tools away. OK, I’m becoming more direct and succinct. (At 72 I think that serves us both, and I choose not to beat […]

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