A Healing Journey

Date: Friday, July 10, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

We love letters from GTD’ers.  Especially when we receive one that has so much heart, love and joy that makes us proud that GTD can have such a profound personal impact.  Here’s Tim’s story: ~~ Earlier today I listened to your “Problems or Projects?” podcast. Thank you for sharing this topic so succinctly and for […]


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Is GTD Tactical or Strategic?

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

Someone recently asked one of our coaches: Would you categorize GTD as a “Tactical” system as opposed to “Strategic”? The answer: GTD is both tactical and strategic. The process of capturing what has your attention in a system that is external from your mind, deciding the outcome and the very next action, and listing those […]


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Paper is King (for some)

Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

As we all know, GTD is a tool-agnostic approach.  The tools you choose are up to you.  Some say it’s all got to be electronic. Others swear paper is king.  And many  of us will choose a hybrid of paper and digital. In our ongoing GTD Times series featuring GTD’er systems, we wanted to give […]


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Driving in the fast lane with ActiveWords

Date: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

One of the tools David Allen uses on his PC is ActiveWords, a tool often described as “solving a problem you didn’t know you had.”  It essentially streamlines the navigation and common tasks we do all day long; send emails, go to web sites, create new tasks, insert text, open files and more.  Recently, David […]


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Is that a problem or a project?

Date: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

GTD Secrets: True Confessions of a GTD Coach – Episode 4 One of the things that I have seen over the years is a lot of incomplete Project Lists. And I think some of it is because we have a tendency to have a narrow view about what a project is. Years ago, David said […]


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The Strategic Value of Personal Productivity

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

David Allen is doing a webinar event next Wednesday, July 8th, hosted by Unbound Ideas. In this 90-minute interactive webinar, David Allen will describe the strategies, tools and specific behaviors that dramatically upgrade individual and organizational productivity. In particular, he will focus on: The 5 stages of control and the 6 horizons of focus necessary […]


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OmniFocus Speed Keys

Date: Monday, June 29, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

Studies show that most people will be 4 times faster on the keyboard by using shortcut keys versus reaching for the the mouse and clicking their way through menus.  You don’t need to know all of them, but certainly the keyboard shortcuts that represent the tasks you use the most can be a tremendous time […]


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Taking a deeper look at control & perspective

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Making It All Work, David Allen’s latest book, ties together what many people were hungry for after reading Getting Things Done:  control + perspective.  In MIAW, control (5 phases of mastering your workflow) gets married to perspective (your horizons of focus)  to give an overview of the whole game. Chris Taylor, editor for Goose Educational […]


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Join the GTD Fan Page on Facebook

Date: Friday, June 26, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

We’ve setup a page on Facebook for all of you David Allen and GTD fans out there.  It’s a  great place,  if you’re so inclined, to follow some of the latest bits of noteworthy news, quotes and musings from GTDGuy.  Check it out:  facebook.com/gettingthingsdone. You can also follow David on Twitter as GTDGuy.


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Hacking Mail and iCal for GTD

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

Yes, we know it makes for a great debate, but GTD really is for men or women, PC or Mac, paper or digital.  It’s an approach that gets overlayed onto the tools that work for you.  Since so many GTD’ers are on a Mac, and we’re always looking to feature a wide-range of GTD’er styles, […]


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Best practices of GTD Collect

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

David Allen & his team sat down to record a podcast on the best practices of Collect. In this 35 minute podcast they talk about: Some of their favorite tools for capturing anywhere, anytime The essential tools for work and home spaces What makes or breaks a good collection tool? The essential “red folder“ Collect […]


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An experiment by a 'GTD parent'

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009 by GTD Times Staff

Mike Williams, speaker at the recent GTD Summit, and longtime friend of David Allen Company, sent us this story with us about his experience sharing GTD with his kids. We thought this was fitting to share on Father’s Day. I am always running experiments with my kids (queue the evil scientist laugh!).  I would love […]


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