GTD balancing act in three steps: The weekly review with kids

“Work and play are words used for the same thing under differing conditions” —Mark Twain All good things come in three’s—just like the steps of the weekly review: Get Clear Get Current Get Creative Getting work done First get clear. Collect everything in one place—the loose bits of paper, assignments, toys, (school) books and randomly […]

GTD Times Mentioned by James Fallows in the Atlantic

Friend of David Allen and the David Allen Company, James Fallows was kind enough to give GTDtimes a very favorable mention in the Atlantic, one of the most lauded and influential publications in the country. James, that’s high praise and a very generous compliment especially coming from a nationally recognized journalist like yourself.

Vakil Housing makes GTD history in India

On the 30th of August 2008, 2 unassuming looking Indians made GTD history in Bangalore by giving the first GTD Presentation in India by Indians! It all started out when Leslie Harradine (a David Allen Company Trainer) flew down to Bangalore, India to train our people in Vakil Housing in GTD. We realized to sustain […]

IBM Offers Lotus Notes For Apple's IPhone

Editor’s Note:  This just in from DOW Jones… IBM Offers Lotus Notes For Apple’s iPhone Sep 30, 2008 00:01:00 (ET) SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)–International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) said Tuesday it was making its Lotus Notes tools, including email and calendar applications, available for Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPhone. Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM said that the latest […]

David Allen seminars in Europe

If you’re a GTD’er (or want to become one) and you happen to live overseas, your opportunity to learn from the master has just come much closer to home.  Nathaniel Stott, a contributor to GTDtimes has reported that he and his associates at Life Architect have been working on the details for months and now, […]

There's a Time and Place for Long Prose – Email Is Rarely It

By Scott Allen – Community Contributor I love reading good prose, particularly a good narrative. Sometimes prose is called for in an email — to tell a story, explain your reasoning, provide some depth regarding your feelings on a topic, etc. Some people prefer the phone or face-to-face for those things, but in many situations, […]

Hot Off the Press: David Allen Launches New GTD Channel on YouTube

I’ve got some big news for GTD enthusiasts and followers of David Allen’s Getting Things Done systematic approach to personal productivity.  David in conjunction with the David Allen Company have just launched a new YouTube Channel dedicated to Getting Things Done. This new YouTube Channel is a compilation of those videos that David or his […]

The Irresistible Allure of Getting Anything Done

By Scott Allen – Community Contributor Ahh…completion! You know the feeling. Inbox…empty. Weekly review…done. Deliverable…delivered. Project…complete. That slight rush as you say, “It is finished.” This can be a great additional motivation in getting things done. One little completion “fix” after another and pretty soon you’re on a major productivity roll. But there can be […]

Is There a GTD Meetup Near You?

Greg Stevenson, an avid GTD’er recently wrote DavidCo to let them know about a new Meetup Group he’s started in Orange County, CA.  In the process of getting the word out about his meetup, Greg discovered Meetup.com and found out that there were actually 25 different GTD meetups taking place all over the country.  I […]

Office 2.0 Day One: David Allen Steals the Show

Bloggers from around the net were in attendance and they were quick to post on David’s rather surprising dual appearances (actually the first appearance had been announced on the Office2.o website months ago) but David’s second appearance, sitting on the GTD Applications Panel was a delightful surprise made all the much more exciting for what […]

GTD – Changing the World by Bringing Change from Within

A Community Contribution from Arif and Ali Vakil Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you’re completely overwhelmed with all the work that surrounds you? At those times do you then you catch yourself complaining about the outside world “I wish my job wasn’t so demanding”, “I wish there wasn’t so much competition”, […]

What's Your Desired Outcome?

A Contribution from Maurice Gavin, a former staff presenter and coach with David Allen Company At ‘that’ moment, you understand the power of getting it out of your head. Some might think that means merely writing it down, but it actually requires one to implement Peter Drucker’s thinking from the Effective Executive treatise (1969) that […]

Your Brain as a Success Coach for Getting Things Done

Question: When you identify important projects, do you clearly define the successful outcome? Do you clearly describe, either in the project title or description what success, even “wild success” will look like? If you are not doing this, you are missing out on perhaps the most powerful productivity tool available to help you accomplish your […]

How to feel Okay when You're Not Doing Something

When you start climbing up the GTD implementation ladder you begin collecting, processing and organizing every cool idea that you come across.   Pretty soon you have a huge list of projects together with an even more colossal list of next actions. It’s tempting to try and accomplish all of them; but what if you […]

What If…? and Why Not…?

A Contribution by former presenter and coach with the David Allen Company, Maurice Gavin “What if you really could achieve the dreams  you conceive for yourself and your corner of this world?” “What if you could overcome any obstacle set  before you in your life and in the lives of others at will and on  […]

Determining Priority GTD Style

By Michael Gorsline OmniFocus is a GTD inspired productivity application for Mac. When I visit the OmniFocus discussion boards, at fairly regular intervals someone will ask, “But why can’t you Omni guys incorporate a way to assign priority to action items?” and an argument promptly ensues. GTD folks try to explain why that just doesn’t […]

GTD Global Summit Site Posts Agenda for Event, More Details…

If you’re one of the people that wouldn’t miss the GTD Global Summit for anything than you probably aren’t too concerned with hearing about the recent updates to the GTD Global Summit website.  However, if this is something that you haven’t yet reached a conclusion on one way or another you might want to click […]