Sad News This Morning… Randy Pausch has Passed Away.

Randy Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie-Mellon University whose “last lecture” brought him to international prominence for his courage, his compassion and his humanity while facing a terminal illness.  If you haven’t seen his now famous lecture it is well worth the hour you’ll invest.  There are lessons there for all of us […]

GTDTimes – top blog honors

This morning I had a nice surprise in my email inbox when Evan Carmichael of EvanCarmichael.com wrote us a note to let us know that he’d just authored a post called the Top Ten GTDtimes Posts of 2008.  He runs through what he felt where the most informative and useful posts written for GTDtimes since […]

David Allen Speaking on Voice America Leadership Development News

David recently spoke with Dr. Relly Nadler on Voice America Leadership Development News.  Here’s a link to the streaming version of this very interesting show that includes a wide ranging discussion on GTD with David answering many questions on how to become more organized and productive. If you’d prefer to download the show so that […]

GTD at 50,000 ft: How to find and fulfill your Life's Purpose

A Community Contribution by Arif and Ali Vakil Have you ever had the feeling of being lost & left wondering “Why am I doing what I’m doing?”, “Why am I in this Job?”, “What does all this mean?”, “Who am I, and what is my purpose?”.  In spite of all the achievements there is a […]

Sometimes Getting Things Done Means Doing Nothing…

Okay, if that headline leaves you scratching your head you are probably not alone.  After all, doing nothing hardly seems like a way to get anything done, however, it is my aim to convince you that at times, doing nothing is the most appropriate next action. As you know if you’ve been reading GTDtimes with […]

Why We Like New Things; or why I have to try out every new GTD program.

This came in from one of our contributors, Dr. Lynn O’Connor. I’m one of those unfortunate people who loves trying out new software for my GTD system. So far, I’ve always gone back to the online, tried and true, Vitalist (www.vitalist.com ) for contexts/next action lists (projects too if needed).  But that hasn’t stopped me […]

eProductivity Equation: Coaching to get it right

Today, I’ll share the next part of my e-mail that answers the question: “How to ramp up quickly with GTD and Lotus Notes?”  We’ve touched on the productivity equation and we’ve looked at how methodology is the first component of the equation. We also explored the technology or tools that can be used to implement […]

Breaking News!!! Announcing the First Ever GTD Global Summit

GTDtimes is pleased to be the first site anywhere in the world to announce news of a major event in the world of GTD… For the first time anywhere  five hundred of the most intelligent, inspired and productive people on the planet will gather in San Francisco, California to learn, share, explore, inspire and most […]

The (wash)-IN basket to empty: doing laundry with kids the GTD way

David Allen starts the RoadMap seminar: “GTD is all about the lazy way of getting things done”. That got me thinking. Getting things done – that means everything done. Yes even the wash. Done. Getting the wash-IN basket to empty can be done in 2 minutes. Each stage in the process need not take longer – […]

eProductivity Equation: Mobility (for Notes & GTD)

Today, I’ll share the next part of my e-mail that answers the question:How to ramp up quickly with GTD and Lotus Notes? We’ve touched on the productivity equation and we’ve looked at how methodology is the first component of the equation. We also explored the technology or tools that can be used to implement GTD […]

eProductivity Equation: Technology (for Notes & GTD)

Today, I’ll share the next part of my e-mail that answers the question: “How to ramp up quickly with GTD and Lotus Notes?“ We’ve touched on the productivity equation and we’ve looked at how methodology is the first component of the equation. Now, we’ll look at the technology or tools that you use. Since you’ve […]

New Book from O'Reilly… Your Brain: the Missing Manual

Just came across this announcement from O’Reilly Media for a book I imagine will be of interest to quite a few GTDtimes readers: “Your Brain: the Missing Manual“. From O’Reilly’s dexcription of the book: Description Your Brain: The Missing Manual is a practical look at how to get the most out of your brain — […]

The habits of GTD

The GTD weekly review is a great habit. Almost everywhere I read about the importance and effects of regular reviews. In my everyday activities I notice the effects too –  amidst the chaos  of everyday life, the payoff of  committing myself to conducting regular reviews results in having the appropriate  response to whatever comes up. […]

eProductivity Equation: Methodology

Today, I’d like to talk about methodology as a key component in my productivity equation and specifically how it relates to ramping up quickly with GTD and Lotus Notes. Whether you are conscious of it or not, you have a methodology, a system, a habit for how you get your work done. Some methodologies, systems, […]

Expandable Intelligence: the Effort Effect and Learning How to be Organized

A Community Contribution by Lynn O’Connor, Ph.D. Research on intelligence is also finding psychological components to levels of performance. When children are taught that intelligence is fixed, heritable, and set for life, many of them back off and put little effort into academics. Only those who have already been labeled as “high IQ” are off […]