Have fun in your command. Don’t always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you’ve earned it, spend time with your families.
I assert that it’s actually less effort to maintain your email inbox at zero than to maintain it at 300 or 3,000. Will it take effort? Of course. But there is gold to be mined there with a trusted practice that will have ripple effects across your workflow and motivation.
Your GTD system, with a current and complete inventory or your commitments, helps you manage yourself effectively regardless of time’s alterations.
Get a notepad and inbox, capture everything that has your attention. Decide the next actions on each and all of them. Review that total inventory, keeping it current, at least weekly.
People must ask: What does this mean? Is this actionable or not? What is the outcome that I am committed to?
If you need to get on top of your Microsoft Outlook® email, calendar, and tasks by implementing GTD, this is the webinar for you. You’ll learn the best recommendations for building a GTD system in Outlook to seamlessly handle your work and personal commitments.
Every company wants to maximize productivity and cut down on unnecessary meetings. But they don’t always know how to go about making meetings more effective.
How to get organized? First step is to capture into a simple ‘bucket” all of those things that are not on cruise control – anything that has your attention. Write it all down.
New to GTD, or a veteran, you can be more productive by harnessing the power of checklists.
With the GTD approach to getting email under control, you can stay connected, or take a vacation away from email, and trust that your decision is healthy.
Before you spend another minute creating yet another list with ABC, 123, or high-medium-low codes as a way to define your priorities, read my essay this month. You may discover there’s a more natural path for getting you what you need to get the right things done.
If you don’t have a clear sense of the totality of your obligations, you will always overcommit.
David Allen talks about how the GTD Weekly Review, and how to do more executive thinking about your life.
Time management is really agreement management. At the end of the day, how good you feel about what you did (and what
you didn’t do) is proportional to how well you think you kept agreements with yourself.
There are very few times and places we really have the appropriate energy level, tools, and uninterrupted time frames towork on some of our “most important” work.
If you think that a Projects list is unnecessary, then throw away your calendar and trust life will just let you know what you should be doing, in the moment.
In a guest post on the Workshifting blog, read tips from Mike Williams, CEO for the David Allen Company (and vetted GTD coach!) on some simple ways to apply GTD. His post also includes an experiment for making your next meeting more effective.
Here are tips from David Allen for setting up your paper filing system.
This is a photo of David Allen’s workspace. You’ll notice that he has helpfully labeled many of the items in the photo.
What compounds the challenges of the self-management game is that often the most effective thing to do feels like the last thing you’re capable of doing.