Episode #48: Installing GTD in an Organization

Jason Atwood has built Getting Things Done into his company from the start. Listen as he shares with David Allen about starting Arkus, a Salesforce consulting firm, well after his own GTD practice was on a solid foundation. Beyond encouraging his employees to adopt GTD, he provides them with ongoing tools and support. During the […]

Episode #45: Dealing with Competing Priorities

Do you ever struggle with managing competing priorities and don’t know how you’ll get it all done?  Join David Allen for a conversation that’s packed with practical GTD coaching advice on how to deal with competing priorities–from getting a higher perspective on your life and work, down to trusting your moment-to-moment action choices.   Listen […]

David Drake’s GTD Story

Tell us a little about yourself: My name is David Drake, MS, PhD. I am a professor of microbiology & infectious diseases. I am in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa. How did you hear about GTD? When I became an Assistant Professor many years ago, I realized that […]

The 2019 GTD® Organizer is now available

What is the GTD Organizer? The 2019 GTD Organizer is an elegant, functional, and complete system, built on the GTD principles. We created it to give people a way to get people up and running with a tool that is completely aligned with GTD. How to Use It The GTD Organizer comes as an editable […]

Aliman’s GTD Story

Tell us a little about yourself: My name is Aliman Sears from the Island of Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii (Kailua side). My primary work is chief operating officer and co-founder of a nonprofit psychiatric social work agency. I am also adjunct professor of philosophy at Chaminade University, Honolulu.   How did you hear about GTD? In 2016 during […]

What are the Best Apps for GTD?

A question we often get from the GTD community is, “What are the best apps for GTD?” While we would love to give you a simple answer that tells you exactly what to use, it’s not as simple as that.   GTD is tool neutral One of the first things to understand is that GTD […]

Natasha’s GTD Story

About Natasha What do you do for work? I am a certified GTD Master Trainer and GTD Trainer for Level 1. I also work as an origami creator. Where do you live? My home country is Slovenia, Europe. Recently I moved from the capital to the Slovenian coast (Adriatic sea). GTD Background How did you […]

Episode #43: The Power of the GTD Weekly Review®

David Allen shares his thoughts on what a good GTD Weekly Review is and isn’t, as well as some valuable tips and tricks from his years in the trenches. This episode pairs well with Episode #7, the Guided Weekly Review. David has said that the Weekly Review is the “critical success factor” in making your […]

Is there anything besides GTD?

QUESTION: Is there something else besides GTD worth exploring in the area of personal process management? DAVID ALLEN: Frankly there is nothing in the area of “personal process management” beyond the GTD process itself. Many people mistake GTD as something that has to have all the suggestions in the book in some format; and most […]

New Getting Things Done for Teens book

The Challenge Teens Face Today The most interconnected generation in history is navigating unimaginable amounts of social pressure, both in personal and online interactions. Very little time, focus, or education is being spent teaching and coaching this generation how to navigate this unprecedented amount of “stuff” entering their lives each day. How do we help […]

Marx’s GTD Story

Your name  Marx Acosta-Rubio What do you do for work? I own several companies and coach entrepreneurs how to be successful and happy. Where do you live? Near Dallas, Texas. How did you hear about GTD? A friend recommended the book and then I hired David Allen to be my first consultant for my first […]

Episode #42: Getting Things Done for Teens

David Allen, Mike Williams, and Mark Wallace discuss the brand new book Getting Things Done for Teens, including what’s different, what’s the same, and some of the wisdom they’ve garnered in writing the book together. Learn more at www.gtdforteens.com.   Listen Now    Subscribe or Download iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify SoundCloud

GTD® & Things® Setup Guide

We’re excited to announce the release of our new GTD & Things Setup Guide! We know some of you have been wanting this one for years. Includes a ton of expert tips on implementing GTD in Things on your Mac desktop.                     Buy the full Guide […]

Starting with where you are, not where you should be

Question: Why does Getting Things Done® focus on the “weeds” rather than the higher-level stuff? Why don’t we start with goals and vision and then make our way to day-to-day work? David Allen: I appreciate your question. The professional and personal self-help training programs consistently emphasize higher-horizon focus—clarity of purpose, values, vision, goals, etc. I agree that […]

Episode #41: David Allen Talks with General Randal Fullhart

David Allen talks with General Randal Fullhart (Ret.). Graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1979, Randy has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels. He shares insights and tips about his own journey with GTD, teamwork, and leadership. Listen Now    Subscribe or Download iTunes Stitcher Libsyn Google Play Music Spotify […]

GTD Setup Guides

Hello GTD enthusiasts! This is an update on the GTD Setup Guides that are currently available. If you’re new to these guides, they are the official GTD software setup guides from the David Allen Company to give you step-by-step coaching on applying GTD to some of the best software tools out there. We currently have GTD Setup Guides for: […]

Suzanne’s GTD Story

Your name: Suzanne Hawes What do you do for work? Chief Human Resources, Paya Inc Where do you live? Ashburn, VA How did you hear about GTD? I was working at SC Johnson in Racine, WI. The training department needed some guinea pigs for a GTD program they were planning to roll out. I’m always […]

New! GTD® & Trello® Setup Guide

We’re excited to announce the release of our new GTD & Trello Setup Guide. This Guide will show you how to: – Understand the fundamental GTD best practices – Optimally configure Trello in the way we have found works best for GTD – Integrate your actionable email – Create project and next actions lists in Trello […]

What Gets in the Way of Being Productive?

A typical question I get is, “What’s the one thing that we do that gets in the way of us being productive?” It’s not one thing, but five, all wrapped together: People keep stuff in their head. They don’t decide what they need to do about stuff they know they need to do something about. […]

Mark’s GTD Story

Your name: Mark Jantzen What do you do for work?  I’m a Senior Investment Manager with Fidelity Investments Where do you live?  Denver, Colorado How did you hear about GTD?  I attended a David Allen seminar at Fidelity before he called it GTD. I believe it was MAP – Managing Actions & Projects.  Obviously read […]