Q. What do you recommend for lists if I am just starting with GTD? A. One of the biggest challenges that I see when people are setting up their lists initial in their GTD system is they are not really sure what contexts to use. Typically what I recommend is starting with really basic contexts; Agendas to hold the […]
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.
Even though most people always carry their phone, some of the most savvy GTDers also use pen and paper for collection. The key is to know what methods reduce the friction in your system.
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.
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.
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.
Is your software programmed to grab your attention in ways that make your time-management job harder?
From the Business Center at PC World, GTD is listed as a browser-compatible productivity system.
David Allen talks with Bloomberg about technology and email protocols, and the frustrations people are dealing with around email and some ways to deal with it.
Here are the GTD best practices that we share in our Keys to Getting Things Done webinars.
You only need to pay attention to what has your attention.
No matter your level of GTD expertise, these interactive and concise 90-minute webinars will deepen your mastery of the GTD best practices.
The main problem most people have with delegation is the lack of regular review, enough so that you will light a fire or check status early enough to be able to deal with the other person optimally.
In this interview on The Dorm Room Tycoon, David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, explains how entrepreneurs can be in control, and why planning and having an overall purpose is key.
GTD seems to me a very intuitive way of managing your psychology so that it does not disrupt workflow.
Why do you think [Getting Things Done] was so successful and resonated with the business world? I think people were hungry for a model that was hip enough and current enough to deal with the kind of world everyone was in.
David Allen’s advice on making GTD simpler to adopt
David Allen’s Natural Planning Model seriously saves my sanity on everything from birthday party planning to creating new programs for my website, so this year, I decided to use the five steps of the Natural Planning Model to create a Christmas experience that is both magical and meaningful.
David Allen says GTD is about your ability to respond.