Mind Like Water: A mental and emotional state in which your head is clear, able to create and respond freely, unencumbered with distractions and split focus.
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.
“Small Business Big Marketing” recorded this informative and entertaining podcast with David Allen.
If you don’t have a clear sense of the totality of your obligations, you will always overcommit.
There are five phases of your workflow: Collect, Process, Organize, Review & Do. You need to know the best practices and tools for each phase.
Will you be an early adopter of the new BlackBerry? How do you decide among BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, or … a Windows Phone?
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.
Technology should enhance productivity, making it easier to get things done so you have more leisure time. But have tools that are designed to help really just added to our workload, distraction, and stress?
We’re jeopardizing long-term productivity by eliminating predictable time off that ensures balance in our lives.
If you’re looking for practical time management training, watch a busy mom for a day.
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?
Wouldn’t it be cool if your GTD system could read your mind? It would automagically prioritize your action lists according to your context, time available, energy level, and what most has your attention in that moment.
From the Business Center at PC World, GTD is listed as a browser-compatible productivity system.
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.
The microcosm of how people deal with their in-baskets, e-mail, and conversations with others will be reflected in the macro-reality of their culture and organization.
This is a photo of David Allen’s workspace. You’ll notice that he has helpfully labeled many of the items in the photo.