Clearly defining your successful outcome helps your brain start finding ways to achieve that outcome.
When Office Technology Overwhelms, Get Organized
GTD’s systematic approach relieves the stress, and makes the busy-ness of our modern lives sustainable.
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.
If you want to have the feeling of freedom regularly, you’ve got to get used to it.
The Atlantic’s Media Diet series asks well-known people how they deal with what seems like an overwheleming amount of stuff to read. Here’s how David Allen responded when asked what he reads.
This blog post by Bill Meade describes a fascinating metaphor for GTD – the bulbous bow on large ships. This bow shape modifies the way the water flows around the hull, to reduce drag and increase speed and efficiency.
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.
Where is the majority of your Reference stored these days? In GTD terms, your Reference is your “non-actionable” materials.
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.
The reason for long-term goals is the permission they give us to identify with the greatest value we can so it changes our filtered perceptions.
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.
What have you actually finished, completed, and accomplished? If you haven’t made a list in the last year, I would highly recommend that you give yourself a treat and review the year that just passed and look forward to the year ahead.
Q: Any tips for those of us who get paralyzed by perfection? David Allen: Just focus on doing the next action perfectly, which is a lot easier than trying to be perfect about how you approach something bigger. Be as retentive as you want. The only problem is when it stops action. Be a perfectionist […]
A great way to kick off the New Year is with a review of GTD’s five phases of Mastering Workflow: Collect Process Organize Review Do For each area, ask yourself: What’s working well for me in this area now? What would I like to improve upon in the coming year in each of these areas? […]