Bruce Fetzer took a productivity training with David Allen in the 1980s. Since then he has been applying what he learned. His work with the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust has been his major focus in the last few years. The mission of the trust is to advance integrated, relational views of reality through exploring scientific frontiers and universal spiritual practices. David Allen engages Bruce in a discussion of the role of business in doing good work through meta-science, or the study of the scientific method. They also explore how to integrate inner life with outer action.
In this episode, David shares some useful insights regarding how we already plan projects when we're at our best: The Natural Planning Model. He contrasts this behavior with the much more common unnatural or reactive planning models. You'll also learn about the importance of vision and principles when planning, and a practical way to get stagnant projects moving again.
Today we have three separate, rare segments pulled from the archives on different concepts that are all related to memory and performance improvement. First, you’ll hear a segment regarding the idea of mental RAM, and what happens when we leave unclosed loops open in our lives. Next, you’ll learn about multitasking vs. rapid refocusing and how that state helps us scale our performance. And third, you’ll learn a few handy uses for checklists in order to continuously improve over time.