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Getting Things Done

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Dec 29, 2021

Let's end the year with a compilation of all of David's Two Minute Tips as these turbulent times continue, plus these are gems you can reference at any point of your GTD® life. Happy New Year!

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Dec 21, 2021

This is an installation and implementation session on the higher Horizons of Focus?. We will spend time exploring if anything has your attention at each of the horizons, and will end with integrating the horizons at the project and next action levels.

During the session, there are sections where you can create or refine what you have on each of the horizons. The prompt questions for each of the horizons are listed below. These sections were about five minutes each in the live webinar. We have edited out those sections of silence for this recording. Please feel free to stop the recording as you reach those sections, and use the prompt questions below to work on each of your horizons.

The webinar concluded with these two thoughts:

  • Without clear purpose and direction you could easily be busy doing off-course things and wonder why a meaningful life is so elusive
  • Getting the right small things done directly contributes to an authentic and meaningful life


HORIZON 5: Purpose and Principles
My purpose and principles contribute to my authentic life.
Trigger Questions:
What gets me up out of bed in the morning?
What is most meaningful to me?
What, if I am doing or expressing it, makes me feel like I am being who I really am, at my best?
When do I feel like I really ?show up??
What really matters to me, in terms of how I live and work?
What do I hold as standards for myself, no matter what, in terms of how I am living and working?

HORIZON 4: Vision
My purpose and principles influence my vision.
My vision contributes to my purpose and principles.
Trigger Questions:
If I were wildly successful fulfilling my purpose, living my principles, what might be true for me, several years from now?
What might I be doing?
What might I have?
What experiences might I be having?
Contexts: Career
Lifestyle
Energy/health
Finances
Relationships
Time horizons: 5 years?
10 years?
20 years?
More?

HORIZON 3: Goals and Objectives
My vision influences my goals and objectives.
My goals and objectives contribute to my vision.
Trigger Question:
Given what?s currently in play, and what I?ve thought about today, what are the things I need to have happen, or would like to have true for me, within the next 12 to 24 months?

HORIZON 2: Areas of Focus and Accountability
My goals and objectives influence my areas of focus and accountability.
My areas of focus and accountability contribute to my goals.
Trigger Questions:
What are the areas of accountability in my work?
What are the areas of focus in my life?
HORIZON 1: Projects
My areas of focus and accountability influence my projects.
My projects contribute to my areas of focus and accountability.

GROUND: Calendar/Actions
My projects influence my next actions.
My next actions contribute to my projects.
My next actions get the things that are meaningful to me done.

Dec 14, 2021

David explores the psychology of productivity with William Elliott, a counseling psychologist and GTD master trainer in South Africa. William describes his own journey with attention-deficit disorder, and finding GTD as a support for becoming more organized. He has wise words about how humility and accepting our limitations can improve our productivity and the overall quality of our lives. You'll likely resonate with his description of the background stress around "What do I say no to?" and how GTD helps with decision making and prioritizing. Regarding what's on our lists, he notes that there is an advance beyond safely ignoring to reach comfortably ignoring. Responding to a question from David, William says that his "brain has accepted that GTD is the life raft." (January 2018)

Dec 7, 2021

From the archives (July 2013) - Senior Coaches Meg Edwards and Kelly Forrister share the 3 types of ways to review your GTD system. You'll learn about what's best to review on a daily, weekly, quarterly, and yearly basis to keep on track and aligned with what's important to you. Includes helpful tips around reviewing projects, action lists, goals, areas of focus, and more.

Dec 1, 2021

David Allen talks about the question, "Is there really too much to do?"

Nov 22, 2021

From the archives (May 2010): Audio Only version of the third episode in the Road to Black Belt "boot camp" series, where Coaches Meg Edwards & Kelly Forrister take a deep dive into the Review & Do phases of GTD.

Nov 2, 2021

From the archives: Listen in as David chats with best-selling author Dan Pink, getting an inside look into his own path, his research and observations about people and the nature of work, and his own use of GTD for managing himself with all of that. Dan is a journalist and the author of Free Agent Nation, A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell Is Human (April 2012)

Oct 26, 2021

David Allen explores how groups that want to foster friendliness can fall into the trap of not making it clear who is accountable for which outcomes. The result is not so nice.

Oct 20, 2021

From the archives: David Allen sits down with John Jantsch from Duct Tape Marketing and talk about Getting Things Done®

Oct 5, 2021

David Allen offers this reminder that you can be smarter than your mind by capturing, clarifying, and organizing your thoughts.

Sep 28, 2021

David Allen talks about capturing into your physical in-tray. 

 

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Sep 22, 2021

From the archives: David Allen interviews Garrison, the son of a staff member who was coached in GTD® at the age of 10 years old. What happens when someone grows up on GTD®?

Sep 15, 2021

From the archives: A discussion about all of the components that can possibly make up your ideal GTD® system, since there is no one perfect system.

Sep 7, 2021

From the archives: David talks with Greg Voisen from Inside Personal Growth as they discuss GTD. The topics and conversation have as much value today as they did back then.

Sep 1, 2021

David Allen talks about the three Cs of effective systems -- Consistent, Current, and Context-driven.

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Aug 25, 2021

From the archives: Different perspectives on what's good to know and what's good to use when it comes to the abundance of list managers that are now available as GTD becomes more popular.

Aug 17, 2021

David Allen talks about the apparent, and the more subtle, power of naming things.

Aug 11, 2021

David hops on the Work Awesome podcast to talk about Getting Things Done.

Aug 3, 2021

From the archives: David was interviewed by Doug Goldstein about GTD in general but also about how it translates into the financial planning side of life. 

Jul 27, 2021

From the archives: Kelly Forrester and David Allen talk about pointers and tips, and where can you start, when it comes to learning GTD.

Jul 20, 2021

From the Archives: David Allen interviews Evan Taubenfeld, a young up-and-coming rock musician, writer, and producer. David calls him a prime candidate for the poster child of GTD. Listen in as Evan shares how he uses GTD in his creative process.

Jul 14, 2021

Lots to discuss about challenging times and the economy, and people trying to do more with less and how that relates to their individual and organizational systems.

Jul 7, 2021

From the archives: Kelly Forrester, David Allen and Robert Peake talk about some of the best practices to complete the Organize portion of the 5 step process, as they also describe what Organize really means.

Jun 29, 2021

From the archives: What would your organizational structure be like if everyone is fully accountable for the roles they hold, both implicitly and explicitly? Can you imagine meetings where the things that you have your attention on are consistently and efficiently processed to concrete Projects & Next Actions? Join David Allen and Kelly Forrister as they speak with the experts from HolacracyOne. They'll talk about the "Holacracy" operating system, how it's been integrated into the David Allen Company, and how it complements GTD.

Jun 22, 2021

From the GTD Slice of Life archive: Musician Evan Taubenfeld and entertainment lawyer Danny Passman join David Allen and Coach Kelly Forrister in an inspiring conversation about GTD for creative people. Lots of wonderful nuggets in this one about finding the creative spark within the structure of a GTD system.

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