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Getting Things Done®, GTD® and David Allen & CO | Home. Practicing Simplified GTD. The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen at TEDxClaremontColleges. David Allen: Getting Things Done. Free Your Mind with GTD. David Allen shares best productivity hacks - Business Insider. 9 Powerful Habits for Getting Important Things Done.

We all know that sinking feeling. A deadline is drawing closer and you haven't even started yet. You begin to panic and a dull nausea sets in. There is nothing worse than having two hours remaining to complete a project that you know will take more like five. You sit there saying to yourself, "Why didn't I get this started yesterday? " Wouldn't it be great to build the habits that will get you working on that project well before it is due so this never happens again? 1. Do you have a long laundry list of things you have to accomplish? 2. Sometimes, taking the opposite approach works best: Take on all the easy and smaller things on your list and save that huge project for last. 3. When we constantly bash ourselves for not living up to our own high expectations, we make ourselves feel even more defeated and less likely to produce anything at all. 4. Did you know that if you practice pushing yourself every day--even a little--your willpower strengthens?

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. The "Perfect" GTD Desk. GTD Processing FLowchart. Next Action Analysis. Next Action Analysis(TM) is a new approach for assessing the state of your projects and next actions. It reviews your ResultsManager Daily Action dashboard and scores the state of your system on five dimensions (5 F's). Installing and running the software The fastest way to get rolling is to run the Setup Program. It will install the next action analysis macro along with macros for MindReader and Mark Task Complete. Note that is it important to turn off the ResultsManager "Support Outlook/MM synchronization" option or else the analysis will get confused. Scoring The overall "NAA" score is an average of assessments across the five dimensions. Maximum score at goal level and then 50% reduction for each additional "-50%" amount. To improve your score see Next Action Analysis Advice. Software Output The ao_next_action_analysis.mmbas macro calculates the metrics above on your next action dashboard and adds a branch to it with the reports output.

Sample Output Log File Related Blog Entries. 3 Easy Ways To Review Your To Do List Regularly. Getting Things Done Online Web Application. GTD Cheatsheet – An Intro on the GTD system. The system created by David Allen in his popular book Getting Things Done focuses on freeing up your mind’s RAM (or resources). The GTD system simply takes all or our mental and physical “stuff” in our lives and organizes it into a system where we can easily: 1) Act on it or 2) Store it and retrieve it later. The GTD Cheatsheet is a small, condensed version of GTD. In no ways is it a substitute, but a quick reference guide to get you back on track with Getting Things Done (or introduced if you’re never seen it before). Hopefully this mult-part series will help you quickly get your life back to organized. The posts are: 1. 2. 3. GTD in 15 minutes – A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Things Done. GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organising and tracking your tasks and projects.

Its aim is a bit higher than just “getting things done”, though. (It should have been called “Getting things done in a much better way than just letting things happen, which often turns out not to be very cool at all”.) Its aim is to make you have 100% trust in a system for collecting tasks, ideas, and projects—both vague things like “invent greatest thing ever” and concrete things like “call Ada 25 August to discuss cheesecake recipe”. Everything! Sound like all other run-of-the-mill to-do list systems, you say? Well in many ways it is, but there is more to it, and it’s really simple.

One of the basic assumptions of GTD is that you are dumb—or, rather, that your subconsciousness is quite dumb when it comes to thinking about things you should have done. Jessica Kerr put it perfectly: Pretend your brain is a white board. Awesome! You will have to make the following lists: Agenda contexts. Re-Establish the Weekly Review Habit. Weekly_Review_Checklist.pdf. Getting started with "Getting Things Done". This article was originally posted during the first week of 43 Folders' existence, and, pound for pound, it remains our most popular page on the site.

Please be sure to also visit related pages, browse our GTD topic area, plus, of course you can search on GTD across our family of sites. I’ll be talking a lot here in coming weeks about Getting Things Done, a book by David Allen whose apt subtitle is “The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.” You’ve probably heard about it around the Global Interweb or have been buttonholed by somebody in your office who swears by GTD. (It probably takes a backseat only to the Atkins Diet in terms of the number of enthusiastic evangelists: sorry about that.) Like I did the other day with Quicksilver, I wanted to provide a gentle, geek-centric introduction to Getting Things Done, so that you can think about whether it might be right for you. The Problem with “stuff” Stuff is bouncing around in our heads and causing untold stress and anxiety. GTD is geek-friendly. A list of top 25 GTD blogs by Blog Rank. 43 Folders | Time, Attention, and Creative Work.

43F Recap: Best of Getting Things Done. New GTD resources page. GTD Toolbox: 100+ Resources for Getting Things Done. Getting Things Done, also abbreviated as GTD, is a popular time management productivity method created by David Allen. The method is just as popular today as it was back in 2007 when we ran our GTD Ninja post featuring more than 50 apps to help you be more productive and organized. But there are a host of new applications out there to help you be even more productive this year. Below are more than 100 of them. What are your favorite GTD tools? Tell us more about them in the comments. Complete Solutions iGTD - A free Mac OS X app. Kinkless GTD - Free Applescripts for OmniOutliner Pro for implementing GTD-style task management. OmniFocus - A Mac OS X GTD system that also works with your iPhone. tasktoy - A GTD app that includes printable lists and mobile access. Todoist - A simple GTD app with a built-in calendar, Gmail integration, and more.

GTDInbox - A Firefox addon for using Gmail for GTD. Nexty - A PHP GTD tool that you can install on a local server. TaskFreak! Collect and Process Notezz! The GTD Resource Motherload: 100+ Links. Sylvia's Getting Things Done (GTD) Resource List. » Massive GTD Resource List. Nirvana › GTD Software for Getting Things Done, Web 2.0 Style.

“Getting Things Done” - GTD-cognition.pdf. The Science of Productivity. “It is not enough to be busy… The question is: what are we busy about?” ~ Henry David Thoreau Busy is already a given in our twenty-first century stampede. Busyness has multiplied by all kinds of parallel realities. It used to be just made of flesh. Now it is also virtual. The quality of your busyness, that’s what we’re interested in now. Meet Lady Productivity, our century’s muse. How do you assess your productivity? Contrary to what we tend to believe and try, productivity can’t be increased only by willpower, ability, or the amount of time we spend on a project. Optimal productivity boils down to a healthy balance between work and play, activity and rest. The brilliant creators at AsapSCIENCE, try to decode productivity in this animated science bite: Created by AsapSCIENCE in collaboration with Sparring Mind.

Review, Rewind, Remember… Tips to boost your productivity: 1. What works for you? What doesn’t? What could? What’s the first step? Take it now? >> Could Zombies Exist? {Less = More} The Science of Productivity, Animated. 5 Unexpected Ways To Get More Done. I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I’d collected, the post became so long that I had to split it in half. Here are even more suggestions to help you make your day more productive without putting in extra hours. 1.

Limit your to-do list I’ve written about the history of the to-do list before, and how to write a great one. One of the most counterintuitive but effective methods I’ve found for increasing my productivity is to limit how many items I add to my to-do list. One way to do this is by choosing one to three Most Important Tasks (MITs). “Do your MITs first thing in the morning, either at home or when you first get to work. The rest of your to-do list can be filled up with minor tasks that you’d like to do, so long as you’ve prioritized 1–3 MITs. Plan the night before Another to-do list tip that can reduce work anxiety is to write out your to-do list the night before. Focus just on the present day 2. 3. 4.