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Doug’s GTD Story – Getting Things Done®

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by GTD Times Staff Tell us a little about you and your workMy name is Doug Crane and I am a librarian by profession for over 22 years. I currently have the honor to serve as Director of the Palm Beach County Library System in southeast Florida where I oversee the major executive functions of a busy seventeen-branch public library system.     How did you hear about GTD?Not surprisingly, I found it at the…

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GTD & Nirvana Setup Guide

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by GTD Times Staff We’re excited to release a guide that many people have requested over the years–GTD & Nirvana. This elegant app, built with GTD in mind, is a great option for managing your lists. This new GTD & Nirvana Guide will show you how to:– Understand the fundamental GTD best practices– Optimally configure Nirvana in the way we have found works best for GTD– Integrate your actionable email– Create project, next actions, waiting…

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Episode #44: GTD for Creative People

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 by GTD Times Staff 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 episode about finding the creative spark within the structure of a GTD system.   Listen Now—GTD for Creative People    Subscribe or Download to GTD Podcasts iTunesStitcherLibsynGoogle Play MusicSpotifySoundCloud (function() { … This is only a snippet of a Self…

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Getting to inbox zero – Getting Things Done®

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by GTD Times Staff Question:According to David Allen, we should get clear daily. Does this mean daily inbox zero for email? I feel like if I got to inbox zero daily, especially with email, that’s all I would do.                   Coach Kelly Forrister:Great question. It’s really a balance of every day of the 3 types of work, as described in GTD’s Threefold Nature of Work model: Defining…

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The 2019 GTD® Organizer is now available

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018 by GTD Times Staff What is the GTD Organizer? The 2019 GTD Organizer is an elegant, functional, and complete system, built on the GTD principles. We created it to give people a way to get people up and running with a tool that is completely aligned with GTD. How to Use It The GTD Organizer comes as an editable PDF download that can be used in several effective ways: As a PDF file that you…

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What should you do? – Getting Things Done®

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018 by GTD Times Staff What should you do?  With many choices you are given moment-to-moment, what should you do? There are five steps in the Mastering Workflow model of GTD®: Capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage. So which step is most important? How do you decide whether to collect stuff, process an inbox, organize your work, reflect on all of your choices, or just do something? The decision comes back to a key concept in…

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When did email become my job?

Date: Friday, November 02, 2018 by GTD Times Staff Question: At what point did answering e-mail become my job? David Allen: Well, at what point did answering anything—your mail, having conversations in your hallway—become your job? It’s all your job. You just have to decide what your work is. As the late, great Peter Drucker said, that’s your biggest job, to define what your work is. So how do you define what your work is, and therefore should you be…

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