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Success with Getting Things Done

There is nothing quite like the positive feeling of checking things off your "LISTS......" of things to get done.

The feeling of re-gaining Control of the world around you AND being able to obtain the "Ah-ha" perspective at the right times. From Loss of Focus, Unfinished Thinking, and Overwhelm:


To re-gaining Control whenever needed and achieve a higher level of Perspective and Joy.  Make Rapid Refocusing you master art.

To achieve the ability for a 'Mind like Water' - the pebble only slightly interrupts and then the water returns to calm..



There are Behaviors, Systems and Practices that can improve the Business of Life and in receiving enjoyment from doing more GREAT work...

Learn where you stand with the GTD free assessment, here. Get a report of where you are now in the control and perspective matrix.

Visionary (Crazy Maker)  High perspective, low control

Captain and Commander (Autocrat):  High perspective, high control

Responder (Victim): Low perspective, low control

Implementer (Micro Manager): Low perspective, high control.


Link for Success with Getting Things Done-Resources


What is GTD?

From David this is one of the best descriptions out there for distilling the essence of Getting Things Done®.  It's also a good reminder that GTD® is not just about inbox zero, or picking a cool list manager, or doing a Weekly Review. It's a whole workflow ecosystem that David has laid out here. As he says, "it's more than meets the eye..."

Sophisticated without being confining, the subtle effectiveness of GTD lies in its radically common sense notion that with a complete and current inventory of all your commitments, organized and reviewed in a systematic way, you can focus clearly, view your world from optimal angles and make trusted choices about what to do (and not do) at any moment. GTD embodies an easy, step-by-step and highly efficient method for achieving this relaxed, productive state. It includes:

  • Capturing anything and everything that has your attention
  • Defining actionable things discretely into outcomes and concrete next steps
  • Organizing reminders and information in the most streamlined way, in appropriate categories, based on how and when you need to access them
  • Keeping current and "on your game" with appropriately frequent reviews of the six horizons of your commitments (purpose, vision, goals, areas of focus, projects, and actions)


A Smarter Way to Work and Live:

Implementing GTD alleviates the feeling of overwhelm, instills confidence, and releases a flood of creative energy. It provides structure without constraint, managing details with maximum flexibility. The system rigorously adheres to the core principles of productivity, while allowing tremendous freedom in the "how."

The only "right" way to do GTD is getting meaningful things done with truly the least amount of invested attention and energy. Coaching thousands of people, where they work, about their work, has informed the GTD method with the best practices of how to work (and live), in that most efficient and productive way.

GTD's simplicity, flexibility, and immediacy are its attraction. Its ability to enliven, enlighten, and empower is its magicWhat, indeed, is GTD? More than meets the eye...

Making It All Work - the "game of business and the business of life" - a more universal application of GTD.

The Ultimate GTD Workflow map (YouTube video) The process of getting what you need to get done.

"Seriously Folks the GTD Approach from David Allen WORKS"

I discovered the first Getting Things Done book by David Allen the year it was published while browsing at Borders.   I was swamped with too many things on my "To Do" list and looking for tips or a system that would work and be practical.

Through the following years the principles and practical application of GTD was put into practice.  I absorbed the information in David's three books, the resources through GTD Connect and participated in live GTD seminars - each time drilling deeper and broader into the concepts and practical application of GTD.

From the first "Ah-ha" moments of doing Mind Clearing exercises and through the daily ability to quickly regain control, I have observed myself and those I have coached become more productive and gain a feeling of achievement.  The ability to change perspective of a situtation from various horizons of focus provides additional meaning from GTD. 

In essence, entrepreneurs I have coached and I have really gained by GETTING all kinds of THINGS DONE. 







Official Getting Things Done Blog

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 GTD Times Team
Define the game you are trying to win – get yourself a clear outcome in your system, so you know...Read More
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 GTD Times Team
The 2014 GTD® Organizer is an elegant and functional editable PDF organizer, built on the GTD...Read More
Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 GTD Times Team
Is there a perfect GTD system out there? Yes, it’s the one you trust and use so your mind is free.
Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 GTD Times Team
What most has your attention now? If it’s specific and known, then the GTD Weekly Review is great...Read More
Saturday, Jan 18, 2014 GTD Times Team
The December/January issue of Fast Company features "Secrets of the Most Productive People." The...Read More
Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 GTD Times Team
David Allen Company is collaborating with Intuit to offer a free webinar on the GTD Natural...Read More
Friday, Jan 10, 2014 GTD Times Team
What do you think about these offices? Are they just for show, or can the work culture really allow...Read More
Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 GTD Times Team
Here is a 3-minute sample from a recent GTD & Outlook webinar.
Friday, Jan 3, 2014 GTD Times Team
Brain Pickings has an interesting look at New Year's resolution lists from some famous folks.
Monday, Dec 30, 2013 GTD Times Team
There is always more to do than you can do.
Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 GTD Times Team
You can only feel good about what you are not doing, when you know what you are not doing.
Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 GTD Times Team
Thinking generates a pledge to action, and that's risky business.
Thursday, Dec 19, 2013 GTD Times Team
Is doing less, or even doing nothing, the path to productivity?
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 GTD Times Team
The GTD model for horizontal control gives you what you need to know about the five steps for...Read More
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 GTD Times Team
Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 GTD Times Team
How did your GTD Weekly Reviews® go this year? What can you do to sharpen your skills with any of...Read More
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 GTD Times Team
Fast Company has a survey of how the to-do list has evolved, with examples from fascinating...Read More
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 GTD Times Team
Use your mind to think about things, not to keep thinking of them.—David Allen
Monday, Nov 25, 2013 johnforrister
If you have ever felt conflicted about deleting an email or clearing up your desk or cleaning your...Read More
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 GTD Times Team
Musician Evan Taubenfeld and entertainment lawyer Danny Passman join David Allen and Coach Kelly...Read More

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