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David Allen on the Best Software for GTD – Self Improvement Article

Hi Folks,This post is for any of you who have ever asked, “What’s the best software tool with which to do GTD?”I’m still buzzing myself from the recent global GTD Summit in Amsterdam. So many people from around the world; so much positive, supportive energy from everyone to anyone engaged. Wow. Quite a unique experience for me, and from what I’ve heard from all involved.One topic I wanted to address at the Summit was: “Where is the GTD app?” in…

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What Science Says About Stress, Cognition, and Clarity – Self Improvement Article

Your head is a terrible office. Your mind evolved to do incredible stuff—like stay alive in the desert or jungle. In fact, you’re benefiting from its evolved capacities right now: without effort, you recognize patterns and store and retrieve information to make sense of the myriad inputs coming at you twenty-four seven. You can look around and think, “That’s a chair, that’s a computer, that’s a person,” instead of perceiving each as simply multifarious vibrations of light and sound. Computers…

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Building a Productivity Jungle – Getting Things Done® – Self Improvement Article

The GTD Summit kicks off in just seven weeks! We are in the midst of finalizing our program and I am excited to announce that Emily Gregory of VitalSmarts will be joining our incredible lineup. She’s going to be sharing insights on effectively managing 10,000+ people. As well as our stage content, we have been working on an exciting part of the event that we’re calling the “Productivity Jungle.” There you’ll be able to meet 12 curated companies demonstrating their innovative…

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Two themes for the GTD Summit – Self Improvement Article

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 by GTD Times Staff The global GTD Summit we’re organizing for this coming June has two primary themes, neither of which is about working harder or longer, or motivating yourself in any kind of “rah, rah!” way. They are: The strategic value of clear space, and There are no problems, only projects In my experience the essential aspects of being in a productive state are having a clear head and being appropriately engaged with the object…

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New GTD & Google Apps Setup Guide – Self Improvement Article

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019 by GTD Times Staff We’ve updated our GTD® & Google® Apps for Desktop Setup Guide to work with the latest versions of Google Tasks™, Google Keep™, Gmail™, and more. If you passed over Google Tasks in the past because of its limited functionality, the new version is much more user-friendly and functional.  Download or see a sample.   This Guide will show you how to:– Understand the fundamental GTD best practices– Optimally configure Google Apps…

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Technology and Productivity – Getting Things Done® – Self Improvement Article

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019 by GTD Times Staff How does technology affect your productivity? Despite my thirty-five years of consulting, coaching, and training in hundreds of organizations, I don’t have an easy answer to that question. The digital tools we need and like require more intensive labor than they should. It would be great to have a digital dashboard that integrated all apps, allowed you to manipulate information in a single location, and then sent the revised data back…

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Building a Productivity Jungle – Getting Things Done® – Self Improvement Article

Date: Monday, May 06, 2019 by GTD Times Staff The GTD® Summit kicks off in just seven weeks! We are in the midst of finalizing our program and I am excited to announce that Emily Gregory of VitalSmarts will be joining our incredible lineup. She’s going to be sharing insights on effectively managing 10,000+ people. As well as our stage content, we have been working on an exciting part of the event that we’re calling the “Productivity Jungle.” There you’ll be…

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Dealing with Free-Floating Anxiety – Getting Things Done®

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by GTD Times Staff One of the Greatest Challenges One of the greatest challenges to keeping an empty head is maintaining the drill of processing our interactions to closure. In the course of our day, we often generate much more value-added thinking and agreements with ourselves and others than we realize, especially in the context of conversations and communications. Whom have you talked with in the last 24 hours—personally and professionally? What did you tell…

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Episode #47: David Allen Kicks Off the GTD Summit

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by GTD Times Staff This episode of our podcast is from David Allen’s opening talk at the GTD Summit in 2009. We’ve just announced the 2019 GTD Summit, and we’d love to see you there. Get all the details at gtdsummit.com.      Subscribe or Download to GTD Podcasts iTunesStitcherLibsynGoogle Play MusicSpotifySoundCloud   (function() { var _fbq = window._fbq || (window._fbq = []); if (!_fbq.loaded) { var fbds =… This is only a snippet…

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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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GTD Summit in Amsterdam – Getting Things Done®

GTD is learned behavior We are not born knowing how to deal with things that we need to think about. What we need to think about, and how we need to think about it, in the most effective way, are learned behaviors. Our brains evolved to respond, highly effectively, in the present, to a perceived situation. There’s a bear coming toward me, a thunderstorm emerging, a baby crying, and I’m hungry. Your brain is still doing that for you. Actually, it…

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