Monthly Archives: February 2011

GTD Day 16 – Easy as ABC

Chapter 7, Day 2. A is for Agendas – For different sorts of interactions, you will need next actions on separate “Agenda” lists.  Some examples would be a separate list or agenda for boss, partner, assistant, spouse, children, attorney, financial advisor, … Continue reading

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GTD Day 15 – More Than Half Through

Chapter 7 – Organizing:  Setting Up the Right Buckets.  Day 1 of 5. Mr. Allen has set up this Workflow Diagram flowchart.  The same chart for Processing, same for Organizing, then Processing chart again, Organizing chart again.  They have different titles.  … Continue reading

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GTD Day 14 – Are We There, Yet???!!

The rest of Chapter 6 – When you come across what should be reference material that you will need later, go ahead and file it.  Have you noticed that a lot of the stuff we’ve gone over, we’ve gone over before … Continue reading

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GTD Day 13 – Processing: Getting “In” to Empty

Chapter 6, Day 1 of 2.   We have made it through to Chapter 6, which means we collected all our stuff and put it in some sort of inbox or stacks surrounding our inbox.  Now, we get to the art … Continue reading

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GTD Day 12 – Last of Chapter 5 – Collection

Last part of Chapter 5.  Day 2 – Now that you’ve gone through the desktop, desk drawers and countertops, go on to the inside of your cabinets.  If these areas are out of control, write that on a piece of paper and … Continue reading

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GTD Day 11 – First Part of Collecting It ALL

Chapter 5, Day 1 of 2 – Collection:  Corralling Your “Stuff” In Chapter 2, Mr. Allen described a little bit about how to collect our stuff.  It is discussed in further detail in this chapter.  It’s probably going to sound overwhelming, … Continue reading

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GTD Day 10 – Last Part of Setting Up Time, Space & Tools

Chapter 4, day 2. You need to have some sort of tool in place to keep track of reminders of actions, agendas and projects.  Whether this be a day planner, a small spiral notepad, an electronic handheld device, or a … Continue reading

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GTD Day 9 – Setting Up

Part 2 of Getting Things Done:  Practicing Stress-Free Productivity.  Part 2 includes Chapters 4 through 10.  Chapter 4 begins it today with Getting Started:  Setting Up the Time, Space, and Tools.  2 days for this chapter.  Day 1: To be … Continue reading

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GTD Day 8 – The Rest of the Stages to Natural Planning

Chapter 3, last day, day 3.  We discussed the first 3 phases of natural planning (Purpose & Principles, Vision/Outcome and Brainstorming).  Today, we’ll continue discussing Brainstorming, as well as Organizing and Next Actions. When you do your external brainstorming in a … Continue reading

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GTD Day 7 – Natural Planning Techniques: The 5 Phases

Chapter 3, day 2 of 3.  We’ll discuss the first 3 today. Thinking more effectively can make things happen sooner and more successfully.  Putting the 5 phases of the Natural Planning Model into focus will help us get to that place of … Continue reading

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