No time to read chapter 6

Did I get overwhelmed with too many things to capture? Did the stacks around the in-tray fall on me? Did I lose track of time in the process? Is there so much stuff on the floor that I cannot even find the book anymore?

Getting Things Done – the book – part 5

Just gathering a few more things than you currently have will probably create a positive feeling for you. But if you can hang in there and really do the whole capturing process, 100 percent, it will change your experience dramatically and give you an important new reference point for being on top of your work and your world. Let’s dig into chapter 5 to see how to fulfill this promise…

Getting Things Done – the book – part 4

The first chapters of the book were about the method – the conceptual framework, as David Allen put it. While the workflow seems quite straightforward, its implementation is another story. Fortunately, in chapter 4, David Allen provide[s] a logical sequence of things to do, to make it as easy as possible for you to get on board and glean the most value from these techniques.

Getting Things Done – the book – part 3

Most projects […] need no more than a listing of their outcome and next action for you to get them off your mind. They don’t need to go through the full planning model described in this chapter. Phew! However, for the remaining 20 percent of projects, you may want to consider reading chapter 3.

Getting Things Done – the book – part 2

The basic purpose of [the GTP] workflow-management process is to facilitate good choices about what you’re doing at any point in time. Workflow? What workflow? Read on if you want to move from hope to trust in your actions, immediately increasing your energy and effectiveness.

Getting Things Done – the book

A gold mine of insights into strategies for how to have more energy, be more relaxed, with more clarity and presence in the moment with whatever you’re doing, and get a lot more accomplished with much less effort. This is the promise of the book Getting Things Done by David Allen.

Time management: Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done, also known as GTD or the GTD method, is a self-management method developed by David Allen in which you record all your personal and professional tasks in to-do lists. Since you no longer have to expend any energy on remembering these tasks, your mind is free to concentrate on the task at hand. Your productivity should improve as a result. This is one of the many definitions you can find online. That’s it? There must be more than that to explain why this method has gained millions of followers worldwide since the first book was published.