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GTDCollect Life’s Random InputsDefine the work to be doneOrganize tasks for efficiencyDo Stuff
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Driving            Garage DooGasoline?       PoliceMmmm...            Sta Donut.
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Driving             Garage Door? Traffic!                Mmm                         DonLate formeeting...   Standup?
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ActionDo it right now ( <2min )
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Renew Car       Registration1.Lookup process/price of registration  @computer2.Lookup echeck location @computer3.Take car ...
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REA
REA
FancyAnniversary  Dinner
Purpose
EnvisionOutcome
Brainstorm
Organize
Identify Next   Actions
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GTDCollect Life’s Random Inputs
GTDCollect Life’s Random InputsDefine the work to be done
GTDCollect Life’s Random InputsDefine the work to be doneOrganize tasks for efficiency
GTDCollect Life’s Random InputsDefine the work to be doneOrganize tasks for efficiencyDo Stuff
Q&A
Mac          Windows          Web               eProductivityOmnifocus                       VitaList               (Lotus...
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Three years ago my life was spinning out of control. I was making promises to people I couldn’t keep. I was committing to projects I couldn’t complete. Worst of all, I didn’t know it until it was too late.

I’ve got news for you, the bottom of the rabbit hole is not stacked with pillows, rather it’s a cold and unforgiving granite floor. My tasks were piling on top of me, burying me in my proverbial productivity grave. My only choice was to dig out or die.

I found myself at Borders, flipping through David Allen’s Getting Things Done. I put it down quickly. Everything I read was common sense. “Write your tasks down and review them often.” “Start a todo list and trust it.” Blah blah blah, it had to be nonsense.

It turns out that it wasn’t nonsense at all. Common sense was the secret to it’s power and David had put together a system so nearly perfect that it still holds true over 10 years later.

Fortunately for me, I solved the puzzle. I’ve been a devoted GTD practicianer ever since and I would love to share some of the things with you that I’ve learned along the way.

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Productivity at the Speed of Life

  1. 1. This constant,“ unproductive preoccupation with all the things we have to do is the single largest consumer of time and energy. KerryGleeson
  2. 2. $800
  3. 3. $0.00
  4. 4. $1.05/hr
  5. 5. Hello
  6. 6. GTD
  7. 7. GTDCollect Life’s Random Inputs
  8. 8. GTDCollect Life’s Random InputsDefine the work to be done
  9. 9. GTDCollect Life’s Random InputsDefine the work to be doneOrganize tasks for efficiency
  10. 10. GTDCollect Life’s Random InputsDefine the work to be doneOrganize tasks for efficiencyDo Stuff
  11. 11. DrivingListening to Podcast Mmmm... Donut.
  12. 12. Driving Gasoline? GaraSchoolbus... PoMmmm... Donut.
  13. 13. Driving Garage DooGasoline? PoliceMmmm... Sta Donut.
  14. 14. Driving TrafGarage Door? Police aheadMmmm... Standup Donut. Lat
  15. 15. Driving Garage Door? Traffic! LaPolice ahead me Standup?Mmmm... Donut. Gasol
  16. 16. Driving Garage Door? Traffic! LaPolice ahead me Standup? Mmmm...
  17. 17. Driving Garage Door? La Traffic! me Standup?Gasoline? Mmmm...
  18. 18. Driving Garage Door? Traffic! Mmm DonLate formeeting... Standup?
  19. 19. Driving Garage Door?Listening to Polic Podcast Traffic! Standu Mmmm... Donut. Late meet
  20. 20. Driving Garage Door?Listening to Polic Podcast Standu Traffic! Late meet
  21. 21. Listening to Podcast Garage Door? Driving PolicLate for Standumeeting... Traffic!
  22. 22. Work“ extends to fill the time allocated Parkinson’s Law
  23. 23. Action
  24. 24. ActionDo it right now ( <2min )
  25. 25. ActionDo it right now ( <2min )Delegate it to the right person
  26. 26. ActionDo it right now ( <2min )Delegate it to the right personDefer it to a better time
  27. 27. ActionDo it right now ( <2min )Delegate it to the right personDefer it to a better timeDetermine place & time to doit
  28. 28. No Action
  29. 29. No ActionStore in Reference File
  30. 30. No ActionStore in Reference FileThrow it away
  31. 31. No ActionStore in Reference FileThrow it awaySomeday/Maybe
  32. 32. Deposit paycheckat bank @errands
  33. 33. Renew CarRegistration
  34. 34. Renew Car Registration1.Lookup process/price of registration @computer
  35. 35. Renew Car Registration1.Lookup process/price of registration @computer2.Lookup echeck location @computer
  36. 36. Renew Car Registration1.Lookup process/price of registration @computer2.Lookup echeck location @computer3.Take car for echeck @errands
  37. 37. Renew Car Registration1.Lookup process/price of registration @computer2.Lookup echeck location @computer3.Take car for echeck @errands4.Get cash from ATM @errands
  38. 38. Renew Car Registration1.Lookup process/price of registration @computer2.Lookup echeck location @computer3.Take car for echeck @errands4.Get cash from ATM @errands5.Go to DMV @errands
  39. 39. @offic
  40. 40. REA
  41. 41. REA
  42. 42. FancyAnniversary Dinner
  43. 43. Purpose
  44. 44. EnvisionOutcome
  45. 45. Brainstorm
  46. 46. Organize
  47. 47. Identify Next Actions
  48. 48. GTD
  49. 49. GTDCollect Life’s Random Inputs
  50. 50. GTDCollect Life’s Random InputsDefine the work to be done
  51. 51. GTDCollect Life’s Random InputsDefine the work to be doneOrganize tasks for efficiency
  52. 52. GTDCollect Life’s Random InputsDefine the work to be doneOrganize tasks for efficiencyDo Stuff
  53. 53. Q&A
  54. 54. Mac Windows Web eProductivityOmnifocus VitaList (Lotus Notes) Things Outlook ToodleDoThe Hit List FusionDesk NirvanaHQ SmartyTask
  55. 55. Thank @JoshWalshMadeForPeople.n

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