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GETTING THINGS DONE
Explained in 5 Min
— Summary —
★ How to Be Uber-Productive
★ Intro to Productivity Philosophy ‘GTD’
What you’ll learn
★ ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Al...
StartupGeist.com
By Danny Holtschke
Startup, Zen & Productivity Freak
A productivity system helps to
make better decisions.
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Getting things done
★ Introduced by David Allen in 2001 (book)
★ Has become very popular
★ Cult-Like status
★ Essence =
ma...
Benefits of a productivity system
★ It’s a skill — learn to be productive
★ Applying systems teaches you productivity
★ Sys...
5 Concrete Steps
Also shown my favourite
tools for each workflow
#1: CAPTURE
The goal is to keep
nothing on your mind.
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#1: Capture & collect
Three success factors for capturing well
★ get it all of your head
★ minimize capture locations
★ em...
#2: PROCESS
What is the next action?
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#2: Process
2-Minute Rule - Guidelines:
★ top item first
★ one at a time
★ never anything back into ‘in'
#3: ORGANIZE
How to remember a next action?
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#3: Organize
To manage non-actionable items, use:
★ trash
★ maybe
★ reference
#3: Organize
To manage actionable items, use:
★ a list of projects
★ storage or files
★ next action categories
★ calendar: ...
#4: REVIEW
The weekly review is the
most important ‘next action’.
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#4: Review
Critical success factors:
★ Gather and process all your stuff
★ Review your system
★ Update your lists
★ Get cl...
#4: Review
When?
★ Every last Sunday of the month, pre-planning the month
★ Every Sunday, pre-planning the week
★ Every mo...
#5: DO
At this point, you should always
know what your next action is.
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#5: Do
4-criteria for choosing actions now:
★ Context - done anywhere, or location-dependent or
tool-dependent (ex. Intern...
#5: Do
Evaluate daily work via three different activities:
★ Doing predefined work
★ Doing work as it shows up
★ Defining yo...
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What’s your experience?
Have you implemented GTD once, but didn't use it
consistently? Why? What is holding you back?...
Digital Essentials - Double
Your Productivity & Focus
Video Course based on GTD*
Stay tuned for
* The Ultimate Personal Pr...
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Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen

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Regardless of where you are in your journey — either thinking about to start or being in the midst of the chaos — getting organised and knowing what to focus on and staying focused over time is one of the most important skills to learn and practice.

That’s why I created a free workbook for you summarising the book ‘Getting Things Done'

Learn more at:
http://startupgeist.com/book-summary-getting-things-done/

Published in: Self Improvement

Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen

  1. 1. V1.0 GETTING THINGS DONE Explained in 5 Min — Summary —
  2. 2. ★ How to Be Uber-Productive ★ Intro to Productivity Philosophy ‘GTD’ What you’ll learn ★ ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen Sources
  3. 3. StartupGeist.com By Danny Holtschke Startup, Zen & Productivity Freak
  4. 4. A productivity system helps to make better decisions. V1.0
  5. 5. Getting things done ★ Introduced by David Allen in 2001 (book) ★ Has become very popular ★ Cult-Like status ★ Essence = manage all of your life’s stuff and transform that stuff into next actions
  6. 6. Benefits of a productivity system ★ It’s a skill — learn to be productive ★ Applying systems teaches you productivity ★ Systems create habits ★ Systems avoid complexity ★ Systems need reflection ★ Systems are conscious choices
  7. 7. 5 Concrete Steps Also shown my favourite tools for each workflow
  8. 8. #1: CAPTURE The goal is to keep nothing on your mind. V1.0
  9. 9. #1: Capture & collect Three success factors for capturing well ★ get it all of your head ★ minimize capture locations ★ empty capture tools regularly
  10. 10. #2: PROCESS What is the next action? V1.0
  11. 11. #2: Process 2-Minute Rule - Guidelines: ★ top item first ★ one at a time ★ never anything back into ‘in'
  12. 12. #3: ORGANIZE How to remember a next action? V1.0
  13. 13. #3: Organize To manage non-actionable items, use: ★ trash ★ maybe ★ reference
  14. 14. #3: Organize To manage actionable items, use: ★ a list of projects ★ storage or files ★ next action categories ★ calendar: “schedule” ★ reminders: “list” ★ waiting for: “delegate”
  15. 15. #4: REVIEW The weekly review is the most important ‘next action’. V1.0
  16. 16. #4: Review Critical success factors: ★ Gather and process all your stuff ★ Review your system ★ Update your lists ★ Get clean, clear, current, and complete (Analogy: Imagine cleaning up shortly before your holidays)
  17. 17. #4: Review When? ★ Every last Sunday of the month, pre-planning the month ★ Every Sunday, pre-planning the week ★ Every morning (or evening), pre-planning the day
  18. 18. #5: DO At this point, you should always know what your next action is. V1.0
  19. 19. #5: Do 4-criteria for choosing actions now: ★ Context - done anywhere, or location-dependent or tool-dependent (ex. Internet access) ★ Time available ★ Energy available ★ Priority
  20. 20. #5: Do Evaluate daily work via three different activities: ★ Doing predefined work ★ Doing work as it shows up ★ Defining your work
  21. 21. V1.0 What’s your experience? Have you implemented GTD once, but didn't use it consistently? Why? What is holding you back? Send me an email
  22. 22. Digital Essentials - Double Your Productivity & Focus Video Course based on GTD* Stay tuned for * The Ultimate Personal Productivity System from David Allen

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