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Getting Things Done - David Allen

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How to manage your workflow and be more productive in life.
Lessons from Getting Things done and how we can implement them in the smartphone era.

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Getting Things Done - David Allen

  1. 1. GETTING THINGS DONE By David Allen
  2. 2. THE WINNING COMBO
  3. 3. “Until you’ve captured everything that has your attention, some part of you will not totally trust that you’re working with the whole picture of your world”
  4. 4. COLLECT WHAT HAS YOUR ATTENTION Capture of everything that has your attention use
  5. 5. Keys to successful capture • Get it all out of your head • Minimize Capture locations • Empty Capture tools regularly
  6. 6. CAPTURE TOOLS ON Forward Directly to send Directly to Save Or other files Directly to Save links and screenshots you find online on Chrome
  7. 7. “Thinking about the stuff you’ve accumulated usually does not happen naturally, of its own accord. You must apply conscious effort to get yourself to think, like getting yourself to exercise or clean house”
  8. 8. PROCESS : WHAT IT MEANS Actionable no yes • TRASH IT • INCUBATE IT • FILE IT AS A REFERENCE Decide on next action < 2 MINS; DO IT KNOW If NOT; delegate it if you can; or Put it on a TO DO LIST
  9. 9. LIMIT THE NUMBER OF NOTEBOOKS YOU HAVE CREATE THREE NOTEBOOKS INBOX NEXT ACTIONS CABINET
  10. 10. “Airtight organization is required for your focus to remain on the broader horizon and eliminate the constant pressure to remember or be reminded”
  11. 11. PUT IT WHERE IT BELONGS PUT ACTION CREATE LIST FOR APPROPRIATE CATEGORIES EG. EMAILS TO SEND PROJECT TO BE COMPLETED ON
  12. 12. TAGS FOR “NEXT ACTIONS” • Append all tags with a deadline • For time DEPENDENT TASKS create an event in SunrisE @PROJECTS @CALLS*@READ LATER @URGENT @MEETINGS* @WAITING FOR * Time DEPENDENT TASKS
  13. 13. TAGS FOR “CABINET” @STARTUP @ANDROID@ECONOMICS @GROWTH HACKING @FINANCE NEWS @GAMING @INSPIRATION@HEALTH @BASKETBALL
  14. 14. “A few seconds a day is usually all you need for review, as long as you’re looking at sufficient amount of right things at the right time”
  15. 15. REVIEW FREQUENTLY TO DETERMINE WHAT TO DO NEXT DO WEEKLY REVIEW TO • CLEAN UP • UPDATE YOUR LISTS • CLEAR YOUR MIND
  16. 16. update “NEXT ACTION LIST” every 3 days Review your calendar once every 4 hours complete 2 “CABINET” tasks every Sunday EMPTY your “INBOX” before going to bed
  17. 17. “Ultimately and always you must trust your intuition. There are many things you can do, however, that can enhance that trust”
  18. 18. SIMPLY DO USE YOUR SYSTEM TO WITH
  19. 19. • There is not MUCH DOING in Evernote • If the action is completed immediately DELETE it • If needED later , move it from “NEXT ACTIONS” TO “CABINET”
  20. 20. IN A NUTSHELL
  21. 21. PRESENTED BY Abhinav Aditya Arun Dipak Niharika

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