#113 - Getting Things Done with David Allen

Getting Things Done Summary

In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to: 

* Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty
* Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
* Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
* Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
* Feel fine about what you're not doing

From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

Golden Nuggets From Getting Things Done

Golden Nugget #1 - Our Brains are great at thinking but not retaining information [7.20]

Golden Nugget #2 - In order to implement the GTD system we need the right tools [10.00]

Golden Nugget #3 - CAPTURE: Use collection tools to capture all incoming tasks [12.30]

Golden Nugget #4 - CLARIFY: Empty all your collection tools weekly [15.19]

Golden Nugget #5 -  ORGANIZE: Put your tasks in all the right places  [20.17]

Golden Nugget #6 -  Use your calendar and next actions list not a "to do" list [27.45]

Golden Nugget #7 -  Use the "waiting for list" when working on a team [29.40]

Golden Nugget #8 - ENGAGE: Select what you should based on 4 key criteria [32.00]

Golden Nugget #9 - Use Natural Planning next time you need to put together a plan [37.20]

Getting Things Done Recording