Posts tagged david allen
Posts tagged david allen
Another day, another interview with David Allen. This is an interesting perspective and explains to me why all the hardcore GTD users I know are introverts. We were all like, whaaaaaat, finally, guidelines for managing personal intersections, where have you been all my life, sign me up.
Also, apparently he once said “If I had a billion dollars I would build a thing that could do a customized weekly review,” which makes me wish he had won the Powerball.
David Allen on How To Fix Your Life. In case you, you know, want to fix your life.
(thanks for the link, Toby)
As an experiment, this is a mindmap I created of the methodology of Getting Things Done by David Allen. (Click on image to enlarge.) UPDATE: By popular request, I’ve also created a printable PDF file.
(Originally posted on the Efficient MD in 2007.)
This is a thing of beauty.
David Allen, in his latest Productive Living email.
Of course, he sent the email six days ago, and I only finally read it tonight, because I have become far too comfortable with being uncomfortable about the state of my inbox. Okay FINE, WORLD, I GET IT.
This is the second of five blog posts about organization and how I got some, against all expectations. They started life as an attempt to get my thoughts in order for a session on efficiency in bookselling that I’m presenting next week and got out of hand. I assure you nobody is more surprised than I am that I’m hosting a session about organization, but these posts explain how that happened. I think. (Though the session is specifically about efficiency and bookselling, these posts address efficiency and organization more broadly. I’ll post notes from the session later in the month.) The first post is here.
I wrote everything down.
That’s basically all I did.
There’s a lot more to the Getting Things Done method than that, most of it very helpful, but this was at the core of it all, for me. I wrote things down when I thought about them, and then when I realized I’d forgotten to do something, I took it as a reminder that I wasn’t writing everything down. Sometimes I sat down and tried to think of everything I had to do and had ever wanted to do, and wrote it all down. Unless it was something I could literally do at the second I thought of it, I wrote it down. Sometimes I wrote it down on scrap paper, sometimes I sent myself an email. Eventually I came to use Remember The Milk for everything. David Allen calls this “capturing,” and if you’ve ever felt like your brain is full of birds that would like to kill you, you will understand why.