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The Art of Articulating Outcomes

You have no idea how much clarity you need to get things done. I know this because I have watched how articulating outcomes has evolved for me over the last six years, and I hope to share some of my insights with you here. If you are like most people, your task list has tasks [...]

By |June 29th, 2013|Written Articles|2 Comments
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Yellow Belt Productivity

We’ve already addressed White Belt productivity. In the early days of learning the Getting Things Done® workflow, one starts out learning the basic habits of emptying one’s head whenever there is a new thought or idea, having one inbox where things get collected and processed one item at-a-time, and working through some pre-defined work filed [...]

By |May 21st, 2013|Productivity Belts, Written Articles|Comments Off on Yellow Belt Productivity
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White Belt Productivity

This is the first of ten posts in our "Productivity Belts" series. Those familiar with David Allen and his books on productivity know that part of the inspiration for his approach comes from his years as a practitioner in the martial arts. In addition to being a productivity guru, he also has a black belt [...]

By |May 8th, 2013|Productivity Belts, Written Articles|1 Comment
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Getting Reading Done

How is it going with getting reading done? Not good? One reason may be your reading tasks are actually projects-in-hiding, and therefore need to be broken down into smaller pieces. I've noticed, for example, that it's possible for reading a book to look like a simple Next Action, "@ Home: Read this book." Nevertheless, because it [...]

By |March 20th, 2013|Written Articles|Comments Off on Getting Reading Done
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All Spread Out and Not Getting Things Done

In a recent post, David Allen addresses the “Three Common Reasons Why People Flounder.” The three key variables are Consistent, Current, and Context Available. He writes of a recent coaching session with a senior executive which brought these to his attention. I’d like to focus on the first one, with special attention to mobile app [...]

By |December 10th, 2012|Written Articles|Comments Off on All Spread Out and Not Getting Things Done
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In Search of a Productivity Meta-App

Is Ready-Set-Do! a Productivity Meta-App Ahead of its Time? David Allen recently announced his exclusive partnership with Intentional software to design a GTD® meta-app “. . . that integrates with leading applications individuals already use.” The goal is to create a program-agnostic way to work with all of your inventories of stuff (e.g., applications, mind-maps, documents, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2012|Written Articles|Comments Off on In Search of a Productivity Meta-App
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The Perfect Portable “Inbox”

How do you quickly capture everything that has your attention? As veteran GTDers have discovered—as much as they would like to have that perfect digital tool—nothing matches the speed, ubiquity, and battery life of paper. But paper comes in different sizes. There is the standard 8x11 letter sized paper used in most offices, and the most [...]

By |August 16th, 2012|Written Articles|Comments Off on The Perfect Portable “Inbox”
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The Ready-Set-Do! Desktop

By |July 26th, 2012|Screencasts|Comments Off on The Ready-Set-Do! Desktop

Emptying Your Head

By |July 26th, 2012|Screencasts|Comments Off on Emptying Your Head

Getting Inbox to Empty

By |July 24th, 2012|Screencasts|Comments Off on Getting Inbox to Empty