NEW for 2015: In an exclusive bonus chapter, David Allen answers some of the most frequently asked questions he receives about Getting Things Done, including why GTD is different and how it can scale for larger teams and organizations.
Skill Level Beginner
- Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to surf on top of your world and your work instead of feel frustrated or buried or overwhelmed by it? You know, these days with the world coming at us as fast as it is, with so much information, so much connectivity, 24/7, it's really necessary that we get space and room to be able to do the things that are meaningful to us without being distracted or without being overwhelmed or confused. It's possible to actually do that. I'm David Allen, and I've spent the last 30 years researching the best practices, and have developed a methodology known as Getting Things Done.
Basically it includes some very simple steps to capture things that have your attention, clarify exactly what they mean, organize them appropriately, so I can step back and reflect and review on the whole nature of my world and my work and it's commitments, so that that I can make good, intuitive, trusted choices about how do I focus, what am I doing, minute-to-minute, day-to-day. And all of these steps lead you to the final step of being able to engage with your world in meaningful ways with a clear head and clear focus.
It's easy to do. Let's get started.