The heartbeat of Getting Things Done® is five simple steps that apply order to chaos and provide you the space and structure to be more creative, strategic, and focused.
Collect what has your attention
Write, record, or gather any- and everything that has your attention into a collection tool.
Use an in-basket, notepad, or voice recorder to capture 100% of everything that has your attention. Little or big, personal or professional – all your to-do’s, projects, things to handle or finish.
Decide what it means
Take everything that you capture and ask: is it actionable?
If not, then trash it, incubate it, or file it as reference.
If yes, decide the very next action required.
If the action will take less than two minutes, do it right away.
If it takes longer, then delegate it if you can, or put it on your list to do when you can.
Put it where it belongs
Put action reminders on the right lists. Create lists for the relevant categories:
- calls to make
- errands to run
- emails to send, etc.
Look over your lists as often as necessary to determine what to do next. Do a weekly review to clean up, update your lists, and clear your mind.
Use your trusted system to make action decisions with confidence and clarity.
WHAT'S YOUR NEXT ACTION?
Get GTD Coaching
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Attend GTD Training
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GTD Training is ideal for teams who are looking to achieve stress-free productivity.In-House Training
Introduce GTD to Your Organization or at Your Event
GTD Speech, delivered by a Certified GTD Trainer, is an engaging presentation that covers the core principles of stress-free productivity.
This introductory talk will advise how GTD can equip you with the tools necessary to live with more control, perspective and focus.
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Learn GTD on Your Own
Read David Allen’s book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity to get started.
GTD can also be learned from Getting Things Done for Teens or by reading practical, step-by-step guide The Getting Things Done Workbook.
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