Five Steps

GTD® WORKFLOW

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.

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    1

    Capture

    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, big, personal and professional – all your to-do’s, projects, things to handle or finish.

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    2

    Clarify

    Process what it means

    Take everything that you capture and ask: is it actionable?

    If no, then trash it, incubate it, or file it as reference.
    If yes, decide the very next action required.
    If it will take less than two minutes, do it now.
    If not delegate it if you can or put it on a list
    to do when you can.

     

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    3

    Organize

    Put it where it belongs

    Put action reminders on the right lists. For example create lists for the appropriate categories – calls to make, errands to run, emails to send, etc.

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    4

    Reflect

    Review frequently

    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.

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    5

    Engage

    Simply do

    Use your trusted system to make action decisions with confidence and clarity.

CALM YOUR MIND

Learn how the five steps of Getting Things Done help you to hack your to-do list and free up your mind to focus on what’s actually most important to you. Check out this fun short video.