Before we go into what this blog is about. let’s learn a little about what this GTD thing even is. GTD, is an acronym for “Getting Things Done” a productivity method created by David Allen, and described in a book of the same name. “GTD rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks out of the mind by recording them externally. That way, the mind is freed from the job of remembering everything that needs to be done, and can concentrate on actually performing those tasks.” (Via Wikipedia)
Here’s a short video of Allen himself explaining GTD:
Now, about the blog. According to their about page, GTD Times is:
is the official blog of David Allen and the David Allen Company. It’s the hub for ‘all things GTD’ where you can read the latest Getting Things Done® and David Allen Company news, our reviews and personal experience with tools and GTD-supportive technology, as well as GTD tips, tricks and strategies to help each of us lead happier, healthier, and more successful lives. If you are new to David Allen’s approach, the article What is GTD? is a great place to start.
For those of you out there who are productivity enthusiasts, GTD is a great tool that can be utilized to achieve and maintain high levels of productivity.
Some posts on this blog that are relevant to F&S users:
- David Allen’s initial podcast, explaining GTD
- A takeaway from a GTD class
- How to feel Okay when You’re Not Doing Something
- Is Shyness Stopping You from Getting Things Done? 20 Tips to Help You Cope
- Brain Science and a Ringside Seat to a Stroke – A TED Talk Worth Watching
Godspeed to all of you future GTDers, it’s the people who get things done who change the world.