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Mario Daniel Carugno

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Hi again !
Today I have another thought about GTD...

I guess that every day I have to follow ONLY the Next Actions list to actually perform actions.
Am I right ?

I wonder how and when this list is feeded.
Let's see... processing inboxes lay some items in the Next Actions list, but other items may go to another lists or projects...
So when project lists must be scanned in order to feed the Next Action list ?
I think that the 'guides' say to review those lists once per week. In that case, there may be items which would need attention before... maybe an item should be in a project list and also in the Next Action list to get done on time.

It's very confusing and frustrating....
The specifications should be more concise.
Everything sounds 'good' until the moment one let the ball roll...
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I think I'm developing my own framework.
If GTD is meant to help, it shouldn't be hard... that's my opinion.
Tools should be easy and plain. Complicated tools are not useful.
If I have to 'think' about how to use a tool, automatically it loses meaning.
Anyway, thanks for all responses. I think I would find 'my way' to organize myself.
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Francisco Sáez

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Defining next actions dramatically increases your ability to make things happen.
Defining next actions dramatically increases your ability to make things happen.
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совершенно верно. система даёт сбой когда в список конкретных действий попадают обобщенные формуллировки задач.
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Stefan Svartling

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One of the most effective way for me to be as productive and creative as possible is to use my Inbox for everything. Every idea, every note, every article to read later, every link to check out. Everything should be added to ...
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Ann Torrence

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I've had a difficult time making the 20,000' horizon level actionable, especially as part of my reviews. The linked post suggests putting it into the context of 90 days goals. I'm running with it for the next 3 months. It's not orthodox, but I easily made 90 day goals for each of my areas of focus that put some structure to my list of projects. What do you think?
You have implemented the GTD system for your runway tasks and projects. But what about the less-popular but equally important vertical system that helps us focus on the “stuff” that matters most.
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Totally ok if that helps you move stuff forward!

Here's another take that may help.

https://productivityist.com/15000-feet/
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Michelle Gunn

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GTD VSG 03/24 - Setting Up: Time, Space, Tools

Join us for the next GTD® Virtual Study Group’s live call on Thursday, March 24th. We’ll be talking about getting set up for GTD — time, space, and tools.

We're going to have a great discussion -- hope you can be there!

Bridgeline: (857) 216-6700; at the prompt, enter the PIN: 559525
Time: 4pm Eastern

gtdvsg.com
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Francisco Sáez

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It is easy to get trapped into “busy” mode, especially when you have lot of unprocessed work on your table.

It is easy to get trapped into “busy” mode, especially when you have lot of unprocessed work on your table.
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Stefan Svartling

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GTD: Isn't life too short to waste?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyH2oSIoC-U

Isn't life too short to waste on Internet and technology? Isn't it better to use your time on your personal life instead? As you may know, I am a heavy user of the Getting Things Done methodology. It has helped me be so productive and creative. But maybe I have been focusing my time I gain from GTD on the wrong things? Watch this video!

See more videos about GTD:
http://www.svartling.net/p/gtd_21.html

#gtd #life #taskmanagement #time #personal #vlog 
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Francisco Sáez

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This phenomenon explains why, no matter how experienced you are, no matter how many years have you being compiling a daily to-do list, at the end of the day, there are always tasks to be done. #productivity 
What the Planning Fallacy is and how it affects your way of doing things.
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Francisco Sáez

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Having a lot of pending tasks is not what troubles us. The anxiety is caused by having a lot of undefined things in our head.
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Thomas Hebes

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Found today a briliant #webapp   for whiteboard. Create the wanted Kanban or GTD background use it like post it. #lean    #gtd    #teamwork  
https://cnverg.com/ 
Introducing Cnverg. Whether your team is in one location or spread across the globe, Cnverg brings real-time interaction directly to each collaborator. We're talking "everyone-in-the-same-room" level of responsiveness. Cnverg is a real-time shared visual workspace that lives in the cloud.
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Mario Daniel Carugno

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Hi there. I have this question for today...

Say I have my lists and projects with their items.
Let's suppose that suddenly I think about a task that I need to include in one of my lists or projects.
Would I go and put it directly on that list or project ?
Or should I avoid this, put the task in the Inbox and let it flow through the gtd process, so it will eventually go to its list or project ?
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I agree with the other comments. When you have a new thought or task, you have to decide if there is time to process it at that very moment. If there's time, then yes, go ahead and pull up the relevant project (or create new one...), and add that task where it belongs; this might also require some tagging, and perhaps changing the project's next action (e.g. if the new task has to precede the current next action for the project).

If you're like me, you may also discover that the 'new' task is in fact already included someplace in your project; this is why having a search function for your GTD app(s) is so important, you can search to see if that task is already there someplace and avoid duplication.

But often, there isn't time to put the new task where it belongs. Or, you might be in a social setting where it is inappropriate to spend much time processing that task. In this case, use the quickest method to create a new inbox item, capture the task, then get back to what you were doing, and trust the weekly review process to put the new task where it belongs.

Hope this helps!
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K Hayward

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Looking for fans and practitioners of the Getting Things Done (GTD) book by David Allen. We have small party on the game Habitica focused on conquering productivity, projects, goals, procrastination, distraction and overwhelm. We welcome all Habiticans with different levels and classes to join our adventures and have some fun together! Only requirement is being active and willing to improve yourself, both in Habitica and real life :) PM me to request invite and feel free to ask anything to learn further about us.
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Hi,

I'm a new member here but I have been trying to implement GTD over the past years with mixed success I must admit.

Recently, I did a restart and to get me going I bought the audiobook of the new version of David Allen's GTD.

In the book David mentions at least 3 others books: 1. Willpower, 2. Power of Habit and 3. ???

I forgot which one that was and being an audiobook I can't simply glance over the pages to hope I find it again.

Would anybody happen to know which book this is?

Thanks for any help!
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In the beginning, I also fell off the GTD bandwagon multiple times before getting it down. Allen does mention that it could take up to two years for many folks to get everything working.

One variation of GTD helped me become proficient. Try Leo Babauta's Zen To Done. He suggests adopting one habit at a time instead of trying to dramatically change your workflow.


He has a web site that shows the basic principles for free. The ebook is available to support the author.


http://zenhabits.net/zen-to-done-ztd-the-ultimate-simple-productivity-system/


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Francisco Sáez

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Start doing GTD can be hard if you live too stressed. Keep it simple by using this guide during the first months.
Start doing GTD can be hard if you live too stressed. Keep it simple by using this guide during the first months.
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Michelle Gunn

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Join us for today's GTD Virtual Study Group call. Task Management Tools is the topic! Always a crowd pleaser!
 
GTD VSG 04/14 - Task Management Tools

Join us for the next GTD® Virtual Study Group’s live call on Thursday, April 14th. We’ll be talking about GTD Task Management Tools.

Join us!! We're going to have a great discussion -- hope you can be there!

Bridgeline: (857) 216-6700; at the prompt, enter the PIN: 559525
Time: 4pm Eastern

#GTD #GTDVSG
gtdvsg.com
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Join us!! We're going to have a great discussion -- hope you can be there!

Bridgeline: (857) 216-6700; at the prompt, enter the PIN: 559525
Time: 4pm Eastern
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Samuel Casanova

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Una situación cotidiana en el trabajo puede convertirse fácilmente en un proyecto autogestionado en GTD. ¿Tienes tu lista de proyectos bajo control? http://buff.ly/1SEQcrC
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Una situación cotidiana en el trabajo puede convertirse fácilmente en un proyecto autogestionado en GTD. ¿Tienes tu lista de proyectos bajo control?
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Gracias por este artículo. 
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Francisco Sáez

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Thinking about giving up? Don't do that. Falling off the wagon and getting back on is part of the learning process.

Failing at something and trying again is part of the learning process. Don't give up.
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Me too, buddy! That's totally true.
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Bob Stanke

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It happened last week because... life happens. http://www.bobstanke.com/blog/when-the-wheels-fall-off
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Yep, +Martin Gunn, I passed.  I lived to see another week, so I consider that a passing grade!
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Francisco Sáez

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“If your filing system isn’t fast, functional, and fun, you’ll resist the whole process.” ~ David Allen
If your filing system isn't fast, functional, and fun, you'll resist the whole process.
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Antonio Musarò

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Mi consigliate una guida in italiano di gtd con evernote? 
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Grazie infinite Francesco! 
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