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How To Make Your Lists REALLY Work For You

How To Make Your Lists REALLY Work For You

In this video, GTD® veteran Robert Peake outlines how you can make your ‘to-do’ lists much more functional, why your brain needs help when it comes to getting stuff done, and how you can reduce friction when you need to work on something on your...
Is Your GTD System Too Complex? (Video Podcast)

Is Your GTD System Too Complex? (Video Podcast)

In this episode, we ask is your GTD® system overbuilt? How complex is too complex when it comes to creating your GTD system? We take a deep dive into the setup of your GTD system and how to streamline your lists, create practical and easily accessible indexes of your ‘stuff’, and reduce friction in your workflow.

Why Do You Want to be Productive? No, Really…

Why Do You Want to be Productive? No, Really…

What motivates you to get things done – is ‘productivity’ connected to a greater sense of purpose or a deeper ‘why’? Here’s how you might want to approach the concept of productivity differently, to make progress towards those...
Is That Really Off Your Mind?

Is That Really Off Your Mind?

GTD® coach Robert Peake shares three common ways in which people often accumulate a lingering amount of stress by keeping things in their mind – even when they have the best of intentions to do otherwise. More importantly, he shares the keys to truly getting...
Turn Your Problems Into Projects

Turn Your Problems Into Projects

How to turn your problems into projects, be more successful, and achieve those long-term goals. In a world of change and challenges, here’s an insight into how GTD® can help you to get control of your world and take the right steps to move forward with progress....
How Search is Killing Your Productivity

How Search is Killing Your Productivity

Search is amazing, but it won’t replace your brain. In this short clip, veteran GTD® coach Robert Peake talks about why we need to re-think our dependence on hoping we can find stuff later using search–and how to fix it.
Project Dog

Project Dog

It is quiet now, but earlier our living room echoed with the howls of a lonely Siberian night. You see, we recently invited the patter of little dew claws into our life by adopting a rescue dog. After a few weeks of getting-to-know-you and DNA results, we discovered...
Getting Real About Wellness with GTD

Getting Real About Wellness with GTD

My client was on the verge of tears looking at his projects lists. It was time to have “the conversation”. The one about being one person, and trying to live the lives of seven people all at once. I asked him to consider that everything in his system was...
Put the Ukulele Down

Put the Ukulele Down

“Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries, and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” -Blaise Pascal What if nobody likes this blog? What if I’m all out of ideas about GTD®? What if I go to write and nothing shows up?...
Regrouping, Recouping, and Re-Engaging with GTD

Regrouping, Recouping, and Re-Engaging with GTD

Boxer, the horse from George Orwell’s classic text Animal Farm, had one answer to adversity: “The solution, as I see it, is to work harder.” It is a poignant allegory for Stalinist exploitation of working-class Russian revolutionaries. But it is also...
Your Email Inbox Is All About You

Your Email Inbox Is All About You

Growing up on the US-Mexico border, a feature of my childhood friends’ birthday parties was the piñata. For those unfamiliar, it is a colourful papier-mâché figure, ranging from a traditional donkey to a popular cartoon character, stuffed to the crêpe-paper...
Surviving Digital Climate Change with GTD

Surviving Digital Climate Change with GTD

‘Seriously? They’re posting business-critical information as a reply to a private Facebook thread?’ I was as incredulous as my client at this lack of basic ‘communication hygiene’ – expecting colleagues to find what they needed to...
Is Your GTD System Too Complex? (Video Podcast)

GTD and the Power of Clean Edges

In this video, Todd Brown and Robert Peake talk about what is meant by “clean edges” in the GTD methodology, and why they are so important to stress-free productivity. Click to play this episode Subscribe to the Podcast Transcript [music] 00:06 Todd Brown:...