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Quick Wins with GTD (Video Podcast)

Quick Wins with GTD (Video Podcast)

While GTD is a comprehensive, whole-life methodology, in this video, Todd Brown and Robert Peake talk about some of the “quick wins” you can achieve by implementing key aspects of GTD.

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?...
GTD, the Future Vision and the Power of Outcome Thinking

GTD, the Future Vision and the Power of Outcome Thinking

This week I talk about the power of outcome thinking and defining visions for ourselves of the future we want to create. Using the Getting Things Done® (GTD®) methodology, we can create the best possible outcomes based on desirable visions of our future, leading to a...
Success is Personal

Success is Personal

I’ve been thinking lately a lot about what defines success, and the messages that we receive in the marketplace of ideas about being “more successful.” Usually, those messages are based on the belief that success is externally defined, that there are objective...
What GTD can’t do for you

What GTD can’t do for you

“There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labour of thinking” – Sir Joshua Reynolds Doing a bit of a spring clean this week, I came across a book I bought back in the early days of the web called “Don’t make me think”. It was written by...
Successful outcomes: the invisible tether

Successful outcomes: the invisible tether

Taking on a new goal can be easy when the path to get there is clear, and the steps along the way are fun. However, for those parts of life that are ambiguous or unpleasant, creating and holding to a vision of success is all the more important. I recently lost my...

Worth Celebrating

Last week my father had a birthday, and it’s got me thinking about celebrations. We celebrate things that represent progress, like the calendar reaching another milestone; though in my father’s case he says he would prefer not to be reminded of the number of...

Want to experience less stress? Create more tension.

I was working with a client a few weeks ago in a one-on-one coaching session. He works in a creative industry, and has had a very successful career. He brought us in to help him get back in control of his work world, which seemed likely to overwhelm him.  Given his...
Winning The Un-Winnable Game

Winning The Un-Winnable Game

“When you know what you’re doing, efficiency and style are your only improvement opportunities.” -David Allen In my early twenties, I took up surfing. At first, I approached it competitively. After countless wipeouts, I began to realise that the...