GTD is a big part of my day (Personal & Business). I certainly wouldn't have been able to launch & run my handbag business single handedly without the help of it! It allows me to organise my lists & emails into priority, as well as subject, which is hugely helpful when you are trying to be the designer, website builder, photographer, researcher, events coordinator and run the social media of your company. You learn how to do about 10 peoples jobs when you start your own business, and that means juggling a lot of to-do lists! GTD has allowed me to build my business without the stress of feeling out of control, and it has kept me on track, knowing I will hit my goals in the timeframe I have.Clare Alban-Moore
The Getting Things Done methodology, and in particular of Next Action Associates, have been a huge help to me. I first contacted Next Action in 2013, at the recommendation of a colleague. At that time I was struggling to make sense of an increasingly demanding academic workload, and to cope with an diverse range of commitments outside my academic work. My previous attempts to develop a systematic approach had repeatedly foundered.
A two-day Workflow Coaching programme (with follow-up sessions) proved transformative. I found that the GTD system met my needs for both structure and flexibility. The bespoke nature of the programme allowed me to develop systems which fitted my working preferences rather than requiring me to conform to a rigid external framework.
Like learning a musical instrument, getting better and handling my workflow has required sustained application, motivation and patience. Although the system itself is both practical and intuitive, customising it for my own work needed an expert tutor.
Finding GTD 8 years ago was life-changing – in both my personal and professional lives. Frankly, I can’t really remember how I managed ‘pre-GTD’. Now, having all of the commitments in my life in one place – my commitments to others and others’ to me – gives me a tremendous sense of inner peace and allows me to really be present and focus on what I have in front of me. I rarely forget things I’ve committed to these days. The work with Next Action was essential, both in getting things set up initially and with tune-ups over time. Over time I’ve been able to offer GTD to my teams, and many of them have also become GTD fans.Stefan Feltens
I’m in so much more control of my work. I’m now confident that what I am doing at any moment is what I should be doing. My email inbox is often zero, and usually stays below about ten. If I receive a request to do something I know straight away whether I can do it, and how it will fit in with my other projects and actions. The best thing is, I’m no longer thinking (or worrying) about what I’m supposed to be doing at work – my mind has been freed up to focus on much more useful and better things.Sam Spencer
A simply brilliant way of prioritizing workflow, managing projects, and actually doing it all with far less stress.Peter Casebow
Learning about GTD was a revelation - it's helped me organise my life inside work out outside of it, leading to me being happier, more productive and less stressed. Judy was a great teacher - patient, reassuring and great at explaining the ideas behind the system. I am still using it months on and developing it, and would really recommend her class to anyone else - whether they think they need it or not, they will find a benefit.Louise Ridley