GTD is a powerful method to manage commitments, information, and communication.
GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm, instilling focus, clarity, and confidence.
Step by step you will learn how to:
Capture anything and everything that has your attention and concern
Define actionable things into concrete next steps and successful outcomes
Organize information in the most streamlined way, in appropriate categories, based on how and when you need to access it
Keep current and “ahead of the game” with appropriately frequent reviews
Keep track of the bigger picture while managing the small details
Make trusted choices about what to do in any given moment
Emeric Nectoux's insight:
Do you want to get more stuffs achieved with less stress? Improve your well being, re-balance your personal / professional life... GTD might help you reaching these different goals.
Short personal story:
Back in 2007, while I was leading a +50 millions € project... In addition to this strategic project, my wife was pregnant and my son was 2 y/o... Then, I realized that sleeping less than 2 hours a day was not" sustainable" :) so I had to find something to help me to re-balance... This is when I discovered GTD, which I started to implement right away and that I never quit since then.
“Instead of writing a syllabus or creating assessments or working on lessons plans, I have procrastinated and scoured some images from the web to make these. I have uploaded .png's of these into thi...”
Via Beth Dichter
It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go for a run. Are you feeling mildly mad, sad, or even just vaguely meh? Go for a run, go for a run, go for a run.
The author Joyce Carol Oates once wrote in a column for the New York Times that “in running the mind flees with the body … in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.” Filmmaker Casey Neistat told Runner’s World last fall that running is sometimes the only thing that gives him clarity of mind. “Every major decision I’ve made in the last eight years has been prefaced by a run,” he told the magazine. But I maybe like the way a runner named Monte Davis phrased it best, as quoted in the 1976 book The Joy of Running: “It’s hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time,” he said. “Also, there are those hours of clear-headedness that follow a long run.”
In today’s world “Work-Life Balance” is an impossible fairy tale.
Emeric Nectoux's insight:
Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth, today’s senior executives will tell you. But by making deliberate choices about which opportunities they’ll pursue and which they’ll decline, rather than simply reacting to emergencies, leaders can and do engage meaningfully with work, family, and community.
It wasn’t long ago when people were consistently praised for multitasking– the parent who, in one night, juggles children’s homework, their own professional work, the laundry, and spinning classes. Or the ultra-connected marketing manager who, in an hour, answers 10 emails, works on a sales pitch, grabs a coffee, and books a plane ticket for a trade show. Both sound like veritable productivity masters. But the mental toll caused by multitasking has been proven to far outweigh peoples’ ability to simultaneously juggle tasks.
Multitasking, in fact, is multifaceted. The term can be defined as performing two or more tasks at the same time, or constantly switching from one thing to another. It can also be described as performing numerous tasks in rapid succession– like sending a tweet, then writing an email, then making a call, then checking your messages, then finishing your presentation. Sound familiar?
I would not be so "black or white" on this... For sure, in some specific moment, we definitely need to focus and avoid any kind of distractions, then we should avoid multitasking. But, to be fair, these kind of moments, requiring our full attention, are not so frequent in a regular day. We are all able to identify those and isolate ourselves (if not possible within the 2 coming minutes, then schedule some time later on to do so, cf. the famous 2 minutes rule)
In the other hand, multitasking is very close to the way your brain work. It allows you to make connections, relate different things together, mix them and at the end breaking through, while focus only on 1 thing might lead you to a dead end.
As often, it is question and balance and knowing him/herself wheel enough to be able to adopt the quite behavior at the right time.
With employee productivity so crucial to business growth, it should be encouraging to companies to learn that employee happiness is so closely connected to (Put employees first: "10 Unusual Ways to Improve Employee Productivity" by @findmyshift #Humanbiz...
by Deepak Chopra M.D.If you were to eavesdrop on the conversations taking place around you, stress would likely be one of the most common words you would hear. People talk about feeling stressed about their work, the economy, global politics, deadlines, their relationships, and just about everything else.
How To Feed Your Brain: Improving Your Focus, Productivity, and Information Management. by Frost on April 8, 2014. If you're an average North American man, your brain has been reduced to tepid mush. You probably won't make it through ...
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