Basic GTD: The Promise
Published on September 06, 2012 by Francisco Sáez
The Promise of GTD: To achieve a state in which you will be ready for anything.
“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
Imagine if you could keep all your personal management under control at all times and at all levels. Imagine if you could dedicate all your attention, with no distractions, to whatever you decide to do. Imagine if you could get meaningful things done in a relaxed way and with minimal effort.
Basic GTD: Horizontal and vertical focus
Published on June 21, 2012 by Francisco Sáez
The horizontal focus has to do with control. The vertical focus has to do with perspective.
Horizontal focus is the key to a relaxed control over your daily activities. It is about clearly defining the outcomes you want—your projects—and the next actions required to achieve them, and creating reminders on a trusted system that you review regularly.
Basic GTD: Control your life in 5 steps
Published on May 10, 2012 by Francisco Sáez
Master the five-stages workflow method.
Normally we go through a five-stages workflow method to deal with our work. We (1) collect things that catch our attention, we (2) process what they mean and we (3) organize the results, which we (4) review frequently to choose which thing to (5) do next.
Basic GTD: Deal with your agreements
Published on May 03, 2012 by Francisco Sáez
The source of the negative feelings.
You usually feel bad when you do not get things done that you had committed to do, but this feeling of anxiety and guilty is not because of the many things you have to do. Frustration comes up when you break an agreement that you have made with yourself.
Basic GTD: The Principle
Published on January 12, 2012 by Francisco Sáez
GTD Principle: Manage your internal commitments effectively.
GTD is a tool whose goal is to eliminate the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time to get it all done. It is based on the principle that we must negotiate our internal commitments effectively.
Basic GTD: Natural Planning
Published on December 22, 2011 by Francisco Sáez
There is a productive way to think about projects, situations and topics, that creates maximum value with minimal expenditure of time and effort.
Sometimes we need some kind of rigor to keep complex projects under control, find a solution or determine the right steps to take in order to complete them successfully.
Basic GTD: Work in Perspective
Published on December 16, 2011 by Francisco Sáez
Do you know why there are no priorities in GTD?
In GTD it is not necessary to explicitly define the priority of every action, because priorities sit in a hierarchy of different levels of perspective. This is what David Allen calls the Six-Level Model for reviewing your own work:
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