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102 of The Best Podcast Episodes for David Allen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about David Allen, often where they are interviewed.

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102 of The Best Podcast Episodes for David Allen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about David Allen, often where they are interviewed.

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From The Vault: A Conversation with David Allen

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David Allen is a NYTimes best-selling author of perhaps the best book written on personal productivity, "Getting Things Done." This episode was recorded in 2017. But the subject of productivity is so timeless. And the way that David Allen talks about it, it will open your eyes. "Getting Things Done" is an essential book for all sellers to read because it teaches you how to truly break down a job, like a sales opportunity with an enterprise client, into the smallest logical tasks that need to be accomplished. And how to predict the very next actions you need to take to keep momentum moving forward. In our conversation David and I dive deep into how undone tasks are stress inducing. We dig into the three main behaviors that you must use to manage your commitments. And explore the larger idea of the barriers to productivity that we all confront on a daily basis. And how to work through them.

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Oct 05 2020 · 36mins
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[Sweet Process Series] How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity with David Allen of Getting Things Done

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David Allen is world-renowned for his GTD: Getting Things Done system, books, and certification. Over 2 million people have been introduced to GTD and discovered the power to clear their minds, sharpen their focus, and accomplish more with ease and elegance. 

David also wrote The New York Times Best Seller, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity in 2001 and re-released a new edition in 2015. The book is published in over 28 languages, and Time Magazine heralded it as the defining self-help business book of its time.

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Are you finding it hard to gain clarity and do the things that would move the needle in your business? You’re not alone. David Allen says many CEOs and Executives are having a hard time getting things done in today’s business environment where they have to wear many hats but can only give attention to so little. Through his Getting Things Done (GTD) framework, David has been helping senior executives, CEOs, and business owners achieve stress-free productivity. 

In this episode of the Inspired Insider podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz talks with David Allen as he explains the five steps of the GTD workflow to getting things done. David discusses in detail about how the system works to help you discover what is getting your attention and how you can refocus your mind on the things that matter most for your business. Stay tuned. Stay tuned.

Aug 14 2020 · 52mins

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David Allen - Creating Space, Getting Altitude and Mitigating Against the Stress of Opportunity

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David Allen is widely recognized as the world's leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. He is the author of Getting Things Done and has shown millions of people how to transform their overwhelming lives into a relaxed and more productive one. Listen to David's popular methodology and how it has helped successful leaders all over the world.

What We Cover:

  • 03:15 - What is the 'Getting Things Done' approach David uses?
  • 04:45 - How did you stumble upon this methodology?
  • 06:45 - How does Getting Things Done help with innovation?
  • 08:45 - Nobody went out to be innovative, they just went out to solve problems.
  • 09:30 - What's a typical day look like for a successful tech company using David's system?
  • 11:25 - You need to step back and look at all of the hats you're wearing.
  • 14:00 - Surprisingly, people who are attracted to David's work are people who need it the least.
  • 15:15 - Most of the stress you have is due to breaking agreements with yourself.
  • 15:35 - Getting Things Done is not about getting things done. It's about being engaged with every single moment in your life.
  • 17:45 - The first step is to get everything out of your head and on a piece of paper.
  • 18:55 - Getting Things Done is timeless.
  • 25:15 - David talks the evolution of his business model.
  • 29:55 - Reflection is critical to the decision making process.
  • 32:25 - Keeping stuff in your head is the wrong place to be keeping stuff.
  • 35:45 - What are David's morning rituals?
  • 39:05 - What has David changed his mind about recently?
  • 41:35 - What advice does David have for his 25-year-old self?

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Aug 04 2020 · 44mins
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David Allen on Developing the Skill of Outcome and Action Thinking

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David Allen is the originator of GTD. GTD is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done“. GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm—instilling focus, clarity, and confidence.

In this conversation David talks about the new Getting Things Done Workbook, developing the skill of outcome and action thinking and overcoming the biggest objections to the GTD methodology.

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Jul 28 2020 · 43mins
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#YAPClassic: Getting Sh*t Done and Improving Productivity with David Allen

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A throw back to episode #5! 

Hear best practices from the GOAT of productivity, David Allen, best-selling author and inventor of the famed Getting Things Done system.

David’s framework helps you keep track of tasks, ideas and projects, and focuses on getting this type of information out of your head and into an external system. In this episode, Hala uncovers how to feel less bogged down by the never-ending list of things you have to do—allowing yourself to be engaged and super productive in the moment. Now, go get sh*t done!

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Jul 13 2020 · 38mins
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David Allen on Getting the Right Things Done

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David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, and Greg discuss the practical ways and key specifics to immediately begin the journey of cutting out what is non-essential, both personally and professionally. They go back and forth on the deeper and visionary elements of why it’s beneficial to focus on doing what matters most.

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Jul 06 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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Getting Things Done w/ David Allen

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We recorded this episode almost two months ago, and while so much has changed since then (look for an upcoming episode on DEI and BLM), the challenges we face sitting down at our computers every morning have not. They've only intensified. How are we supposed to move our work forward with everything that's going on out there in the world? And what is productivity when it's not defined by economists but by us? In this episode, we speak with David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, about how to define and achieve progress in a period of chaos and distraction.

Learn more about Getting Things Done at https://gettingthingsdone.com/ and find David on Twitter at https://twitter.com/gtdguy

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Jun 29 2020 · 44mins
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#188 - David Allen - The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity

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David Allen is a productivity consultant and an author.

Today I speak to the grandfather of the modern productivity movement. David is the creator of Getting Things Done - the most famous productivity system on the planet.

Expect to learn David's 5-step process for organising your life, why your brain is a terrible library, what apps & systems David uses to enhance his own life, where he sees the future of productivity going and much more...


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Jun 25 2020 · 1hr 15mins
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Ep 131 | Getting Things Done with David Allen

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David Allen, master personal productivity specialist, joins us to explore the intersection between his famous Getting Things Done Method and KonMari.

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. We should be looking toward a world of no problems, only projects.”

After decades of in-the-field research and practice of his productivity methods, David wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done.
Published in over 28 languages, TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.”

Today, David is considered the leading authority in the fields of organizational and personal productivity. The David Allen Company, run by David and his wife Kathryn, oversees the certification academy and quality standards for Global Partners offering Getting Things Done courses and coaching around the world.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

-David's journey to becoming one of the most important names in increasing productivity

-Learn what the Getting Things Done (GTD) method is all about and how you can use it to increase your productivity and gain more time that spark joy

-Practice with David using the GTD method to something as simple as receiving a wedding invitation

-David has worked from home since the early 1980's and he shares his tips for WFH that sparks joy

-David shares what is meant by "ambient anxiety", an "external brain", and the "two minute rule"

-What are Open Loops and how they impact your productivity

-Find all of David's books and guides here: David Allen on Amazon

-Learn some of David's time honored tips to increase your ability to Get Things Done with joy!

David's favorite productivity tip:
"Your head is for having ideas and not for holding them. Stop using your head as your office."

What sparks joy for David:
David's new video series "Two Minute Tips for Turbulent Times" coming soon.
And, walking his little Cavalier Springer Spaniel in the park!

To connect with David, you can find him at GettingThingsDone.com and on Twitter at GTDGuy

"If you think about something twice, then you are paying it to much attention."

"You have to decide what the thing means to you to decide what to do with it."

"You need a discreet space to do your work, answer your email and focus. It's best if there is no other activity in that space . And, it should be a place where everyone in the home knows you are "on the job" even if you need to put yellow caution tape around your workspace!"

"What has your attention?"

"Your head is for having ideas, not holding them. Stop using your head as your office."

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Special Guest: David Allen.

May 05 2020 · 37mins
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The Art of Stress-Free Productivity with David Allen

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Learn how to get more accomplished while stressing less. These five steps will teach you how to achieve stress-free productivity!

In this episode, Alex Sanfilippo interviews David Allen on his Getting Things Done Methodology and the Art of Stress-Free Productivity.

They go over the 5 steps of Getting Things Done.

The Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology consist of 5 steps:
For full show notes visit: https://creatingabrand.com/the-art-of-stress-free-productivity-with-david-allen

Apr 21 2020 · 35mins