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Our GTD podcasts are here to support you at every stage of your GTD practice. You will hear interviews with people from all walks of life about their journey with GTD, from beginners to those who have been at it for years. The podcasts include personal and professional stories, as well as practical tips about GTD systems for desktop and mobile, using apps and paper. Start listening now and you'll be well on your way to stress-free productivity.

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Our GTD podcasts are here to support you at every stage of your GTD practice. You will hear interviews with people from all walks of life about their journey with GTD, from beginners to those who have been at it for years. The podcasts include personal and professional stories, as well as practical tips about GTD systems for desktop and mobile, using apps and paper. Start listening now and you'll be well on your way to stress-free productivity.

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Stop that keyboard typing!

By TonyRoseNC - May 08 2020
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Love the tips Dave but that keyboard typing is driving my misophonia off the charts!

Great podcast!

By la_pilo - Apr 29 2017
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Really enjoy the short podcasts focusing on single issues.

iTunes Ratings

299 Ratings
Average Ratings
203
40
29
17
10

Stop that keyboard typing!

By TonyRoseNC - May 08 2020
Read more
Love the tips Dave but that keyboard typing is driving my misophonia off the charts!

Great podcast!

By la_pilo - Apr 29 2017
Read more
Really enjoy the short podcasts focusing on single issues.
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Getting Things Done

Latest release on Jun 26, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Ep: 3 - David Allen guides you through a GTD® Mind Sweep

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What if you had an objective list of everything that currently holds your attention? Get out your note-taking devices as David Allen guides us through a sample coaching "Mind Sweep" session (one of the first steps to practicing GTD®). We bet that you'll have at least one valuable "Oh, yeah! That reminds me..." thought during this episode!

May 27 2015

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Rank #2: Ep: 53 - An Overview of GTD

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This engaging and inspiring interview with David Allen, by Tragedy and Hope broadcasts, explores the key principles of GTD and how to make informed choices with ease. The interviewer, Richard Grove, is a GTD enthusiast himself, and his intelligent questions make this interview particularly interesting.

Oct 05 2019

40mins

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Rank #3: Ep: 5 - Daily Habits with Charles Duhigg

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How do you create major impact using GTD?  Join David Allen and Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, as they discuss the cumulative cost of our seemingly insignificant daily decisions.  As David says in Ready For Anything, “In the end, it is attention to detail that makes all the difference.”

Jun 17 2015

24mins

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Rank #4: Ep: 36 - Overcoming Procrastination

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Listen to a fascinating segment with David Allen where he outlines the sources of procrastination, shares a few fun examples of the dynamics at work, and talks about the steps you can take to overcome it.

Dec 15 2017

16mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 78: Two-Minute Tip — Clean Up Your Computer

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Two-minute Tips for Turbulent Times with David Allen Clean Up Your Computer

Now if you haven't done this already, and you have some down time, or at home time, or whatever. Then, come on guys, it's like when you get your car washed, or your motorcycle washed, or whatever, it drives better. Well very much the same thing with your computer.

Come on, this is like a master tool if you're doing any kind of knowledge work at all. This is reference, this is creativity, this is communications. This is your work. And so it's really nice to make sure that this doesn't become like a black hole. It starts to get clogged up with a lot of old stuff. The more old stuff I found that accumulate in my computer the less anxious, or the less interested I am in looking back for something or going back into that area.

But there's a lot of creativity that will show up if you actually do that. Like email, what's your backlog? The bigger your backlog of email, the more any kind of change or surprise is going to be bothersome, even the good stuff. So clean up email. There's a lot of tips you'll see on my YouTube channel about just dealing with email and that backlog.

I met somebody with thousands of Evernote notes in there, that they never looked at. As they said it's kinda write-only, as opposed to read-only. You stick stuff in, but you never then get back to it. So it's very important that your reference material, and all that stuff, as best you can, is just brought current. So maybe there's stuff you need to move into the cloud, stuff you need to put into Dropbox. Things you need to reorganize, or reframe, or refresh, or whatever.

But a real good idea to just look around, and if you've got some down time, one of the best kind of dummy things to do, is clean up. Clean up your digital world. It will help a ton.

May 07 2020

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Rank #6: Ep: 54 - Someday / Maybe and Incubation Best Practices

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Today David Allen shares best practices for Someday/Maybe & Incubation lists in front of a live audience. He provides plenty of example scenarios where Someday/Maybe lists can serve, as well as the specific circumstances it would be helpful to incubate information until a later date. You might even get a few new ideas for how to further improve your system as you listen.

Oct 28 2019

18mins

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Rank #7: Ep: 55 - Removing System Drag

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What behaviors actually make a difference in your GTD system?  Listen as David Allen shares tips on removing system drag in front of a live audience.

Nov 18 2019

16mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 83: Two-Minute Tip — Get In Your Groove

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Well, you may already have a groove, but I imagine your groove has been disturbed to a large degree by whatever has been going on in the world lately. And especially in turbulent times, it's going to disturb your groove. Get into a new one.

So ask yourself. What about my groove do I need to put into a groove? That I can comfortably now, given the world, and given what's been going on. Whether that's when to take a walk, how often you need to exercise, how often you need to talk to people you need to talk to people about. Any of that. It's a good idea to get into a groove, because some part of us really loves to have a habit, it loves to have something traditional that we do regularly. So that we don't have to be thinking so much about that. But we use that as an opportunity to sort of lift our thinking, relax. Kind of look at the world from a higher perspective of things.

So what's your groove now? Does your groove work? If it doesn't, think about what would you need to do to improve your groove? I highly recommend that you think about that. And think, what are the simple things you could do? They don't have to be complex, or expensive, or anything. What do I need to do to get myself into a more regular, consistent basis? To handle the world that's now changed for me and that I need to be engaging with appropriately.

So, are you in your groove? If not, what do you need to do to improve your groove? And boy that could look like a lot of different things. But give yourself permission to be creative about that. Reflect a little bit on that, and perhaps take any necessary actions you need to take, to make that groove sort of more automatic and easy to do.

May 28 2020

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Rank #9: Ep: 7 - A Guided Weekly Review with Meg Edwards

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Ever wonder what it would be like to have someone guide you through an entire GTD Weekly Review process?  Now, in this interactive session, Senior GTD Coach Meg Edwards takes you through the entire process step by step.  As you get clear, get current, and get creative, you’ll quickly see why the Weekly Review is considered *the* critical success factor in maintaining an integrated life management system. 

Jul 22 2015

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Rank #10: Ep: 17 - Ten Common Questions About GTD

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We hope you enjoy this very special Q&A conversation between David Allen and Senior Coach Marian Bateman, interviewed by Rick Kantor. They answer ten of the most frequently asked questions regarding GTD, including "How do you set priorities?", "What do you do when you're interrupted constantly?", and "How do I get back on track when I miss Weekly Reviews?"

Jun 09 2016

45mins

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Rank #11: Ep: 56 - Mental RAM, Rapid Refocusing, and Checklists

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Today we have three separate, rare segments pulled from the archives on different concepts that are all related to memory and performance improvement.  First, you’ll hear a segment regarding the idea of mental RAM, and what happens when we leave unclosed loops open in our lives.  Next, you’ll learn about multitasking vs. rapid refocusing and how that state helps us scale our performance.  And third, you’ll learn a few handy uses for checklists in order to continuously improve over time.  

Jan 03 2020

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Rank #12: Ep: 24 - Making It All Work

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Feeling overwhelmed?  This talk from David Allen is a wonderful overview of the keys to control & perspective. Includes participant Q&A at the end.

Nov 10 2016

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Rank #13: Ep: 40 - Best Practices of Email Communication

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In this podcast, Coach Kelly Forrister focuses on the best practices of email communications with others, including appropriate use, writing effective subject lines, creating agreed upon response times, reply to all and more.

May 08 2018

28mins

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Rank #14: Ep: 38 - The Power of Outcome Thinking

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David Allen explores the power of outcome thinking in front of a live audience. This talk will reveal just how much the thoughts we hold in our head have the potential to affect the types and qualities of action we take. From athletic performance to prepping for that next big meeting, what we think about *while* we act can affect *how* we act.

Feb 09 2018

23mins

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Rank #15: Ep: 4 - GTD® and Brute Force

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What do you do when brute force is *no longer* an option? That's a question that Byron Palmer, an innovator and Grazing Specialist for the Sonoma Mountain Institute, found himself wrestling with as he progressed in his career and life. Join Mike Williams, as he and Byron walk through his journey of discovering GTD, the value it brings to him and how he continues to integrate subtle elements to create greater levels of coherence.

Jun 09 2015

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Rank #16: Ep: 25 - Making Change Stick

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David Allen discusses the power and practical usage of focus and vision. Learn the keys to creating and maintaining successful habit change by utilizing visioning, goal setting, and clarifying positive outcomes.

Dec 21 2016

51mins

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Rank #17: Ep: 20 - Defining Your Areas of Focus

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A key to trusting your priorities is knowing your roles, areas to maintain, oversee, and manage–personally and professionally. In this webinar, Senior GTD Coaches Meg Edwards and Kelly Forrister walk you through developing the Areas of Focus level in the GTD Horizons of Focus® model, giving you examples, best practices, and tips for developing and refining your own.

Aug 18 2016

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Rank #18: Ep: 33 - Wrangling Your Priorities

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David Allen and Coach Meg Edwards give expert coaching on wrangling your priorities. The discussion includes three common challenges: competing priorities, mapping day-to-day priority choices to your higher level goals, and prioritizing as a group.

Aug 28 2017

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Rank #19: Ep: 21 - Optimizing Your GTD System with David Allen

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How do you leverage procedures and tools for better outcomes?  David Allen presents a webinar on how to optimize your GTD system, so that you have the information you need to be productive, when you need it.  Includes Q&A's from webinar participants.

Sep 06 2016

25mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 82: Two-Minute Tip — Laughter and Soap

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I'll quote my wonderful wife Kathryn. Laughter and Soap. At some point you just need to laugh, and you need to clean up. She sort of nailed it brilliantly.

If you haven't done it lately, at least look for a good joke. At least find some way to find something to laugh about. Something funny, something that makes no sense. Those are always wonderful things to do.

And soap, obviously clean up. I've been trained by my wife, when I walk in the door, Wash your hands David! Which I do. And I have to laugh about my hair, which I usually keep fairly short. Pretty soon I'm going to look like I looked in Berkeley in 1970. But that's ok, so I'm kind of laughing about, well David you're gonna have longer hair until your favorite barber comes back in a little while.

So anyway, a small little tip for turbulent times, but sometimes it might be quite healthy just to make sure you sort of plug into your world, laughter and soap, and make sure those are sort of regular things. that you engage in and people around you. I hope that's helpful, I know it's silly but it works for me.

May 28 2020

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