Find Time This Cyber Monday to Explore Some GTD Tools!

Finding time to track and complete the items on your To Do List, or simply to complete tasks more efficiently, is easier when you have the right tools.  And finding the right tools is easier when you can look at a whole collection of them, all in the same place.

That’s why I was so very pleased when my VA shared with me a compilation of “GTD Tools” that has been shared on-line by Jeff Sandquist.

GTD®, as you are probably well aware, “is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done“, the groundbreaking work-life management system by David Allen that provides concrete solutions for transforming overwhelm and uncertainty into an integrated system of stress free productivity.”   That’s how it’s described on the GTD site.

Leo Babauta (of Zen Habits) has also written a very helpful post offering comprehensive FAQ’s about the GTD system.  Titled “The Getting Things Done (GTD) FAQ,” this comprehensive post offers this summary of GTD – a very helpful one:

GTD embodies an easy, step-by-step and highly efficient method for achieving this relaxed , productive state. It includes:

  • Capturing anything and everything that has your attention
  • Defining actionable things discretely into outcomes and concrete next steps
  • Organizing reminders and information in the most streamlined way, in appropriate categories, based on how and when you need to access them
  • Keeping current and “on your game” with appropriately frequent reviews of the six horizons of your commitments (purpose, vision, goals, areas of focus, projects, and actions)

Implementing GTD alleviates the feeling of overwhelm, instills confidence, and releases a flood of creative energy. It provides structure without constraint, managing details with maximum flexibility.

The GTD Tools shared by Jeff Sandquist are meant to help you implement the GTD system, adapting it to your particular needs.  I invite you to take a look at the collection of tools … and urge you to set a timer before you begin.  (If you don’t, you may find that you spend more time than you meant to – it’s a fascinating collection to explore.)

Are you inspired to find time and increase your effectiveness and efficiency?  What will be the first step that you take to do that?  Will you sample any of the tools you find here?  If you do, please let me know what you think – I’d love to hear!

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Let’s explore time together …

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have no material connection with any of the products or tools mentioned here, and have not received any compensation for writing this content.

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  1. For implementing GTD you can use this web application:

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote and Google Calendar, and also comes with mobile version, and Android and iPhone apps.

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