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Welcome to the GTD® Virtual Study Group! This is a twice-monthly live call that focuses in on productivity and Getting Things Done. We are a supportive global community dedicated to inspiring and empowering personal growth. We focus on general principles of productivity, how to become more successful in life, and the Getting Things Done®* task management methodology. Join our live calls on the second and fourth Thursdays every month at 4:00pm Eastern! Simply dial 1-857-216-6700, Pin 559525! ...
 
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Do you use a tickler file? It’s a staple of the GTD methodology. And it’s interesting how’s it's evolved over time from paper systems to digital systems. In this episode we chat about how we apply the theory of a Tickler file in our current systems. Enjoy! Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:…
 
Such a great conversation about Horizons and how we come to understand and develop them for ourselves. If you’ve been struggling to define your higher horizons, this episode really might help shed some light on how some of us have worked on ours. Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:…
 
Happy New Year! In this special episode, Ray Sidney-Smith and Michelle Gunn talk about a 12-week program that Ray is running for the GTD® community -- Getting Things Done® Workbook Study Group. It starts January 3rd, 2022. Sign up at , then search under courses. A very special thank you to Ray Sidney-Smith for offering this program and all that he …
 
In this episode we discuss Contexts and how they are used in today’s world. Contexts and their relevance has been a controversial topic for years since people have mini computers in their pockets so all contexts are available all the time, almost. But then came a pandemic and we’re all home 24x7. So now what? The GTDVSG dives in and talks about wha…
 
How do you improve your estimations of project timelines, or task timing? It’s such a vital piece of managing projects and managing expectations — of clients, of partners, of teammates, of spouses... of ourselves! In this episode we talk about how we all try to tackle this in our own worlds. Thanks to Alex K for suggesting this episode's topic via …
 
GTD® is the art of stress-free productivity. And, we’re finding that that couldn’t be more true at this time in our world. GTD® is providing a bit of grounding in a time of major upheaval for many. We talk about that and how we’re using our systems to find some normal in an abnormal time. Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for …
 
Our world is a little topsy turvy at the moment. We’re all experiencing a paradigm shift that was not a personal choice any of us made. So how can you adapt and cope with it all? How can GTD help to serve you and bring a little normalcy to your world. We dive into that and share what we’ve been doing, what’s been working and not working. A big THAN…
 
Setting up your GTD® system can be time consuming! So when do you start to see return on your time investment? And what is the return on your investment? And what tricks have we learned over the years to help ourselves in terms of time? Lots of fun stuff shared in this episode of GTDVSG! Enjoy! Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group websit…
 
A big thank you to Ray Sidney-Smith for guest hosting this episode of the GTDVSG!!! What does your morning GTD® routine look like? How do you set yourself up for the day? In this episode we discuss your GTD® Morning Routine. Enjoy! Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:…
 
Sometimes it's tricky to separate our personal and professional lives in our systems. Sometimes we have to due to requirements, but if we don’t then things can get a little muddled. So how do we keep our systems working for us? And then there’s the struggle to get our partners/colleagues/teammates to also do GTD. We talk about all this and more in …
 
Do you find yourself avoiding using contexts sometimes? I know I did! (And not so secretly now, do still sometimes.) What’s that all about? We cover that in this call. And how we do make our systems work with, and without, contexts. (Oh, the blasphemy!) ;) Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more:…
 
How do you keep yourself inspired to manage your tasks using GTD®? In this episode of GTDVSG, we talk about our motivation — today, as well as, when we first began using GTD. Lots of great tips for newbies and veterans alike! So, how do you keep motivated with your system? Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from t…
 
Continuing the topic of Focusing on Goals from last episode, today we shared some more practical ideas around making those goals become projects and next actions. We talked about SMART goals, as well as, flexibility, and periodic reviews for alignment. And we looked defining those amorphous goals, you know... the ones that sound like pipe dreams. W…
 
The end of the year is one of the natural points for reflection, of the past, the present, and the future. End of decades have an especially weighty feel, as well! In this episode, the GTDVSG talks about reflection and looking ahead at our goals for the immediate and distant future. Enjoy! Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for…
 
We’re getting started on considering this past year and planning for the upcoming year a little early! What did you do differently this year that worked? What new tricks did you implement that benefited your process? What started to really click and why? We dive into all this and so much more on this episode! Enjoy! Check out the Official GTD® Virt…
 
Today we talk transitions, like leaving a job, starting a job, moving, etc. Transitions are also a great time to take a look at your higher horizons and see if there are bigger shifts at play in your world, or if maybe they should be. We dive into multiple levels of the conversation in this episode. Enjoy! Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study …
 
The Horizons of Focus can often be the hardest piece of GTD to grasp. They can seem elusive and amorphous. Today, the VSG shares how we have defined them, and how we keep an eye on them and make sure our goals and visions don’t become purely wishlists. Enjoy! Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and mo…
 
Wrapping up our discussions around the #GTDSummit, we cover The Strategic Value of Clear Space. This conversation covers everything from being in the weeds to the higher horizons. And we share some practical tips on how to get to clear space. Enjoy! Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study Group website for resources from the call and more: .…
 
This is the recap for Day Two of the #GTDSummit which happened in Amsterdam in June 2019. The theme of the Summit from David Allen: The strategic value of space There are no problems, only projects Again, there was way too much content in the Summit to cover in an hour recap, but we did our best. 😉 Enjoy!! Check out the Official GTD® Virtual Study …
 
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