#YAPClassic: Getting More Sh*t Done with David Allen


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Do you feel like you just can’t seem to get things done? Like your productivity is at a standstill, constantly distracted, and you can’t possibly accomplish all you set out to? A world-renowned expert in creativity, David Allen, holds the key to boosting your productivity. David’s “Getting Things Done,” or GDT, the methodology helps you capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage your way to productivity. In this episode, Hala and David go deep into the five stages of GDT, talk about David’s background and expertise in productivity, and give advice on how you can start being more productive today.

Topics Include:

- David’s background and early jobs

- Why productivity

- Defining GDT

- Five Stages of GDT

- Importance of “clear space”

- Best advice for a clear head

- Defining “mind like water”

- David’s “no problems, only projects” philosophy

- Bottom’s up philosophy to productivity

- Best practices for “outcome thinking”

- The Law of Attraction

- What David means by “put things in front of the door”

- Tips and tricks for getting creative

- Productivity blockers and how to manage interruptions

- And other topics…

David Allen is recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. He is the engineer of GTD®, the popular Getting Things Done® methodology that has shown millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life into one that is balanced, integrated, relaxed, and has more successful outcomes.

David’s thirty-year pioneering research and coaching to corporate managers and CEOs of some of America’s most prestigious corporations and institutions has earned him Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the U.S. and Business 2.0 magazine's inclusion in their 2006 list of the "50 Who Matter Now."

David is the international best-selling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life.

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Resources Mentioned:

YAP Episode #21: Getting More Sh*t Done with David Allen: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/21-getting-more-sht-done-with-david-allen/

YAP Episode #5: Getting Sh*t Done & Improving Your Productivity with David Allen: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/5-getting-sht-done-improving-your-productivity-with-david-allen/

David’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/David-Allen/e/B001ILIG4C/

GDT’s Website: https://gettingthingsdone.com/

GDT’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2328651/

GDT’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/GTDtimes

GDT’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gtdtimes/

GDT’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gettingthingsdone

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