- eliminate time-stealing distractions,
- how avoidance affects success,
- how crisis negatively impacts your ability to think intelligently,
- how sometimes waiting until the last minute is the best way to get things done,
- the importance of emptying your email inbox,
- the usefulness of virtual assistants,
- and how the biggest barrier to self-expression and self-actualization is our own selves.
Does this sound familiar?… No matter how well you plan your day, the day seems to get away from you and at the end of it you never seem to finish all of the tasks you anticipated finishing? This is the story of my life! It feels out of control. Thankfully there’s a way out – it’s called “GTD” (Getting Things Done), a time management, or more appropriately, life management methodology developed by best-selling author David Allen. This methodology is outlined in great detail in Getting Things Done, which is one of my all-time favorite business books. Recently I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with David Allen for a fascinating discussion. I asked him for solutions to the problems that still plagued me, despite being an enthusiastic student of GTD (I’ve written about GTD on multiple occasions). David gives some some excellent answers on how to…
Tony internet marketing consultant says
Absolutely right you cannot manage time, only what you DO during that time.
It is amazing when you highlight your day in 5 minute blocks and discover how your time is being spent. I did this years ago and remember vividly how much time was wasted in my supposedly tight schedule!
Once I realized the where the problems and time sucking culprits lived I was able to free alot of time. Time I would have sworn was not there before the exercise.
This new found time allowed me the buffer needed to reprogram how I thought and did things and replace bad habits with good ones.