Getting Things Done for Dummies (like me)

So that “Getting Things Done” system I’ve been harping on? I’ve finally done it. I just blazed through four chapters of the book and took two and a half days to put everything into place.

My final result:

A clear head and a sense of control. I’m continually free to have ideas instead of hold them: my brain is free to creatively develop projects instead of continually remind me that they exist.

Sounds nice, yeah? Well, at the risk of sounding like an infomercial salesguy (and I’m a terrible salesman), here’s how you too can revamp your to-do list and gain control over every single thing you have to do, from the right-nows to the someday-maybes to the total surprises:

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An introduction to a solid way of getting things done

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Ever felt like you’ve got more to do than you can possibly handle?

morpheus what if I told you

David Allen opens his book, Getting Things Done, with this statement: “It’s possible for a person to have an overwhelming number of things to do and still function productively with a clear head and a positive sense of relaxed control” (p. 3). I don’t know about you, but my immediate reaction was, “Yes please!” Continue reading “An introduction to a solid way of getting things done”

The Natural Planning Method: simple, effective, and free for helping you get things done

MRI brain scan

The Natural Planning Model is something you’ve been doing your whole life without realizing it. Recently, I’ve been learning to consciously apply it to everything I do — and it’s been a huge relief. In a word, it’s given me a trusted process for dealing with just about anything I need or want to do. Now, instead of dozens of projects flying into my brain at random to tug my attention away from what I’m doing, I can focus on the present, because I know that everything on my to-do list is set to be taken care of. This isn’t anything quasi-mystical, and I’m not going to ask you to buy anything. Continue reading “The Natural Planning Method: simple, effective, and free for helping you get things done”