Getting Things Done- What’s Next?

GTD ImageSo, by now you know the importance of having a system to process your thoughts and actions, how to process them, how to record them, and how to keep track of your projects.

There are several other parts to the GTD system including:

  • Someday/maybe list
  • Tickler
  • Calendar
  • Reference files
  • Project plans
  • Goals
  • Checklists

You can find out more about each of these on David Allen’s website

Going Deeper With GTD

Your GTD System is not something you learn once and use for the rest of your life. Your system will change and evolve as you grow and become better at it. David Allen created the system, and he constantly updates his website with new material on Getting Things Done.

Do not forget to look at his book as well, Getting Things Done- The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. If you are new to the GTD system this book provide you with more details that will give you a better understanding of the system. An audio book is available too, if you prefer listening over reading.

Personally, I would recommend getting both the book and the audio CD, since both are very different. David goes into more detail in the latter and it feels like you are in a seminar with him.

Personalizing Your GTD System

The information that I have provided here about Getting Things Done is just a basic guideline. You do not have to implement everything in the system for it to work, and frankly does not work for everyone. The thing about GTD is that you can use the information to create your own personal system. This why David Allen also does not recommend or endorse any specific tools.

You can create your system based solely on a paper notepad, rely on your smartphone or tablet, or use a system based on your computer or laptop. In fact, considering the variety of applications and technology that we have available right now, you could even make a system that works everywhere.

Evernote, for instance, is a great tool for maintaining your GTD system across various platforms, including your smartphone, tablet PC, desktop, and laptop. Once again, you should stick to what works best for you. Future posts will look at Evernote in more detail and how it can work with your Getting Things Done System.

If you have any questions on implementing your Getting Things Done System or productivity tools in general, comment here or send me a message here and I will be happy to help you in anyway that I can.

If you are an Evernote user and would like to integrate Getting Things Done with Evernote, check out Evernote: The Unofficial Guide To Getting Things Done.  This eBook will help you to become more productive by combining Evernote® with the best practices of the Getting Things Done methodology. It has helped over 13,000 people become increase their productivity over the last 12 months and it can help you today. Purchase a copy here.

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