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David Allen - How To Get Things Done

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00:00 | Trailer
02:51 Brian’s thoughts on the episode
04:56 Brian’s introduction
06:00 How David got to where he is today, elements of which built GTD
21:10 GTD is a Marshall Art
22:38 Most people are not prepared to deal effectively with their next unexpected life event
25:06 Spiritual explorations, meditation, spiritual practices, drug experimentation leading to mental hospital
30:57 From spiritual, personal growth and corporate work, time management and randomly, glass blowing
36:08 I need to, should, could, would, need to: the agreements we make with ourselves
37:11 Developing as a consultant and learning how to clear his mind by getting himself organised
42:32 How GTD became the system
45:58 Why people procrastinate and how GTD can help
49:21 Capture, clarify, organise, reflect and engage: the five stages of GTD broken down
57:03 What would you do with your clear head, how would you use it
1:00:35 What he says to those who say they don’t have time to do the five stages and why they should
1:04:37 Effects of technological advances since his book was re-released and might in future help people
1:09:42 Final steps, reflect and engage
1:12:21 The 2 minutes rule
1:13:32 How the GTD method is being taught across the world
1:17:12 The importance of realising when you have the wrong people in place, company culture and DNA
1:21:33 David is successful, but unusual in that he doesn’t appear to have a big ego
1:23:40 How does his GTD message speak to the men, woman, retirees and children living everyday lives
1:25:45 Why he left America to live in The Netherlands and what he likes about it
1:28:28 Why David decided to put on a big 2-day GTD conference in June 2019, in The Netherlands
1:33:07 What the next ten years hold for David
1:33:35 Success secrets
1:34:16 What scares him
1:36:17 What we would be surprised to learn that David does in his spare time
1:40:12 What keeps him awake at night
1:40:26 David’s view on current world politics
1:44:15 Phone call to the twenty years old David Allen
1:48:24 Best advice ever received
1:48:54 Advice to the twenty years old person listening
1:50:41 Brian’s summing up.

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