David Allen – How To Get Things Done
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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