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Overcoming Procrastination - Getting Things Done DC (GTD DC) Productivity Group

  • Sep 17, 2014 · 6:15 PM
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DC GTD Meetup Agenda


I. Introductions + Overview (6:30 PM)

Each member will introduce himself/herself, tell us what you do professionally, your history with GTD, and a recent success/challenge with your GTD implementation. We'll give a few minutes to discuss solutions to the challenges we all share.

II. Discussion Topic: Overcoming Procrastination (~7:20 PM - 7:40PM)

For this month's discussion, we'll be discussing the core concepts from Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy and how overcoming procrastination can be facilitated by the Getting Things Done methodology. Are you prone to procrastinate? Surprise! Most humans procrastinate. We'll discuss negative self-speak, procrastination-busting techniques, and when procrastinating is good. You can feel free to read Eat That Frog! prior to the discussion, and/or you can read this book summary that appears at the end of the book and listen to Productivity Book Group's discussion of the book. Bring your recommendations, your copy of Getting Things Done, and questions to the group discussion! 

III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:40 PM) -- CATEGORY: Speech-to-Text / Text-to-Speech

This is where everyone can offer a book title, recent blog or magazine article, tip/trick/hack, app, tool, service or item that has helped them in their life either with GTD or otherwise in this specific category. (We compile resources discussed and post them to our Resources Page in the GTDDC Google Group. Join us there!)


IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:50 PM)

Upcoming meetups, events, and programs announcements. All announcements must be sent to the Meetup Organizer within the RSVP form to announce to the group, at his/her sole discretion. Thank you!


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  • Glen

    Great event, thanks Ray and all!

    1 · September 18, 2014

  • Sahir J.

    If anyone was wondering, the app I mentioned during the meetup is Lift.

    2 · September 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      App downloaded. Thanks Sahir!

      2 · September 18, 2014

    • Karl H.

      Great conversation yesterday, which couldn't have been more timely. thanks for all references.

      2 · September 18, 2014

  • Sarah M.

    Hi Kevin...I have a 21-year-old stepson who needed help with focus One thing that helped was to give him a short-time frame to start with: ie. Read homework book for 10 minutes, take a 5 minute break, then another 10 minutes. It doesn't have to be 10 could be longer or shorter. The goal is to make the time short enough to make it easier to maintain (and practice) focus. This can work for adults, too, of course. --Sarah

    1 · September 18, 2014

  • Sarah M.

    Very informative, as always!

    1 · September 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Many thanks to Ray for organizing this meetup!

    1 · September 17, 2014

    • Ray

      You're most welcome, Betty! Next month I'll have a GTD Workflow Map (compliments of the David Allen Company) for you for your third consecutive GTDDC Meetup!

      September 18, 2014

  • Kevin

    Hi: I was planning to come but have a pressing work matter that will hold me up. I am looking for resources for myself and particularly for my son to deal with procrastination. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for teenagers that have trouble staying focused. Thanks, Kevin

    September 17, 2014

    • Albert C.

      Kevin, I hear playing a sport, like soccer, may help with focus. He doesn't have to be good in the sport. It helps in managing time so that he has to finish his homework and still find the time to attend soccer practice and improve his soccer skills and hang out with his soccer buddies. Of course, he can also do martial arts like David Allen does.

      1 · September 18, 2014

    • Albert C.

      Kevin: Also, I just got this newsletter about focus. I didn't read it yet, but maybe, it will help. http://www.scotthyoun...­

      1 · September 18, 2014

  • Albert C.

    Great meetup at Starbucks! I got a chance to show the book Take Back Your Life by Sally McGhee and John Wittry to the group. It's good to learn about procrastination causes and techniques. I'm hoping to visualize physical and organizational improvement as Ray mentioned helps as a study shows.

    1 · September 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group for sharing productivity ideas!

    2 · September 17, 2014

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