• The Getting Things Done Workbook: 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity (GTD DC)

    Join us this month's Getting Things Done DC Productivity Group Meetup event, as we discuss David Allen's new book (co-authored with Dr. Brandon Hall), The Getting Things Done Workbook: 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity. *** Please arrive BEFORE 6:00 PM to get into the building, get your name badge, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly! *** I. Introductions + Challenges Forum (~6:15 PM) A. Introductions - Each member will introduce yourself briefly, tell us what you do professionally (or otherwise), your GTD experience, and a recent success with your productivity implementation and/or life. B. Challenges Forum - We'll give a few minutes to have the group help each member with solutions to challenges we may be facing currently with life or work circumstances with our productivity system. These are specific productivity challenges and only one challenge per member for time's sake. II. The Getting Things Done Workbook: 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity (~7:00 PM - 7:45 PM) Starting your Getting Things Done (GTD) practice is tough. You read the book, you try the Clean Sweep, or you double back and start messing with tools and setting up lists and horizons. Thankfully, David Allen has partnered with his long-time colleague, Dr. Brandon Hall, to bring us The Getting Things Done Workbook: 10 Move to Stress-Free Productivity. For October, we are going to discuss the contrast between reading Getting Things Done and this new GTD Workbook. * * * Ray has a surprise for those in attendance who want to dive deeper in to the 10 moves of the GTD Workbook! * * * === Please feel free to bring your copy of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (https://amzn.to/2FllWn1) for reference, your questions and thoughts! III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:45 PM) This is where everyone can offer a book title, recent blog or magazine article, tip/trick/hack, tool, service or item that has helped them in their life either with GTD or otherwise. The above category is a recommended focus for sharing, but you may share any productivity resource that has helped you on your GTD journey. I encourage everyone to bring some kind of GTD or productivity resource they know about or use to offer to the group! You might think something is simple, plain, obvious or known already, but you would be surprised that sharing this knowledge is always helpful to new and veteran GTDers! IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:50 PM) Upcoming meetups, events, and programs announcements. ============================================ Do you mind helping support this Meetup? This Meetup can now receive small contributions to help it grow. Chip in here: https://secure.meetup.com/gtd-dc/contribute/

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  • Productivity Summit 2019

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    Productivity Summit (https://productivitysummit.org) is Ray Sidney-Smith‘s brainchild, contemplated almost five years ago, when Ray thought it would be really great to bring together all the personal productivity enthusiasts he knew with all the productivity experts​ he had come to know in the industry. After many iterations and finally realizing the technology could make it happen, this virtual summit is what has come of that idea. Productivity Summit is a two-day, four-track virtual summit about personal productivity, organization, technology and business development. Unlike other virtual summits that are pre-recorded presentations released on a schedule, this is a remote conference with over 40 expert speakers presenting in real-time. It’s primarily catering to professionals and executives interested in becoming more productive, organized and technologically capable in their productive lives. The conference runs Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2019 from 9am to 5pm US Eastern (plus 5pm to 6pm US Eastern for after-conference, optional networking/social virtual events). Video replays of all the recorded sessions will be available through Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 4:59 PM US Eastern, so those unable to attend can still enjoy the summit; we have a Premium Ticket available for those who want to get lifetime access to video/audio replays. You must register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/productivity-virtual-summit-2019-tickets-48107518884 ***What to Expect*** Productivity Summit has four tracks: 1. Productivity – how to be more productive using principles, strategies and techniques. 2. Technology – what and how to use specific technologies to get things done. 3. Organization – how to get your home or office more organized, and dealing with clutter and disorganization. 4. Business Development – for those looking to build or grow their businesses more effectively and efficiently. Productivity Summit is free to attend live, and it’s all accessible through your Web browser. We have a panel discussion moderated by Ray Sidney-Smith, entitled, “The Future of Productivity Technology,” with productivity technology experts from leading companies in the industry on Friday, October 4, 2019. Our technology panelists include Ted Roden (Fancy Hands), Troy Christmas (TaskClone), Michael Sliwinski (Nozbe), Christina Willner (Amazing Marvin), and Andrew Malcolm (Evernote). Then, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, Demir Bentley, of Lifehack Bootcamp and Lifehack Tribe, will be keynoting the Summit with his presentation, “The Biggest Cover Up In Productivity History.” We have much more planned, so check out the website to see all the engagement opportunities at Productivity Summit (https://productivitysummit.org). ***Next Step*** RSVP for Productivity Summit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/productivity-virtual-summit-2019-tickets-48107518884 ! Then, sit back and you will be receiving a few messages from Ray Sidney-Smith a week or so before the conference, walking you through how to get the most out of Productivity Summit. We really do want it to be the most productive two days of your life!

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  • Tools for Capturing Into Your Productivity System (GTD DC)

    Join us this month's Getting Things Done DC Productivity Group Meetup event, as we discuss the tools we use to capture into our productivity systems. *** Please arrive BEFORE 6:00 PM to get your name badge, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly! *** I. Introductions + Challenges Forum (~6:15 PM) A. Introductions - Each member will introduce yourself briefly, tell us what you do professionally (or otherwise), your GTD experience, and a recent success with your productivity implementation and/or life. B. Challenges Forum - We'll give a few minutes to have the group help each member with solutions to challenges we may be facing currently with life or work circumstances with our productivity system. These are specific productivity challenges and only one challenge per member for time's sake. II. Tools for Capturing Into Your Productivity System (~7:00 PM - 7:45 PM) We use a wide variety of tools for capturing throughout the day. In this month's Meetup, let's survey the various tools we use in our systems to see where our workflows might help inform others. And, we can compare and contrast our requirements for tools and features we find most useful in our capturing. We'll discuss these questions and more in this month's Meetup discussion! === Please feel free to bring your copy of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (https://amzn.to/2FllWn1) for reference, your questions and thoughts! III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:45 PM) This is where everyone can offer a book title, recent blog or magazine article, tip/trick/hack, tool, service or item that has helped them in their life either with GTD or otherwise. The above category is a recommended focus for sharing, but you may share any productivity resource that has helped you on your GTD journey. I encourage everyone to bring some kind of GTD or productivity resource they know about or use to offer to the group! You might think something is simple, plain, obvious or known already, but you would be surprised that sharing this knowledge is always helpful to new and veteran GTDers! IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:50 PM) Upcoming meetups, events, and programs announcements. ============================================ Do you mind helping support this Meetup? This Meetup can now receive small contributions to help it grow. Chip in here: https://secure.meetup.com/gtd-dc/contribute/

  • Managing Next-Actions by Context, Time, Energy and Priority (GTD DC)

    WeWork Coworking & Office Space

    Join us this month's Getting Things Done DC Productivity Group Meetup event, as we discuss managing next-actions by context, time, energy and priority according to GTD by looking at how you use them in your real life systems. *** Please arrive BEFORE 6:00 PM to get into the building, get your name badge, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly! *** I. Introductions + Challenges Forum (~6:15 PM) A. Introductions - Each member will introduce yourself briefly, tell us what you do professionally (or otherwise), your GTD experience, and a recent success with your productivity implementation and/or life. B. Challenges Forum - We'll give a few minutes to have the group help each member with solutions to challenges we may be facing currently with life or work circumstances with our productivity system. These are specific productivity challenges and only one challenge per member for time's sake. II. Managing Next-Actions by Context, Time, Energy and Priority (~7:00 PM - 7:45 PM) After we get our inboxes clarified and our projects and next-actions organized, the next steps in our collective GTD practices are to Reflect and Engage with those next-actions. We review the next-actions lists based on context, time available, energy available and then priority, and engage with those tasks to start making progress. How well do you manage and make decisions on what to work on next? How do you determine your contexts? Do you track how long a task will take, or how much energy each action will require? How do you define priority in your own system? We'll discuss these questions and more in this month's Meetup discussion! === Please feel free to bring your copy of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (https://amzn.to/2FllWn1) for reference, your questions and thoughts! III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:45 PM) This is where everyone can offer a book title, recent blog or magazine article, tip/trick/hack, tool, service or item that has helped them in their life either with GTD or otherwise. The above category is a recommended focus for sharing, but you may share any productivity resource that has helped you on your GTD journey. I encourage everyone to bring some kind of GTD or productivity resource they know about or use to offer to the group! You might think something is simple, plain, obvious or known already, but you would be surprised that sharing this knowledge is always helpful to new and veteran GTDers! IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:50 PM) Upcoming meetups, events, and programs announcements. ============================================ Do you mind helping support this Meetup? This Meetup can now receive small contributions to help it grow. Chip in here: https://secure.meetup.com/gtd-dc/contribute/

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  • Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone With GTD (GTD DC)

    WeWork Coworking & Office Space

    Join us this month's Getting Things Done DC Productivity Group Meetup event, as we discuss the importance and how-to of getting out of your comfort zone while getting things done...with Getting Things Done! *** Please arrive BEFORE 6:00 PM to get into the building, get your name badge, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly! *** I. Introductions + Overview (~6:00-6:15 PM) Introductions - Each member will introduce yourself briefly, tell us what you do professionally (or otherwise), your GTD experience, and a recent success with your productivity implementation and/or life. II. Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone With GTD (~7:00 PM - 7:45 PM) No pain, no gain. There is no growth without discomfort. Comfort kills momentum. You've likely heard these phrases before and maybe you let it resonate with you, maybe you didn't. However, there is a growing body of work around the state of "optimal anxiety" that plays into the Engaging/Doing step of Getting Things Done. That's what I'd like us to discuss at this month's Meetup. How do you find your comfort zone? How do you determine it's possibly not serving you properly? And, how do you get out of it in order to get things done? === Please feel free to bring your copy of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (https://amzn.to/2FllWn1) for reference, your questions and thoughts! III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:45 PM) This is where everyone can offer a book title, recent blog or magazine article, tip/trick/hack, tool, service or item that has helped them in their life either with GTD or otherwise. The above category is a recommended focus for sharing, but you may share any productivity resource that has helped you on your GTD journey. I encourage everyone to bring some kind of GTD or productivity resource they know about or use to offer to the group! You might think something is simple, plain, obvious or known already, but you would be surprised that sharing this knowledge is always helpful to new and veteran GTDers! IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:50 PM) Upcoming meetups, events, and programs announcements. ============================================ Do you mind helping support this Meetup? This Meetup can now receive small contributions to help it grow. Chip in here: https://secure.meetup.com/gtd-dc/contribute/

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  • GTD|REFRESH: The Five Stages of GTD Workflow (GTD DC)

    WeWork Coworking & Office Space

    Join us this month's Getting Things Done DC Productivity Group Meetup event, as we do an overview of the GTD Workflow Map. Please arrive BEFORE 6:00 PM to get into the building, get your name badge, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly! I. Introductions + Overview (~6:05-15 PM) Introductions - Each member will introduce yourself briefly, tell us what you do professionally (or otherwise), your GTD experience, and a recent success with your productivity implementation and/or life. II. GTD|REFRESH: The Five Stages of GTD Workflow (~7:00 PM - 7:45 PM) A few times per year, we do a Meetup that deep-dives into one of the core tenets of the GTD principles. For June, we are going to be covering the five stages of the workflow diagram/map, as explained in Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (https://amzn.to/2FllWn1) by David Allen. As Allen explains, the workflow diagram/map is the fundamental steps that one moves "stuff" (mental, digital and physical) through in order to define and ultimately engage with what needs to be acted on. We will cover what each stage is, their importance, and tips and tricks to get better at getting better at them! === Please feel free to bring your copy of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (https://amzn.to/2FllWn1) for reference, your questions and thoughts! III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:45 PM) This is where everyone can offer a book title, recent blog or magazine article, tip/trick/hack, tool, service or item that has helped them in their life either with GTD or otherwise. The above category is a recommended focus for sharing, but you may share any productivity resource that has helped you on your GTD journey. I encourage everyone to bring some kind of GTD or productivity resource they know about or use to offer to the group! You might think something is simple, plain, obvious or known already, but you would be surprised that sharing this knowledge is always helpful to new and veteran GTDers! IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:50 PM) Upcoming meetups, events, and programs announcements. ============================================ Do you mind helping support this Meetup? This Meetup can now receive small contributions to help it grow. Chip in here: https://secure.meetup.com/gtd-dc/contribute/

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  • Weekly Review Accountability Party #18

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    Join us for our next Weekly Review Accountability Party! Do you need a bit more accountability to get your Weekly Review done? You're not alone. One of the most-cited challenges with implementing Getting Things Done is showing up and doing the Weekly Review. In light of this, we have a new group accountability program here for us called the Weekly Review Accountability Party. The Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP) is a weekly accountability working group that meets to do your Weekly Review (WR). (We may be hosting an additional WRAP at another time of the week for those who cannot do the 10:30 AM EST Fridays.) * * * NOTE: We now have a Monday Morning WRAP! See: https://www.personalproductivity.club/events/weekly-review-accountability-party-monday-mornings-1 * * * Rules: 1) Show up at the time of the Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP). We use Zoom, a video meeting application, to host this WRAP; you need to use the link provided below to join our digital community and you will see a "Zoom Event" link there, then 15 minutes before WRAP click on that "Zoom Event" link to download and install Zoom to connect with the group...it's free for you to do so. 2) Once you join the WRAP, start your video, and stay on video for accountability. Say hello to the group, mix and mingle before we all get started. I suggest, if you haven't done so before, complete the GTD-Q to know where you are at: https://gettingthingsdone.com/gtd-q/. (Ray does this before every Weekly Review to help him track how well his system is keeping him in the C&C quadrant. But, you may not wish to do this weekly; that's OK.) Ray will walk everyone through a quick introduction of the Weekly Review, we'll introduce ourselves briefly, and then everyone's microphones will be muted to get started with our respective Weekly Reviews. 3) Start your Weekly Review. Feel free to stayed muted for your audio as not to distract others, but stay on video for accountability. We allot two hours for the event, but some will do their Weekly Review in more time, some in less time. If we get to two hours and you're still working on your Weekly Review, that's fine. The host will end the Zoom, but you should keep going to complete yours! ***IMPORTANT*** To RSVP for the event, please join the new Personal Productivity Club community (http://bit.ly/gtddc-community) and once you have you'll see the WRAP event to RSVP in the Featured section on the Home page. You need to use the link provided to access the Zoom meeting information/link (the link says "Zoom Event"). If you're already a member of Personal Productivity Club, here is the event link: https://www.personalproductivity.club/events/weekly-review-accountability-party-18 (in the event at the bottom, there is a "Zoom Event" link). Check out this episode of the podcast, "ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity," Episode 045, "Weekly Review: Getting Things Done (GTD)," via https://productivitycast.net/045 or your favorite podcast app! If you have any questions/concerns, message Ray here on Meetup, or email him via [masked]. So, let's WRAP up the week strong, with a good Weekly Review!

  • Weekly Review Accountability Party #17

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    Join us for our next Weekly Review Accountability Party! Do you need a bit more accountability to get your Weekly Review done? You're not alone. One of the most-cited challenges with implementing Getting Things Done is showing up and doing the Weekly Review. In light of this, we have a new group accountability program here for us called the Weekly Review Accountability Party. The Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP) is a weekly accountability working group that meets to do your Weekly Review (WR). (We may be hosting an additional WRAP at another time of the week for those who cannot do the 10:30 AM EST Fridays.) Rules: 1) Show up at the time of the Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP). We use Zoom, a video meeting application, to host this WRAP; you need to use the link provided below to join our digital community and you will see a "Zoom Event" link there, then 15 minutes before WRAP click on that "Zoom Event" link to download and install Zoom to connect with the group...it's free for you to do so. 2) Once you join the WRAP, start your video, and stay on video for accountability. Say hello to the group, mix and mingle before we all get started. I suggest, if you haven't done so before, complete the GTD-Q to know where you are at: https://gettingthingsdone.com/gtd-q/. (Ray does this before every Weekly Review to help him track how well his system is keeping him in the C&C quadrant. But, you may not wish to do this weekly; that's OK.) Ray will walk everyone through a quick introduction of the Weekly Review, we'll introduce ourselves briefly, and then everyone's microphones will be muted to get started with our respective Weekly Reviews. 3) Start your Weekly Review. Feel free to stayed muted for your audio as not to distract others, but stay on video for accountability. We allot two hours for the event, but some will do their Weekly Review in more time, some in less time. If we get to two hours and you're still working on your Weekly Review, that's fine. The host will end the Zoom, but you should keep going to complete yours! ***IMPORTANT*** To RSVP for the event, please join the new Personal Productivity Club community (http://bit.ly/gtddc-community) and once you have you'll see the WRAP event to RSVP in the Featured section on the Home page. You need to use the link provided to access the Zoom meeting information/link (the link says "Zoom Event"). If you're already a member of Personal Productivity Club, here is the event link: https://www.personalproductivity.club/events/weekly-review-accountability-party-17 (in the event at the bottom, there is a "Zoom Event" link). Check out this episode of the podcast, "ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity," Episode 045, "Weekly Review: Getting Things Done (GTD)," via https://productivitycast.net/045 or your favorite podcast app! If you have any questions/concerns, message Ray here on Meetup, or email him via [masked]. So, let's WRAP up the week strong, with a good Weekly Review!

  • Weekly Review Accountability Party #16

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    Join us for our next Weekly Review Accountability Party! Do you need a bit more accountability to get your Weekly Review done? You're not alone. One of the most-cited challenges with implementing Getting Things Done is showing up and doing the Weekly Review. In light of this, we have a new group accountability program here for us called the Weekly Review Accountability Party. The Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP) is a weekly accountability working group that meets to do your Weekly Review (WR). (We may be hosting an additional WRAP at another time of the week for those who cannot do the 10:30 AM EST Fridays.) Rules: 1) Show up at the time of the Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP). We use Zoom, a video meeting application, to host this WRAP; you need to use the link provided below to join our digital community and you will see a "Zoom Event" link there, then 15 minutes before WRAP click on that "Zoom Event" link to download and install Zoom to connect with the group...it's free for you to do so. 2) Once you join the WRAP, start your video, and stay on video for accountability. Say hello to the group, mix and mingle before we all get started. I suggest, if you haven't done so before, complete the GTD-Q to know where you are at: https://gettingthingsdone.com/gtd-q/. (Ray does this before every Weekly Review to help him track how well his system is keeping him in the C&C quadrant. But, you may not wish to do this weekly; that's OK.) Ray will walk everyone through a quick introduction of the Weekly Review, we'll introduce ourselves briefly, and then everyone's microphones will be muted to get started with our respective Weekly Reviews. 3) Start your Weekly Review. Feel free to stayed muted for your audio as not to distract others, but stay on video for accountability. We allot two hours for the event, but some will do their Weekly Review in more time, some in less time. If we get to two hours and you're still working on your Weekly Review, that's fine. The host will end the Zoom, but you should keep going to complete yours! ***IMPORTANT*** To RSVP for the event, please join the new Personal Productivity Club community (http://bit.ly/gtddc-community) and once you have you'll see the WRAP event to RSVP in the Featured section on the Home page. You need to use the link provided to access the Zoom meeting information/link (the link says "Zoom Event"). If you're already a member of Personal Productivity Club, here is the event link: https://www.personalproductivity.club/events/weekly-review-accountability-party-16 (in the event at the bottom, there is a "Zoom Event" link). Check out this episode of the podcast, "ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity," Episode 045, "Weekly Review: Getting Things Done (GTD)," via https://productivitycast.net/045 or your favorite podcast app! If you have any questions/concerns, message Ray here on Meetup, or email him via [masked]. So, let's WRAP up the week strong, with a good Weekly Review!

  • The Scientific Problems GTD Solved, Ignored & Spawned with Francis Wade (GTD DC)

    Join us for this month's Getting Things Done DC Productivity Group Meetup event, as we welcome our guest presenter, Francis Wade, with his presentation topic, "The Scientific Problems GTD Solved, Ignored and Spawned." Please arrive BEFORE 6:00PM to get into the building, get your name badge, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly! I. Introductions + Overview (6:15 PM) Introductions - Each member will introduce yourself briefly, tell us what you do professionally (or otherwise), your GTD experience, and a recent success with your productivity implementation and/or life. II. The Scientific Problems GTD Solved, Ignored and Spawned (~7:00 PM - 7:45 PM) Productivity nuts around the world like to know that the approach they are using is backed up by scientific research. In the popular Getting Things Done (2001), David Allen offered few research clues to his recommendations, mentioning a few references in passing and citing no academic papers. Since then, a number of findings have either come to light or been accepted which support the core of his ideas. However, there are a few which are unproven and some which appear to contradict recent conclusions. Come to this session to confirm (or refute) your hunches, ready to benefit from empirical data which can help you become a more produce person who acts with a mind like water. >>> About Our Presenter -- Francis Wade <<< Francis Wade of 2Time Labs is an ex-Bell Labs Member of Technical Staff who received his formal training from Cornell University in Operations Research. His book, "Perfect Time-Based Productivity," (https://amzn.to/2KxxeaL) cites over 200 academic papers to predict the next advent of personal productivity improvements. N.B. Ray had the opportunity to interview Francis Wade about his book on Productivity Book Group's Author Interview Series in 2016, if you want to listen to that episode: http://productivitybookgroup.org/2016/03/14/perfect-time-based-productivity-by-francis-wade-productivity-book-group-author-interview-series/. Also, Francis is one of the regular contributors on ProductivityCast, the weekly podcast show about all things personal productivity. === Please feel free to bring your copy of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (https://amzn.to/2FllWn1) for reference, your questions and thoughts! III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:45 PM) This is where everyone can offer a book title, recent blog or magazine article, tip/trick/hack, tool, service or item that has helped them in their life either with GTD or otherwise. The above category is a recommended focus for sharing, but you may share any productivity resource that has helped you on your GTD journey. I encourage everyone to bring some kind of GTD or productivity resource they know about or use to offer to the group! You might think something is simple, plain, obvious or known already, but you would be surprised that sharing this knowledge is always helpful to new and veteran GTDers! IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:50 PM) Upcoming meetups, events, and programs announcements. ============================================ Do you mind helping support this Meetup? This Meetup can now receive small contributions to help it grow. Chip in here: https://secure.meetup.com/gtd-dc/contribute/