What we're about

Getting Things Done NYC (GTD NYC) Productivity Group is a community of local personal productivity enthusiasts who enjoy discussing and sharing ideas/resources centering on David Allen's work, started with his well-regarded book on personal productivity, Getting Things Done®, in and around the New York City metropolitan area. It's that simple!

We do this by...

1) discussing components of the Getting Things Done methodology at the group meetups;

2) discussing, publishing and publicizing new GTD concepts/products of David Allen & Co. (as well as others) that improve upon members' GTD implementations;

3) inviting members (those new and old to GTD) to the group to share their background with GTD, challenges they are currently facing, and information and resource collaboration; and,

4) providing an online platform to connect outside of our monthly meetups about your ideas, challenges, SUCCESSES, and more with GTD.

Who should join?

If you have ever thought, "I could be more productive." Or, "I need to stop procrastinating on major goals in my life." Or, "Where did all this clutter come from?" If you have read David Allen's materials, or even tried to implement GTD into your life, work or personal. If you are a GTD whiz and would like to share your GTD skills and knowledge with others. Well, this is the meetup for you! :-P

When do we meet?

Our meetups are posted on the meetup site as scheduled, so check the main page often to see when they're announced!

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/gtdnyc

If you have any questions, please email Ray the organizer.

Note: GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. This group is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by the David Allen Company.

Upcoming events (5)

Project Management for GTD Practitioners

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Join us for GTD Café on December 8, 2020 (our final virtual meetup of the year)! Let's come together to discuss managing projects (Horizon 1) in your GTD practice! NOTE: Following our regular meetup, we’ll be hosting our GTD Annual Holiday Gathering! Bring your own cocktail and hors d'oeuvres and a friend/spouse as we discuss what we did this year, what we plan to do next year, and socialize! *** Please log in between 10-15 minutes early to get your audio/video working, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly! *** 0. Joining the Virtual Meeting Room & Mix-and-Mingle (5:45 PM - 6:00 PM) Please note that you will join this Meetup via Zoom.us, a free, Web-based meeting and phone conferencing software. You need to have a microphone and speakers working on your computer or laptop to connect by computer/laptop/mobile device with high-speed Internet access. For the best experience, instead of speakers, we suggest using headphones (the kind you plug into the 35mm audio jack in your computer or laptop) if you have a pair. You can join the Zoom meeting by PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android. If it asks for a passcode: inboxzero There is a backup phone option for audio, if you cannot connect by audio through your computer or laptop over your Internet connection. To join the Zoom Meeting, visit the link in this event and type your name when it asks. If you cannot join by computer audio, there is an option when you launch the meeting to dial-in by phone. I suggest you visit https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting to download the "Zoom Client for Meetings" on your PC, Mac or Linux computer/laptop, or https://zoom.us/download#mobile_app for the iOS and Android OS device mobile app links, prior to the meeting. If you would like to familiarize yourself with Zoom or need further help joining the meeting, please visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting.) I. Introductions + Challenges Forum (~6:05 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. * * * Please complete the Challenges Forum form here: https://forms.gle/Q3tKkTHyRGkd1ize9 * * * II. Discussion: Managing Projects for GTD Practitioners (GTD) (~7:00 PM - 7:30 PM) For professional project managers, the concept of GTD project management is much less formal. But, it doesn’t make it any less complex or powerful when done right. Managing projects well as a GTD practitioner depends on the skills, strategies and tools you need to master in order to deliver on your projects consistently over time. David Allen devoted an entire chapter to project management in Getting Things Done and again in Making It All Work, and yet it’s often the most-asked question of Ray Sidney-Smith when working with business clients. Do you (know how to) manage your projects well? Do you feel like you have room to grow? Either way, come join us for our conversation on managing projects (Horizon 1) with your GTD-inspired personal productivity systems. How do you manage projects solo, with others--at work and at home? What tools give you an advantage? What lessons have you learned in making mistakes in managing projects? III. GTD Resource Sharing (7:30 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. IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:45 PM)

GTD: Annual Holiday Gathering

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Right after our December Virtual Meetup we are continuing on to do some winter holidays carousing...safely from wherever you are! All are welcome, invite your friends (GTDers or not! but especially those who need GTD 😉), roommates, work mates, or spouses/romantic partners! Let's catch up if you haven't been to a Meetup or virtual GTD Café in a while, and meet some other GTDers! Happy Holidays, and a very productive New Year! I’ve got exciting plans to share for hopefully a better year in 2021! Here's to your productive life, Ray Sidney-Smith Evernote Certified Consultant / Evernote Regional Leader for North America Google Small Business Advisor for Productivity ** P.S. there is a required password to access the event:[masked]

Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP)

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Are you doing your Weekly Review this week? I hope the answer is yes! Get ready for your Weekly Review and join us at the Weekly Review Accountability Party! We start at 10:30 AM Eastern every Friday. (Check the Channel for other WRAP events that might be happening throughout the week.) To add this to your calendar, you can use the "Add to calendar" link in this event page. What is the Weekly Review Accountability Party? We are GTDers looking for greater accountability to setting aside time to perform our Weekly Reviews. This is a weekly event where you can join other GTDers who are doing their Weekly Reviews. Also, check out this episode of ProductivityCast, Episode 045, "Weekly Review: Getting Things Done (GTD)," via https://productivitycast.net/045 or your favorite podcast app! WRAP Rules 1) Show up at the time of the Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP). We use Zoom, a video meeting software, to host this WRAP; you need to use the link provided, then download and install Zoom to connect with the group...it's free for you to do so. If it asks for a password: gtdwrap 2) Start your video, 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/. (I do this before every Weekly Review to help me track how well my system is keeping me in the C&C quadrant. You may not wish to do this weekly; that's OK.) I will walk any newbies through a quick introduction of the Weekly Review if needed, we'll introduce ourselves briefly, and then I'll mute everyone's microphones. 3) Start your Weekly Review. Please stay muted 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! Agenda Introductions (while the numbers are reasonable) Name Where are you connecting from (city/state) Recent Success Set the stage Set yourself up for a quality Weekly Review: Music, beverage, snack, and all tools and resources needed for the review. Consistency is key here, too. Optional: GTD-Q. Optional: Do a quick mind sweep to capture any loose thoughts you need to come back to after your review, or into your inbox for this review Weekly Review Checklist Monthly, Quarterly, Annual (see a sample annual schedule of reviews) Check-ins (Every 40 minutes - Clear. Current. Creative.) Announcements Continue your Weekly Review if you're still working on it even when we disconnect from Zoom! That's a WRAP! Meeting Password: gtdwrap

Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP)

Online event

Are you doing your Weekly Review this week? I hope the answer is yes! Get ready for your Weekly Review and join us at the Weekly Review Accountability Party! We start at 10:30 AM Eastern every Friday. (Check the Channel for other WRAP events that might be happening throughout the week.) To add this to your calendar, you can use the "Add to calendar" link in this event page. What is the Weekly Review Accountability Party? We are GTDers looking for greater accountability to setting aside time to perform our Weekly Reviews. This is a weekly event where you can join other GTDers who are doing their Weekly Reviews. Also, check out this episode of ProductivityCast, Episode 045, "Weekly Review: Getting Things Done (GTD)," via https://productivitycast.net/045 or your favorite podcast app! WRAP Rules 1) Show up at the time of the Weekly Review Accountability Party (WRAP). We use Zoom, a video meeting software, to host this WRAP; you need to use the link provided, then download and install Zoom to connect with the group...it's free for you to do so. If it asks for a password: gtdwrap 2) Start your video, 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/. (I do this before every Weekly Review to help me track how well my system is keeping me in the C&C quadrant. You may not wish to do this weekly; that's OK.) I will walk any newbies through a quick introduction of the Weekly Review if needed, we'll introduce ourselves briefly, and then I'll mute everyone's microphones. 3) Start your Weekly Review. Please stay muted 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! Agenda Introductions (while the numbers are reasonable) Name Where are you connecting from (city/state) Recent Success Set the stage Set yourself up for a quality Weekly Review: Music, beverage, snack, and all tools and resources needed for the review. Consistency is key here, too. Optional: GTD-Q. Optional: Do a quick mind sweep to capture any loose thoughts you need to come back to after your review, or into your inbox for this review Weekly Review Checklist Monthly, Quarterly, Annual (see a sample annual schedule of reviews) Check-ins (Every 40 minutes - Clear. Current. Creative.) Announcements Continue your Weekly Review if you're still working on it even when we disconnect from Zoom! That's a WRAP! Meeting Password: gtdwrap

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