What we're about

Getting Things Done Pittsburgh (GTD PGH) 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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.

Once a quarter (and sometimes more often) we host seminars and workshops by GTD experts to teach Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level material to members interested in growing in their GTD practice.

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?" you're a good candidate for this Meetup. If you have read David Allen's materials, or even tried to implement GTD into your life, work or personal, join us. If you are a GTD black belt ninja and would like to share your GTD skills and knowledge with others. Well, this is the Meetup for you too!

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!

If you have any questions, please message Ray Sidney-Smith (http://www.meetup.com/members/6779661/), the Founder/Meetup 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 (2)

Introduction to the GTD Weekly Review, Part 2 (Listening Party + Discussion)

NOTE: To access this event's meeting link, you must be a member of Personal Productivity Club and then RSVP to the event there inside the digital community. The Zoom link in this Meetup does not work...the link in Personal Productivity Club's GTD Café channel event (https://www.personalproductivity.club/events/introduction-to-the-gtd-weekly-review-part-2) has the Zoom link. “Installing the Weekly Review as a regular event is critical to the Getting Things DoneⓇ methodology and making GTD stick. This audio CD package is a powerful conversation with David Allen...about the profound benefits of mastering the best practices of the GTD Weekly Review.” Join us for a listening/chat party followed by a discussion on the ***second half*** (audio disc 2) of "GTD Weekly Review" audio program. NOTE: To access this event's meeting link, you must be a member of Personal Productivity Club and then RSVP to the event there inside the digital community.

Getting the Mundane Done

Online event

Join us for GTD Café on November 10, 2020 (our seven (and this year’s penultimate) virtual meetup)! Let's come together to discuss getting (mundane) things done in your GTD practice! *** 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/AYhU5ZxdZxGQcyH59 * * * II. Discussion: Getting the Mundane Done (GTD) (~7:00 PM - 7:30 PM) According to David Allen, “The challenge is to marry the high-level idealistic focus to the mundane activity of life. In the end they require the same thinking.” Mundane tasks get a bad rap. Because of overstimulation from society and technology today, more tasks appear uninteresting or exciting, even if the “mundane” next-action can have a great impact on our work or personal lives. There is so much to discuss around dealing with mundane tasks. Join us for our conversation on getting mundane things done in your GTD practice. 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 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 (7:45 PM)

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