Ubiquitous capture is one of the hallmarks of getting your Getting Things Done practice into motion. And, that's the focus of this month's Getting Things Done Pittsburgh Productivity Group Meetup event! Join us!
I. Agenda, Introductions & Challenges Forum (6:30 PM-7:20 PM)
Please arrive between 6:15 PM and 6:35 PM to get your name badge, buy a snack/drink to support our host venue, mix-and-mingle, and complete the Challenges Forum signup form so we can start promptly at 6:45pm with Introductions!
A. Mix & Mingle - Time to get coffee or a snack, settle in and complete the Challenges Forum signup form before the GTDPGH Meetup begins. Please arrive in enough time so we can secure the appropriate seating!
B. Introductions - Each member will introduce yourself briefly, tell us what you do professionally, your GTD experience, and a recent success with your productivity implementation and/or life. I'll also go over the programmatic details of the GTD Meetups and other GTD and productivity events available to you!
C. 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. Discussion: GTD|REFRESH: Capturing / Collecting (~7:20 - 7:45 PM)
As part of our regular discussion series on core Getting Things Done (GTD) principles, GTD|REFRESH, we will be discussing the first step in the GTD Workflow diagram/map, capturing (or, collecting). Capturing is a skill that you must learn, then a habit you need to develop, in order to get into that first stage of stress-free productivity promised by Getting Things Done (http://x.co/getgtd).
We will cover the following concepts in the discussion:
• defining and honing your capturing in different work and personal environments;
• collection buckets and capturing tools; and,
• the concept of "ubiquitous capture" for getting to Getting Things Done.
As well, many GTDers struggle with Getting Things Done (http://amzn.to/2gYcerF)'s concept of "Inbox Zero," getting your inputs in your in-basket and inboxes to zero every 24 to 48 hours, as David Allen posits in the book. And, aside from my own perspectives on prioritizing which of these "in" containers gets clarified/processed first, or at all, we all need to capture inputs and manage them well for our systems to run smoothly.
In this month's Meetup, we're going to discuss ideal practices for capturing and managing inputs in your GTD-influenced productivity systems.
Please feel free to bring your copy of Getting Things Done (http://x.co/getgtd) for reference, your questions and recommendations as well! Your conversation contributions are what make the discussions awesome!
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, smartphone app, service or item that has helped them in their life productively either with GTD or otherwise. You may share any productivity resource that has helped you on your GTD journey.
I encourage everyone to bring some kind of GTD or personal productivity resource they know about or use to offer to the group!
IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (7:50 PM)
Upcoming Meetup events, and additional programs, announcements will be given.
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We have a digital community where we can discuss topics from our Meetup, and ask questions of our fellow GTDers. You can access it on the Web, as well as via Android and iOS apps, and we’re very excited to have you join us there. Please visit https://bit.ly/gtdpgh-community and you will be taken to the new digital community to join. See you there!
If you have an announcement to share with the group, all announcements must be sent to the Meetup Organizer via a Meetup message to announce to the group, at its sole discretion.