GTD Philosophy

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Getting Things Done (GTD)

We know—GTD (Getting Things Done) sounds like a cult or a New Age fad. But the difference between GTD and many fly-by-night time management concepts is that GTD’s creator, David Allen, offers a practical way to get organized—something that most of us who live and work in the modern world could use. Dive into the resources in this Web guide to get started with GTD; you’ll be Getting Things Done in no time.

GTD Philosophy

Stuff is one of the words that David Allen uses to describe all the clutter that we deal with in our lives. GTD shows you how to collect and handle all that stuff in precise, careful ways. Use this section of the guide to get an introduction to GTD, and learn how to handle, tame and eventually conquer all the stuff in your life.

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  • Maybe it’s just your home that feels hopelessly disorganized. Take a look at the findingDulcinea Home Organization Web Guide for resources offering tips and tricks that can get you organized, and keep you organized.

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GTD Tools

A cottage industry has grown from David Allen’s book, built primarily around software tools that help organize your stuff according to GTD principles. As with the GTD philosophy, the Web is a valuable resource for learning about the applications and add-ons available. Let the Web sites below show you how to make the most of your online calendar, e-mail and more using GTD tools.

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  • Simplify your learning curve. Whenever possible, simply add extensions to the software you’re already familiar and comfortable with. That way, you won’t have to master a new stand-alone application.
  • If available, use trial versions of software to see if a particular application works for you. If you’re buying and installing software from an online source, be sure to practice safe shopping techniques. See the findingDulcinea Online Shopping Web Guide for tips on how to make sure a site is trustworthy.

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