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Productivity Cast

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The weekly show about all things personal productivity


043 Engage (Part 1) – Getting Things Done (GTD) – ProductivityCast

This is episode five, on Step Five of the Workflow Diagram / Map, Engage (Do), in our nine-part series on the Getting Things Done (GTD) personal productivity methodology and eponymously-titled book, from the perspective of the ProductivityCast team–as long-term practitioners, critics and observers of GTD.

When it comes to your real-time, plow-through, get-it-done workday, how do you decide what to do at any given point?As I've said, my simple answer is, trust your heart...your gut, the seat of your pants, your liver, your intuition—whatever works for you as a reference point that has you step back and access whatever you consider the source of your inner wisdom.David Allen

In this cast, we cover the concept of Engage / Engaging (formerly Do / Doing) on your system on a frequency and in methods that work for you, so that you can iterate on your productivity and make strategic next action decisions as your life and work circumstances change.

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In this Cast | Engage - Getting Things Done (GTD)

Ray Sidney-Smith

Francis Wade

Art Gelwicks

Show Notes | Engage - Getting Things Done (GTD)

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life by David Allen

Myers-Briggs inventory - Perceiving

Zimbardo time perspective inventory

Perfect Time-Based Productivity by Francis Wade


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Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling, productive life? Then you've come to the right place. Productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity here, your host race, Sydney Smith and a goose open out with Francis Wade and our gal wicks

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:16
Welcome back everybody to productivity cast the weekly show about all things personal productivity. I'm Ray Sidney-Smith

Francis Wade 0:23
I'm Francis Wade.

Art Gelwicks 0:24
And I'm Arthur Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:26
Welcome, gentlemen. And here we are in our fifth episode in our ongoing series about getting things done, or the GTD methodology. And as practicing GTD years, once practicing GTD yours or non practicing GTD years, we are here to talk about the various aspects of how the getting things done, methodology works and how we all view it from our our different areas of expertise and experience with the Getting Things Done world. And what want us to do today is to talk about the fifth stage in the workflow map or the workflow diagram that most people know as doing or engaging now in the first edition of the book it was called doing. And now in the march 25 edition, which is the latest edition of the book, David Allen talks about it as engaging. And this is actually a change as I talked about in the last episode from the march 2010 book, making it all work by David Allen, he had changed some lingo. And that has made its way over to the latest edition of getting things done. And what I'd like us to do is to In this episode, talk about what engaging means to each of us, then we will cover the models that David Allen...

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