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Productivity Cast

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045 Weekly Review: Getting Things Done (GTD) – ProductivityCast

This is episode seven, where we discuss the powerful productivity practice of the Weekly Review, 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.

“The Weekly Review is the time to: Gather and process all your stuff. Review your system. Update your lists. Get clean, clear, current, and complete. You have to use your mind to get things off your mind.” David Allen

In this cast, Augusto and I discuss the power of the Weekly Review and some of the hangups that keep people from doing the Weekly Review and flourishing with the practice consistently.

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Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

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

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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 re Sydney Smith and a goose open out with Francis Wayne an art gallery. Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast the weekly show about all things personal productivity. I'm Raisa D. Smith and have a good job you know and welcome back to our series on getting things done these last several episodes and the next couple of episodes we are covering all of the unique aspects the the fundamental components of getting things done the the methodology based on the book, getting things done the art of stress free productivity by David Allen and I am actually holding a copy of the march 2015 edition that David Allen put out almost three years ago and today August You and I are going to be talking about the weekly review and in that copy of the book, David Allen really calls the

Raymond Sidney-Smith 1:00
Weekly Review one of the critical success factors and we're going to talk about three fundamental pieces one. Today we're going to talk about defining the weekly review in GTD terms, as well as in ways in which we really view the GTD weekly review construct today in our own systems. We're going to talk about our practice of the weekly review and what we've changed over time, how we have implemented the weekly review in our own systems today, and then some of the challenges that we all face in the implementation of the weekly review because the weekly review is a challenge for so many people. We're going to talk about how people really make the weekly review happen. So let's start off Augusta with how do you define the weekly review and what I will. What I'll do first is I will I will give David Allen's definition here. And what David Allen did is in the 2015 edition, he was so kind in the appendix to provide a goal.

We have terms like Glossary of getting things done terms. So he's given us some some definitions, which is actually really awesome. So under weekly review,

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