by Debbie Alford
Have you heard of the Getting Things Done (GTD) system?
The GTD is an organisational method created by David Allen, which is detailed in his book of the same name.
In 2007, Time Magazine called Getting Things Done the self-help business book of its time.
David Allen and his GTD system is big business. He travels the world giving private coaching sessions and seminars to big business and executives and has been hired by over 40% of the American top Fortune 100 companies.
So how does GTD work? According to Allen:
“- GTD rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks out of their mind and get them recorded somewhere. That way, the mind is freed from the job of remembering everything that needs to be done, and can concentrate fully on actually performing those tasks.”
Have you ever woken up at 3am realising you’ve forgotten to do something? According to Allen, if you first make decisions about what needs to be done, then catalogue your to do list with your long term goals defined you won’t have those nasty 3am wake-ups.
Once the emails, phone calls and to-do lists are completely under control, that is when the big changes start. Your mind will be released of all those loose, nagging threads and will be free to dream up big ideas. It will also enable to you gain control of your life, relieve stress and achieve greater success.
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