Time Management Workshop: "Getting Things Done"

Tuesday, October 02, 2007 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

On Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00pm, I will be teaching a workshop in our Firm Foundation Institute on the topic, "Getting Things Done." 

Getting Things Done (GTD) is an excellent time and project management model pioneered by David Allen. It is a model that fits within the biblical framework of "Redeem the time..." or as the NIV states it, "Make the most of every opportunity..." (Eph. 5:16).

Here's a link that provides a summary of the GTD model:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Things_Done

Below are a few nuggets from Allen's book:

1.  If it's on your mind, your mind is not clear.
2.  Manage actions not priorities.
3.  The mind is a focusing tool, not a storage medium.
4.  There's no reason to having the same thought twice unless you like having that thought.
5.  You don't do projects, you do action steps related to them.
6.  Close open loops with action.
7.  Get Clean, Clear, Current and Complete
8.  "Stuff" are things we have allowed into our world for which there is no defined outcome or action steps. When stuff comes we need to define it or discard it.

We're going to have a great time! Come join us!