The Getting Things Done methodology has provided tremendous value to so many drowning professionals over the past several years, but have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up in a GTD household? I’ve had the privilege of being trained in the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology since I was a little girl.
My family’s a little “Type A”, and as I grew up around the time GTD was being developed, my parents decided to run an experiment with their homeschooling family and tack on Productivity 101 as an extra “subject” in school (Thanks, Dad). I fell in and out of love with GTD as I grew up, but once I hit university, I was shocked to realized that the habits I was taking for granted were missing in many of my peers.
Have you ever thought through your philosophy of rest? Is rest something to be achieved after the work is done or equally as important as the work itself? Are you intentional about deciding how to rest? These are some of the thoughts that have been swirling through my head in the aftermath of the GTD Summit. I mentioned in a previous post that one of the quotes that hit me hard during the Summit was:
Last week I had the
incredible privilege of attending and participating on a panel at the 2019 GTD (Getting Things Done) Summit in
Amsterdam. This was a special
opportunity for me as I have grown up with the GTD methodology my whole life
and was able to participate on a panel in the first GTD Summit in San Francisco
ten years prior. David and Kathryn Allen are dear friends of my family and it
was wonderful to see them again and hear how the productivity techniques they
developed have helped so many people.