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Just finished a G5 Leadership session by David Allen entitled Getting Things Done, author of a book by the same name.

There is a reasonable amount of good material here, although it’s a bit slow in terms of pace and speaker dynamics.

Fundamentally, it comes down to approaching life from a clear space. You cannot respond well to new and potentially intense situations if you’re preoccupied. How do we get to a point where things are by-and-large taken care of.

The presenter goes over the process of identifying, classifying, addressing and reviewing.

Important first steps are:

  • identify the things we have to do (make lists)
  • determine what’s important and what isn’t

I would agree that we have a habit of “out of sight, out of mind” with life. We couple this with a prioritization methodology based on “latest and loudest.”

We need to know when we need to attend to the various things we have on our plate.

Finally, remember to not consider this a one-pass process. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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