Thursday, January 3, 2008

2008—A YEAR of GTD

New Year resolutions—I know many of you will cringe inwards at the very mention of NY-resolutions (totally clichéd). The point here is that we all do make resolutions at some point or another in our life; some stick by them and others break them; the year 2008 should be no different—let’s make GTD (getting things done) our aim..
Whether you admit to your belief in resolutions or not is of no significance—what is important is to have at least 1 resolution (professional or personal) and to stick by IT.
Take complete control of your resolutions/life/goals/home etc. with David Allen’s Getting Things Done”. This fabulous book offers you the opportunity to turn your life around (90 degrees) and that too for the better!
Allen in his book reinforces the dictum that, “In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work”.
In his masterpice of "life management" book he shares some great methods for stress-free performance. His agenda is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organised can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential.
Key POINTS to remember
Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty
Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
Feel-fine about what you're not doing

Allen's 2-Minute Rule: if there's anything you absolutely must do that you can do right now in two minutes or less, then do it now, thus freeing up your time and mind tenfold over the long term.
A great rule to abide by…so go and buy the book it can help you organise your chaotic life.
More details regarding this book can be collected from Allen’s official website: ttp://
Wishing all a PRODUCTIVE & HAPPY 2008!