Categories | Best Practices of GTD | Getting Started | Getting Things Done | Implementation | Training
On Thursday, August 13th from 9am-10am PDT (Los Angeles, California time), I will lead a one-hour GTD Weekly Review through Tweets sent from the @GTDSpecialEvent Twitter account. Approximately every 5 minutes, I will send out a Tweet with one of the 11 steps of the GTD Weekly Review. I will intersperse them with tips, tricks and helpful advice about that step.
It’s meant to be a working session where you read the Tweet, go do the suggested step, then move on to the next step when I Tweet it. Of course, you can always choose to stay on a step if you’re making great progress. This won’t necessarily uncover all of your rocks, clarify your life from runway to life purpose or even get your inbox at zero, but it will give you a tasting menu of all 11 steps so you can have the experience of what a Weekly Review is like or get a little support in completing one if you don’t do them as often as you’d like.
It’s my quest to demystify the GTD Weekly Review. I do believe it’s the special sauce + key ingredient to making GTD work the way it’s meant to–with the least amount of effort and attention you can put into maintaining your system while getting the things done you want to get done. An hour of dedicated care and feeding of your system–through a Weekly Review–can do wonders for getting clear, current and creative. And hey, you may just have a little fun too.
Here’s what to do:
1. Follow this Twitter account on August 13th: GTDSpecialEvent, or just go to that web page on the day of the event to follow the Tweets. (Note: I am not using the #Tweekly tag this time since it gets so much cross traffic noise from tweekly.fm. I’m also not using my @GTDCoachKelly account since not everyone who follows me will want to do this event.)
2. Check your local time to see what 9am California time will be for you. (Sorry, I know this time won’t work for everyone in the world.)
3. Follow along to do your own Weekly Review. I’d suggest having nearby: your inboxes, something to write on or type into for a mindsweep and your list manager to put new actions into. It wouldn’t hurt to do a little clean-up before the big day, even just tidying up your lists, so that you feel good about putting new stuff into your lists and have a better idea of what’s already on your plate.
Here’s a good summary of the steps and other resources as well.
Questions? Please post them here.