Thursday, December 22, 2011

End of the Year Celebration and Review

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to gather and celebrate what we accomplished in 2011! We recap what we learned and our ah-hahs as well as talk about what to take forward in the New Year.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

GTD and Corporate Life

Locked down, firewalled, hemmed in my “their” software? Yep, corporate life can really hamper your ability to create one system and practice GTD smoothly across all your areas of focus. In this session, we talk about how to make your practice flow across the barriers that come between you and blackbelt productivity.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Planning

It’s almost that time of year! The holiday crunch is on the way. Gift buying, travel, end of year projects, and parties. In this session, the Virtual Study Group explores allwhat it takes to get you through the holidays with joy to spare.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Back to Basics: Weekly Review Revisited

The Weekly Review. It's one of the big sticking points for lots of folks--and it's been a long time since we dedicated an episode to this important topic (like May 2010). Join us for lots of valuable advice from two of our Weekly Review champions: Barb and Ray.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Back to Basics: Getting Started and Setting Up

Remember Chapter 4 in Getting Things Done? That's where David Allen describes the initial set up process and the tools you need to gather. Whether you're a GTD old timer or a newbie, you'll enjoy this call. We talk about what our first set ups were like, how long it took us to really become fluent in GTD, and much more.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Using Evernote to create a trusted system with special guest, Daniel Gold

Tara returns as your host and welcomed Daniel Gold as our guest presenter. Daniel is an lawyer, productivity and gadget geek, and now, author of a brand new eBook on Evernote! He shared his system and considerable expertise with us--you're sure to learn something new about Evernote and practicing GTD from this episode.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back to Basics: Five Phases of Project Planning

Our topic this week was Back to Basics: Five phases of project planning. This is Chapter 3 of Getting Things Done, for those of you scoring at home. Tara was on the road and Augusto kindly agreed to host. Download the podcast here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to Basics: Reviewing the The Five Phases of Workflow

We've had a bunch of requests for discussions and reviews of Collect, Process, Organize, Review, Do and this seems like a great opportunity to do some Back to Basics sessions, following (more or less) the table of contents of Getting Things Done. (For those of you scoring at home, this would be Chapter 2.) Hope you can join us for this refresher course!
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Airplane Rules, GTD-style

Every air traveler has heard instructions like these: "Remember to put your own oxygen mask on before attempting to help others." In this episode, you'll join long-time participant, Augusto Pinaud, and the Virtual Study Group as they explore how to apply the airplane rules to everyday life. Download the file here.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Putting the Wheels Back On

After a disruption, an unexpected change, or anything that really derails your practice of GTD, how do you get the wheels back on? Join us and get some roadside assistance. Download the podcast here.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gearing Up for the Second Half of 2011

Wow! The first half of 2011 is nearly over. In this episode, we talk about midyear review and summer planning. Download the episode here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Making It All Work

In this episode of the Virtual Study Group, longtime participant Ken Mattsson shares his insights and ah-hahs from attending David Allen's Making It All Work live seminar. Download the podcast here.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Back to Basics: Setting Up and Maintaining a Trusted System

A lot of people really struggle with all the moving parts of GTD. In this episode, the VSG talks about how to set up a system and get it running so you can really begin to reap the benefits of your GTD practice. If you're a newbie, you'll get lots of good advice! Download the podcast here.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Special edition! Interview with Jim Hopkinson, author of The Salary Tutor

One of the trickiest (and most critical) parts of getting a new job is the salary negotiation. Yet, the skills required are rarely taught. In this special edition interview, host Tara Rodden Robinson talks to Jim Hopkinson, author of Salary Tutor to give you the inside scoop on how to ask for what you're worth--and get it! Download the podcast here and check out Jim's book on Amazon (affiliate link).

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What happens if you get GTD wrong?

Is it possible to do GTD "wrong?" Are there any dangers of building a bad GTD practice? Listen in as the Virtual Study Group takes a look at ubiquitous capture, perfectionism, and getting stuck in tending the system instead of doing the actions. Download the episode here.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Using GTD to Implement New Behaviors

Trying to instill a new habit? Acquire a new skill? Build your knowledge? In this episode, the VSG takes on using GTD to implement new behaviors. Download the podcast here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Back to Basics: Roles, Responsibilities, and Areas of Focus

How do you use the 20K horizon of focus to get things done? We're back to basics in this episode. Listen as we talk about how to use 20K to set goals (30 and 40K), how 50K can help you define areas of focus, and how 20K can help you to make decisions when opportunities come your way.
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Mentoring GTD

Who helped you learn GTD? Have you wanted to help people around you acquire GTD skills? In this episode, the Virtual Study Group share tips, success stories, and much more.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Special edition! Interview with best selling author Dan Goldie

In this special episode, learn about co-author of The Investment Answer, Dan Goldie. He talks about how writing this book with his best friend, the late Gordon Murray, changed his view on his "50K," how he handled the workflow of writing the book, and what it was like to tackle a significant and urgent project. Download the podcast here.

The article from the Huffington Post mentioned in the interview can be found here.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Back to the Basics: Doing

Having trouble getting to the actual doing part of your GTD? Then you're in luck--in this episode, the Virtual Study Group tackles how to actually get things done. Download the podcast here.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Making and keeping lists


In this first session of 2011, the Virtual Study Group talks about all things listing. What sorts of lists do you make? How do you use them? Get those lists actionable! A great session for anyone who has a lot of things or interests to keep up with.
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