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The Getting Things Done Workbook

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An accessible, practical, step-by-step how-to guide that supplements Getting Things Done by providing the details, the how-to's, and the practices to apply GTD more fully and easily in daily life

The incredible popularity of Getting Things Done revealed people's need to take control of their own productivity with a system that reduces the stress of staying on top of it all.
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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Penguin Books
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Kelly Faysash
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this workbook! One of the criticisms of David Allen's Getting Things Done is that people feel it is overwhelming in it's own right. This workbook really breaks everything down step-by-step. The workbook is not cluttered and the pages are laid out simply. There are a lot of mini quizzes, checklists, steps, and capture space. If you are looking to really learn the GTD system from the ground up or just get a refresher, you could easily read this instead of the GTD book. I'm personally looking ...more
Caroline
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a Digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The GTD method has such a cult following on the internet. I tried to read the original book a few years ago and while it was very informative and I can see how it's helpful, it was difficult to get through. It was very repetitive and the examples were tailored to the more high-powered executive type, a category in which I do not fall, and it felt unrelatable.

When I was given the opportunity
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Christine
The Getting Things Done Workbook is a very thorough and detailed planner for working through the Getting Things Done Method. I had not read the Getting Things Done books before reading this workbook, although there are many references to the books. I found it very helpful in providing examples for every possible type of action items and they ways to categorize them. Whether it be in your work life or personal life, either digitally organized or in analog (pen and paper) format, this is very ...more
Alexander
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Being a big fan (not an adherent - that would be a different topic altogether) of GTD method, I obviously have a tremendous respect for Mr. Allen. He is definitely a genius of productivity and systematic approach, but I cannot say I enjoy his writing style very much - Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is a treasure of good advise but it is longish and diluted with lot of quasi-philosophizing. Overall, it is no surprise that people are looking for other sources that could ...more
Art
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Felt like a low-effort money grab. As someone who already practices GTD I was excited to get some more insights on how I could apply it in my life. Instead, this book is basically the pre-school version of GTD. Many pages are just one "thought" from David.

If you've never tried to implement GTD you might get some use out of this. But honestly just buy the real book.

If you already have read GTD then you've already read this book.
John Crippen
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mind. Like. Water. This was a great review of the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology and a good prompt to put the system back into practice. I'm not sure whether it would stand on its own for someone who was approaching GTD for the first time, but it does point you back to the relevant chapters in the book, so you could attack GTD with both workbook and book in hand.
Bakertyl
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, level-up
Overall, a great place to start getting organized, getting ready to start a new chapter of your life.
Practical, step-by-step advice, ready for anyone to pick up and start making changes.

**I received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest revi
Bakertyl
Overall, a great place to start getting organized, getting ready to start a new chapter of your life.
Practical, step-by-step advice, ready for anyone to pick up and start making changes.

**I received this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Adrian
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall I found this book to be a helpful step by step process to GTD. I had already read the book 'Getting Things Done' by David Allen and found these books complement each other.
Steve
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Like the book a lot but parts are redundant
Brian Timmer
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Helpful condensed version of the older full book.
Melissa Boles
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
This wasn’t a perfect book, but it definitely helped me organize a few systems!
June
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ng
I had gotten a copy of the original Getting Things Done, but had never gotten the thing done of reading it through or implementing the system. For me, then, this workbook covered new ground, but I think if you have read the book, it might not be as useful. This would be a nice gift if you're sure the recipient wants some help getting organized, especially for more visual people.
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David Allen is a productivity consultant who is best known as the creator of the Getting Things Done time management method. He is the founder of the David Allen Company, which is focused on productivity, action management and executive coaching. His Getting Things Done method is part of his coaching efforts. He
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