GTD Buzzwords: Advanced Common Sense


This is a guest post by GTD Wannabe of

The other day, I was listening to Merlin Mann’s Inbox Zero presentation, which was essentially the audio track to a talk he gave to Google employees back in July. It was a great talk, focused on your email, but there were many other nuggets of GTD wisdom in there as well. If you haven’t seen it, or heard it, I recommend you checking it out.

The talk reminded me of the term “advanced common sense”. It’s a great way of describing the whole Getting Things Done philosophy. Of course the term is great – David Allen uses it himself to describe GTD.

Since I listened to that talk, I’ve been contemplating “advanced common sense”, and what parts of GTD really fit under that heading for me. When I first read the book, there were several places where I had “EUREKA!” moments. Places where I slapped my head and said, “Wow, now why didn’t I think of that, it’s just common sense!”. Advanced common sense, but common sense nonetheless.
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Are Your Lists Really Complete?


This is a guest post by Jennifer George of Lifemuncher.

Sometimes the most important thing GTD gives you isn’t on your list.

When gtdfrk asked me to write a guest post, I happily obliged. I spend so much time thinking about GTD and reorganizing my system that I figured it would be easy to dash off a few lines about my latest set of lists or the nifty new software I’ve been playing around with. (In case you’re wondering, it’s ZuluPad, a personal note-taking wiki program. Very cool.) After some thought, I decided instead to write about an important insight I had recently.

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5 Tips for Fast and Effective Learning


This post originally appeared about one month ago as a guest post on Gearfire.

If only I had known a little bit more about accelerated and effective learning when I was still a student! That would have saved me a lot of frustration and, most of all, precious time.

Fortunately, learning and learning to learn well, will always be one of the most valuable skills in your personal and professional life. My point is to start building these skills as soon as possible, preferably when you are still a student.

Fast and effective learning is a skill for life and I could talk about it for days. However, to get you started I will give you 5 powerful tips on how to learn more, how to learn well and how to learn effectively.

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Future of this GTD Blog + Poll Results + New Poll


About 10 days ago I added a reader poll widget to the sidebar of this blog. I thought I’d give you an overview of the first poll question, the results of the poll and the reason for asking this particular question in the first place. I also want to share some ideas I have about the future of this GTD blog.

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Getting GTD Done


This is a guest post by Jeroen Sangers of El Canasto.

Getting Things Done isn’t easy. To implement the method described by David Allen, you’ll have to change your habits, and that is a very difficult thing to do. This becomes very clear when reading the forums at the David’s site. Almost on a daily basis someone mentions getting back to GTD after having fallen off the wagon.

In this article I present nine tips that in my experience as GTD-er and occasional coach helped in Getting GTD Done.

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Reviews of my GTD Site

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A couple of weeks ago I started a promotion experiment: earn money by writing an honest and serious review of my GTD site. The initial call for reviews apparently wasn’t interesting enough, so I upped the ante a little bit.

The second call for reviews produced 4 reviews of my GTD site by fellow bloggers. Today is the end of the promotion experiment: reviews of my site are always welcome but there’s no money to be earned anymore!

Let’s see what professional bloggers think about my GTD site. Here’s a list of the 4 reviews in order of appearance:

1. “Get Your GTD Up to the Next Level” by Stephen Smith of HD BizBlog 1.2
2. “Introducing the Getting Things Done Blog – No Robots Need Apply” by GTD Wannabe of
3. “Gtdfrk is getting things done” by Lodewijk of How to be an Original
4. “A Window to the World of GTD (GTD Blog Review)” by Craig Huggart of Tech Rest

I’ve thanked each reviewer inidividually of course, but I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Stephen, GTD Wannabe, Lodewijk and Craig once more for writing an honest review of my GTD site! Be sure to check out their sites as well.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about my site!