039 - Capture - Getting Things Done (GTD) - ProductivityCast

039 Capture – Getting Things Done (GTD) – ProductivityCast

Over the next nine episodes, we are going to be in conversation about Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. We are going to talk about each of the steps in the GTD Workflow Diagram / Map. We will cover capturing, clarifying, organizing, reflecting and engaging, then a discussion about Weekly Review. Finally, we will cover what we wish we knew when we started our GTD practices many years ago.

In this first cast in this series, we discuss GTD’s first step in the Workflow Diagram / Map, Capture. Capture is more than simply writing things down. GTD gives us a cohesive method for getting all of our incompletes and commitments into places where you know you’ll look at it again.

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Art Gelwicks

Show Notes

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Getting Things Done Virtual Study Group (live call-in discussion and podcast)

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Perfect Time-Based Productivity (2nd Edition) by Francis Wade

Google Keep


Amazon Echo Devices (voice-based assistant)

Remember the Milk


Livescribe smartpen and notebooks

Everlast reusable notebooks (not the Wave Rocketbooks – do not microwave these!)

Amazon Kindle

How to Escape the Zeigarnik Effect

Francis has a self-assessment for Capturing Skills: https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=how-good-are-you-at-capturing

Raw Text Transcript

Raw, unedited and machine-produced text transcript so there may be substantial errors, but you can search for specific points in the episode to jump to, or to reference back to at a later date and time, by keywords or key phrases. The time coding is mm:ss (e.g., 0:04 starts at 4 seconds into the cast’s audio).

Note: GTD® and Getting Things Done® are registered trademarks of the David Allen Company. This is not affiliated with or officially endorsed by the David Allen Company.

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