#117: Maximizing Productivity to Get Things Done with David Allen
Published April 9, 2015
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    Real estate entrepreneurs are busy people… but this doesn’t have to mean getting overwhelmed! In this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with world-famous productivity author David Allen to learn tips and tricks for getting more things done in your life. You’ll learn how to accomplish more things, in less time, with less stress using the Getting Things Done (GTD) system. This show will inspire and encourage you to do even more in your business. Whether you’re just starting out as an entrepreneur, or you just want to run your business more effectively and seamlessly, you’ll definitely get something valuable out of this episode! In This Episode We Cover:David Allen’s backstoryThe two elements of self management you should knowWhat hats you should learn to wearAreas in life you need to make sure you’re keeping an eye onHow to keep yourself oriented in the right directionWhat exactly an “external brain” is and how to build itWhat you need to know about Getting Things DoneImportant notes on research and developmentThe 5 steps of the GTD systemThe big question: What is the next actionable step?The ins and outs of the 2-minute ruleThe importance of making a messAnd SO much more!Books Mentioned in this ShowGetting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (revised edition) by David AllenThe Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. LevitinBrainChains by Dr Theo CompernolleTweetable Topics:“You need to make sure you have the map, but you’ve got to have a good map with all the right data on it.” (Tweet This!)“It’s terrible to go play soccer without a goal.” (Tweet This!)“If you can take the action step in two minutes or less, do it right then.” (Tweet This!)“You’re going to learn more doing it than reading a book.” (Tweet This!)“The core key in getting in control and focused is the weekly review.” (Tweet This!)“If you don’t spend any time on reviewing, you will just go fumble around and be driven by the latest and loudest.” (Tweet This!)“You’re most creative when you have a space to make a mess.” (Tweet This!)“Your head is for having ideas, not for holding them.” (Tweet This!)Connect with DavidDavid’s Website
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