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David Allen

Creator, Getting Things Done. Author, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.

Believes getting things done is not actually about getting things done – it’s about being appropriately engaged with what’s going on.

Thinks naming your stuff gives you power over it and leaving things unnamed gives them hold over your mind.

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”

Has five steps to getting things done including to capture everything and clarify the things you have to do.

Thinks you should stop using your psyche as a place to collect and organize what you care about.

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”

Believes in the two-minute rule, which means if the next task on your to-do list can be done in two minutes or less you should do it in that moment.

Thinks his getting things done system isn’t about time management – it’s about space management

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