The Mind Sweep is an overall scan of everything that has your attention right now , and the This is called The Mind Sweep in GTD, i.e. a overall scan of everything This is the “incompletion triggers” list that David Allen recommends you to. This list is from Getting Things Done and is useful for when doing brain dumps to trigger your memory about open loops that might be floating around in your. If the project is off your mind, planning is sufficient. If it’s still (Use the Incompletion Trigger Lists to keep yourself “downloaded.”) . GTD WEEKLY REVIEW®.

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Waiting for… information, sqeep tasks, replies, petty cash, ordered items, decisions of others, etc. Your internal radar is activated whenever something pops up that can somehow upset the balance of your universe. A message from your bank warning about an account with insufficient funds. Pros, Cons and Tips.


Financial stuff budgets, forecasts, statistics, credit line, cash flow, etc. No credit card required for the free trial. Previous Social Networks and Productivity: David Allen summarizes this collecting phase in a very simple way: Next The Path to Self Improvement. Cancel anytime with one click.

There are a lot of things in your life that do not put any pressure on you. Systems computers, phones, office equipment. Posts are closed to new comments after 30 days. It is the first stage of a work flow which cyclically and continuously repeats throughout your life. It is all those things that are under control.


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How and why you must collect everything. You turn on the computer and you see the application you need with the data you need. Projects formal planning goals, targets, objectives. Collecting is the first stage of any kind of organizational work flow.

Upcoming events birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, travel, social gttd, cultural gts, sporting events, etc. Administration legal issues, insurance, procedures, etc.

In order to gain control, you need to gather everything that you consider somehow incomplete. But in the normal course of your day, there are many other things that demand part of your attention. He is also a Software Engineer who is passionate about personal productivity and the GTD philosophy as a means to a better life.

Administration bills, banks, investments, loans, taxes, insurance, legal affairs. Errands drugstore, market, bank, stationer, etc.

teigger Who needs to know? Every day there are new things that you must capture in order to decide what to do with them, if you actually need to do something at all. A new idea to increase your income that occurred to you the moment you heard some comment somewhere. Projects started, not completed.

How easy is to collect… and how much effort it takes! Hobbies books, music, movies. Computers software, hardware, connections, internet.

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The basic principle is that you must know how your world is right now, how the map in which you move looks likeso that you can make a positive commitment to it. Professional development training, things to learn, skills to practice. This new and strange noise you hear in the engine of your car, what can it be? Community neighborhood, schools, local government. It consists in identifying anything concerning your work or your personal life which you consider should be different, and put it all in one single place, which we can call the in-basket.


You need to go somewhere, so you start the car and go there… Things are just like they ought to be. Waiting for… orders, repair, loaned items, etc. But it is also something you should do from time to timeespecially after a period in which, for whatever reason, you have lost a considerable part of control over your world. Meetings that need to be set. The Mind Sweep is something you should do the first day you start implementing GTD as an organizational method.

Decisions that have to be made. Things to do places to go, people to meet.

Projects that need to be started. The fact that collecting is the first stage does not mean that you should do it only once, at the beginning. You turn on the heating and trigter you get the room at the right temperature for you to work.