307. Maximum Productivity, Minimum Stress with David Allen

It’s possible to become more productive with less stress. Get things done with David Allen, the world’s leading thinker when it comes to productivity, on this episode of the Savvy Dentist Podcast. David has been working for 35 years as a management consultant and executive coach and has earned worldwide recognition in that field. His bestselling book, the groundbreaking “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”, has sold millions and been published in thirty languages; and the “GTD” methodology it describes has become a global phenomenon, being taught by training companies in more than ninety countries. You’ll pick up tons of practical and actionable information in our interesting conversation. We talk about the why’s and how’s of getting things done (productivity), its process, why some people struggle with it, and so much more.

In this episode we discuss:

  • [03:22] The ambient level of stress in our world today.
  • [05:37] The struggle of engaging with our world in a way that is supportive of what we’re trying to achieve
  • [07:44] Learning how to manage commitments in our life.
  • [11:38] Deciding where to best use your resources.
  • [13:10] THe subconscious methodology of decision making.
  • [17:37] Expounding on next actions and outcome thinking.
  • [20:00] Discussing the 5 why’s, 5 steps to apply order to chaos and 6 horizons that drive us.
  • [25:56] People’s addiction to busyness.
  • [27:00] The reason behind our struggle to stop doing the “busy” stuff.
  • [28:16] Exploring creativity and how you can achieve it.
  • [31:21] David’s thoughts on the concept of slowing down to speed up
  • [3537] The importance of reflective moments in your life.
  • [3830] The process of recording and capturing your plans and thoughts.
  • [44:01] 3 practices that can help you gain more control of your life.

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