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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Who needs to know? You turn on the heating and soon you get the room at the right temperature for you to work. Systems computers, phones, office equipment. 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.

This new and strange noise you hear in the engine of your car, what can it be? Decisions that have to be made. Mond 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.


Hobbies books, music, movies. Pros, Cons and Tips. But in the normal course of your day, there are many other things that demand part of your attention. Posts are closed to new comments ftd 30 days. Administration legal issues, insurance, procedures, 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.


There are a lot of things in your life that do not put any pressure on you. Errands drugstore, market, bank, stationer, etc. Projects started, not completed. In gtf to gain control, you need to gather everything that you consider somehow incomplete.

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Professional development training, things to learn, skills to practice. Upcoming events birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, travel, social events, cultural events, sporting events, etc. It is the first stage of a work flow which cyclically and continuously repeats throughout your life.

You turn on the computer and you see the application you need with the data trivger need. The fact that collecting is the first stage does not mean that you should do it only once, at the beginning. Administration bills, banks, investments, loans, taxes, insurance, legal affairs. Computers software, hardware, connections, internet. Cancel anytime with one click.

David Allen summarizes this collecting phase in a very simple way: No credit card required for the free trial.

The Mind Sweep is something you should do the first day you start implementing GTD as an organizational method. Things to do places to go, people to meet.

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Financial stuff budgets, forecasts, statistics, credit line, cash flow, etc. You need to go somewhere, so you start trifger car and go there… Things are just like they ought to be.


He is also a Software Engineer who is passionate about personal productivity and the GTD philosophy as a means to a better life. How easy is to collect… and how much effort it takes! Wseep message from your bank warning about an account with insufficient funds.

A new idea to increase your income that occurred to you the moment you heard some comment somewhere. Meetings that need to be set.

Waiting for… information, delegated tasks, replies, petty cash, ordered items, decisions of others, etc. Next The Path to Self Improvement. Projects that need to be started. Your internal radar is activated whenever something pops up that can somehow upset the balance of your universe.

Waiting for… orders, repair, loaned triggsr, etc. Previous Social Networks and Productivity: Projects formal planning goals, targets, objectives. It is all those things that are under control.

How and why you must collect everything. Collecting is the first stage of any kind of organizational work flow. Community neighborhood, schools, local government. Every day there are new things that you must minr in order to decide what to do with them, if you actually need to do something at all.