GTD(GS) Template
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GTD(GS) by Mike Sturm
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This is a GTD template created by Mike Sturm to be used as a multi-platform tool for a GTD implementation. For any cells with formulas prepopulated (those are highlighted in Orange) drag them down as you add rows.
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Note: Please read the notes on each tab, so that you understand what certain cells (prepopulated with formulas) do. Cells with notes are listed below. Simply hover over the cell to see the notes. Cells with notes have a small blue triangle in the top right hand corner.
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(this color means "this formula is integral to the function of the sheet, change at your own risk")NOTE:

<-- Cells highlighted with this color orange have formulas that you should not change. Also, add columns carefully, so that the formulas still work correctly.
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TabDescriptionCells with important notes to read
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Core ValuesJust my core values that I try to examine daily. Use or delete as you see fit.
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Inbox
A place for your random thoughts and things to process later. Delete as you act on them
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ProjectsStore your projects here. Use the hashtag system to number your projects. Be sure to read ALL of the comments so that the system works as it is supposed to.C2, F2, G2, H2, I2, K1
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Next Actionspark your next actions hereA1, C1, E1, G1
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Waiting forlist any items you're waiting for that relate to a project. Be sure to list the project ID.D1
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Agendaslist any items you need to address with people that you have regular meetings with.
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Hours/DaySimply a pivot table that takes the open action items and the estimated hours, and shows you your day's work in hours
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IncubatorEither put a project you'd like to work on one day, or cut an entire row from your projects sheet and paste it in a new row here when it becomes no longer active.
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Projects (completed)As you complete projects, cut the row from "projects" and paste it as a new row here. I also cut and paste projects that I decided to kill or hand of completely, and I put notes in the final column as to when and why.K1
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GTDA handy-dandy resource to remember and use GTD methods and best practices.
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Additional Note on Project IDs:It is a really handy trick to use #p1, #p2, and so on to name folders and documents for your projects in other apps. I have Gmail folders, Outlook folders, Evernote notebooks, and Dropbox Folders that all have #p project IDs. It has saved me a ton of time in finding various documents and notes related to projects.
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If you like this, please pass it on to others, and I would appreciate any donations via PayPal
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Donate here.
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If you prefer to tip in Bitcoin, you can do so to this address: 1AcGRZ3meRQK9mHtgHDUv5iwYKr3KVQkkb
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If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email, and I will get back to you as I am able.
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email me!
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Overview & Instructions
Core Values
Inbox
Projects
Next-Actions
Waiting-For
Agendas
Hours/day
Incubator
Projects (completed)
GTD
 
 
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