GTD4T - Getting Things Done for Teens - July 10, 2018

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  1. Jodie E. Francis

    Jodie E. Francis GTD Novice

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    Oh no! My husband was ordering from Amazon last night so I had him pre-order a copy for me, thinking I'd have it this week.
    So disappointed...
     
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    Me too....
     
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    Track it on a Waiting For list. Then you can keep it off your mind. ;)
     
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    I've preordered it and I don't have to put it on my Waiting For list. 2 minute rule.
     
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    It's tomorrow, my friends! #GTD4T

    In the meantime check the great new templates in the "Downolads" section of the https://gtdforteens.com/ site.

    And in the "Clarify" diagrams there is ONE MORE THING! Something that was not present earlier. Something very important. It's:

    "ADD TO A CHECKLIST"
     
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    Wow - very nice! I have ordered five copies of the book - three for my nieces, one for my nephew, and one for me!
     
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    I just got a notification from Amazon that my copy is shipping! :)
     
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    Me too! :D
     
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    I am totally 100% over the moon about this book. What a great high school senior gift for my daughter to prepare her for college. Woo hoo!!!!
     
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    What??? :(
     
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    I will receive my copy from Amazon tomorrow. It HAS shipped.
     
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    ** So excited! **
     
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    Thank goodness. What an emotional rollercoaster that was o_O
     
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    :D:D Check out their new website if you have not seen it.

    https://gtdforteens.com/
     
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    I picked up the Audible version today also as one of my sons does better with auditory learning than reading. It comes with a nice PDF workbook.
     
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    I've already read the Kindle version and I am afraid that the audio version isn't the best choice. "GTD For Teens" is full of drawings and diagrams. Maybe a PDF workbook is a good solution...
    The book introduces two characters: Myggy (a monkey) and Cortland (an owl) representing fast and slow parts of our brain.
    And for us, experienced GTDers, there are some naming challenges:
    - Horizons of Focus became Levels of Focus (though on the drawings the word "Horizons" has survived from extinction);
    - lists are often described as "maps";
    - there are no Next Action contexts, no WaitingFors and no Agendas!
    So... Are you ready for a teenage revolution? @Jodie E. Francis @Longstreet @SherriLB
     
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    Thank you, David. I love it! It's on my list to buy for the kiddo :)
     
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    I have it but my wife has taken it to read first. Hmmm....maybe I should get another copy. :p
     
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    I'm not sure how I feel about no Next Actions or Waiting Fors or Agendas...and the characters make me wonder if I should give my daughter the adult book instead. She may feel the teen book is too "young" for her. She is quite organized using her bullet journal. I would love, love, love for her to implement GTD prior to college. Schools (around me) seem incapable of teaching real-life skills, not to mention penmanship!

    I showed her the video trailer for the book and we laughed at how similar it is to her experience as she has trouble sleeping at night due to anxiety.

    What's your take @TesTeq? Appropriate for a high-achieving incoming HS senior or should I just get her the adult GTD book (mine is a beaten hot mess of paper at this point)? I won't hold you to it, just looking for your input.
     
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    Correction: No Next Action contexts. All Next Actions go to one action list.

    Since there are no contexts, there are no @WaitingFor or @Mom, or @Dad lists. I think the @WaitingFor list is extremely useful when you work and play with other people.

    Maybe we should ask @GTDmw why there are no contexts in #GTD4T.

    Now some thoughts about your daughter:

    I don't know your daughter. It's good that she uses Bullet Journal but if she has trouble sleeping there is some room for improvement. I think you should give her "GTD for Teens" and tell her that this book is for younger teenagers too, so she can skip the obvious parts. On the other hand the first 48 pages contain some advanced thoughts about human brain. She may like it or not (if not she can skip it too). She can also begin from the end ("Sources" chapter) where she can find the whole book in diagrams.

    The strong and very useful points of this book are:
    - description of the Natural Planning Model (the Planning Map);
    - description of the importance of checklists.
    These two topics may help your daughter reduce some stress.

    PS. Myggy (a monkey) and Cortland (an owl) appear in the video trailer so if your daughter liked it there is no danger. ;-)
     
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