2015 was about GTD

2015: The year of GTD.

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Did you see it?  

If you blinked, you probably missed it.  2015.  

It just passed by. Making  a loud whooshing sound too.

Time!  It’s oh so fleeting.  Just one look at old picture albums sends you reeling down the memory rabbit hole. Reminiscing of what once was.  

Thank God for Birthdays, Anniversaries and New years.  They stop us dead in our tracks and give us the chance and ask ourselves, “Uhhh what the heck just happened?  How did I get here?  Where am I?  Hell, who am I?  Where am I headed?”

Tough questions. Questions for which if you find the answer before you die, you’re probably on the fast-track.  

2015 Will Always Be the GTD Milestone Year:

The 2015 chapter of my life book is titled GTD.  One of the highlights of the past year has been partnering with The David Allen Company to conduct GTD trainings here in India, under our latest venture Calm Achiever.

GTD has become  way of life for me and Ali.  We were first exposed to it over 10 years ago.  And once we had a taste of it, by God there was no turning back!

Oh How I wish I could get you to experience what it feels like to have nothing on your mind.  I mean nothing.

You see, right now you don’t really have any idea of how severely overstretched your mental capacity is. It’s literally a blizzard of ‘stuff’ burying you with its oppression!  But you are so used to it, perhaps addicted to it, that you don’t realise it.  I can just trigger that stress and anxiety by asking,

“Um…so is there anything on your mind?  Anything that you have to do that is not done yet?  Any calls to make, emails to send, groceries to buy, reports to right, people to get back to?

And off you will go on a HUGE guilt trip!  You’ll feel a sense of stress, anxiety and overwhelm all at once.  

Well don’t feel too bad.  That’s how EVERYBODY in the world functions.  Even the smartest, brightest, most effective efficient people on the planet run on anxiety.  “Oh Damn! That’s not done yet…rush rush rush.  Oops, now that reminds me to…oh, by the way let me make a quick call….I’ll do that while I send that email…on and on and on.”

That Sucks Right? But There is a Cure!

What if I told you that there is a way out of this “Busy Trap”.  So that you have nothing on your mind.  Except for the one thing that you are focusing on.  Wouldn’t you like to know how?

Well that’s what me and Ali have been propagating and training for the past year.  Oh boy, does the system work!

One just has to follow the 1, 2, 3 step by step process. And poof!  Viola!  You are in your ‘productive’ zone.  You are focussed on the thing that you intuitionally know will get you the maximum bang for your buck in the moment and nothing can distract you.

And if something does try to intrude, you know how to handle it and boom you’re back in that magical space again.

Get to Know GTD Better:

There’s tonnes of GTD material that we’ve written on this blog.  There is more current material on our Calm Achiever website as well.  I would strongly encourage you to access our Five Part Free Productivity Series and automatically get on the Calm Achiever newsletter list for regular updates.

However, if you would like us to take you by the hand and show you the methodology, the secret sauce, on how to get control when overwhelmed, you have to attend a live workshop.


We have had rave reviews and people have felt profound shifts right in class!  And lucky for you we are organising our 9th GTD Workshop at the end of the month.  

You can learn more about this great (and discounted) opportunity here.  

It would be great to have you over.  Meanwhile, if you have any doubts, questions about GTD.  Feel free to write in the comments section below. We will be happy to respond.


PS: Blogging after this interminable hiatus feels so GREAT! No promises but will try and be more regular with my musings. :)


  1. Mashallah Arif and Mohd Ali, Mubarak on your achievements … I am definately going to attend one of your workshops.

    here’s a newbie question how do you deal with daily constant work/personal inputs , phone calls, emails, text messages, whatsapp and the biggest of all work/personal social media ?

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