the question: "whats the next action?"
List organized by context is a breakthrough idea for me
hes the author of the book and his voice is pleasant so yes the book is read the way it was meant to be read
lists organized by context (where you are and what you have available) you can only crank though your action lists based on the resorces and you have availble and your location at that particular time of the day, given your energy level.
if you are at the office you would only do the things that you can do only at the office so make @office list and do those, other items can be done when you are at a cafe with an internet connection so make an action list @internet and do those do those.
GTD helps you get your HUGE to do list into ACTIONS based on context instead of just having one big de-moralizing to do list that doesn't help you at all
the weekly review was also a great concept but you'll have to read the book, but I will tell you that the weekly review is so important to the GTD method that it is important enough to put on the calendar ( you see why if you haven't listened)
The unbelievable and most obvious information the author is teaching you that you will find yourself agreeing with and find it just purely making sense.
Myself, cause there are so many times I had to agree with the author with what was being said I knew exactly I was doing just that or NOT doing.
All the comical excerpts he added in to really drive the examples or meaning across.
YES most definitely... 7 almost 8 hours was a bit difficult to be sedative and even while on the go by mobile. It really is better to simplify and to allow for all the focus which you will gain the most action.
LOVE IT!! listening through all other titles from author.When I came across this author by means of a visual input rather than a recorded or written piece. I was just about floored by all what I was hearing which, all seemed to confirm things I'd been doing, trying to do, and countless other affirmations. I found him to be witty, humorous and just plain out down to earth. All I can say is where has this been and I've somehow missed this...till NOW!
I was afraid because the other reviews mentioned a lot the lack of the support material the audiobook mentions such as diagrams however I don't think it's required. On the other hand I think is something that Audible must pay attention on specially when those supportive material is already available in digital format.
practical steps that made a difference
getting stuff out of my head
Recommend this to anyone who wants to get organised and get things done
Good common sense
This is hard to say. I like to lesen to books like this while driving or doing other mundane things. Reading a book while driving would certainly have a different outcome.
A basic strategy to get organized. I will likely listen to this again, so it is unlike other audio books in that regard.
Yes. I still follow many of the things learned from this book several months later. Whenever I get stressed I go to my things list and think of the next action step, which is usually finding more information. As soon as I remember that I need to gather more information I feel better and I'm more productive.
Possibly not. I listened to some sections several times to get the nuance of details.
Several, including: "Don't share a work space with anyone"; Get a label maker; two minute actions
Yes, very good
No, you need time to digest all the recommendations.
The biggest limitation is not being able to view the diagrams referenced in the book.
Read by the author. Always what I prefer for non-fiction.
The truth is people are generally always going to have more thing to do than time to do them. I like this framework for managing those things and relieving mental stress.
In a nutshell, write everything down so you aren't worried about what you might have forgotten to do.
I would put this book at the upper end of audiobooks I have listened two. One the content is very good and two the narration is well done.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People but this book is better for really getting a system going that works with todays demands. Make sure you look around online for various blogs that talk about their technical implementation of this system with current software tools.
I use this books message constantly while running my business.
This has to be on the top of my books I have gotten from Audible.