Too long of a list but here are a few:Runway to 50,000 feetStart with your runway and 10,000 foot projects and then move up from there once your mind is organized and free of the urgent stuffFollow the GTD process of picking up a piece of paper, an email or something else and determine what to do with it so you do not have to pick it up againStay with the process of collect, process, organize, review and do to get things done
Implement this process as it is first and then vary it based on your needs
Geting Things Done (GTD) is a fabulous book! I have read and listened to this more than 6 times and get new things out of this book each time. A MUST for everyone!
I'm a natural-born follower. Thankfully, my heart is a perfect leader!
Yes. The author's intonation and appropriate emphasis was key and wound up being a notable time-saver.
The ease of applying the step-by-step principles in my fast-paced electronic lifestyle.
Key points (as determined by tone and inflection) discovered through the examples he uses to highlight topics, ideas are actual taken from practical experience. He's an obvious educator and understands the tools of transmitting information to an audience.
GTD as a LiFE™ (Living in Full Enjoyment™) choice of infrastructure and stress avoidance.
Excellent. The concepts work for my personality type and i'm eager to complete my setup of the system and... FREE my mind.
I just finished "getting things done". Fantastic information and I would recommend it to everyone.
I would caution anyone listening to this book to be in a spot where they can truly focus on what's being taught. I tried listening to this audiobook in my car as I ran around town on my deliveries, but quickly found out that I was getting distracted and couldn't focus on what's being taught. The audiobook discusses topics and strategies that really need your full attention to understand and pick up.
I eventually finished the book and decided to listen to it again, but sitting down in a comfortable chair with pen and paper in hand to take notes as well as with the PDF files that come with the audiobook.
Although it is a bit long and some of the material seems repetitive, the principles in this book can definitely change your life. Just organize in the method described and put even some of these things into play instantly and you will start to see the success. That will lead you to listen again and you will then have the keys to getting things done, in work, home life, and anywhere. The material seems "dry" at first but putting it into practice shows the impact it can have.
As mentioned, you have to put these things into play immediately and even at a basic level these methods can show you results so I'm working on getting the final pieces of this into play. I started small and have gone through the steps about three times because I wasn't completely interested in making the dramatic changes. I felt more comfortable doing it this way but it works so now I wonder why I didn't just dive right in!
You will be amazed at how much simpler life becomes when applying these principles.
Helpful, Concise, Organized
I do think this book will really help me change my life. I do HIGHLY recommend getting the e-book as well, as it's a lot to take in and I think it's far easier when you can see it in written form too. I've been highlighting as I go along. I LOVE that the Kindle HD Fire I got will highlight the portions that are being read in the e-book while narrator is reading audio. Then I could easily back track or pause or re read as needed. It was really helpful. It's hard for me to know whether I would have found this audio as helpful if I didn't have the e-book too. I also like that David Allen keeps things usable from many perspectives; low-tech and high-tech types. I think his respect for that made the book much more approachable and doable for me. Be aware that David Allen's voice is a bit dry, but then so is the subject matter. Still, I think the author does a good job of gearing his book to a variety of people in various jobs.
Say something about yourself!
Very good information but it is a bit dry in audio format. Also, I find at times it delivers more information than you can absorb without reading and taking notes or highlighting certain areas as you would in a hard version of the book.
Make sure you download the PDF file that comes with the audiobook. I usually listen to my audiobooks while driving to work or doing chores but if you want to get the most out of this book it would be best to sit down, listen with a note book and the PDF print out. Again, audiobook is probably not the best media to deliver the information contained.
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.