I'm a big fan of Non-Fiction, mostly business, marketing, and self-help. I really like books that tell you both why AND how to do something.
If you're a right-brained creative who struggles with productivity and project management, then you'll really get a lot out of this book!
Scott Belsky does not really break new ground with any of the concepts in this book, but he does put the popular ideas and techniques into strategies and techniques that work for creatives and creative teams.
Scott really identifies with the struggles that artists, designers, writers, etc. face with getting things done. He takes the concepts that you may have already heard about or learned from David Allen's "Getting Things Done" and makes them really work for this type of industry mindset.
I got so much out of the audiobook that I went out and purchased the physical book as well to use as a quick reference and reminder, which I refer to frequently when I start to feel overwhelmed. The "Action Method" introduced in the book is applicable not only in how I organize my projects and tasks, but also in how I organize my files and other resources.
Where David Allen's GTD leaves the productivity management concepts relatively broad, Scott Belsky fine tunes and sharpens those concepts for creative professionals in a very effective way!
Anyone who wants to learn about different ways of making todo lists
I don't know where to begin. All i heard after 3 hours was managing a todo list. It would have been acceptable to me if he talked about todo lists for half an hour. But it just goes on and on. There's gotta be more to making visions come to reality than managing a todo list.
I don't have any issue with the narrator
Just felt like I wasted a precious audible credit :(
take it from me folks, keep a todo list, and your vision will come to reality. Now listen to something else :)
I listen in streaks. Glad I can keep those credits accumulating for a few months.
I really found this book helpful in creative problem solving and learning about the self-defeating "goal setting" practices that I had been using. It definitely has some approaches that you can start adopting right away without throwing whatever systems you have now out the window. Highly recommend. I read it awhile ago and am already thinking about reading it again.
The book is well written and the ides are easy to understand. Unfortunately, I've heard Mr. Hagen read fiction before and I think he does a much better job of that. It's a little easy to get lost when he's reading a business book and I kept having to rewind and listen to sections over again.
Working on "me" version 2.0, love the idea of audible books to expand my mind while driving, biking, or hanging out! Onward and upward!!
Listening to teaching books to me is easier and help me learn better on the subject. This book does not feel like a study guide but more like a coaching session from a high powered business coach.
Well laid out to build ideas, author was good at the process of problem-why the problem- soluction -action steps
NA this is a teaching book
Great listen/read for anyone who wants to learn to put ideas to action.
The basic premises of the book is good: what is required to make ideas happen. This is not simple, as it requires both internal discipline, processes and organisation. The problem is in the logic or better, lack of it. There are just many things that are needed for making ideas happen. So this book ends up with an endless list of things to be doing, considering etc. This doesn't aid in easy listening, how valuable each lesson might be.
Nowadays there seem to be many books like this, such as 'Rework'. If the book is actually not more (or less) than a collection of lessons, it is better to have it in writing than on Audible. In this way, it is an easy reference.
Overall, the content is not bad, although a bit too much.
business books fan
i pick this book by the title, not knowing really what was in it.
to my surprise i was infront of research about creativity and entrepreneurship all what i trully enjoy and love, the book is about how to get the ball rolling, and how to get things in action for creative people. a must read
I listen to learn... I learn to achieve!
Nothing really stands out in this book in terms of concepts and mind stimulation. It does, however, put a process in place to take an idea from its conception to the actual execution that returns a result. This in itself is great value!
I can understand why people didn't like the reader but it wasn't a problem for me. The reading style actually made the concepts easy to absorb. I think some people might've been looking for a motivational speaker and didn't get one.
The ideas presented are really just logical things that you might be able to come up with yourself, if you could only see the wood for the trees. That is where I think this book succeeds. It doesn't really say anything new but reminds you to step outside the moment of creative inspiration and incorporate other strategies into your long term creative process to keep you motivated and moving forward. To continue the earlier metaphore, it gives you a nice aerial view of the forest. We need that forest, it lends oxygen to our creativity.
If you're looking for a pep talk this won't do it but if you're looking for something that will push you to look beyond the solitary creative individual to become a creative person that exists within a wider context of community etc then this will open your eyes to that.