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Do you find yourself continually racing against time? Do you feel that you have so much to do that it’s difficult to get anything done? Laura Stack is a personal productivity expert, and she can show you how to create a time management system that works for you.

Managing time effectively is the key to managing your individual performance, but it’s much more complicated today than making a list and checking things off.

Learn how to set priorities and focus on what’s truly important, plan and schedule your day, and manage your calendar and tasks. Get organized, learn how to efficiently use social media, and eliminate time wasters in your day.

You’ll gain scores of new ideas from Laura Stack, aka The Productivity Pro®, on increasing output without increasing effort and performing at your matchless best!

This program is accompanied by a detailed self-study workbook containing exercises, checklists, tools, and templates to apply your learning as you listen in the car, on the go, or at your desk. Start getting organized today! Get Laura Stack’s Ultimate Time Management System!

  • 1. Creating a System that Works for YOU: Paper, Electronic, or Hybrid?
  • 2. Important Components of a Time Management System: What You Need to be Organized
  • 3. Managing Your Time: Planning and Prioritizing for Success
  • 4. Tackling Timewasters: Pleasing, Perfectionism, and Procrastination
  • 5. Controlling Your Day in an Uncontrollable World: Maximize Your Personal Productivity
  • 6. Organizing Your Office and Your Life: Clear the Clutter and Your Mind
  • 7. The 6-D System: Processing Paperwork, Email, and Voicemail
  • 8. Emptying Your Inbox: The 12 Best Practices for Handling Email
  • 9. Digital Quicksand: Avoiding Social Media OCD
  • 10. Communicating Effectively with Email: Courtesies, Protocols, and Time Savers

©2010 Made for Success (P)2010 Blackstone Audio

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Redundant sales pitch

This audiobook is just one big commercial to sell the speaker's daytimer product. Every single chapter begins with the same 5 minute commercial bio for the author. It is really annoying. There may be some good material in here but it was too annoying to have to listen the the same spiel over and over again. Very disappointing - audible subscribers should not have to pay for a perpetual sales pitch.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Too much advertising

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The program was good, but forcing the listener to hear an ad about Laura and her dayplanner between every segment was torture. Once and the beginning and then the end, but really, after every segment! It took away from the usefulness of the program

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Laura Stack Teaches Ultimate Time Management Tips

Time Managment books and audios are a dime a dozen. I have been very pleased with my purchase of the audio version of The Ultimate Time Management System!: Featuring The Productivity Pro® Planner by Day-Timer. I don't know that I will switch to the Day-Timer, but this book has given me several ideas for reviving my use of my old standby Franklin Planner. I tried to make the switch last year to a blackberry and go completely electronic, Laura explained in this book what went wrong with that plan and why I might be paper oriented. I realize now that I need a hybrid time management system, utlizing traditonal paper for my monthly calendar, task list and notes. Then turn to my smart phone for e-mail, contact management, and daily calendar on the go.

I realized about three month into the blackberry that I was losing productivity and performance, losing track of things because I was becoming a scrapper, putting notes on scraps of paper to enter into the blackberry later.

Yes you are going to hear things you have heard before, there are only so many time management ideas. She touches on some of GTD's concepts, either she read David Allen or the person that David Allen read...

Laura Stack speaks in atone that keeps your attention, obviously you would expect this since she is a professional speaker, but I thought I would mention it. I have had audio books where the reader was monotone and made me want to go to sleep.

The short version, Laura Stack provides many beneficial ideas, some are very basic, others are more complex, so this book is for people at every level of time management. Let's face it if you already knew everything about time management you would not be searching for a book on the topic. This book is worth the use of the monthly audible credit. You will get at least one beneficial idea to save you time, and if that idea saves you one hour per week, what is an hour of your time worth..more than $15.00 I'll bet.

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Struggled to Finish

My biggest issue with this program is I felt like it was an extended Infomercial for the author's business and her paper planner. The program was a series of lectures/seminars hosted by the author which is fine I just did not appreciate the five minute commercial for the author repeated at the beginning of each section. To me it became mind numbing and a waste of my time.

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  • Jerelyn
  • BATON ROUGE, Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • 02-09-15

Crazy about time management

I think this would be good for my mgmt team to help get us better organized. If we do one webinar a month, this could really help us all.