How to Get Sh*t Done

Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Erin Falconer, editor in chief and co-owner of the highly respected self-improvement site Pick the Brain (with over 1.8 million monthly page views), shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more.

Women live in a state of constant guilt: that we're not doing enough, that we're not good enough, that we can't keep up. If we're not climbing the corporate ladder, building our side hustle, preparing home-cooked meals, tucking the kids in at night, meditating daily, and scheduling playdates, date nights, and girls' nights every week, we feel like we're not living our best lives. Yet traditional productivity books - written by men - barely touch the tangle of cultural pressures that women feel when facing down a to-do list.

Finally, in the first productivity book by a woman in a decade, Erin Falconer will show you how to do less - a lot less. In fact, How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to offload, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest. As the founder of two technology start-ups and one of Refinery29's Top 10 Women Changing the Digital Landscape for Good, Erin has seen what happens when women chase an outdated, patriarchal model of productivity, and in How to Get Sh*t Done she shows how even the most perfectionistic among us can tap in to our inner free spirit and learn to feel like badasses rather than drudges.

Packed with real-life advice, honest stories from Erin's successful career, and dozens of actionable resources, How to Get Sh*t Done will forever reframe productivity so that you can stop doing everything for everyone and start doing what matters to you.

©2018 Erin Falconer (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Not What I Expected

This was an okay book. It didn’t cover a lot of ways to actually get things done and instead focused on author’s self journey how she got things done. It touched a bit on good self discovery points only to fall short of follow through and elaboration.

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Unoriginal

Move along...nothing new here. No real insight on productivity or the unique problems women face in achieving it, and no actual data or research to support any claims. Maybe I expected too much, but I was disappointed.

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I feel personally attacked by this book

Overall a great look at how women, especially us over achieving people pleasers, aren't really being productive. Her personal stories drug on a bit for me but then overall message of the book was like a lightbulb going off. one of the question sections really kicked me in the face and made me reevaluate a lot of things.

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Fantastic How To from the Mind of a Woman

I chose this book for motivation and for yet another way to organize my life and everything in it. This was just what I needed. This gives you a practical female point of view and helps you wrap your mind around all of the things that you need to do, but from a woman and mother perspective. I loved the stories and I loved that she gave me permission to focus on what I needed to do. If you're a wife, mother, CEO or all three.....this is a good place to start to unjumble your mind.

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Get what you deserve...this book!

Amazing results for ensible concepts. Putting plans into action to get what you deserve! Brilliant!

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Grear read!!

Really enjoyed this book while doing my cardio; it inspired me to become more of myself unapologetically!!

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Just What I Needed

I am going to have to listen to it a second time!
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So boring

I just could not get into this book. It started so incredibly slow, and I kept waiting for it to pick up and give actual advice. Disappointed after seeing all of the high reviews.

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YES! Just yes!

This should be on every women's nightstand!! This is the best book on how not to loose your mind, enjoy your success and thrive in the direction of YOUR goals!

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Had to get hard copy

I loved it so much that I went to get the hard copy today. I really want to go through the action steps. #GetShitDone