• To-Do List Makeover

  • A Simple Guide to Getting the Important Things Done
  • By: S. J. Scott
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-10-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: S.J. Scott
  • 4 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

Regular price: $6.95

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Publisher's Summary

Learn: Why most people fail at getting things done!

Are you creating to-do lists that never get to-done? It's easy to start each workday with a lengthy list of tasks. Then something unexpected comes up. Next thing you know, the day is almost over. You work hard at a frantic pace, but you end up feeling frustrated because there's not enough time to do everything.

We all write lists with the hope that they will turn us into productivity machines. Sadly, to-do lists often have the opposite effect. The wrong type of list can be de-motivating, causing you to slack off and procrastinate. Discover how to create to-do lists that are both actionable and doable!

The truth is anyone can write a list. The hard part is creating a list that's actionable and also fits into your busy life. More often than not, people fill their lists with a disorganized mess of tasks, wants, needs, and random ideas. Then they sit around and wonder why they're not getting significant results in their lives.

What's the solution?

Rethink the way you manage your daily life.

Specifically, you should use multiple lists that cover different types of task. That's the core concept you'll learn in the following book.

"To-Do List Makeover" provides a step-by-step blueprint for writing effective, actionable lists. You will learn:

  • 7 Common To-Do List Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)
  • The Number-One Tool for Capturing Ideas
  • How to Use a Project List to Identify Critical Tasks
  • When to Work on Routine, Daily Activities
  • Why the Weekly Review Helps You Get Things Done
  • THE App for Managing To-Do Lists
  • How to Complete Your THREE Important Tasks Every Day
  • 8 Steps for Achieving Peak Results
  • How to Take Action (Even If You’re not Motivated)
  • A Step-by-Step Process for Getting Results with Your Lists
©2013 and 2014 S.J. Scott (P)2014 S.J. Scott

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Good summary of some other books

What made the experience of listening to To-Do List Makeover the most enjoyable?

It's well read, you can easily understand what the narrator is saying

What other book might you compare To-Do List Makeover to and why?

Getting things done is similar, but it goes more into details.

Which scene was your favorite?

The MIT section

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Making to do lists is convenient and can help you organize your life in a more effective and productive way

Any additional comments?

It's a good summary of other books about personal organization. Overall I prefer David Allen's aproach on Getting Things Done, but I really liked that this summary was brief and simple.

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Nothing ground breaking

Really not a lot of new information here. A lot of rehashing of old ideas. There are some good practical approach approaches to being more productive and staying on track though. If you like this one "Getting Things Done" is probably better as well as "Eat That Frog".

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So repetitive! Should have been an article vs book

- Very repetitive! He would say the same idea three different ways in one sentence as well as repeat the same line 6-8 times in one section. For example, in the beginning, he said "you need to have 4 lists" over and over but never said what the lists were.
- His writing is extremely biased. Clearly, he worships Evernote. Therefore almost an entire chapter is one long ad for it. He does not even acknowledge that other tools exist and may be better for other's preferences.
- He was very elitist about Apple products. He talked about his Mac and iPhone like they are what makes a person top tier.
- He openly insulted people who use apps as "people glued to their smartphones!" The narrator even said it with ridicule.
- The tips were useful but could have been conveyed in a much shorter, and significantly less biased, format.

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Worth your time!

Have you listened to any of Greg Zarcone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. Very good. Same caliber presentation.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Use a daily short MIT (most important things) list

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Very helpful

Great book with a lot of helpful tips! Helped me a lot, in life and work, and very informative. Great.

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3 great tips

great tips .easy to listen to..good resources offered...short steps reach bigger goals..break it down.. the msg is similar to other books of same ttopic..but repetition of words help to motivate me.

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awesome book. I am working on the advice given in

awesome book. I am working on the advice given in this book. thank you very much.

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Ok

Nothing new here; old stuff rehashed. The book won't change your life. My recommendation is to skip this book and just get doing stuff on your lists.

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so inspiring so much worth it. am already doing it

perfect to the point andvfull of tips and shows the true know how about organizing to do list whoch isvthe anchor to all other activities

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Very Good Book

Very good book, well thought out and written. Includes many useful tips. I'm looking forward to hearing more of this author's work.