Relax - You'll automatically be in complete control of everything in your life!
In David Allen's newest program, he walks you step-by-step in helping you create this unique system. And once you do, you'll immediately be more calm and relaxed, feel more focused and in control, and essentially be at the top of your game! Always - when you're with your boss and your colleagues and when you're with your family.
It's this relaxed, stress-free state that drives a non-stop explosion of creative ideas and a heightened level of productivity. Thus opening the door to new energy, new promotions, new wealth, and a new degree of satisfaction in your life.
David Allen's Getting Things Done brand has helped people throughout the country find the quickest, simplest way to do more. Now it's your turn. Here's just a glimpse of what you'll discover:
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I have been a fan of the GTD principle for some time, I have read several books, both by David Allen and other authors. I admit to being a follower, so may be a little biased. But as someone who balance law and medicine along with a busy life in general GTD is perfect. If you are knew to it, or want more information, what is better than hearing it from the horses mouth!!
There are other books by David Allen, so I could compare it to them, but thats probably not what this question is after. GTD, to me, is a fundamentally different process to most other organisational philosophies out there. However it is essentially a self help/organisation book, so its format is similar to most of those.
I have listen to his other audio work and interviews, this one is such as logical and well structured. It covers everything you need to implement GTD.
This is a simple re-hashing of the key points from the original Getting Things Done book, with a very limited scope, and a series of 'principles' added onto the end. These principles are vague and general, providing limited value.I would have appreciated a deal more original content (rather than just rewriting the 5 steps from GTD), and more focus on work-life balance, and how GTD applies to this (which isn't covered in any real depth at any point throughout this book).
Getting Things Done, the original version (unfortunately there doesn't seem to be an audiobook version of the new edition, at the time of writing).
It's always great to have the author reading their own book, as there is more personality conveyed in the reading, and emphasis is placed where it was originally expected.
I was disappointed at how thin the content in this book is.
I bought "Getting Things Done With Work-Life Balance" as part of a buy one, get one free sale and have listened to it for over 2 and a half hours. Despite starting to listen to it at 2x playback speed, I just couldn't take anymore.
To be fair to David Allen, he does say early on that his advice is just common sense. To save you time and money, I'll summarise his advice: make lists of your tasks and to-do items.
David then proceeds to drag this advice out over hours. At one point he seems to be going on about clearing up a messy office and filing stuff correctly so that you are better organised and have a list of things to do. I gave up when he started waffling on about the notebooks that he carries about in his bag and repeating an earlier bit of advice about leaving messages on your own answering machine. This is at around 2 hours and 40 minutes in.
Apart from the waste of time, what really annoys me about all of this that he then seems to claim that making lists is his 'Getting Things Done' system. Guess what? I've been doing it for years and never read/listened to a single book of David's.
To those people who might find this audiobook useful, instead of listening to it, spend your time creating categorised lists and then, where necessary, break down each item into a number of steps to complete that item. I call it my 'Don't Waste Your Time with Pointless Audiobooks' system.
Put these methods into practice and you can make a difference. I would suggest constant revisits and making friends with Microsoft OneNote will be a necessity.
Good to listen to interesting. Picked up good tips.
Tips on clearing e-mails was current and relevant.
Motivated me to get more efficient.
Good stuff, but nothing new. A bit dry.
Implementing the system is hard for most people, but it is worth it.
I had thought this might be a cheesy this is what you have to do book, but to be fair the author let's you take away what works for you.Not all the ideas will work for everyone but I took away some actionable items that have streamlined my in tray. Definitely worth a listen.
"Recent recording, but not the most up-to-date material"
I've been a follower of David Allen's since 2004. I thought this recording would be a more up-to-date version of his strategy than his book Getting Things Done, especially since he's recently released an updated and revised edition of the book. Instead, this recording was a summary of his original strategy combined with a few real life examples and a set of principles that Mr. Allen has found/rediscovered in the course of his work. As a result, this audio program didn't add much to my understanding of his strategy. He also uses circa 2000 language when discussing the Internet, smartphones, etc. which makes me think this recording wasn't actually made in 2014. I recommend reading the updated version of Getting Things Done (no audio available as of 9/30/2015) instead of getting this recording.
"New music to the same talk"
Don't get me wrong.
I love David. I love the GTD. I drink the cool aid as much as the next guy.
This cd, as Mr. Allen refers to throughout the program, has the same stories as before. I'm disappointed that the stories/scenarios weren't different.
Cost-wise, if I were smart about it, I should have just replayed his older books.
"Great follow up to original GTD book"
This book helped to reinforce critical GTD principles and illuminated the positive impact that can be achieved when those principles are consistently applied. The concept of getting things out of your head and into a trusted system is quite powerful. This is a "must read/listen" book for every busy professional.
"No different. Still amazing."
The content is not much different to GTD, GTD Live etc, yet I still loved it.
This system is so obvious that it's sometimes too easy to overlook basic stuff. Hearing it in different ways has given me a better perspective and grasp on having a more complete system
"Helped me with perspective."
l have been looking for a new way of looking at my old problems. This really has helped with this goal. Started using my smartphone to collect my thoughts and have already felt more relaxed. Still have a long way to go to build habits but this audio book is helping continue my journey.
"Gave me actionable steps everyday"
Loved the stories and analogies made. The perspective in each step of the processes is empowering and motivating. Thank you!
Surprisingly helpful, this is not the first organization book i've read, so I did encounter some already familiar knowledge, but overall I learned some very good concept.
"Most disorganized self-help book!"
I purchased the audible book version, and all this did was stress me out. David Allen rambles on in a very disorganized, "all over the place" fashion. There is no focus on any type of best-practice, even though "bed practice" is sprinkled throughout the book. Very old-school ideas on how to organize. Might be a good listen for people who like to sit in an office all day shuffling files into folders and wasting time organizing email. No work-life balance ideas I could get out of this. Sorry, there's far better self-help and motivational books more current than this.
This book was extremely repetitive and for how long it was it was excruciating to hear the author speak over and over and over again about how to make a list, what type of paper what type of pen.
This may be helpful for some but, not anyone who has basic knowledge of life. Don't waste your money.
David Allen and this book changed my life.
You think I jest? Prior to reading the book I was unintentionally on my way to becoming a hoarder at home. As a result of work, I was stressed. Too much to do and I never seemed to put a dent in it. After listening to the audio book, every drawer, cabinet, closet, and surface is in order. I'm accomplishing so much at work and people ask me how I get so much done and don't forget anything. The best part is my 15 year old son asked if I would work my "magic" on his room. My husband has always been neat and now he is very happy that I have my life together. No more mornings rushing around trying to find things or last minute prep for meetings and projects. I am calmer and very happy. Buy the book or listen to any of David's books. You will not be disappointed.
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