Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (Abridged Nonfiction)
by David Allen
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In today's world of exponentially increased communication and responsibility, yesterday's methods for staying on top just don't work. Veteran management consultant and trainer David Allen recognizes that "time management" is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted; "setting priorities" isn't relevant when your email is down; "procrastination solutions" won't help if your goals aren't clear. Allen's premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity and unleash our creative potential. He teaches us how to: Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box empty. Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations. Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed. Feel fine about what you're not doing. From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.
This piece of knowledge can improve your life deeply
Controlling time, managing time, dominating he clock has been a goal for thousands of well respected thinkers, for centuries. But it is now the time when these matters have more importance given the urgency of producing more and more, without having constant nervous breakdowns and stress crisis.
Mr. David Allen's approach really changed my viewpoint on this matter! It is possible to have an actual algorithm to address the large amount of stuff that is coming towards us. With David Allen's method (very simple and very easy to learn) it becomes clear that one is not meant to manage time. Instead one is meant to manage the choices one make regarding the tasks we take care of to make our surroundings a better place to live in.
For me, as a engineer this method of thinking about productivity really makes sense. But, the truth is that David's communication skills makes this piece of knowledge a very easy subject for any kind of person. I highly recommend this audiobook!