My husband read Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity by David Allen back in 2004 or 2005 and has been implementing the techniques's outlined in David Allen's book. My husband has found the techniques to be beneficial for him in getting things done.
I use to be an organized person, who would get things done with no problems! Now I can't seem to get out of my own way these days. So, I decided I'd better see what ideas David Allen offered readers to help them get things done, because I could personally use some surefire techniques for stress free productivity. I recently listened to the abridged audio version of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity by David Allen for myself.
The following is the publisher's summary, which I found on Audible's website:
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 e-mail 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.After listening to the abridged audio version of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity by David Allen, I feel inspired to test his techniques on getting things done as the ideas presented seem like awesome ways to move forward.
At this time, I am not giving Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity by David Allen a rating... Basically, I liked what I heard in this audiobook. But, until I actually implement the techniques themselves to see if they help me get things done, it's difficult for me to give this book a rating.
Until my next post, happy reading!!