Monday, October 11, 2010

Get-It-Done Guy's ebook Review

I've only read the first two chapters of the 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More written by Stever Robbins (downloadable at http://www.getitdoneguysnews.com/) and if the remaining chapters are close to the quality of the first two chapters,  this will be a must have business book.

Chapter or Step 1 is on living and working on purpose. Finding a purpose for one's personal and professional life by developing a Life Map is a great, workable idea to get people to sit down and map out a mission, vision, goals, and steps to get where they want to be in life. I've read other books that suggest that you sit down and write our missions and visions and for some people that is too much like work and too confining. There are just some people who donot want to and cannot write.

Creating a visual life map is a great way to get it all out in the open and start working towards the main goal. Robbins also provides some good tips on identifying one's top goals both personal and professional.

Chapter 2 is about overcoming procrastination. As someone who has spent 32 years married to someone who procrastinates procrastinating, this chapter gave new and good tips on overcoming this much maligned condition.  Turn tasks into habits. Break down tasks into chunks and using a life map to keep moving, are just really great ideas that can easily be followed without adding a bunch more work and time to one's life.

The other 7 steps include:

Step 3 Conquer your technology
Step 4 Cultivate focus
Step 5 Stay organized both physically and mentally
Step 6 Don't waste time
Step 7 Optimize
Step 8 Build stronger relationships
Step 9 Leverage

Check out the first two chapters of the book and take a look at the web site, both are written to read quickly and all provide some help for those that are drowning in work and can't remember why they are working so long and so hard.

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