Getting Things Done Full Book Introduction

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done Full Book Introduction


Do you often complain about not having enough time or having a lot of work to do? Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity will help you solve all your problems. This book introduces a method called GTD time management. It is an efficient workflow practice proven to help you “Win at the Game of Work and Business of Life.” This book is based on the author’s over 30 years of consulting experience and personal exploration. It has been published in 33 countries, helping millions of readers around the world to get their work done easily and efficiently.


Author : David Allen

David Allen, an American author, is the founder of David Allen Company, a management consulting enterprise. He is one of the most influential thinkers in improving work efficiency and a leading authority in the field of time management. He created the GTD time management method and was recognized by Forbes as one of the foremost executive coaches in the U.S.


Overview | Chapter 1

Hi, welcome to Bookey. Today we will unlock the book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity.


Are you confused when you are busy as a bee every day at work but can’t get the promotion or income you expect? Do you still have a lot of work to do when it is time to go home? Most of us are annoyed by tight schedules, a heavy workload and too much stress.


It seems that the reason these things happen is because we have too much work to do – but in fact, we have poor time management skills. No matter if you want to lose 40 pounds, take control of your financial destiny, disentangle your family relationships or pursue your dreams, you will need to manage your time to improve productivity. The method introduced in this book is GTD time management. It is a set of proven and highly efficient workflow practices which can free you from excessive work and enable you regain control of your life.


GTD is short for “Getting Things Done” and it simply means to get things done. This method has been popular worldwide for more than a decade. Many people even greet others by saying, “Are you GTD today?” You can see how great the impact is.


The book is written by David Allen, an American training expert with more than 30 years of experience in management and pioneering research on improving productivity. He has spent thousands of hours helping people in “work trouble” to manage their work. This book is a collection of the author’s practical experiences over the years, and it will guide you to produce maximum output with minimum effort.


The nature of time management is to manage our minds and actions. GTD time management holds that the most important point is to move all distracting work arrangements out of your brain through some external tools and techniques. In this way your brain remains relaxed and happy. GTD time management methods can make you more successful, and more importantly, help you live a happy life.


In this Bookey, we will talk in detail about the four parts of the GTD time management method.


Part one: how to prepare for GTD time management?


Part two: the five stages of lateral mastering work flow.


Part three: the five phases of longitudinal project planning.


Part four: the three keys to yielding twice the result with half the effort.


These four parts will help you to set up your time management system. Now let’s begin to talk about them, one by one.

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