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Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More (Quick & Dirty Tips) [Kindle Edition]

Stever Robbins
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Book Description

Want to conquer your e-mail inbox once and for all? Need help getting organized and staying focused? Start reading! Millions of people already benefit from the innovative, time-saving tips that Stever Robbins dispenses each week in his #1 ranked Get-It-Done Guy podcast. Now he's come up with a 9-step plan to transform even the most overwhelmed into an overachiever. You will learn to:

Beat procrastination by speed dating your tasks: You'll face anything if it's just for three minutes; schedule small, finite periods of time for those tasks that seem too overwhelming to get started on.

Give your technology a performance review: Our smart phones, PDAs, and computers often make less work in one area while making much more work in others. Review your technology to make sure it's delivering on its promise.

Cut out the small talk: Small talk builds superficial relationships, which is a grand waste of time. Ask better questions to make instant connections that'll benefit you for years to come.

Written in the uniquely humorous style Stever is known for, Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More will help you break the bad habits slowing you down and holding you back. Work less and do more--your free time is waiting!

Editorial Reviews


Stever Robbins has written the handiest of guides -- 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More.  It's chock full of tips that will make you say,"Now, why didn't I think of that?" Read this fun and friendly little book and simplify your work and life. -- Ken Blanchard, coauthor of  The One Minute Manager® and Helping People Win at Work

If you're serious about becoming successful, you not only need clarity around your long-term purpose, vision, and goals, but you need to organize your time, space, and attention to make success possible. This book will show you how to make sure all your efforts count, so every moment you choose to work brings you closer to your dreams. Stever's unique style makes this book not only highly practical, but a fun, engaging read.   -- Jack Canfield, Co-author of The Success Principles and Chicken Soup for the Soul® series.

Whether you're a C-suite executive or just starting your career, you need to be able to produce results fast. Stever gives simple, practical advice for eliminating distractions, honing in on what's most important, and reaching your goals faster and with more fun. Put his advice into action and increase your impact!   -- Keith Ferrazzi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone

Building your MOJO in work and life means doing what makes you happy and gives you meaning. This book's nuts-and-bolts advice will help you concentrate your efforts on what matters most to you, and find ways to achieve it simply and quickly.  -- Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times and Wall Street Journal #1 best-selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There, and MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back If You Lose It.

Stever Robbins has taken a practical, useful topic—how to g...

About the Author

Stever Robbins hosts the Quick and Dirty Tips network's Get-it-Done Guy podcast, an iTunes #1 business podcast. An executive coach, professional speaker, and entrepreneur, Stever co-founded FTP Software and managed the creation of the Quicken VISA Card. He holds a Bachelor's from MIT and an MBA from Harvard.

Product Details

  • File Size: 690 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312662610
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (September 14, 2010)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003SNJLA6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Organizational Help September 16, 2010
By R. T.
The Get-It-Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips is one of my favorite podcasts, so I expected to love 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More, and I did!! Like his podcasts, Stever's tips feel like they are written specifically for me - they are simple, concise and incredably manageable. If you are having trouble getting and STAYING organized, than this book is for you!! Thank you, Stever!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A High Value Purchase September 14, 2010
By Breset
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This book is very much worth the purchase and worth the time to go over it in depth. Stever delivers well on the promise of increased efficiency, and is worth the read just for that, but the real bonus value he brings is the focus on what work in one's world is worth doing and what is just unnecessary treadmill running. Most productivity books and systems help in doing more work faster, and the innovation here is the simplification of one's effort to the work that is important.
I love the podcast, and the book brings a new Get-It-Done Guy experience in the crafted flow of ideas and logical progression. It's like getting to listen to Dark Side of the Moon as an album after only hearing it on shuffle.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Overwhelmed? Overworked? Don't feel there are enough hours in a day? Or, would you like to learn about how to refine some of your organization skills and work habits? Mr. Robbins has written this to help you work less and do more. It is an easy to read book that contains excellent ideas condensed into nine steps to help you work more efficiently but do less. The book is full of every day examples that help you relate the topic's objective with events in your life. (Well, with the exception of the Zombies. I can't say that I know too many individuals striving to put together a Zombie army.) Mr. Robbins writes with a flamboyant flair to help easily move you through the nine steps. You will find that each chapter ends with an outline of the important skills that correspond to the step being discussed. I like this because it provides me a quick reference list so that I can be sure I am on track and progressing. This book should not gather cobwebs from sitting on the shelf of your personal library. The content is fresh enough that it will appear that way each time the book is read. It is an excellent reference book that is to be used over and over to help you conquer working less, doing more, and enjoying the free time that is will be yours.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas, (but similar to Podcasts) November 2, 2010
By Bo
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I bought this book because I like his audio Podcast channel.
The book is similar to the Podcast, so if you are already following his channel you might not need the book.
But if you don't listen to Podcasts or you prefer the book version, this is one of the best book about the topic.
Very enjoyable and very practical instructions for both big and small stuffs in your life such as how to set goals how to keep your focus, or how to deal with every-day tasks efficiently.
The instructions are also very easy for normal people to follow, the writer tried to make everything as effortless as possible to be accomplished (and he really did a good job).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Frankly, I'm tired of "gurus" who dish out advice that sounds really great and inspirational, but when you try to sit down and take action on it, find the advice too vague to be of any help.

That is why I am delighted by the book "9 Steps to Work Less and Do More". Stever takes you step by step on a practical journey on how to change your life for the better. He starts with identifying your life vision and goals. He then helps you to break down your goals and dreams into actionable steps.

Stever provides a lot of great ideas to get you unstuck and into motion such as "Action Days", "Action Packs" and tips to nip procrastination in the bud. This book have countless other strategies on how to get organized and be efficient.

To top it all off, Stever's sense of humor had me laughing out loud; which is so refreshing after reading many other dry productivity books. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Get-it-Done Compass October 5, 2010
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As years passed by in my career, my mantra had become: "There are a 1000 things to do today and you can only do three; you better be darn good at picking the right three." It's a dangerous strategy and nearly impossible to sustain over the long run. The Get-it-Done "Compass" offers more effect ways to manage those 1000 things.

The cover and general writing approach may come across as cartoonish; however, the subject matter is quite serious and Stever's recommendations forced me to think and focus. And that is the key to the book - focus. To better take on the 1000 things, I have to focus on (1) Work/Home Life Map in order to easily discard the 80% irrelevant tasks and prioritize the remaining 20%; (2) personal discipline to conquer procrastination, technology, distractions, and wasting time; (3) organize, optimize and leverage; and (4) build solid relationships. This is Management 101, but we forget. This book helps point you back in the right direction.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I recommended Stever as a host for the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network, so I wasn't surprised that I liked his book--but I was a bit surprised that I loved it. I'm already familiar with a lot of his material, so I thought the book might feel old hat. But Stever really pulled it all together in a new and entertaining way that goes well beyond his podcasts.

I had laughed to myself at least four time by page three. I was especially struck by the advice on page six: a warning about the dark side of productivity. If I'm not careful, the shadowy overlords will just take my new free time and fill it with more work. I actually do it to myself, no shadowy overloads to blame here, so I love Stever's ability to focus not only on doing more but also on working less and using the time you save to actually enjoy life.
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Published 3 months ago by Steve B Vetter
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it done!
I am glad that someone from my alma mater has written a fun and simple book. Now what it takes is to implement it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by AstuteBuyer W. Batt
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed...I cried... I got it done...thanks to clever advice...
I love Stever's fun and creative style, making this book (and his podcast I might add) both entertaining and informative. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Off-putting beginning
I was hoping to get some good ideas to "work less" but I couldn't get past the first chapter. There's a lot of mumbo-jumbo about "identifying a life vision" and creating "goal... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Lisa Ahlstedt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Um Magnifico Livro de um grande comunicador.
Obrigado Stever
Published 9 months ago by Fernando Fausto M. Barroso
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
I purchased the book in Kindle books and listened to it in my car through Audible. The recommendations are fantastic and I have begun to put them into practice and already feel a... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Humorous, fun read to help you become more efficient
I first learned of Stever Robbins by listening to his podcast. The book is full of good ideas and I keep finding myself chuckling at his jokes. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Trev
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book. Good tips to help me be more productive.
I've listened to Stever's podcast on the Quick and Dirty Tips network for a few years now and always appreciate his tips. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Rob Guenther
5.0 out of 5 stars Stever is a trip...
Love to listen to Stever's podcast, so he turned me onto this book. He's a hoot! and has great suggestions making my life easier.
Published 14 months ago by Crazy Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! A Must Read...
Focus your attention on working in a more manageable and sane way.

Read it now! I loved the stories and Stever's style of writing.
Published 15 months ago by John Wolfe
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More About the Author

Stever Robbins is the widely downloaded author of The Get-It-Done-Guy blog, owned by MacMillan Publishing. As a former executive coach, regular guest blogger on the Harvard Business Review, guest on CNN's "Entrepreneur's Only", and 10-time entrepreneur, he has 25 years of experience helping people achieve their full potential.

Stever's Get-It-Done-Guy podcast just passed the 7 million download mark, and is #1 on the iTunes bestseller list. His new book "The Get-It-Done-Guy's 9 Steps to Working Less and Doing More" combines on the productivity tips of the likes of David Allen with the deep understanding of relationships from gurus like Katie Byron.

Stever is now working on his 10th startup, and speaks around the US on issues of productivity in (and out of) the workplace. His book, The Get-It-Done-Guy's 9 Steps to Working Less and Doing More is available through St. Martins Press throughout the US


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This book is helping me from my overkill suffering!
I have thoroughly enjoyed the podcasts and always learn a sniglet or two that help me manage my work load; The best thing I got from the book was the concept of separating administrative and focus days. As a college professor, it's far more satisfying (and do-able) to check things off the list... Read More
Sep 6, 2010 by Gail V. Barnes |  See all 2 posts
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