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Product Details

  • Series: Quick & Dirty Tips
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312662610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312662615
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 get more done—and applied it to getting more done at work, and more done in building a meaningful life. The book is packed with tips you can use immediately, and its humor, style, and irreverence makes it an easy, fun read.   -- Marci Shimoff, New York Times best-selling author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul:

For years, Stever Robbins has been giving me advice. His podcast and now his book are an important source of advice for me. What are you waiting for? You have to pick this up.   -- Chris Brogan, author of Trust Agents and Social Media 101

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.

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

Customer Reviews

This was a great book that I bought after listening to the podcast.
Rick
"This book is chock-full of great tips and ideas to help efficient individuals take it one step further." is a good example.
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Stever has a very unique style when it comes to relaying information--his style is plain, simple FUN.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Breset on September 14, 2010
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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By R. T. on September 16, 2010
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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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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Caroline S on September 14, 2010
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bo on November 2, 2010
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grammar Girl on September 16, 2010
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jim Crosby on September 14, 2010
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I have been a fan of Stever Robbins' podcast "The Get It Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Do More and Work Less" for many episodes now, so when his book came out I was right there to get a copy. New Zombie Plans for World Domination! New Ghoul Initiatives! More tales of Bernice! Geek Heaven!
And Stever did not let me down. Oh sure, the first paragraph of the Introduction started sounding all philosophical, but then Stever popped back out with his brash sense of humor and his revolutionary ideas.
And what are those ideas? That we should work less. We should get more done. We should have a life outside work!
And all this in only nine steps! Nine. That is a number we can all wrap our brains around, Zombies not withstanding. It doesn't even take all the fingers on both hands. And best of all, there is not huge complicated system of levers and gears and colored tabs and special e-mail classification star-underscore-pound sign things needed. No major alteration of your life. In fact, Stever wants to give your life back rather than ransom it forever to your corporate overlords.
Bottom line here is that, if you want to actually get your work done AND have a life left afterwards to live instead of just piling the tasks on your desk higher and deeper so someone else can have a life, this is the guide for you. Forget the multi-layered systems of detailed organizational slots and bins (and buying too much stock in file folder manufacturers). Just buy Stever's book and find that the world awaits outside your cube. And by the way, you might also pick up some zombie wrangling tips (you're right Stever-they aren't particularly bright. Even with the brain salad...).
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