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- Publisher: Doodle AG (November 16, 2015)
- Publication Date: November 16, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01844YLP8
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The Productivity Book: 30 Professionals talk about Time Management Kindle Edition
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- Hearing out the success strategies of various people who have ALREADY PROVED THEMSELVES
- They explain their WORK STYLE in simple terms
- Those interviewed are AVAILABLE TO CHECK in the net
- The writing is SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND
- The conversation IS ENGAGING to ADAPT
As I read through this, the major phrase that resonated and echoed many times within me was 'HEY, THIS SEEMS COOL, WHY NOT TRY THIS'.
That is simply putting forward as - This book provides much ideas which work.
The major question would be, hey, I have already found the information from those thirty odd books. Why I need this now?
Answer plain - Bloody, this is a conversation where it is interesting and an already successful person shares their ideas.
Don't deny a wisdom box..
We all have our quirks that we know hurt our productivity, but just don't know how to get out of a rut. Some people believe they can't do a thing without the morning cup of coffee, others lose their energy by mid-day, and some work so much they just overwork themselves and end up with lower quality outcomes.
Me? I wake up in the morning, turn on my phone to read email and then somehow find myself on various news sites. Over an hour later, I yelp out a little "whoops!" and jump out of bed to get to work. Usually around 3pm, I start realizing how little I accomplished earlier and then push, push, push to get out those final deliverables.
The Productivity Book speaks to a number of high profile business people (mostly entrepreneurs), and asks interview questions like "What time of day do you enjoy most?", "How did you become interested in productivity?" or "Red or white wine?".
Combine my challenges (stay in bed too late, rush out deliverables in the afternoon) with what this book has to offer and I did not feel like I had anything to take away.
Mind you, there are some very good tips people offer such as how to make use of productivity tools (Outlook, etc). The interview with Joshua Zerkel rightly [for me] pointed out that he never reads email in bed.
There are some very good books that give you very specific tips and guidelines for improving your productivity. The Productivity Book is a view into the world of the interviewers, with light questions and light responses. That said, there is a place for this book. If you are drowning in emails, struggling to see a time you will own a house and balance your life, these interviews may just inspire you. Even if the interview does not inspire you, getting a little glimpse inside how entrepreneurs manage their time will give you an opportunity to consider what your approach will be (hint: ad hoc is probably not the best approach :-) )
Final note: The Afterward portion of The Productivity Book is useful in that it summarizes the common themes across all interviews. Whether you read all the interviews or not, I suggest you read this section beginning to end.
What a great book to read for someone like me who has difficulties with time management. I am a wife, church member, best friend, active "gramma", reviewer, tour host, and would-be author. I am involved in two weekly Bible studies, training a service dog for my current and future needs, multiple doctors’ appointments, walking several times a week and those are just the highlights. I used to have a full-time job and I have no idea how I manage to get anything accomplished!
Reading through the interviews with different perspectives on how to manage productivity gives me so many, almost too many, things to think about, but the interview that most speaks to my life is by Andrea Feinberg. This piece of the interview fits so well with my life’s priority.
“Do you measure your productivity? If so, what’s your metric?
This is easy—I like to end each day recounting everything I accomplished to my husband. This helps me recall all the victories and advances.
Michael Brecht (2015-10-12T22:00:00+00:00). The Productivity Book (Kindle Locations 784-785). Doodle AG, Zurich. Kindle Edition.”
My biggest challenge now is weeding through the productivity tools and finding the ones that best suit me and my desired work load! What a wonderful job Mr. Brecht has done in compiling the ultimate learn "how to" book in The Productivity Book.
If you, or someone you know, needs real life examples of how others manage their priorities and the tools that help, this is definitely a book you’ll want to pick up.
I give The Productivity Book by Michael Brecht four steaming hot cups of Room With Books coffee.
©March 13, 2016
Patricia, Room With Books