Get Things Done: What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857083228
  • ISBN-13: 9780857083227
  • DDC: 650.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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What's Stopping You - Getting Things Done? Whatever the cause, many people spend their lives in a cycle of enthusiasm and endeavor followed by setbacks and cynicism. The result is procrastination, low attainment and frustrated ambitions. By helping us understand how and why we developed our habits, Robert Kelsey demonstrates that we need to unravel our chaotic minds. Kelsey notes that disorganization is not innate or inevitable and we can learn processes that enable personal progress. We can get control of our time and manage tasks. We simply need to recognize that we are the problem and then set ourselves up for efficiency. If we turn that process into a habit, we can develop a highly-effective, future-oriented routine. This book analyzes time management problems to aid focus and concentration. It examines planning and process, discovers ways to overcome barriers or roadblocks and tackles areas where disorganization can be most disabling. And there is a payoff: how we can use our new-found efficiency to generate and execute ideas, be more creative and develop strong leadership skills. Of course, this can go deeper: helping us cope with stress and anxiety. Yet we must also recognize and accept the limits of organization. We cannot gain full control in an essentially-uncontrollable world. Such a pursuit will only frustrate us further. Once we have mastered time and task management, however, and brought control to areas we can influence, our fear of the uncontrollable is likely to recede. What's Stopping You - Getting Things Done? is emotional ergonomics for the organizationally-challenged individual.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: My Own Personal Chaos.
1: The Unproductive Mind.
2: Organizational Incompetence.
3: Conditions and Types.
4: Procrastination, Clutter and Self-Sabotage.
5: Motivation, Goals and Flow.
6: Tools and Resources.
7: The Need for Desire.
8: Planning for Freedom.
9: Getting Started.
10: Managing Time.
11: Developing Good Habits.
12: Making Decisions.
13: Get Things Done ….
14: … on the Phone.
15: … Using Email.
16: … in Meetings.
17: … When Managing Others.
18: … Beyond Work.
19: Other People.
20: Persuasion and Influence.
21: Dealing with Conflict.
22: Dealing with the Family.
Conclusion: ‘It's all Chaos'.
The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People.
About Robert Kelsey.