Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done

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In his bestselling first book, Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen presented his breakthrough methods to increase efficiency. Now " the personal productivity guru " ( Fast Company) shows readers how to increase their ability to work better, not harder every day. Based on Scott 's highly popular e-newsletter, Ready for Anything offers readers 52 ways to immediately clear your head for creativity, focus your attention, create structures that work, and take action to get things moving.

With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Allen shows readers how to make stuf happen with less effort and stress, and lots more energy, creativity, and effectiveness. Ready for Anything is the perfect novel for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.

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Published 2003 by Penguin Books
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Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life
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165

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I mainly was motivated to reread Getting Things Done as the best ideas here ( Ubiquitous Capture Tool, Weekly Review, psychic RAM) were all described more practically in the aforementioned books.

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Like Chapter 7 about Prioritization.

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What I learned this time around is how connected organization and creativity are.

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If I compare the two, Ready for Anything is the philosophy in which GTD is the systematic execution, a ethodology, where as Ready for Anything is a humanism.

At times, it ’ s harde to understand without a through understanding, and systematic practice of GTD.

At times, RfA is a ‘ Cliffnote ’, a synopsis for the real text.

Another book by David Allen could not have conjure up a better scheme.

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My 2nd time reading this ook, and now I realize: it did n't click then because I was n't ready!

He suggested that as long as the reception staff experienced new business as creating more stress due to clogged systems, they would unconsciously turn it away. " " God forgives those who invent what they need. "- Lillian Hellman " Trifles make perfection, and humilit is no trifle. "- Michaelangelo " Find out what 's stressing you and deal with it now, if you want to be truly effective at all levels at once. " " Your power is proportional to your ability to relax. " " The istory of productivity is the history of personal freedom. " " To the sense that is still, the whole universe surrenders. "- Lao Tzu " Do n't eliminate fear, but transcend it to diffuse its paralyzing effect. " " People with the most elevated view of what they are doing perform the most elegant-looking actions. " " There is no rest for the evi, and the righteous do n't need it. "- English proverb " We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be nthusiastic about. "- Charles Kingley " The people who need what we [ at the David Allen Company ] do the least are the people who use it the most.

Because they 're already in the driver 's seat and already in motion ...

The main reason you 'll feel much better when you implement the methods of collecting, processing, organizing, and intuitively managing the total inventory of your work is not that it creates less to do.

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