Personal Productivity Secrets

  • by Maura Nevel Thomas
  • Narrated by Maura Nevel Thomas
  • 8 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Learn tried-and-tested methods for optimal personal productivity! Ever find yourself more than a bit overwhelmed by the constant influx of email and reminders, as well as the ever-present calendars, to-do lists, miscellaneous paper, and sticky notes? Add to that, myriad devices that were originally intended to make us more efficient, but in reality, only end up forcing us to juggle even more. Our brains aren't wired for all this, but we can learn to be productive.
Personal Productivity Secrets gives you everything you need to know to be organized, in control, and to get things done. Understand how your brain absorbs, organizes, and filters the daily deluge of information, and learn to trick your brain into being more productive. Appreciate the difference between "time management" and "attention management" and create workflow processes that help you defend your attention. Create a plan for navigating endless technology options, and implement tools that will keep you productive, focused, and in control. Personal Productivity Secrets reveals updated and vital information for achieving significant results, and being as productive as you can be in a fast-paced, technology-driven society.

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What the Critics Say

"In Personal Productivity Secrets, topics range from how to use an online calendar, address book and email, to how to best use an online storage tool, to-do lists and a capture tool, all assisting you with regaining that focus and control, bringing you peace of mind, success, and fulfillment. Whether you feel you need to make a drastic change in your life or you feel you have it together for the most part, Thomas can help." (Molly McManus, Austin Woman Magazine)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Copy of "Getting Things Done," just worse.

Don't waste money and time on this one. Just buy "Getting Things Done" by David Allen. If you already know GTD, don't even look at this audiobook. This is waste of money and time. There is almost no practical advices. It is extremely boring. The narrator/author is so boring... She talks about some ideas like they are hers. Well, they are not. She simply copied few good productivity books (David Allen, Brian Tracy, etc.) and put it into one piece of boredom. And if you don't believe me, go ahead and waste time and money. People who gave more than 1 star have to be family or have to don't know about GTD. This audiobook was so bad that I even bothered to give my first review on audible, and I use audible from few years.
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- K. P.

Great Book, Needs Updating

Excellent ideas and system structure for increasing overall productivity. Two shortcomings: the technology references need updating after 5+ years; and, many readers listen to audiobooks while driving, etc. The constant references to a PDF that supplements the audiobook is not helpful. By its nature, it is highly unlikely he that a listener would be able to review the PDF document while listening to the audiobook. The suggestion might be to incorporate the aforementioned technology references into the PDF guide so that it could be reviewed separately from the audiobook and thereby eliminating the need for updating the audiobook and instead just update the PDF supplement.
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- Leadbellyjams

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2013
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC