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Publisher's Summary

Relax - You'll automatically be in complete control of everything in your life!
In David Allen's newest program, he walks you step-by-step in helping you create this unique system. And once you do, you'll immediately be more calm and relaxed, feel more focused and in control, and essentially be at the top of your game! Always - when you're with your boss and your colleagues and when you're with your family.
It's this relaxed, stress-free state that drives a non-stop explosion of creative ideas and a heightened level of productivity. Thus opening the door to new energy, new promotions, new wealth, and a new degree of satisfaction in your life.
David Allen's Getting Things Done brand has helped people throughout the country find the quickest, simplest way to do more. Now it's your turn. Here's just a glimpse of what you'll discover:


How to develop a "mind like water" so that nothing can send you into panic mode - no matter how urgent, unexpected, or challenging.
How David's Six Horizons of Focus keeps long-range goals and big-picture ideas on your radar screen without losing sight of day-to-day details.
Why your BlackBerry, PDA, or Daytimer might be holding you back.
How to zero-out your email inbox lightning fast using this little-known trick!
How to put your projects and priorities on cruise control with David's Five Stages of Control.
How a mere two minutes can save you hours of precious time each and every week.

©2008 David Allen (P)2008 Nightingale Conant
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4 out of 5 stars
By Erin Findley on 09-30-15

Recent recording, but not the most up-to-date material

I've been a follower of David Allen's since 2004. I thought this recording would be a more up-to-date version of his strategy than his book Getting Things Done, especially since he's recently released an updated and revised edition of the book. Instead, this recording was a summary of his original strategy combined with a few real life examples and a set of principles that Mr. Allen has found/rediscovered in the course of his work. As a result, this audio program didn't add much to my understanding of his strategy. He also uses circa 2000 language when discussing the Internet, smartphones, etc. which makes me think this recording wasn't actually made in 2014. I recommend reading the updated version of Getting Things Done (no audio available as of 9/30/2015) instead of getting this recording.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Scott on 08-10-15

New music to the same talk

Don't get me wrong.
I love David. I love the GTD. I drink the cool aid as much as the next guy.
This cd, as Mr. Allen refers to throughout the program, has the same stories as before. I'm disappointed that the stories/scenarios weren't different.
Cost-wise, if I were smart about it, I should have just replayed his older books.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ben on 10-16-14

Get this done!

What made the experience of listening to Getting Things Done With Work-Life Balance the most enjoyable?

I have been a fan of the GTD principle for some time, I have read several books, both by David Allen and other authors. I admit to being a follower, so may be a little biased. But as someone who balance law and medicine along with a busy life in general GTD is perfect. If you are knew to it, or want more information, what is better than hearing it from the horses mouth!!

What other book might you compare Getting Things Done With Work-Life Balance to, and why?

There are other books by David Allen, so I could compare it to them, but thats probably not what this question is after. GTD, to me, is a fundamentally different process to most other organisational philosophies out there. However it is essentially a self help/organisation book, so its format is similar to most of those.

Have you listened to any of David Allen’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listen to his other audio work and interviews, this one is such as logical and well structured. It covers everything you need to implement GTD.

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2 out of 5 stars
By J C on 12-01-15

Not the "Getting Things Done" you were looking for

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is a simple re-hashing of the key points from the original Getting Things Done book, with a very limited scope, and a series of 'principles' added onto the end. These principles are vague and general, providing limited value.I would have appreciated a deal more original content (rather than just rewriting the 5 steps from GTD), and more focus on work-life balance, and how GTD applies to this (which isn't covered in any real depth at any point throughout this book).

What will your next listen be?

Getting Things Done, the original version (unfortunately there doesn't seem to be an audiobook version of the new edition, at the time of writing).

What does David Allen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

It's always great to have the author reading their own book, as there is more personality conveyed in the reading, and emphasis is placed where it was originally expected.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was disappointed at how thin the content in this book is.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dave on 06-24-15

YEP! :)

Very useful. I'm definitely glad I invested the time in this one. Very clear & detailed tips

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5 out of 5 stars
By Suphi on 12-02-15

good listening

very realistic. good knowledge. I have set my inbox already. not everything applied to me but what I got is very useful.

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