Getting Things Done With Work-Life Balance : Nightingale-Conant: Achievement

  • by David Allen
  • Narrated by David Allen
  • Series: Nightingale-Conant: Achievement
  • 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Speech

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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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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- Ben

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I bought "Getting Things Done With Work-Life Balance" as part of a buy one, get one free sale and have listened to it for over 2 and a half hours. Despite starting to listen to it at 2x playback speed, I just couldn't take anymore.

To be fair to David Allen, he does say early on that his advice is just common sense. To save you time and money, I'll summarise his advice: make lists of your tasks and to-do items.

David then proceeds to drag this advice out over hours. At one point he seems to be going on about clearing up a messy office and filing stuff correctly so that you are better organised and have a list of things to do. I gave up when he started waffling on about the notebooks that he carries about in his bag and repeating an earlier bit of advice about leaving messages on your own answering machine. This is at around 2 hours and 40 minutes in.

Apart from the waste of time, what really annoys me about all of this that he then seems to claim that making lists is his 'Getting Things Done' system. Guess what? I've been doing it for years and never read/listened to a single book of David's.

To those people who might find this audiobook useful, instead of listening to it, spend your time creating categorised lists and then, where necessary, break down each item into a number of steps to complete that item. I call it my 'Don't Waste Your Time with Pointless Audiobooks' system.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-10-2014
  • Publisher: Nightingale-Conant