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Get Things Done: What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change

Get Things Done: What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change

Robert Kelsey

ISBN: 978-0-857-08322-7 February 2014 Capstone 232 Pages

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Description

Robert Kelsey’s What’s Stopping You? has become a self-help classic. His What’s Stopping You? books have helped thousands of people worldwide overcome their limiting beliefs and bash through their barriers to success. Now Robert is back to help us defeat the obstacles that stop us achieving more in our everyday lives. Many of us have the greatest of intentions but find ourselves procrastinating, which results in low attainment and frustrated ambitions. Grounded in solid psychological research Robert helps us examine why we might have these tendencies and how to overcome them in order to feel more together, in control and on-top of everything.

  • Looks at the psychology behind why we procrastinate, in order to understand and change our behaviour, forming new, effective habits
  • Provides practical solutions to help us ‘get things done’ in real life situations including meetings, on the phone, with e-mail, looking for a job and starting a business
  • Includes techniques to improve focus and aid concentration
  • Examines how disorganisation is not innate and how we can learn processes that will allow us to be more effective
  • How to bring control to certain areas of your life and reduce stress and uncertainty

Get Things Done is emotional ergonomics for the organisationally-challenged individual – at home, at work, with themselves, and with others.

Introduction: My Own Personal Chaos 1

Part One – The Unproductive Mind 9

1 Organizational Incompetence 11

2 Conditions and Types 21

3 Procrastination, Clutter and Self-sabotage 34

4 Motivation, Goals and Flow 45

Part Two – Tools and Resources 57

5 The Need for Desire 59

6 Planning for Freedom 69

7 Getting Started 81

8 Managing Time 92

9 Developing Good Habits 102

10 Making Decisions 111

Part Three – Get Things Done … 121

11 … On the Phone 123

12 … Using Email 128

13 … In Meetings 136

14 … When Managing Others 144

15 … Beyond Work 151

Part Four – Other People 159

16 Persuasion and Influence 161

17 Dealing with Conflict 173

18 Dealing with the Family 182

Conclusion: ‘It’s All Chaos’ 195

The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People 204

Bibliography 210

About Robert Kelsey 214

Index 216