Most productivity books offer something no one really wants: words, words and more words (and few to no pictures). That's no fun - and not very productive.
Doing to Done is all about simplified, illustrated, easy-to-implement techniques that help you decrease overwhelm and turn chaos into clarity.
Built for Results
Doing to Done is a better way to be the best. This book will teach you how to cultivate quick wins that lead to big-time impacts in all areas of your life.
A Proven System That Works
Trusted by CEOs of major corporations, creative leaders, athletes and more, the Doing to Done method has been refined for twenty years to create a productivity system, that's actually... well, productive.
Mike Williams is a speaker, author, executive, and coach who helps leaders obtain small wins with a big impact on their lives and businesses. He gives people the actionable tools to succeed on their terms with less effort AND be at the top of their game in all areas of life.
Through his leadership roles with General Electric, The David Allen Company, and Zappos, Mike kept noticing that people were desperate for a better path to productivity to help them fight digital distractions, mind clutter, and wasteful uses of their time. But the only resources available involved complex approaches, reading thick self-help books, or participating in boring seminars. He knew a better way existed—one rooted in simplicity and realism. So in his pursuit, he spent two decades working with thousands of people across different industries--from rocket scientists to students to nonprofit organizations.
Today, Mike assists clients using an effective coaching methodology that’s far from complicated. He also used what works to create Doing to Done—Productivity Made Simple, Illustrated for Busy People Like Us, a visually engaging book about quick wins with significant impacts. Bringing a bit of Southern California energy to his work, he firmly believes that managing stress through better productivity shouldn’t be so stressful.
This book is brilliant. The art is amazing. I want to buy copies for
everyone in my company.COO of Instrumart
I’ve practiced some amazing productivity methodologies, and most have three problems: too complex, too wordy, and lame AF. Doing to Done works. It’s simple, visual, fun, and engaging. His system will change your life and help you be the best version of YOU, if you let it.CEO of goodr
Mike's methods have helped me manage a global business with significant results, while also parenting, taking care of elderly parents, coaching high school and recreational sports. Mike’s proven methods are exceptional, and I am proud to call him my coach.COO of SnowCloud.io
I love the style – between the graphics and the tone – just gorgeous. Simple, but not, too – and supported with excellent, approachable art.CEO of The Association for Talent Development
For years, I've scoured blog sites, podcasts, and video courses to gather up all the hints and tips I could find to improve my daily and weekly reviews. I had to search high and low and spent a lot of screen time gathering it all up. Like a game of Tetris, I had to figure out what hints to keep and what to set aside. Thankfully, this book has done it all for me. I've been doing a lot of the tidbits that are included in this book and I'm happy to no longer need to look for any more productivity books.The tip about beats was the final puzzle piece that I was trying to figure out and it was succinctly explained here.
I can start tossing out a lot of collected blog posts from my "Read Later" list and just look here. It works well with my OmniFocus setup. I've always been an advocate of creating a system first and then finding an app that can fit the system. Thanks for all the work and the easy to read format.
1. What's on your mind? 2. What's the one very next action you need to do? 3. Work Beats - 3 types; Micro - 5 min, Main - 15 min, Deep-Work - 15 min+ 4. Design Your Trusted System 5. The Four Repeatable Wins: I. Sweep It (3 types) A. Brain Sweep B. Tech Sweep C. Physical Sweep II. Transform It 6. The Question Is Your Coach - steps: ! 1. What Is It? 2. Is It Actionable? 3. Your Action System 4. What Does "Doing" Look Like? 5. What does "Done" Look Like? 6. What Goes on Your Calendar? 7. Storage System 8. Add It to a List 9. Add to Reference (1-134 pages of 226) This is what my WIP looks like so far & highly recommend this book to set a GTD System!!!
Doing to Done is a great reminder to keep it simple, keep it focused. Juggling too many balls means something will drop when you least expect it. I've been a Kanban-style project manager, but never thought about how I could manage my own life (work and pleasure) until I read Doing to Done. Great advice, simply stated.
Doing to Done has actionable tips you can apply right away. One of the best aspects of the book was it was simple to read and digest, you can go through the book in one sitting and start applying what you learned right away. Mike does not bog the reader down with endless chapters but, simple to read and digest concepts. This is the type of productivity book you read and keep on your desk for quick reference. This book is an excellent starting point to improve your productivity. I highly recommend it to anyone!
I had the pleasure of reading Mike's book "Doing to Done" and attending his workshop. While I had a system in the past, I can now confidently say I have a TRUSTED SYSTEM to process my thoughts and projects into action. The tools Mike has created are exceptional, and I'm achieving wins daily.