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.