Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – Book Review

David Allen is a veteran management consultant and executive coach. His revolutionary approach towards a stress-free productivity is brilliantly scripted in his book, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity”, which also happens to be a National Bestseller.

In the book, David argues that in today’s fast-paced world, methods of yesterday won’t work, more precisely, will never work. He shares his breakthrough ideas and methods for a stress-free performance which he has already introduced to tens of thousands of his followers across the country. His principle is simple: your ability to relax is directly proportional to your productivity. He believes that once our minds are clutter-free and relaxed, only then will we be able to unleash our true potential. In his book, he tries to show:

  • Learning to apply the “do it, defer it, delegate it, and drop it” rule to empty your mental inbox with ease
  • Reassessment of goals and staying positive and focused in ever-changing and challenging situations
  • Planning projects and getting them unstuck
  • The art of overcoming the feelings of anxiety, confusion, and at times, being overwhelmed
  • Feeling fine about the things you aren’t doing and releasing the back-of-the-mind tension.

Readers will find that the GTD’s core principles and proven tricks will help them transform the way they work by learning the art of how to pick up pace without stressing themselves.

Ever since its publication some fifteen years ago in 2001, Getting Things Done by David Allen has come to be known as the Bible of business and personal productivity. Today, it is regarded as one of the most influential business books of the modern era and the definitive guide to personal organization.

GTD is now short-handedly known as an entire method of approaching personal and professional tasks; spawning an intact culture of organized tools, websites, seminars and offshoots.  In order to highlight the important perspectives in the workplace, Allen has rewritten the book from scratch, tweaking his text and adding more relevant and fresh content to the book for the generations to come.

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