This week I’m answering a question from April about the best way to get things done (see the video below).
There are a lot of productivity experts out there. I am not one of them.
I do, however, know what works for me.
From David Allen to Charlie Gilkey, and from Jocelyn K. Glei (with the folks at 99u) to Steven Pressfield. They all have enriched to my education as a doer of things.
I’ve tried Asana, Trello, the GTD system using index cards, the Pomodoro Method, and many other systems.
Because I’m an information junkie. And also because I’ve been searching for the right way to get stuff done. But you know what I’ve learned? That the system you use matters less than the habits you keep.
[ctt tweet=”Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Ryun” coverup=”n068t”]
So in today’s video, I lay out 5 steps to go from “I don’t know where to start” to actually getting stuff done on the daily.
Hint: #5 is the most important step (without it, the rest don’t matter).
Leave me a comment below and let me know how you get stuff done. What are the tips and tools you have found that work for you?
- Charlie Gilkey has a great blog: Product Flourishing.
- The old-school classic by David Allen never goes out of style: Getting Things Done.
- A newer book, chocked full of great advice: Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn K. Glei and 99u.
- It’s About Time: Finding Magic, Power and Ease in Your LIfe by Leslie Keenan — helps you become friends with Time (and scheduling).
- And for more of a kick-in-the-pants than a “this is how to do it” – Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art.
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