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Get Productive!
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Get Productive!
Boosting Your Productivity And Getting Things Done
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Rewire your brain and overcome the 20 key time drains that diminish productivity

For anyone who's felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a coworker giving you a minute-by-minute account of their previous night's date, help is finally here. Your time is, indeed, your own. And this handy guide, written by a leading executive coach, shows you how to retool your brain, reclaim your schedule, become a master of each minute, and make yourself more productive.

Using a method that is intuitive, easy to remember, and simple to use, this book will help you transform how you think, what you focus on, and what you do so that you can begin to create tangible results.

  • Includes exercises that help you learn important thinking skills--essential to tackling important projects and attaining all those once elusive goals
  • Features highly visual exercises that are quick to complete, allowing you to change your habits and see improvements right away
  • Identifies the 20 key time drains that interfere with productivity and happiness

Full of creative, fun, and proven solutions to the common bugaboos of procrastination, feeling overwhelmed, and a general dissatisfaction with results, Get Productive! offers concrete steps toward rethinking how you work and reworking how you think.

Rewire your brain and overcome the 20 key time drains that diminish productivity

For anyone who's felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a coworker giving you a minute-by-minute account of their previous night's date, help is finally here. Your time is, indeed, your own. And this handy guide, written by a leading executive coach, shows you how to retool your brain, reclaim your schedule, become a master of each minute, and make yourself more productive.

Using a method that is intuitive, easy to remember, and simple to use, this book will help you transform how you think, what you focus on, and what you do so that you can begin to create tangible results.

  • Includes exercises that help you learn important thinking skills--essential to tackling important projects and attaining all those once elusive goals
  • Features highly visual exercises that are quick to complete, allowing you to change your habits and see improvements right away
  • Identifies the 20 key time drains that interfere with productivity and happiness

Full of creative, fun, and proven solutions to the common bugaboos of procrastination, feeling overwhelmed, and a general dissatisfaction with results, Get Productive! offers concrete steps toward rethinking how you work and reworking how you think.

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About the Author-
  • Dr. Magdalena Bak-Maier is a highly sought after Organisational and Individual Development Specialist, Neuroscientist, Learning Expert, Executive Coach, Trainer and Speaker, with over 10 years experience in the field of consulting, training and developing people with top-tier organisations and highly intelligent and creative professionals including renown scientists, artist and global social entrepreneurs.
    Magdalena's productivity training has been used at the London School of Economics, on the Imperial business School MBA Programme, at the Royal College Of Music and at KLM/AirFrance. She has personally trained over 5000 people in professional effectiveness, communication and authentic leadership. She runs her own training and coaching practice including regular workshops and development programmes as well as a bespoke consultancy service.
    Magdalena has a BSC from NYU and a PhD in Neuroscience from Caltech. She is a professionally qualified coach and full member of the Association for Coaching (MAC) as well as an accredited NLP practitioner. She is currently working on a series of articles for The Times Higher Education.

Table of Contents-
  • The Perfect Starting Point (If You Don't Know Where to Start) viii

    1. Find Your Own Productivity Balance 1

    Section One – Help! I'm Just Not Getting Anywhere 7

    2. Assess Your Energy Levels 8

    3. Find Your Energy Drains and Enhancers 13

    4. Improve How You Connect With Others 18

    5. Simplify Unnecessary Complexity 24

    6. Figure Out Your Key Priorities 29

    7. Overcome Your Procrastination With Action 34

    8. Create a 'Feel Good' State 39

    Section Two – To Do: Get to Know SELF 43

    9. Examine What's Important For You Now 44

    10. Find Your Key Values From Seemingly Random Things 50

    11. Discover Your Needs and Desires 55

    12. Use Past Failures to Build Resilience and Strength 61

    13. Clarify Your Goals 68

    14. Be Productive Across All Your Key Priorities 73

    15. Work Out Where Your Actions Are Taking You 79

    Section Three – Not Good Enough! 85

    16. Face Your Productivity Ally 86

    Use Your Emotions to Generate Positive Results 92

    18. Unlock Your Perspective to Make Better Decisions 97

    19. Understand How Your Brain Helps You to Be Productive 102

    20. Take Control of Your Fear 107

    21. Follow Your WANTs Instead of Your MUSTs 113

    22. Use the Power of Criticism to Become Your True Best 117

    23. Take Responsibility For What You Create 122

    Section Four – Get Productive and Just Do It! 127

    24. Identify Your Productivity Blockers 128

    25. Thirteen Proven Productivity Strategies You
    Need to Know 133

    26. Develop Productive Thinking 157

    27. Develop Productive Conversations 162

    28. Ask Productive Questions 168

    Section Five – Get in the Zone and Make Time Count 173

    29. Take Control of the Impact You Make 174

    30. Identify How You Add Value 179

    31. Uncover Your Specific and Unique Capabilities 183

    32. Get Results That Are Worth the Effort 190

    33. Hone Your Key Message(s) 195

    34. Mine Your Past Successful Strategies 199

    35. Give Yourself Permission to Shine 203

    36. Find the Tribe That Will Help You Soar 207

    What Does True Productivity Feel Like? 212

    Final Note 215

    Further Reading 217

    Thanks 218

    About the Author 220

    Index 222

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