Getting Things Done with David Allen

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david allen hardcore mba podcastThis week on Hardcore MBA we have a very special guest indeed. David Allen is one of the most well-known time management gurus in the world, ever since writing the massively popular and effective book Getting Things Done. Procrastination can be a problem for all of us at times, but being aimless and distracted is something that you need to get over if you’re going to be successful. And no-one is better placed to help you on that front than David Allen.

In the podcast, we discuss:

  • The importance of focusing on one thing at a time, rather than constantly having a million thoughts zipping about in your head.
  • Some of the specific details of David’s Getting Things Done system for reducing procrastination and calming your psyche down.
  • And, for those of you who are really interested, how to become a Getting Things Done franchisee and help spread the word of this great technique.

“In America, at least, people tend to think that productivity means working more or working harder,” says David. “But in actual fact, it should be more about meeting your goals in the most effective way. Whether that means finding ways to increase the effort you’re putting in over the same time period, or finding ways to achieve better results for the same amount of effort. Working harder doesn’t make you a better person. We need to take a broader view of what productivity means – you need to be living a life that is fulfilling to you, that’s being productive.”

This week’s podcast is a must-listen for anyone who has trouble, well, getting things done. Once you’ve finished listening, I very strongly recommend heading straight over to Amazon and getting a copy of this great book. It could be the difference between creating the successful freedom lifestyle you want, and continuing to simply daydream.

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