• Title: How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do
  • Author: Graham Allcott
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • How to be a Productivity Ninja Worry Less Achieve More and Love What You Do In the age of information overload traditional time management techniques simply don t cut it when it comes to overflowing inboxes ever expanding to do lists and endless pointless meetings Thankful
    In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don t cut it when it comes to overflowing inboxes, ever expanding to do lists and endless, pointless meetings Thankfully there is a better way The Way of the Productivity Ninja.Using techniques including Ruthlessness, Mindfulness, Zen like Calm and Stealth Camouflage you will get yourIn the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don t cut it when it comes to overflowing inboxes, ever expanding to do lists and endless, pointless meetings Thankfully there is a better way The Way of the Productivity Ninja.Using techniques including Ruthlessness, Mindfulness, Zen like Calm and Stealth Camouflage you will get your inbox down to zero, make the most of your attention, beat procrastination and learn to work smarter, not harder.Written by one of the UK s foremost productivity experts, How to be a Productivity Ninja is a fun, accessible and practical guide to staying cool, calm and collected, getting done, and learning to love your work again.

    One Reply to “How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do”

    1. I wanted to like this book. The Ninja theme and the drawings on the cover and on the initial pages were fun and they dragged me into reading this book up to page 90.It is at that point I realized I still haven't learned a single useful thing from this book. All it did was introduce meaningless and vague metaphors and make ludicrous and simplistic assumptions. The Ninja is Ruthless, The Ninja is Mindful—well, that's freakin' great, but isn't helpful in the least. The assumption that we have a s [...]

    2. I've read a lot of books on Productivity over the years, but "How to be a Productivity Ninja" stands out as one of the best. It draws on famous productivity books such as Getting Things Done by David Allen and blends the advice within those well known books with the author Graham Allcott's own experiences and thoughts.My favourite chapter was near the end of the book where the author looks at running an effective meeting. The advice within this chapter was worth the price of the book alone, and [...]

    3. Автор зацепил меня фразой, которую я и сам частенько цитирую :)) - "Тайм-менеджмент умер!" - после чего книгу было решено читать. Что интересного под обложкой? Значительная часть книги - старый добрый GTD имени товарисча Дэвида Аллена. Не без авторских "фишечек", но читалось это в [...]

    4. Many books are written and courses are given about time management. Graham Allcott wants to go beyond that and learn you how to think and act like a Productivity Ninja. Allcott merges Getting Things Done (David Allen), The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey), The War of Art (Stephen Pressfield), Meeting Together (Lois Graessle, George Gawlinski, Martin Farrell), Linchpin (Seth Godin) into his own practice, worth sharing. In the age of knowledge work and a never ending stream [...]

    5. Alcott is offering here a solution to the email overload, the tedious meetings, the office politics and the general bedlam that is the modern working life.He offers methods of dealing with your working challenges in todays office. There are solutions for getting you email to zero, the best way to run a meeting, methods of getting organised and suggestions on the best way to deal with your work load.A lot of it is very similar to the GTD religion method as developed by David Allen, but Allcott br [...]

    6. Great book. Focuses on just a few techniques and habits to try. Since trying them out I've really noticed an improvement in my work and study and often dip back into this. Good style, coaching and cajoling using the ninja meme. The blog is also worth following.

    7. This is a massive collection of productivity hacks from authors and bloggers. I'm not sure if there is anything new here at all. I might appreciate this more if I wasn't familiar with the sources (which are cited, by the way, so no issue there).

    8. In his book Allcott combines all of his teachings from his public productivity workshops from all around the world into a simple, effective guide to working faster and smarter. The goal of the book is to teach you how to overcome procrastination, how to use email more efficiently, new ways to increase your personal time, and how to declutter an information overload.For your convenience, I had Graham Allcott on my podcast, The Entrepreneurs Library, to give a deep dive on How To Be A Productivity [...]

    9. I bought this thinking from the reviews on that it might be useful, but in all honesty, if you have a handle on most things, it isn't. This book assumes you are in complete shambles with every element of your life, and then provides you with overly complicated processes to get things back under control. It would be handy for someone looking for a way to get their life sorted, but there's also so much fluff (which though usually expected in non-ficiton, just continued throughout the book). Each [...]

    10. Speed read this one for an interview with the author. Great guy. Great book. Very practical and loads of detail. The chapter on email management alone is worth getting the book for.

    11. Fun, engaging, with plenty of diagrams and a perky British sense of humour, this is one of the better productivity books I've come across. As others have noted in reviews, I felt that Allcott relied quite heavily on principles developed by earlier writers - David Allen's "Getting Things Done" loomed large, as always - and there's a far amount of simple common sense. Nevertheless, he brings it together in a playful fashion that is very much aimed at a UK audience. I always really appreciate this, [...]

    12. I have read quite a lot of books about productivity, how to stop procrastinating, getting things done etc. But this is the first time I was actually enticed to follow some of the recommended actions, as they were straightforward, easy to comprehend and solution-focussed. Obviously a lot of these books are just common sense collections of dealing with stuff, this one no exception. But while most are often too theoretical or analytical this one actually gives actionable advice. Not everything will [...]

    13. I loved that the book was so (painfully!) relatable, clear, and reassuring. I wish it had been more concise, memorable, and less repetitive. Don't get me wrong - I would rate it 3.75 stars because I really did appreciate it - Graham's tips have definitely shaped the way I work, and I'm excited to see how it continues to influence my habits. But I'll need to use it as a reference. I didn't come away with an "ah-HA!" as much as, "there was a system for this - what was it, again?" There are a few t [...]

    14. Another five star book. Comprehensive guide to understanding and implementing productivity in your life. If you have one of those jobs where there is a non stop stream of important things to get don’t this book will help you work out how to deal with that.This book is filled from cover to cover with strategies for dealing with your day, organising your stuff and not getting overwhelmed by it.

    15. At first I was eager to read this book. I enjoyed the ninja pictures and bits of tips and tricks but then it just became a chore to read. I felt as if a lot of the content should have been common sense and already known. Alas this book was not for me but I was somehow able to finish it with an excruciating crawl to the finish line. I will never read this book twice that's for sure!

    16. I have to admit that if I had rated this straight after reading I would've given a lower review. However, on reflection, after trying some techniques in the book I'm giving it five stars. It combines many techniques over it elsewhere but was worthwhile for the little extras in it.

    17. I only rated this a 2 star but that was because I didn't read the book. I found it hard to get into and it didn't really help me organise things or be more productive. I may have to give it another read in the future when my minds more focused on it

    18. This is just a copy of the GTD methodology. It's fun to read, but didn't offer much beyond GTD.

    19. Really good. I was concerned that it might just regurgitate things from Getting things done, but actually I stood up on its own. thoroughly recommend

    20. This book is quick to read but so useful. I often go back and brush up on the techniques in the book, when I can see I'm becoming overwhelmed and busy busy rather than being focussed busy.

    21. Starting to bore people at work with the ways of a productivity Ninja, but although I am not one for "psychology" books, this has really revolutionised my working day, and am achieving much more with my time

    22. For a primer on productivity this might be a good start. It didn't do much for me, unfortunately.

    23. Nabbed this off of discount table in Barnes & Noble. I was intrigued by the back cover summary that briefly sets up the dichotomy between traditional time management and attention management. In a society that suffers from information overload (and having the ailment as much or more than other people myself) I felt like it would be a valuable read. The ninja motif is cheesy and feels pretty forced or overemphasized at times, but in a mildly amusing and not a detracting way. It is written in [...]

    24. Apparently, there's something called "productivity porn", which is an addiction to articles about improving your productivity. I wonder if this book falls under this category, since I procrastinated for a few days after reading the book. But to be fair with the book, it does come with exercises (which I did not do) that is supposed to have you start working on your productivity right here and now.This book can be split into roughly two sections: An analysis on what a productivity ninja is and wh [...]

    25. Listened to the audiobook version of this one and definitely enjoyed some of the takeaways. In some cases I found there were practices I'd already been doing but others there were some great ideas I'm going to attempt to implement. Doing, of course, is always the biggest hurdle. I'd say the physical book version is likely more useful as it contains several exercises throughout the book that were not handy while listening to this commuting or driving for example. Otherwise good read.

    26. I enjoyed this book,but Graham's right when he says that the book really presents common sense ideas that we just don't tend to apply to our lives. I found so many aspects that I could apply to my future career as a teacher as well as techniques I fully intend to incorporate into my bullet journal. Read this book for a boost in your overall productivity.

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