How many times have you thought of something crucial to do and then forgotten it completely?That's why people invented lists. And very useful they are too. If, and only if, they are used effectively. Put thirty things on a list, and it becomes too daunting. Put three things on, and there's no point in having a list. And so we have refined the art of list writing to allow for about ten or twenty things to do.But in truth, most lists are rubbish. Randomly assembled, they do little to help the author navigate their way through the maze of stuff to do. After all, the only point of a list of things to do, is to get things done.Tick Achieve does just that. It shows you how to get stuff done, with lots of little techniques tried and tested on scores of individuals over 25 years. This includes the cathartic and highly effective process of writing a list of what you are not going to do.The author has trained hundreds of people in the art of getting stuff done. There is no Big Plan as such (contrary to what many other books suggest). It's all about details, and they can be very easy to implement. Little things can make a massive difference.Once you get the hang of it, life gets easier. In a business context, and personally. You can sleep better and worry less. Concentrate on the things that matter, and leave out the trivia and irrelevant. Learn how to celebrate little bits of progress, look down your list, tick off a job well done, and shout Tick Achieve!EXAMPLE CHAPTER OUTLINE1. BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE",I'm too busy, I'm in a meeting",: professional time wasting and how to avoid itTeams, what's the point?The problem with the business world: other peopleHow to think more and worry lessHow being organised lets you take it easyAction not activityOutcome not output",If I do x, then y will happen...'2. STRAIGHT TALKING AND GETTING STUFF DONEPermission to talk straightClich and jargon red alert listHow to get to the point and get everything done quicklySome ways to say no politelyHow to liven up boring meetingsSpotting business bull Cutting through it and moving on3. LEAVE IT OUTLess really is moreHow eliminating issues gets to faster answers in businessWrite a list of what you are not going to doImproving your time managementSimplifying everythingBeing totally objective about the pastHow leaving it out forces the issue4. ONE IN A ROWHow breaking big problems down into small tasks really worksHow to eat an elephant - in stagesKnock 'em down one at a timeRapid sequential tasking: an alternative to multi-taskingThe one-touch approachTick, achieve, move on5. LOOK LIVELY!The value of energy: in business, and in life generallyGetting your attitude rightWhy lazy people are unhappy peopleSpeed, that's the thingSpotting pointless peopleDitching the time wastersDon't waste time yourself: beware aimless net surfersCutting out the irrelevant stuff6. HOW TO OUTTHINK YOURSELFPre-arranging tripwiresDealing with problemsPretend the job is finishedIt's urgent - pretend it's notIt's not urgent - pretend it isThe art of outthinking yourself7. TICK ACHIEVEThe art of great list writingThe Priority MatrixThe Growing Pane and how to use itTick achieveSo have you done it?
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