How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do
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"All the tips and techniques you need to stay calm, get through your tasks, make the most of your time and stop procrastinating. It's fun, easy to follow and practical—and may just be the kick up the bottom you need!"—Closer
When it comes to overflowing inboxes, ever-expanding to-do lists, and endless meetings, traditional time-management techniques—like those in bestselling books by David Allen or Dominic Wolff— simply don't cut it in the age of information overload
Thankfully there's a better way. Graham Allcott, founder of one of the United Kingdom's most prominent productivity workshop companies, Think Productive (thinkproductive.com), presents How to be a Productivity Ninja, his brilliant—and originally self-published—guide to cutting through the procrastination, getting more done, and enjoying your work and your life more as a result.
Using techniques including Ruthlessness, Mindfulness, Zen-like Calm, and Stealth and Camouflage, you will get your inbox down to zero, maximize your attention span, and learn work smarter, not harder.
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