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Ready for anything : 52 productivity principles for work and life
Allen, David
Adult Nonfiction BF637.T5 A46 2003

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Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Making It Easy to Take It Easyp. xvii
Part I - Clear your Head for Creativity or Getting the Loose Ends to Leave You Alonep. 1
1 - Cleaning up creates new directionsp. 3
Prepared for the Unknown?
2 - You can only feel good about what youfre not doing when you know what youfre not doingp. 6
Why 8Getting Organizede Usually Hasnft Worked
3 - Knowing your commitments creates better choices of new onesp. 9
When the Center Is the Edge
4 - Getting to where youfre going requires knowing where you arep. 12
Forget the Future=Just Get a Grip
5 - Infinite opportunity is utilized by finite possibilityp. 15
The One-Minute Workflow Manager
6 - Two commitments in your head create stress and failurep. 18
Getting Things Done: Reactive or Responsive?
7 - Priorities function only at the conscious levelp. 21
The Danger of 8Not as Importante Projects
8 - Closing open loops releases energyp. 24
The Magical Mundane
9 - If itfs on your mind, itfs probably not getting donep. 26
The ABCs of Psychic RAM
10 - Creativity shows up when therefs spacep. 29
Is This All There Is?
11 - The deeper the channel, the greater the flowp. 32
Are You Really Ready for More?
12 - Worry is a wastep. 35
Getting Thinking off Your Mind
13 - You are not your workp. 38
The Big Secret About My Lists
Part II - Focus Productively or Whatfs the Point of a Point of View?p. 41
14 - For more clarity, look from a higher placep. 43
The Play of the Day
15 - You wonft see how to do it until you see yourself doing itp. 46
Waking Up Again to Making It Up Again
16 - Working hard enough is impossiblep. 49
Is It Overtime All the Time?
17 - Energy follows thoughtp. 51
What Are You Putting in Front of Your Door?
18 - The clearer your purpose, the more ways to fulfill itp. 54
Are You Living in Your Living Room?
19 - Best is much better than goodp. 57
How to Be Invincible
20 - A change in focus equals a change in resultp. 60
Are You Ready for 8Readye?
21 - Perspective is the most valuable commodity on the planetp. 63
Bootstrapping Yourself into Better
22 - You have to think about your stuff more than you thinkp. 66
Productivity Doesnft Happen by Itself
23 - You donft have to think about your stuff as much as youfre afraid you mightp. 69
Being Complete with Your Incompletions
24 - If you know what youfre doing, efficiency is the only improvement opportunityp. 72
Stress Transcendence
25 - Only one thing on your mind is 8in the zonep. 75
How Important Is Anything but the Most Important Thing?
26 - The value of a future goal is the present change it fostersp. 78
To Do or to Be? Or Is That the Question?
Part III - Create Structures that Work or Itfs Hard to Stay on Track Without Railsp. 81
27 - Stability on one level opens creativity on anotherp. 83
Organization and Creativity: Friends or Foes?
28 - Form and function must match for maximum productivityp. 85
The Visionary and the Doer=a Personal Division of Labor
29 - Your system has to be better than your mind for your mind to let gop. 87
Can Your Mind Keep Its New Job?
30 - Response ability improves viabilityp. 90
The Disorder Drug
31 - Your system is only as good as its weakest linkp. 92
How Is Your Wiring Firing?
32 - The effectiveness of your system is inversely proportional to your awareness of itp. 95
System Success: Silent Running
33 - Function follows formp. 98
Which Parts of Your Pot Need Stirring?
34 - You canft win a game you havenft definedp. 100
The Scary Swampland Between Thinking and Doing
35 - Whenever two or more are responsible for somethi

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