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30 Days of Getting Results the Agile Way

30 Days of Getting Results the Agile Way

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"Don’t count the days, make the days count." - Muhammad Ali

If you've ever wanted to learn the key principles, patterns, and practices for getting results, now's the time.  I'm making August a focus on Getting Results the Agile Way.  It's a simple system for meaningful results.  It's been helping individuals, teams, and leaders improve their results and get on top of their game (see reviews and success stories.) 

Throughout August, I'll write a new post each day on Sources of Insight to help you adopt Agile Results, a nugget at a time, starting with 30 Days of Getting Results.  If you want to follow along, subscribe to the RSS feed for Sources of Insight.

Here are some of the key topics I'll be addressing:

  • How to get "on path," make meaning, and find your purpose with skill
  • How to be the author of your life and use three stories to drive your day, your week, your month, and your year
  • How to deal with being overwhelmed and deal with information overload
  • How to inspire yourself with skill, and find your motivation and drive
  • How to bounce back with skill
  • How to make more time for the right things and stop spending time on the wrong things
  • How to break out of analysis paralysis
  • How to create a rhythm of results that supports you in everything you do
  • How to let things slough off, instead of adding the straw that breaks the camel's back
  • How to achieve work-life balance while growing your capacity for results
  • How to enjoy the journey AND the destination
  • How to use your super skill to get more done in the same amount of time with less effort and better results
  • How to spend more time in your strengths, and less time in your weaknesses
  • How to use some simple practices from positive psychology for feeling good, finding happiness, and a peaceful calm
  • How to add power hours to your week, a day at a time
  • How to design your day with skill and set yourself up for success
  • How to get a fresh start each day and each week to get a new chance for your best results

Agile Results is the system I talk about in the book, and it's a simple system for meaningful results.  You can think of it as a personal results system for work and life.  It's based on both studying success and applied research over a number of years, and it draws from a number of disciplines, including positive psychology, project management, software development, etc.

It's not about software development, but it is the same system I've used to mentor others, coach teams, and lead distributed teams for more than 10 years.  You can think of it as "Scrum for Life" or "Story-driven results" or "Lean for Life."   You can use the system to improve your mind, body, emotions, career, financial, relationships and fun.  It's ultimately about writing your story forward, driving from your "why", and leveraging proven practices for thinking, feeling, and taking action.

I know a number of people are going through significant changes in their life.  Having a system and science on your side, helps you stack the deck of success in your favor.

If you want to get started fast without reading the book, here is a One-Page Guide to Getting Started with Getting Results the Agile Way.