Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
“In life you need either inspiration or desperation.” – Tony Robbins
Is 2014 going to be YOUR year?
Let’s make it so.
My best-selling book on time management and productivity is on sale for a limited time offer, through a Countdown Deal:
Getting Results the Agile Way on Kindle
What is Getting Results the Agile Way all about? It’s a simple system for meaningful results in work and life. It’s the best synthesis of what I know for mastering time management, motivation, and personal productivity. (And, it’s designed to be “better together” – use it with your favorite existing tools of choice, whether that’s Franklin-Covey, the Pomodoro Technique, Getting Things Done, etc.)
The way this Countdown Deal works is that the price goes from lower to higher during the course of 7 days.
As I currently understand it, here’s the price breakdown:
In other words, the sooner you get it, the cheaper it is.
Here are the key benefits of the book:
Here’s what others are saying about the book:
"Agile Results delivers know-what, know-why and know-how for anyone who understands the value of momentum in making your moments count."– Dr. Rick Kirschner, bestselling author
"JD’s ability to understand and cut to the real issues and then apply techniques that have proven to be successful in other situations is legendary at Microsoft. Over the years I have learnt that he will not recommend something or someone unless he believe it the entire value chain, making the advice you get even more potent. It’s a little like a whirlwind and you have to be prepared for a ride but if you want results and you want them fast, you talk to JD."– Mark Curphey, CEO & Founder, SourceClear
“JD is the go-to-guy for getting results, and Agile Results demonstrates his distinct purpose – he shows how anyone can do anything, better. This book has simple, effective, powerful tools and ideas that are easy enough for everyone to apply in their work and lives, so that they get the results they’d like, even the impossible and the unexpected.”– Janine de Nysschen, Changemaker and Purpose Strategist, Whytelligence
Getting results and being YOUR best is a personal thing, which is why I designed it as a personal results system.
If you already are using Agile Results, tell me a story. Tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly. I always want to know what’s working or not working for you. Each week, I receive emails from people around the world with their stories of personal victories. For some, it’s fast, as if it was the missing link they needed to help them connect the dots. For others, it’s more like a slow crescendo. And, for others, it’s more like a game of slow and steady that wins the race.
But what everybody seems to have in common is that they feel like they got back on path and are instantly getting better at spending the right time, on the right things, the right way, with the right energy.
This is where breakthroughs happen.
That sounds like a great deal, but how do we access it? Following your link at 6pm Australian time on 27/12 and I'm seeing $9.30.
OK. I did some quick research.
As far as I can tell, Amazon restricts it to US/UK.
(I'm sure there are reasons, but I don't get what they are -- yet.)
Anyway, I tried to find workarounds. And I did.
Unfortunately, they all seem to involve setting up a virtual US account. I wouldn't recommend it, though, because it looks like it's against Amazon policy and is more trouble than it's worth.
Instead, I think the next best thing to do is to learn the system, for free, in depth. Even if you don't get the book, you can still leap frog ahead and triple your productivity.
I'll provide you a quick start guide, right here, that will get you up and running fast, and will help you dive deeper.
If you truly follow this, you should quickly experience profound shifts in focus, prioritization, impact, and balance, and you'll keep improving (it's a journey, not a destination, but the journey evolves as you do, and believe it or not, it's actually better to slow down, to speed up.)
Roadmap for Learning Agile Results
1. Getting Started with Agile Results - sourcesofinsight.com/getting-started-with-agile-results
2. Build Your Personal Results System - sourcesofinsight.com/build-your-personal-results-system-for-2013
3. 30 Days of Getting Results - 30DaysofGettingResults.com
1. 10 Big Ideas from Agile Results - blogs.msdn.com/.../10-big-ideas-from-getting-results-the-agile-way.aspx
2. The Values of Agile Results - blogs.msdn.com/.../the-values-of-agile-results.aspx
3. The Principles of Agile Results - gettingresults.com/.../Principles
4. The Practices of Agile Results - gettingresults.com/.../Practices
5. How To Adopt the Core Practices of Agile Results - gettingresults.com/.../How_To_-_Adopt_the_12_Core_Practices_of_Agile_Results
The One Thing You MUST Do
I saved the best for last. You can remind your way through Agile Results:
* 3 Calendar Reminders for Agile Results - blogs.msdn.com/.../3-calendar-reminders-for-agile-results.aspx
If you do nothing else, do the last tip and really embrace it.
If you get the weekly flow down, you'll be way ahead of the game.
And, each day, each week is a chance to practice.
Get Better and Better Over Time ...
You'll get better and better because it's a learning loop.
It actually works by building a deep awareness around value and impact through continuous learning.
Above all else, remember this:
Value is the ultimate short-cut.
That's why Agile Results is a high-value and value-driven productivity system.
It's outcomes, not activities, and value, not volume ;)