We take productivity seriously at Microsoft. Ask any Softie. I never have a lack of things to do, or too much time in my day, and I can't ever make "too much" impact.
To be super productive, I've had to learn hard-core prioritization techniques, extreme energy management, stakeholder management, time management, and a wealth of productivity hacks to produce better, faster results.
We don’t learn these skills in school. But if we’re lucky, we learn from the right mentors and people all around us, how to bring out our best when we need it the most.
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There’s always a gap between books you read and what you do in the real world. I wanted to bridge this gap. I wanted 30 Days of Getting Results to be raw and real to help you learn what it really takes to master productivity and time management so you can survive and thrive with the best in the world.
It’s not pretty. It’s super effective.
30 Days of Getting Results is a 30 Day Personal Productivity Improvement Sprint
I wrote 30 Days of Getting Results using a 30 Day Sprint. Each day for that 30 Day Sprint, I wrote down the best information I learned from the school of hard knocks about productivity, time management, work-life balance, and more.
For each day, I share a lesson, a story, and an exercise.
I wanted to make it easy to practice productivity habits.
Agile Results is a Fire Starter for Personal Productivity
The thing that’s really different about Agile Results as a time management system is that it’s focused on meaningful results. Time is treated as a first-class citizen so that you hit your meaningful windows of opportunity, and get fresh starts each day, each week, each month, each year. As a metaphor, you get to be the author of your life and write your story forward.
For years, I’ve received emails from people around the world how 30 Days of Getting Results was a breath of fresh air for them.
It helped them find their focus, get more productive, enjoy what they do, renew their energy, and spend more time in their strengths and their passions, while pursuing their purpose.
It’s helped doctors, teachers, students, lawyers, developers, grandmothers, and more.
Learn a New Language, Change Careers, or Start a Business
You can use Agile Results to learn better, faster, and deeper because it helps you think better, feel better, and take better action.
You can use Agile Results to help you learn a new language, build new skills, learn an instrument, or whatever your heart desires.
I used the system to accidentally write a book in a month.
I didn’t set out to write a book. I set out to share the world’s best insight and action for productivity and time management. I wrote for 20 minutes each day, during that month, to share the best lessons and the best insights I could with one purpose:
Help everyone thrive in work and life.
Over the coming months, I had more and more people ask for a book version. As much as they liked the easy to flip through Web pages, they wanted to consume it as an eBook. So I turned 30 Days of Getting Results into a free eBook and made that available.
Here's the funny part:
I forgot I had done that.
The Accidental Free Productivity Book that Might Just Change Your Life
One day, I was having a conversation with one of my readers, and they said that I should sell 30 Days of Getting Results as a $30 work book. They liked it much more than the book, Getting Results the Agile Way. They found it to be more actionable and easier to get started, and they liked that I used the system as a way to teach the system.
They said I should make the effort to put it together as a PDF and sell it as a workbook. He said people would want to pay for it because it’s high-value, real-world training, and he said it was better than any live training he had ever taken (and he had taken a lot.)
I got excited by the idea, and it made perfect sense. After all, wouldn’t people want to learn something that could impact every single day of their lives, and help them achieve more in work and life and help them adapt and compete more effectively in our ever-changing world?
I went to go put it together, and I had already done it.
Set Your Productivity on Fire
When you’re super productive, it’s easy to forget some of the things you create because they so naturally flow from spending the right time, on the right things, with the right energy. You’ll naturally leave a trail of results from experimenting and learning.
Whether you want to be super productive, or do less, but accomplish more, check out the ultimate free productivity guide:
Share it with friends, family, colleagues, and whoever else you want to have an unfair advantage in our hyper-competitive world.
Lifting others up, lifts you up in the process.
If you have a personal story of how 30 Days of Getting Results has helped you in some way, feel free to share it with me. It’s always fun to hear how people are using Agile Results to take on new challenges, re-invent their productivity, and operate at a higher level.
Or simply get started again … like a fresh start, for the first time, full of new zest to be your best.