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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Prowadzisz intensywne życie zawodowe? Masz mnóstwo obowiązków poza pracą, zajmujące hobby i kilka ambitnych celów do zrealizowania? Zastanawiasz się, jak to wszystko pogodzić i nie umrzeć z przepracowania? Potrzebujesz skutecznego i nowoczesnego rozwiązania, które pomoże Ci zarządzać czasem i odzyskać władzę nad swoim życiem! Praktyczna wiedza zawarta w tej książce pozwoli ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published July 7th 2014 by Helion (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jan 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: selfhelp
--- Update, one year after I first wrote this review ---

I moved this book from 5 (amazing read) stars to 3 stars (kind of nice).

Motivational speakers and time management gurus are like New Year: they bring their load of inspiration for change, and this inspiration has a short life expectancy. After trying out a revolutionary promising lifestyle for a while, sooner or later our previous habits just take it over again. That may explain why I moved this book from 5 stars to 3. Lifestyle/self help
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read my share of self-help/ organizing/ time management books and this is one of the first that truly changed the way my day-to-day life works. From easy little tips I just hadn't thought of to big, paradigm-shifting ideas that will have a long-term impact, this book is packed with useful, actionable ideas to change your process.

A must-read for anyone who's email inbox hasn't been empty in years, or who struggles to organize, index and archive the never-ending flow of paper and digital clu
Feb 24, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maura Nevel Thomas gives clear ideas for attention management strategies which does not focus so much on how we organize our time but how we learn to control the constant access to data in our lives. The first chapter lays out the idea that today's technology can create an Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD effect on anyone who does not control the flow of data they receive. In chapter 2 Thomas suggests productivity is achieving your goals based on S.M.A.R.T: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Rea ...more
Bill Harrison
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First a full disclosure. Maura Thomas, the author of this book, is a good friend of mine. She has trained me on her productivity methods and even asked me for a quote for the opening pages of this book.

I'm a bit of an organizational geek and I'm constantly tweaking the way I work in an attempt to be more productive, better organized, and less stressed. Maura's books resonated with me because she avoids the pitfall of recommending the latest and greatest fads in time management. Instead, she focu
Kevin Eikenberry
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are a few things in life that I collect. I collect big things like antique tractors, I collect fond memories, and among other things, I collect ideas and tips to become more productive.

Because of that third item, I am drawn to books on enhancing and growing our productivity. While I am more productive than many people, I know that there are certainly ways I could make a bigger impact by becoming even more productive.

That’s why I purchased this book.

I wanted a nugget or two, not just to col
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
If someone asks me to describe this book in only one sentence I would definitely say that this is something like "Getting Things Done: The good parts" for the 21st century. There are many similarities between GTD and "Personal Productivity Secrets" (which is nothing weird, in fact Maura Thomas have worked with David Allen for some period of time), but there is something that makes reading that book way more comfortable. The examples provided in the book are adopted to modern times, e.g. how to u ...more
Maura Thomas
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I'm the author of this book and I'm really proud of it. I've been teaching and refining the techniques in the book for almost 10 years and the most common feedback I receive is, "you've changed my life." Don't forget to sign up for the free email implementation coaching program when you read it, as that will help you to put what you learn into practice. Feel free to call or email if you have questions. All my contact information is available on the book website at www.personal-productivity-secre ...more
Natasha Musa
This is a good book to start with if you're looking for a guide to organize yourself digitally using tools like outlook, mac or google. The processes from the Empowered Productivity System is a good way to start your organizing process. For me, I already had a system in place organizing my day to day using outlook, so this book just confirmed that the processes I implemented was going on the right track. I implemented some ideas from Maura that could improve my day to day productivity. Good, qui ...more
Anna Epishcheva
I don't like books with big screenshots and step by step instructions, outdated app lists (feel free to cut at least 40% of a book) and long explanations (all contents might be summarized on 4 pages) = 2 stars

I like books that shows me that I already do all in the most efficient way :))) so one more star for that
Rahul Nath
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book. Talks about an implementation using tools availalble on various operating systems today and stratight to the point. Really liked it.
Here's my version of the system that I follow now:
Deborah Morley
A good read but not a golden bullet.

Some nuggets of useful advice are included in the widely discussed and in this book, overly repetitive discussion of the issues wit the pace of modern life.
Bill Tran
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very practical to follow to plan your days week and manage your time
- shares similar ideas with David Allen's GTD
- "Multitasking works only when you are involved in separate tasks that do not require much mental effort"
Mostafa Siraj
Have some interesting tips but also a lot of of fillers that are useless.
Jörn G.
Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: productivity
It's a good book, and while in parts it seems like most of the method is in essence Gtd, this book was more readable to me than David Allen's original "Getting Things Done".
George W. Griffin
Apr 06, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Skip this book

if you have read any GTD books by David Allen then this book is not worth your time...all the same stuff.
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook-very good tips on controlling your attention!
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Maura Thomas is an award-winning international speaker and trainer on productivity, attention management, and work-life balance for companies such as the American Heart Association, Old Navy, and L’Oreal. She is a TEDx Speaker, founder of, and author of Personal Productivity Secrets and Work Without Walls. Maura is a favorite media source on these topics, and is featured weekly ...more
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