Book Review: 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More
Does being organized automatically means
you’re getting more done?
“If you use the 15 minutes you saved to get more done, then being organized helps you get more done in the same amount of time. Otherwise, you’re getting the same done in less time, freeing up the extra time to do something awesome. Like eat Oreo Ice Cream Cake. That’s one way being physically organized can help you be more productive,” said Stever Robbins. In his brand new book release – 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More – the world’s famous Get-It-Done guy and entrepreneur shares insights on how to be more productive and effective in our work process to achieve even more.
I’m not a fan of practical handbook as such because it’s always tiring to read hundred of pages about techniques and how-tos, but I’ve certainly enjoyed reading 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More because Stever is quite a storyteller. He uses simply every day conversational English in his writings to bring across that practical techniques practice through humour and short stories. It’s almost like he is talking to me face-to-face. I like writing styles like that, especially when it comes to books that boils down to practical theories. Stever nails it perfectly and he’s sure to entertain his readers to keep flipping the pages to discover something more. And this discovery is not about him, it’s about you, the reader – it’s about the discovery he’s about to bring to you through the book that would benefit you at work and at home. Here’s a sneak preview of the 9 steps he covers in his book.
Step 1: Live and work on purpose
Step 2: Stop procrastinating
Step 3: Conquer your technology
Step 4: Cultivate focus
Step 5: Stay organized
Step 6: Don’t waste time
Step 7: Optimize!
Step 8: Build stronger relationships.
Step 9: Leverage!
One of the line that got me smiling from the book is this: If necessary, don’t tell anyone you’re saving time. This is so accurately true. When people know we have a lot of time in our hands, they give us more work. So no matter how efficient we are, we end up having even more to do simply because we’ve saved time! The irony of it all.
There are many other pointers brought up in the pages that we know (either consciously or subconsciously) but failed to put into action in our daily life. This book serves as a compilation reminder of all those practical techniques we forget to practice when facing pressure.
9 Steps to Work Less and Do More is recommended to every professional out there, especially the freelancers. Guys, we don’t have bosses to push us to go further; we only have ourselves. And let this book be a good reminder on our shelves as we strive to be freelancers who make a difference in the things we do.
Note: Reviews are based on foundations stated HERE.