Book Resources

This page contains resources referred to in the book Get-it-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More. If you haven’t yet read it, what are you waiting for? Buy a copy (buy 10!) and you’ll discover that you can do things with these resources that you never imagined…

Chapter 1: Living on Purpose


Chapter 2: Stop Procrastinating

  • Andrew Thorn: Andrew Thorn provides behavioral based leadership strategies that focus on behavior-based growth.  Focuses on one-on-one, small group, and executive team sessions.
  • Marshall Goldsmith: Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better, and has an exceptional amount of material available on his website.
  • Free Conferencing.com: Pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Get a conference access code, and invite your friends onto a private line.
  • Drop.io: If voice alone isn’t good enough, Drop.io offers an easy to use, online collaboration and file sharing service. In addition to letting you chat, Drop.io lets you share images, video, audio, documents and many other types of digital content.

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Chapter 3: Conquer Technology

  • Real VNC: VNC is remote control software which allows you to view and fully interact with your using a simple program (the “VNC viewer”), using another computer- anywhere on the Internet.
  • Go To My PC: Requiring no download, GoToMyPC allows you to remotely access your computer from any other Internet-connected computer.  Works with almost any operating system and uses a secure, private connection.
  • Skype Screen Sharing Instructions for sharing your screen on Mac, PC, or Linux. Skype’s screen sharing is rather primitive compared to some of the others.
  • MobileMe, with Back To My Mac: This Mac-specific service lets you share your screen, or even access your computer remotely.
  • Time Cave: Send an email to Time Cave to resend it at the future time you specify.
  • Letter Me Later: Allows you to send emails to anyone you wish, with the ability to have them sent at any future date and time you choose.
  • Reply Later: Simply set up your account, then send an email to a special address ending in @replylater.com

Chapter 4: Stop Distractions to Cultivate Focus

  • K7: K7 Unified Messaging provides you with a free phone number, which enables you to have your voicemail messages and faxes delivered directly to your computer.
  • Voice nation: Voice Nation lets you handle calls as effectively as a much larger organization, with automated attendants and virtual assistants to handle incoming calls.
  • Michael Neill’s Genius Catalyst: Michael has great advice on how to deal with distractions and get on with life
  • Max email: A fully featured Internet Fax and Voicemail messaging service.
  • Away Find: AwayFind is a powerful web application that finds your most important emails. When you receive an urgent message, AwayFind will notify you with a call, SMS, IM, Twitter, or delegate the message to someone you specify.
  • ‘The Work’ by Byron Katie: The Work is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause you fear or hesitation.
  • Link to my interview with Byron Katie: Saying an Honest No
  • BasecampHQ: Basecamp comes from the legendary web application company 37Signals, which makes simple, easy to understand applications for bringing teams together
  • Groove by Microsoft: Groove Virtual Office is software that allows your team to work together as if you were all in the same physical location.
  • NING:  Create your own automated social network and collaboration site.
  • Zapproved: Zapproved helps groups make decisions together without a huge amount of administrative back-and-forth.
  • Cognitive control in media multitaskers: A study on the effects of multitasking on the brain.

Chapter 5: Stay Organized

  • The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: One of the most highly cited papers in psychology, George Miller’s 1956 work discusses the limits of our short term memory.
  • Freecycle: Getting rid of junk in your house can feel so… wasteful. Assuage your conscious by giving it to a fellow community member, and keep our landfills that much more manageable.
  • 1-800-GOT-JUNK: Some things, even I wouldn’t take. Fortunately, there are professionals for that, and 1-800-GOT-JUNK is a full-service junk removal option
  • Got Books: Make sure that your books, CDs, and other media gets used properly with this organization. They give them to soldiers, teachers, or just sold at a discount to raise money for charitable organizations.
  • Otherworld: Otherworld is the funnest weekend you’ll have as an adult or your money back.

Chapter 6: Stop Wasting Time

  • ZOMBIE MARCH: This is an annual event. They have them everywhere. Who knew?

Chapter 7: Optimize

  • The Feedback Sandwich Is Out To Lunch : This article discusses why the widely used ‘feedback sandwich’ is actually just training people to be suspicious of compliments.
  • Elance: Elance is great for all manner of technical and marketing professionals
  • eBay: That’s right- you can buy time from virtual assistants on ebay, as well!
  • Craigslist: Craigslist is the world’s classified ads, online. You can find great deals for both products and services.
  • YourRemote Assistant and Assist U:  If you don’t want to try finding someone on your own, these sites can make the process very quick and easy.

Chapter 8: Build Stronger Relationships


Chapter 9: Leverage!

  • Google Alerts: Google Alerts will keep a continuous eye on the latest changes on the public web, and will send you an email when keywords you select appear in a website, news site, or blog post.
  • 360 Reach: Assess your personal brand
  • Letter Me Later: Allows you to send emails to anyone you wish, with the ability to have them sent at any future date and time you choose
  • Reply Later: Simply set up your account, then send an email to a special address ending in @replylater.com