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Get Things Done: What Stops Smart People Achieving More and How You Can Change by Robert Kelsey

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Getting Started

I've always had a weakness for the rule-of-10 writing style. Top-10 Tips for Beating the Blues, that sort of thing. Many self-help writers adopt this method – not least because it creates a logical framework for recommended endeavours. Sure, it's often a stretch or a squeeze, meaning it should have been 9 or 11 (or even 8 or 12). But 10 is a recallable number that'll help when trying to keep the tips in mind, so it's worth the nip-and-tuck.

Caveats aside, here are the 10 key points to note when getting started.

Point One: Love your workstation

Your workstation is the cockpit for your journey, so it has to be a place where you want to spend time. If the seat's uncomfortable, or so poorly adjusted it gives you backache or repetitive ...

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