319期 / 荐书:让我告别GTD的时间管理书 - Make Time

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June 20th, 2019

28 mins 51 secs

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我最近慢慢地停止了坚持了10年之久的GTD时间管理,因为我发现了它的局限,而在近期阅读的一本关于时间管理的书,则让我彻底放弃了GTD。追求效率与产出已经不再是我的目标,聚焦在自己的事业和生活中心点,为人生中的高亮时刻创造时间,成为了我现在管理时间的目标。本期节目,和大家介绍一本好书,来自于纽约时报畅销书作者Jake Knapp和John Zeratsky的时间管理著作:Make Time(《创造时间》)。

Make Time is a great book about how to use your time and energy in a holistic level. It is not only about productivity, time management or energy management, but also about finding out what are the things you want to focus, and how to focus your limited attention, time and energy on these things.

There are three things I love about this book:

  1. The authors are product designer and product manager, they used The Design Thinking approach to write the whole book, and they did a great job on empathizing audiences. The problem they mentioned in the book are exactly the problems I have.

  2. The book provides heaps of tips for you to focus on your highlight, which is more like a guide book for doers. It is similar to Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss. You don't need to adopt all the methods in the book, just find a few that fit you, and that's it.

  3. The language is super easy to understand, as well as the sticky-note-style images of the book. The authors of Sprint are the masters of showing concepts and theories in such an easy and funny way.

There are 4 stages of Make Time framework: Highlight, Laser, Energize, and Reflect. The first step is choosing a single highlight to prioritize in your day. Next, you'll employ specific tactics to stay laser-focused on that highlight—we'll offer a menu of tricks to beat distraction in an always-connected world. Throughout the day, you'll build energy so you can stay in control of your time and attention. Finally, you'll reflect on the day with a few simple notes.

I followed David Allen's GTD approach for more than 10 years since 2007, and about 2-3 years ago, I found that I might reach the peak point of my GTD workflow. It helped me to become a productive person, but it didn't help me to focus on what really matters to me. After reading Make Time, I think The 4-step Make Time approach will be the core of my time and energy managing approach for the next few years.

本期视频书评(英文):https://youtu.be/FD1DH01VDDQ


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