Getting to It: Accomplishing the Important, Handling the Urgent, and Removing the Unnecessary

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From the authors of Juggling Elephants comes the only guide you need to sort through the many priorities in your life, know what your it (Important Thing) should be, and understand how to get it done.

How busy are you? In the daily struggle to get it all done, what are you forgetting? Is your mind constantly racing through lists of all the things you could and should be doing? Does your day often feel as though you're treading water in an ocean of rushes and deadlines, trying to...

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Getting to It: Accomplishing the Important, Handling the Urgent, and Removing the Unnecessary

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Overview

From the authors of Juggling Elephants comes the only guide you need to sort through the many priorities in your life, know what your it (Important Thing) should be, and understand how to get it done.

How busy are you? In the daily struggle to get it all done, what are you forgetting? Is your mind constantly racing through lists of all the things you could and should be doing? Does your day often feel as though you're treading water in an ocean of rushes and deadlines, trying to keep from drowning while handling the increasing demands of your work and life?

Don't give up—help is on the way. You just have to find your it. The Important Thing. Define it. Plan it. Focus on it. Get excited about it.

Identifying IT isn't just the first step in the process of getting focused and heading in the right direction, it's every step. Getting to It provides the necessary tools to accomplish the important, handle the urgent, and get rid of the unnecessary. Want to enjoy a more fulfilling life? Get to it.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/04/2013
Corporate consultants Loflin and Musig (Juggling Elephants) team up again for this insightful guide to effective prioritization. Acknowledging that today's busy world can leave us overwhelmed, the authors assert that identifying and focusing on your "IT" (Important Thing) is the fundamental step to achieving personal and professional success. While this conversational, slim volume doesn't offer groundbreaking wisdom, it does offer proven techniques for how to become more productive. The authors provide motivation and practical tips on how to overcome inertia, roadblocks, or obstacles to success; they suggest concentrating on incremental improvements. The pages are peppered with quotes from notable individuals such as renowned sports coaches Lou Holtz and Vince Lombardi, as well as former General Electric CEO Jack Welch. Those looking for academic research or revolutionary methods to help them focus will find this work lackluster, but those seeking time-tested techniques for getting things done, along with a good dose of inspiration, are sure to appreciate this valuable read. (Oct.)
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“For readers with endless to-do lists and more tasks than time in a day, the authors offer a practical guide to sorting out the important thing that eludes them....[A] practical guide that counsels balance between the personal and professional in the process of accomplishing IT.”
Tuscon Citizen
“Loflin and Musig believe it is important to define and focusing on “it.” “It” is The Important Thing....By following the advice in their new book, it should be easier to sort through our many priorities to determine what is most important and downgrade the rest.”
Mark Sanborn
“If you really want to achieve IT, then get this book. The authors detail a simple but powerful approach to achieving more of what really matters in your work and life.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062282422
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 624,206
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jones Loflin is an internationally recognized speaker/trainer and the coauthor of the award-winning book Juggling Elephants. He has developed and delivered solutions for many Fortune 500 companies in the areas of time management, focus, motivation, and work-life balance. Jones has also worked as the trainer of trainers for Who Moved My Cheese? LLC. He lives in North Carolina.

Todd Musig is a senior training industry executive and consultant, with extensive experience in marketing and business operations. He has been associated with FranklinCovey, AchieveGlobal, and Who Moved My Cheese? LLC; has worked with Hyrum W. Smith, Stephen Covey, and Spencer Johnson, MD; and is the coauthor of the award-winning book Juggling Elephants. He lives in Utah.

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