Take Back Your Life!: Using Microsoft Outlook to Get Organized and Stay Organized

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Unrelenting e-mail. Conflicting commitments. Endless interruptions. In Take Back Your Life!, productivity expert Sally McGhee shows you how to take control and reclaim something you thought you’d lost forever—your work-life balance. Now you can benefit from Sally’s popular and highly regarded corporate education programs, learning simple but powerful techniques for rebalancing your personal and professional commitments using the productivity ...

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Overview

Unrelenting e-mail. Conflicting commitments. Endless interruptions. In Take Back Your Life!, productivity expert Sally McGhee shows you how to take control and reclaim something you thought you’d lost forever—your work-life balance. Now you can benefit from Sally’s popular and highly regarded corporate education programs, learning simple but powerful techniques for rebalancing your personal and professional commitments using the productivity features in Microsoft Outlook.

Learn the proven methods that will empower you to:

  • Clear away distractions and loose ends and focus on what’s really important to you and your business.
  • Take charge of your productivity using techniques and processes designed by McGhee Productivity Solutions and implemented in numerous Fortune 500 companies.
  • Customize and exploit the productivity features in Microsoft Outlook to help you create balance at home and on the job.

When you change your approach, you can change your results. So learn what thousands of Sally’s clients worldwide have discovered about taking control of their everyday productivity—and start transforming your own life today!

Covers Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Outlook Version 2002, and Outlook 2000

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With a little know-how, Outlook can be an immensely powerful tool for regaining control of your life. Sally McGhee’s extremely usable system could save you an hour or two per day minimum -- maybe more.

First, McGhee shows how to create “collectors” that capture all your commitments and agreements: no more scattering that stuff all over creation (the fridge, your brain). Next, you’ll set up systems for acting on incoming data -- and for storing only what you need, so you can find it. (You could cut the size of your Inbox by 80 percent!) Finally: “prioritizing and planning” to stay focused on your most important objectives.

As McGhee proves, organization can be learned, and it’s not that hard. Sick of wading through masses of useless information and missing the important stuff? Get this book -- today. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735620407
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Bpg-Other Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

A recognized thought leader and innovator in the field of productivity management, Sally McGhee has trained thousands of people in the corporate environment. She has more than 25 years experience as a consultant and an executive coach, and is the founder and CEO of McGhee Productivity Solutions.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Laying the Foundation

Chapter 1: Change Your Approach, Change Your Results

Chapter 2: What Is Personal Productivity?

Chapter 3: The Three Phases for Creating an Integrated Management System

The Collecting Phase

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Approved Collecting Points

Chapter 5: Clearing the Mind

The Processing and Organizing Phase

Chapter 6: Introducing the Planning and Action Categories

Chapter 7: Processing and Organizing Your Task List

Chapter 8: Setting Up Your Reference System

Chapter 9: Processing and Organizing Your E-Mail

The Prioritizing and Planning Phase

Chapter 10: Prioritizing and Planning

Afterword

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this body of work!

    Prior to reading this book, I would have considered my self ¿organized¿. I had a Tablet PC synched with my Pocket PC (after graduating from paper to earlier PDAs, then newer devices), and tried to utlize my task list etc...etc... However, I was so enlightened after the reading. Now I can say, I¿m truly organized and am leading a far better 'quality of life', in achieving my personal and business commitments. It's amazing how this methodoloy helps you get things done! I¿ve setup and updated my IMS over a two and a half week period, after first validating, how much this methodology works with my personal goals and objectives. I¿ve transfered all my business commitments to my IMS, after experiencing the results. In my over six years working for one of the world's leading companies, this was the FIRST my Inbox and several of my mailbox subfolders (and other Collecting Points) were EMPTY! This productivity and workflow methodology works, and I encourage all business leaders involved in information work to read and adopt the methodology articulated in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2004

    I get more hours out of my day!

    This book showed me a new approach towards how I spend my time and then gave me tactical ways to manage through Outlook. We plan to use these methods across our entire organization.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2004

    Great stuff!

    This book really gets to the heart of the issue and the process is very simple. Very easy to understand writing style and great examples! Following this process I now have everything I need to do in one place. Great stuff!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2004

    This book DOES change your life!

    If you are committed to getting organized in your life than this book is a must. The tools laid out by McGhee are practical, easy to implement and powerful. Her work is original, clear and gets to the heart of what holds people back from achieving what they want in life. Before you read any other 'self-help' book, take the time to put to use what McGhee asks of her readers. The title describes what will happen to your life if you read and use this work. There is NO other work out there that has given the 'executive' and the everyday person this kind of power to get what they want out of life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2004

    GTD for Outlook

    This is a pretty good book for setting up Outlook to manage your life. It borrows a whole lot from David Allen's Getting Things Done methodology. Many of the concepts she covers are David's only she shows how to set Outlook up to capitalize on it. There are also new ideas and places where she builds on David's ideas. Get this book if you like the GTD method but need some help in setting up the practical side of doing it with Outlook. I would recommend anyone buying this also get a copy of David's book if you don't have it already.

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