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Not Today (Book Review)

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Not Today: The 9 Habits of Extreme Productivity tells the powerful story of what it’s like to have no time to get anything done and yet need to keep a business and a family afloat.

At times, it made me tear up: parents Erica and Mike Schultz lay their experiences of their son’s illness bare. It’s a book about how to be extremely productive and make the most of your time drawn on their experiences of having to manage a business around the edges of dealing with their son’s illness and being there for their other children.

It draws heavily on their research into the behavior of over 2,300 people. They’ve taken the results and categorized the survey population into a group called The XP (the Extremely Productive) and everyone else. By studying what the XP group does, they have created a set of 3 keys and 9 habits that lead to improved productivity. You can learn strategies and techniques to get more done – and this book will show you how.

For example, The XP (the extremely productive) are 3.5 times more likely than other people to start tasks they know they should be doing immediately.

The book is filled with facts like this, summarizing their research and what we can take from it. It’s a nicely laid out book, easy to read and the statistics are scattered through the book with great graphs.

If you don’t feel like you would ever qualify as an XP, then don’t worry. The book lays out exactly what you have to do to become more productive. And it feels very manageable.

Not Today (with the crossed out ‘Not’) looks like a strange title but it has a profound meaning. It comes from the idea that you shouldn’t procrastinate. Make the decision to do it today. Basically, get on with what you have to do in order to make progress. Whether you feel productive and just want to tweak what you are doing based on proven techniques or whether you feel like you’re not making the most of your time, this book will help you see what steps to take to get yourself on track for reaching your goals.

The authors have tested these principles to the max over the years they spent with their eldest child, Ari. The result is what they call The Productivity Code. It’s a set of three keys and nine habits that super-productive people have.

It also includes a 90-day productivity challenge to help you put those habits into practice.

Tip: Don’t skip the prologue!

Not Today: The 9 Habits of Extreme Productivity
£17.43

Not Today: The 9 Habits of Extreme Productivity tells the powerful story of what it’s like to have no time to get anything done and yet need to keep a business and a family afloat.

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09/16/2021 10:09 am GMT

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Not Today

Not Today: The 9 Habits of Extreme Productivity tells the powerful story of what it’s like to have no time to get anything done and yet need to keep a business and a family afloat.

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Author: Erica & Mike Schultz

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