Monday, June 18, 2012

Media Monday-The Get It Done Guy*

With a self diagnosis that my left brain- right brain fights among itself,

I am devoting this Media Monday to a podcast and book by Stever Robbins. Robbins is a productivity specialist and since I drank some really curdled milk this morning, (don't trust those best by dates!) I feel the need to be more productive in my daily life. To quote his about me on his website,  Robbins is "Host of the #1 iTunes business Get-It-Done-Guy podcast(*), which has received more than 14 million downloads on iTunes, Stever Robbins is uniquely positioned to talk about how to turn productivity into a better life. His book Get-It-Done-Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More is available from St. Martin’s Press."


His podcast are short and pertain to being organized and productive in life and business. 
I am sure most employees would love for their bosses to listen to them because he is really against holding meetings unless they are productive. While this has nothing to do with me at this point of my life, I do like someone who has the same opinion as me.

I don't really remember how I came upon Robbin's podcast almost four years ago, but I have learned a lot from him. For example, he taught me how to bundle wrap my clothes when I pack so that I don't have wrinkles. (This was just in Real Simple this month, too. Four years behind Stever! -but I am using their site for the visual)  He has taught me several tech tips. One of those I will share tomorrow. What I am trying to say here is that his advice works for individuals in their daily life as well as in business.

Plus, he has taught me that while sometimes he uses a silly scenario to make a point, it is so much better than just being boring. I attended a presentation by an organizational speaker (she wrote Organizing for Dummies) at a veterinarian conference. She was so dry and boring, it made you want to just mess stuff up to get a reaction out of her.

Much of Robbins' book is taken from his free podcast, but I have read the book and gathered much information from it also. Obviously, I need a lot of organizational and productivity reinforcement. Also, after looking over that photo about the brain, I feel my brother, Chris, uses both sides of his brain very well. How does he do that? Oops, have I wandered away from my topic and productivity?
Of course!

*Yes, I have mentioned Stever Robbin's book before in a post. But, I am going with the philosophy that you need to hear something three times to own it. You may be going with the theory that I just don't know what I am doing. Either way, I am not rewriting today's post. 

1 comment:

  1. I didn't remember you telling about him, and I need to check out that bundle wrap tip, especially.