[Book Review] How To Actually Get Work Done When You Run Your Own Business
- By Ford Henley
As most people know, I am a real big proponent of the “leaders are readers” mantra. I am always finding new and amazing books on how to improve my work-life balance. I think I finally found the motherload of productivity books. As a web developer/digital marketer, I need to constantly manage my projects, update clients, and not miss the details.
While researching tools and software on better project management I came across the book ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen many times that I finally bought the book despite its awful cover. Getting things done is to project management (or work-life balance) what Dave Ramsey’s envelope system is to manage your money. Both systems are a bit convoluted but have nuggets of great and useful life applications. Getting Things Done focuses on really just organizing your life into what is important and setting up tools and systems to improve your day.
One tool (for Mac/iPad/iPhone) that I found that really helps you fully use the GTD system is FireTask. FireTask is more than a ToDo application like most GTD software claims to be. FireTask helps you organize everything into projects, a calendar, and more! My favorite part of FireTask is that it only shows you what you need to do today and not stress about everything you do.