Offers advice on every area of home management, including cleaning, determining priorities, shopping, and child care...
|Title||:||How to Handle 1,000 Things at Once: A Fun Guide to Mastering Home & Personal Management|
|Publisher||:||Marsh Creek Pr February 1, 1998|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
|File Size||:||566 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
How to Handle 1,000 Things at Once: A Fun Guide to Mastering Home & Personal Management Reviews
I'M PUTTING THE CAR SEAT COVERS ON MY CAR SEATS. BIG DEAL? YES, BIG DEAL, THEY'VE BEEN IN MY CAR TRUNK FOR 9 YEARS!! I WAS WAITING FOR THEM TO DO THEMSELVES. THEY DIDN'T. I AM DOING IT AND IT IS DONE!!!!! ALMOST ALL OF DON ASLETT'S BOOK ARE EXCELLENT, BUT THIS ONE TOPS THE REST!
As usual, Aslett makes it clear how, and why, to do things a certain way. Very motivating.
I am going through old orders writing reviews I failed to write at the time. I ordered this book because I usually love books by Don Aslett. But the title of this one should have warned me. Don can handle 1,000 things at once. I can't. This is probably great if you're both hyperactive and efficient, but most people aren't. When I was much younger, my theory was that the best worker is one who is both efficient and lazy. Because she is efficient, she gets everything done. Because she is lazy, she gets everything done fast so that she can sit down with a magazine or book and start reading. When I had that theory I had three desks clustered together, and when I returned to work after Ronnie King deliberately breathed on my phone when he had just been diagnosed with mumps and I was screaming "Get away from me, I haven't had mumps!" I found that all the detectives had carefully stacked all my work in my in-basket instead of doing it themselves while I was out for two weeks. Oh well, it wasn't as bad as the time Howard Yelverton put a box of soaking wet dynamite on my desk. Wet dynamite is as unstable as pure nitroglycerine. When he came in one door with that box I went out the other door while screaming at him to get it out of the building. In those days I not only COULD handle 1,000 things at once, I HAD to. But those days are long gone.
I have read just about all of Don Aslett's books and this is his best on organization and multi-tasking. You cannot go wrong if you buy this book and apply its principles. I give it five stars.
maybe I didn't need this book...added to the clutter of my home
A fantastic resource, whether you work for corporate America or are the CEO of your own small business at home (also known as a stay-at-home parent). Easy to read and full of practical ideas about how to make the most of your time and get more accomplished. While Aslett comes across as somewhat of a workaholic, his methods of getting more done are useful for those of us with much less on our plate as well.