The Truth About Getting Things Done by Mark FritzThe Truth About Getting Things Done by Mark Fritz

The Truth About Getting Things Done

byMark Fritz

Paperback | September 6, 2008

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The Truth About Getting Things Done pulls together the most powerful 'truths' that encourage you to focus on doing what is really necessary. The 'truth by truth' format is in short and easy to digest chapters that make it quick and easy to find the advice that will make all the difference to your productivity.

The Truth About Getting Things Done combines the success principles provided by many motivational books, as well as the practical ideas and tools for getting things done provided by time management books.  This book will inspire you to take action with it's practical insights, ideas and examples. Once you have started to get things done, you will learn how to both build and maintain a high level of motivation.

Part of The Truth About Series, each title covers an entire field of knowledge in a sharp and entertaining way. With approximately 50 honest answers to important questions in every book, you will find yourself thinking ‘aha’ as you read each page.


The Truth and nothing but The Truth.

Mark Fritz is the Founder of Procedor Limited, a company focused on providing the Inspiration, Insights and Ideas to help business leaders today with both their personal effectiveness and leadership effectiveness. The Inspirations, Insights and Ideas provided in “The Truth About Getting Things Done” have been successfully used in the “...
Title:The Truth About Getting Things DoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 6, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0273718398

ISBN - 13:9780273718390


Table of Contents


Part I   The Truth About Success and Focus

TRUTH 1 – It’s not about getting things done, it’s about success

TRUTH 2 – The why needs to be greater than the how

TRUTH 3 – You need to believe it in order to achieve it

TRUTH 4 – It's focus management, not time management

TRUTH 5 – If everything is important, then nothing is important

TRUTH 6 – Your clarity of focus drives the action you want


Part II  The Truth About Goals and Outcomes

TRUTH 7 – Goals make your life self–directed

TRUTH 8 – Life is about the journey and the destination

TRUTH 9 – You accomplish more with an outcome focus


Part III The Truth About Beliefs and Character

TRUTH 10 – Nothing is stopping you but you

TRUTH 11 – Your past does not have to equal your future

TRUTH 12 – The size of your beliefs determines the size of your achievements

TRUTH13 – Your attitude is really your window to the world


Part IV  The Truth About Thinking and Planning

TRUTH 14 – All actions begin in your thoughts first

TRUTH 15 – Positive thinking pushes out negative thinking

TRUTH 16 – What you learn only has power when put into action

TRUTH 17 – Be proactive, not reactive, by thinking ahead

TRUTH 18 – Planning drives faster decisions and action


Part V   The Truth About Discipline and Habits

TRUTH 19 – You can’t wait for the inspiration to take action

TRUTH 20 – What you do today creates your future

TRUTH 21 – Discipline is doing what's necessary, when it is necessary

TRUTH 22 – You create your habits and your habits create you

TRUTH 23 – That little bit extra makes a huge difference

TRUTH 24 – People really don't fail, they just stop taking action

TRUTH 25 – It is easier to create a new habit than break an old one


Part VI  The Truth About Relationships and Communication

TRUTH 26 – You achieve better rapport by adapting your approach to others

TRUTH 27 – Remove the emotions first and then discuss the facts

TRUTH 28 – You are in "sales", as you are always selling your ideas to others

TRUTH 29 – Questions have more power than answers

TRUTH 30 – Stories and examples make the emotional link faster

TRUTH 31 – Match communication styles for a quicker responses

TRUTH 32 – Listening enables better communication more than talking


Part VII  The Truth About Teamwork and Follow–up

TRUTH 33 – No one creates success by themselves

TRUTH 34 – You attract help from others by keeping your commitments

TRUTH 35 – Trust is the fuel for productive teamwork

TRUTH 36 – You get the behaviours that you reinforce


Part VIII The Truth About Potential and Excellence

TRUTH 37 – You can't see the picture when you are in the frame

TRUTH 38 – Growth comes when you are comfortable being uncomfortable

TRUTH 39 – Comparing yourself to others limits your growth

TRUTH 40 – Surround yourself with the right people to fuel your growth

TRUTH 41 – Pride in what you do creates excellence in what you do


About the author


Part IX  The Truth About Doing the Uncommon

TRUTH42 – It is all about making common sense common practice


Editorial Reviews

"...there are plenty of useful lessons to be learned from it." - BA Business Life November 2008 (readership 634,000)

"...well put together, clearly written and a refreshingly good read... It is ideal for managers at all levels" - Professional Manager, Jan 09 (readership 100,000)

"they do sharpen the brain into a positive frame of thinking." - Human Resources, Jan 2009 (readership 81,000)