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The Truth about Getting More Done (Truth About...)


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Transform your potential into reality: achieve breakthrough success, one step at a time!


·        The truth about developing powerful focus and self-discipline

·        The truth about setting priorities to get the right things done

·        The truth about getting the help you need to achieve any goal


This book reveals 42 bite-size, easy-to-use techniques for accomplishing your most important goalswhatever they are!


In this book, you learn how to identify what you really want and need to get done, and achieve the focus and discipline you need to actually get it to finally get past the excuse “I just don’t have the time”...why your past doesn’t have to equal your to become proactive and plan for faster decisions and to sell your ideas and get help from to nurture the right habits and environment to fuel your personal growth...and how to leverage sheer common sense to do the extraordinary! This isn't “someone's opinion”: it's a definitive, evidence-based guide to getting more done--a set of bedrock principles you can rely on no matter what you want to accomplish!

About the Author

Mark Fritz is the founder of Procedor, a company focused on two main areas: Personal Effectiveness (Leading Yourself) and Leadership Effectiveness (Leading Others). Mark provides consulting, training, and coaching/mentoring services to companies throughout the world. Mark has lived in the U.S., Singapore, Egypt, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, and the UK, and has successfully combined best practices from around the world to create an innovative set of business tools and insights that can help businesses of all sizes be even more successful.


He is an associate of Ashridge College in the UK, co-teaching Leading Complex Teams, and a visiting professor teaching Virtual Leadership at the HEC in France, at the Instituto de Empresa in Spain, and at IFL--Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. Mark's natural charm and personable style, enhanced by a great sense of humor, has made him a speaker of choice at company events and seminars. He is an affiliate of the prestigious CSA Celebrity Speakers and regularly speaks on Personal Effectiveness for Leaders and Virtual Leadership (Leading People at a Distance).


Mark is also the author of Time to Get Started, a compilation of his best daily thoughts from the first 18 months of writing. You can read Mark’s Daily Thoughts at Visit Mark at

Table of Contents

Preface  vii


Part I            The Truth About Success and Focus

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

Truth 2          The why needs to be greater than the how  5

Truth 3          You need to believe it to achieve it  9

Truth 4          It's focus management, not time management  13

Truth 5          If everything is important, then nothing is important  17

Truth 6          Your clarity of focus drives the action you want  21


Part II           The Truth About Goals and Outcomes

Truth 7          Goals make your life self-directed  25

Truth 8          Life is about the journey and the destination  29

Truth 9          You accomplish more with an outcome focus  33


Part III          The Truth About Beliefs and Character

Truth 10        Nothing is stopping you but you  37

Truth 11        Your past does not have to equal your future  41

Truth 12        The size of your beliefs determines the size of your achievements  45

Truth 13        Your attitude is really your window to the world  49


Part IV          The Truth About Thinking and Planning

Truth 14        All actions begin in your thoughts first  53

Truth 15        Positive thinking pushes out negative thinking  57

Truth 16        What you learn only has power when put into action  61

Truth 17        Be proactive than reactive by thinking ahead  65

Truth 18        Planning drives faster decisions and action  69


Part V           The Truth About Discipline and Habits

Truth 19        You can’t wait for the inspiration to take action  73

Truth 20        What you do today creates your future  77

Truth 21        Discipline is doing what's necessary, when it is necessary  81

Truth 22        You create your habits and your habits create you  85

Truth 23        That little bit extra makes a huge difference  89

Truth 24        People really don't fail, they just stop taking action  93

Truth 25        It is easier to create a new habit than break an old one  97


Part VI          The Truth About Relationships and Communication

Truth 26        You achieve better rapport by adapting your approach to others  101

Truth 27        Remove the emotions first and then discuss the facts  105

Truth 28        You are in "sales," as you are always selling your ideas to others  109

Truth 29        Questions have more power than answers  113

Truth 30        Stories and examples make the emotional link faster  117

Truth 31        Match communication styles for a quicker responses  121

Truth 32        Listening enables better communication more than talking  125


Part VII         The Truth About Teamwork and Follow-up

Truth 33        No one creates success by themselves  129

Truth 34        You attract help from others by keeping your commitments  133

Truth 35        Trust is the fuel for productive teamwork  137

Truth 36        You get the behaviors that you reinforce  141


Part VIII        The Truth About Potential and Excellence

Truth 37        You can't see the picture when you are in the frame  145

Truth 38        Growth comes when you are comfortable being uncomfortable  149

Truth 39        Comparing yourself to others limits your growth  153

Truth 40        Surround yourself with the right people to fuel your growth  157

Truth 41        Pride in what you do creates excellence in what you do  161


Part IX         The Truth About Doing the Uncommon

Truth 42        It is all about making common sense common practice  165


References  169

Acknowledgments  175

About the Author  177

Product Details

Fritz, Mark
FT Press
Motivation (psychology)
Life skills
Motivational & Inspirational
Personal Growth - General
General Self-Help
Self-Help : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Truth About...
Publication Date:
December 2008
Grade Level:
8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 in 227 gr

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