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How to Get Sh*t Done

Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything So They Can Achieve Anything
Written by: Erin Falconer
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
4 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Erin Falconer, editor in chief and co-owner of the highly respected self-improvement site Pick the Brain (with over 1.8 million monthly page views), shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more.

Women live in a state of constant guilt: that we're not doing enough, that we're not good enough, that we can't keep up. If we're not climbing the corporate ladder, building our side hustle, preparing home-cooked meals, tucking the kids in at night, meditating daily, and scheduling playdates, date nights, and girls' nights every week, we feel like we're not living our best lives. Yet traditional productivity books - written by men - barely touch the tangle of cultural pressures that women feel when facing down a to-do list.

Finally, in the first productivity book by a woman in a decade, Erin Falconer will show you how to do less - a lot less. In fact, How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to offload, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest. As the founder of two technology start-ups and one of Refinery29's Top 10 Women Changing the Digital Landscape for Good, Erin has seen what happens when women chase an outdated, patriarchal model of productivity, and in How to Get Sh*t Done she shows how even the most perfectionistic among us can tap in to our inner free spirit and learn to feel like badasses rather than drudges.

Packed with real-life advice, honest stories from Erin's successful career, and dozens of actionable resources, How to Get Sh*t Done will forever reframe productivity so that you can stop doing everything for everyone and start doing what matters to you.

©2018 Erin Falconer (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Not what I expected

I was looking for practical advice to help enhance my productivity and organizational skills. While this book does have some advice in that respect, to me this book was primarily a feminist discussion about how women have been overlooked and overburdened by a sexist society. Not at all what I was looking for.

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Can’t finish this book-don’t spend the money on it

Thought this would be an interesting listen. Not really looking for a self help book but interested in a suggestion or two along the way. Only got in about 3 chapters and it turned into the typical - women don’t make as much as men complaint. Honestly,we’ve all heard it enough and I’m tired of hearing it. Felt like I was hearing another “I am victim” story. What little I might have gotten out of isn’t worth listening to her whine any more. I’ve read my share of feminist points of view on multiple layers of our society and I’m not sure how this author has rose to where she is. Perhaps there are enough sad people (women) who truly eat up the self help crap that she has made a fabulous living at telling you what you don’t have, who to blame and how to get what you really want (as she describes it). Unfortunately I just don’t have the patience for it anymore.

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A must read for the working mom

Loved it! So timely for me and I'm happy I found it. I feel understood and hopeful.

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more of a girl empowerment book than anything

wasn't really what I was looking for. Title would be more appropriately named if it was called : You go girl.

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Just say NO

Thinking to myself with a title like that it should be straight to the point. But just say no would be a better fit for the title, or perhaps how to use up all the oxygen in a room, maybe even how to lose at everything. I should go to work today, just say no. I should do the laundry, just say no. I should help out my child, nope. Better get yourself a maid,chef, and personal assistant they are the only people that get anything done. This will give you more time to surf the internet. The worst use of 60,000 words or so I have come across. If you want to find a better book it will be easy. I feel bad for the narrator, she did a bang up job on something that was nearly impossible.

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real. simple. helpful.

loved it. pertinent info. helpful advice. easy to understand and practical to digest. buying a few copies as gifts!

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"Great Read"

A Great book- includes lots of practical techniques to get the most of your schedule –a must read #Audible1

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Not a To-Do List Hack

A refreshing and holistic approach to productivity. The author helps you connect what is important to to and ways to approach a meaningful life tailored to your personality. #Audible1

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Excellent

Loved this book put things into perspective! Easy to listen to and follow. Would recommend people to listen and consider in our busy lives.#Audible1

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Loved it!

Related to do many areas in this book. Helps to realize we are just normal people after all! #audible1

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  • Justin Jones
  • 2018-02-05

Not What I Expected

This was an okay book. It didn’t cover a lot of ways to actually get things done and instead focused on author’s self journey how she got things done. It touched a bit on good self discovery points only to fall short of follow through and elaboration.

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  • Dorian Roberson
  • Irvine, CA
  • 2018-06-09

Fantastic How To from the Mind of a Woman

I chose this book for motivation and for yet another way to organize my life and everything in it. This was just what I needed. This gives you a practical female point of view and helps you wrap your mind around all of the things that you need to do, but from a woman and mother perspective. I loved the stories and I loved that she gave me permission to focus on what I needed to do. If you're a wife, mother, CEO or all three.....this is a good place to start to unjumble your mind.

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  • Temple Garman
  • 2018-02-25

Just What I Needed

I am going to have to listen to it a second time!
Very good listen!

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  • Racquel Garcia
  • 2019-03-22

Had to get hard copy

I loved it so much that I went to get the hard copy today. I really want to go through the action steps. #GetShitDone

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-17

I feel personally attacked by this book

Overall a great look at how women, especially us over achieving people pleasers, aren't really being productive. Her personal stories drug on a bit for me but then overall message of the book was like a lightbulb going off. one of the question sections really kicked me in the face and made me reevaluate a lot of things.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-06

Grear read!!

Really enjoyed this book while doing my cardio; it inspired me to become more of myself unapologetically!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-11-22

Unoriginal

Move along...nothing new here. No real insight on productivity or the unique problems women face in achieving it, and no actual data or research to support any claims. Maybe I expected too much, but I was disappointed.

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  • Heather I.
  • 2018-11-09

This was an eye opener.

This was an eye opener. I loved that it came from a successful womans perspective. I'd love to see her future success using her principles.

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  • CJ
  • 2018-09-28

Enjoyable & Insightful

More personal about the author than expected...but, there are some great tips. I would recommend this to women needing validation about how hard they are working.

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  • Alexandria Powell
  • 2018-07-28

Can’t follow & needs a new narrator

This could have been a good book. But the narrator is AWFUL!!!!!! I bought by accident after a friend recommended. After about 45 mins of listening I was so lost & couldn’t follow a damn thing the narrator was saying.... which made me go back & check the txt my friend sent me because I thought no way in hell she would have recommended this... & turns out I bought the wrong book! Anyway, this one is weird. Never thought I’d take advantage of the amazon “you can return a book on audible” policy, but I did!!

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