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In conclusion, let's take a look at what are some of the things you might want to do after watching this program. Some obvious things to do would be to implement any one of these steps that you may not have done, that you might be inspired to, or want to at least test out. Like go get everything out of your head. That's a great next action from here, if you haven't done that yet. And then making the decisions about the next actions of any of those actionable items, and then structuring your own system then enhancing and refining that perhaps to be able to hold more of this.
And then perhaps looking at how do I build in the use of that system on a regular basis. There are a lot of resources. As you start to get into this you'll uncover and discover lots of ways that you can customize this, and a lot more information and detail about any one of these steps. A great resource for that is our website, gettingthingsdone.com, just spelled out gettingthingsdone.com. If you check that out, you'll find some very simple things. I think you'll see some fun stuff on there, the very active forums with people, you know, talking about, all over the world, people applying these methodologies.
And there's also some products in our store if you go there. That are good introductory models of introductory courses about how to apply some of this material. My book, the first book, Getting Things Done is a great manual. I already wrote it as a manual so that you could refer back to it again. I have had people read it four and five times and it is a different book every time they read it because you'll be ready for another level of the information. A caution here is that, you may already feel like way, this is way too much to do. My life is too busy to stop and try to reset or reorganize my system.
That's okay this is really a life long lifestyle kind of a change, if you're not already doing this so, sort of methodology in terms of how you're thinking and how you're approaching your stuff. And that's okay, just one foot in front of the next. If you did nothing but the two minute rule, you'd be in great shape. If you just started to ask what's the outcome we're trying to achieve and what's the next action? If you just start to build that into your lexicon, into your vocabulary with the people you work around and with, or live with. Boy, it can make a huge difference. Just keep a few more things out of your head than you had before, you'll sleep better, guaranteed.
So, just take one step at a time, whatever might be useful to you, and stay in touch. Stay in touch with lynda.com, fabulous programs they've got that will help reinforce a lot of different pieces of this and a range around lots of different things as a, as a resource. And our web site, you know, stay in touch be part of the game. It's fun, it's a lot easier perhaps than it may sound. And even if you fall off the wagon. Listen, I fall off the wagon regularly. If you didn't fall off the wagon regularly, you're not playing a big enough game. I just know how to get back on.
So we've defined what the wagon is, given you some, you know, fairly simple and easy techniques to start to apply. And if you fall off, get back on, and life is like that. So, have some fun be, you might be surprised how creative this can be, and how powerful it can be. Many people really assert that it is a transformative experience in their life when they began to do some of these simple things. Good luck.
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