Get Remarkably Organised promises to help you to reduce stress, reach your goals, get stuff done and be successful.
The first half of book is devoted to routines, while the second part contains common challenges. This is advice which Lorraine uses herself as the founder of The Remarkables Group.
I like some of her ideas, such as getting rid of the stones in your shoes and done is better than perfect. The decluttering chapter sings the praises of ‘the life-changing magic of tidying up’. The author talks about what works for other people, including Hal Elrod and his ‘Miracle Morning’ which consists of silence (white space), affirmations, visualizations, exercise, reading and scribing (journaling).
Some of the chapters cover techniques for conquering distractions, planning your week and day with prioritized to-do lists. My favourite part of the book is not new, but it’s the Pomodoro technique where you use blocks of 25 minutes of time to complete a task and then have a break.
The last chapter is a list of ten common complaints about being disorganized with troubleshooting advice in short form.
Warning: contains unnecessary swearing.
Get Remarkably Organised is a good introduction to setting up productive systems and well-tested time management techniques from a range of different sources.
Available as a trade paperback and ebook.
Publisher: Hachette Australia
About Lorraine Murphy
Lorraine Murphy is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. In 2012, she founded The Remarkables Group, a pioneering influencer strategy agency. Prior to starting The Remarkables Group, Lorraine created and managed campaigns in an eight-year PR career that began in Dublin, moved to London and ended up in Sydney where she now lives and works. Lorraine’s acclaimed bestselling first book, REMARKABILITY, was published in 2016.