There’s just too much to do!!!
The Special Forces Green Berets are known as masters at getting things done. By normal standards, some of their missions would be deemed impossible.
Often times they are expected to operate far behind enemy lines with limited resources. Their training gives them principles and techniques in being extremely effective and doing more with less.
By using some of their principles you will be able to:
● Plan and use your time more effectively
● Increase your confidence
● Reduce distractions
● Train for success
● Improve commitment
● and much more
Michael Martel uses his real experiences as a Green Beret to illustrate how you can use these techniques in your life to “get er done.” It is a great, interesting read that will make you much more effective in your daily activities.
Still thinking about it? See some of the positive reviews of Mike’s book!
Hello, I don’t often review books although I read many of them. This book was great because their was no fluff. It took 30 to 45 minutes to read, and everything was applicable to life, especially if you use a little creativity. I have read mostly psychology books and everything in here fit right in with what I know about psychology and neuroplasticity, but there was no explanation as to why it works in the book. I guess there is no need to explain why it works if it works, especially in an organization such as the military, where efficiency is key, and there is no room for theory. Great value, especially the kindle edition. I thought the title was cheesy, “get er done”, but I was pleasantly surprised, the book gets er done…quickly
A fast read for good leadership tips!
This is an example of good things coming in small packages. The author covers principles that include Backward Planning, Reducing Distractions (which includes more than the obvious), Muscle Memory, Point of No Return, Be a Trained Observer and more. The methods presented can assist with the skills bulleted in the blurb description.
Many of the principles can work for any business from small, like my own, to larger companies and projects. The Backward Planning makes great sense for meeting project deadlines. It is a system I sort of used in the past but now will use even more. Also I can see good uses for the muscle memory… practice, practice and practice.
I particularly think that the tips on observation apply to any relationship and every situation. I also liked The Commander’s Intent which acknowledges that the commander is ultimately responsible for success or failure. It also says that the Commander identifies the desired result but the team can use their basic training or imaginative contingencies to complete the mission. I recognize that sometimes I am obsessive in my own routines – that fits for the muscle memory. But when I train others I try to be more flexible. I say “This is how I do it because these steps work for me. But if you can set up a system that works better for you, then that is acceptable, as long as you get the desired results.” I love the statement: “adapt, improvise and overcome.”
One or two areas I didn’t think would help a very small office but the principles are still sound. I definitely recommend this book as a useful tool for leaders in business or organizations.
I found the book not only a ‘Quick Read’ but right on! The principles that Mike covers in his book are applicable to all aspects of life: Personal, Professional, Business, etc. Take the challenge, apply the principles and you Will Get Er Done!
Michael’s Book “Getter Done” reminded me how simple it is to get things done when we get rid of all the clutter in our life and more so what’s in our mind. Enjoyable read and a reminder to Keep it Simple!
Wow…Simple. Concise. Easy to read…and easy to implement!!
Michael Martel hit a home run with this book. His experience
in the military provides for a great background to being
As a Green Beret it could easily be a matter of life and death.
In our normal everyday lives…it’s a matter of life and death.
When you want to know some compelling strategies for being
productive just read GETer Done!
Michael’s book, “Get Er Done: The Green Beret Guide to Productivity” is exactly that – a guide or road map to productivity and success. Michael lays out the formula for success and with the basis of the Green Beret’s tried and true methodology, it makes a great read with sound principles. I love how it applies to not only business but to my personal life as well. I have created my own A-Team (we call it The Band Of Brothers Master Mind group), and have seen huge success. I highly recommend this book!
This book lays out systematic and applicable steps to help train for personal and professional success. Michael weaves into the book the mindset and training techniques of one of the most prolific US military units in the world. By assembling a mastermind or A-Team as Michael likes to call it, your mission, should you decide to BUY the book, is to read the book, commit to the principles and concepts and achieve your goals and dreams! Well done soldier!
Wow! What a great book. Mr. Martel has a hit on his hands. When I picked up Get er Done I read it straight through. Then I gave it to my son-in-law who never reads anything and he read it through in one night. The mix of real life stories coupled with straight on leadership principles is a must read for everyone. Well done!
It is obvious that the author, Michael Martel, gets things done. He is an expert in this area and also in his ability to instruct others to do the same in this easy-to-ready book. Michael weaves exciting, interesting, real-life experiences with practical advice so that the concepts are easy to remember. This book has empowered me to take the steps recommended, apply to them my daily life and get more done! What an asset to me, my family AND my business!
Michael Martel’s book is concise, direct and to the point, giving readers the necessary tools to become productive in virtually any situation. Mike’s experience in the U.S. Special Forces gives him a unique perspective on how to think through problems and finish the task. Highly recommended.
Excellent quick read with actionable steps to take to become more productive. Not a grand, philosophical self-help book — it’s fast-paced, with “missions” at the end of each chapter that you can put into action immediately. It’s a brief, inspiring read. Personally, I’ve read it several times and take a refresher through it every Monday morning. Excellent value for the price.
An enjoyable book. Well written. Fully explains in layman’s terms how to succeed in life in school and in the work field. It always provides info into the life of a green beret. A book both men and women would enjoy and find themselves taking notes from! Want to be a success in the business field? This is a must!
Being a USMC brat, USN Storm vet, and having 2 kids myself, if you’re not already a hard charger, don’t bother, you’ll just get left behind. While the author likes to think there’s nothing special about himself or his brothers in arms, I disagree, and it starts with the author’s presumption that his average reader has the self discipline to do his action steps. Case in point, if you said you were going to work out, would you have problems getting out of bed in the morning. No, not really. I realize the author addresses this issue in his contradictory commitments, but most people don’t have the personal discipline to get out of bed in the morning even when they do know its for their own good.
If you’re a hard charger that just needs some guidance on how to focus that will, no problem, this book is for you. If you’re the average person looking for some tips on how to get through your day getting things done, try Covey.
Don’t expect it to change your life, but it presents some fresh ideas. It won’t necessarily motivate you, but if you are already motivated, it can help with strategies.
Not written or edited by an English major, but that adds to its charm. You can skim the pages to get the main ideas. Not bad.
Not only should this book be read by current or future business owners, it should be required reading in high school also.
Definitely should be on for your library! This book is worth way more than the price indicates. So glad I took the time to read it. I could hardly put it down.
Where else can you gain knowledge from a wise man with an extensive record of accomplishment who remains to be humble: an elite special forces man, successful business man and leader, effective personal development coach, and a family man of integrity? Michael extracts key concepts from his life experiences and packages them into manageable pieces – insightful strategies that could, if applied properly, open the door to you accomplishing a more satisfying and intentional journey toward the things that are most important to you. After each chapter, you are invited to action – the best way to solidify learning. Get Er Done is a book that when you are finished with it, you exclaim, “Wow, that was an excellent book.”
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