Monday, September 6, 2010

How to Get Organized in 24 Hours Review and Giveaway!!!

I am very excited about this review and giveaway. Many of you are already familiar with the Saidah @ I myself have been a long time follower and am very fond of her content, so I was beyond ecstatic to be given the chance to review her new Eworkbook entitled, “How to Get Organized in 24 Hours”.

Let me start by saying I have a love hate relationship with digital books. While I am fond of the many advantages they have to offer I find myself often bothered by the resource being limited to my computer. I also struggle with justifying a purchase that is not tangible or something I can posses. I am very particular about the types of books I am willing to purchase as ebooks. So I came into this review with a very skeptical but also optimistic mind set.

How to Get Organized in 24 hours is a workbook designed to help break tasks into manageable steps. It includes a nice introductory section that introduces the reader into the approach as well as a variety of worksheets that help one plan to take back control of the area that is lacking. The book is not a cure all for all the disorganization on our lives. If you want a magic solution, or a book that will tell you in order to organize your papers you must do x,y,z, then this is not the book for you. But if you are like many who know what needs to be done but struggle to break it down into manageable and approachable tasks, then this is the workbook for you. The basis of the book is to establish an action plan, the goal being to have developed and placed into action within 24 hours. Upon which within 30 days this said plan should be in effect. Therefore the problem will not be resolved instantaneously, you will have put in your effort as well and place the plan into action, but this workbook will help you do so.

One of the neat aspects of this workbook is that while it is designed to allow you to work on many projects at the same time, it also allows for one to do so on an individual basis, it is also limitless in that the approach taught in this book can be used over and over and in practically any situation in which the tasks seem overwhelming.

At first I was caught off guard by the size of the book, but after reading through the text and worksheet pages I see that it actually is a very well matched fit, seeing as the concept is to regain control and establish a plan within 24 hours. Obviously such a task must be compact and direct. If we were to receive a 200 page book, it might be 6 months later that we actually put our plan into action. So overall I found the book to be a nice balance between text and worksheets and a great length for the topic matter.

As far as the costs of the ebook, I always weight the usability when considering the purchasing price. As I mentioned previously the worksheets in this book have the potential to be used for so many things, so I really do think it would not be a frivolous purchase, assuming you are willing to follow the system and put the plan into action.

So is this book for you? What I can say is I am the type of person to be easily overwhelmed. I do not lack in knowing what needs to be done, but I lack to ability to break it down into bite sized chunks. In cases such as mine this book is a valuable assets because it gives you the ability to regain that control. This book will not help anyone who is not willing to put in the effort, nor will it offer a miracle solution, but the possibilities are endless. I can see this being used from everything to regaining control of your home, to even planning a school research project, really limitless.

Workbook Facts:
Total pages: 18
Cost: $12.99 USD

Now is your chance to win a copy of “How to Get Organized in 24 Hours”.
The rules are pretty simple:

  1. You must be a follower of this blog and answer the following question, What is the number one hurdle keeping you from becoming organized?
  2. Only one entry per person, and please include either an email address or a link back to your blog so that I can contact you if you are the winner
  3. This giveaway will run until 12 am CEST (GMT +2) Sunday the 12th of September and a winner will be chosen using
Can't wait to get your copy? Saidah is offering an introductory special for the next 48 hours. And if you are the winner but have already purchased a copy of the book the costs will be refunded to you. 

If you do pick up a copy, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the workbook, did it work for you?

I was provided a copy of the ebook for review as well as an additional copy to give away. Affiliate links are also included in this post, you can read my blog policy here

1 comment:

SugarSpun said...

The main thing that keeps me from being organised is, I'm embarrassed to say, my husband. I juggle a full time job, a baby with no formal childcare (still breastfeeding that baby BTW), and a home. Two of these metaphorical balls are only problematic if something happens to make them collide in mid-air - a meeting when the Mr is at the office, or teething pains the night before a deadling - but the home is always a mess because as fast as I clean a surface my beloved is walking behind me putting something down on it and walking away.

He is also an inveterate hoarder, and I would love to be able to get rid of the majority of his clutter and organise the rest into a tidy collection that does not impinge on everyday life for everyone else.


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