Zen To Done E-book Review

Leo Babauta from Zen Habits just released an e-book entitled Zen To Done: The Ultimate Productivity System. The e-book is based on the popular Zen To Done series on the blog which is expanded with more sections and tips.

After reading the review copy, I find the e-book very useful. This is especially true because I’m a follower of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD). Although GTD itself is a great framework for personal productivity, people (including me) often find problems in its implementation. ZTD tackles these very issues with a lot of practical tips on how to actually get things done.

The ZTD methodology is centered around the forming of 10 habits:

  1. Collect
  2. Process
  3. Plan
  4. Do
  5. Simple, trusted system
  6. Organize
  7. Review
  8. Simplify
  9. Routine
  10. Find your passion

If these 10 habits seem overwhelming, there is also Minimal ZTD which gets you started with only four habits: collect, process, plan, and do.

The uniqueness of ZTD is its emphasis on doing. I completely agree with this since I believe the key to productivity is actually doing. ZTD encourages us to use the simplest possible system so that we can focus on doing rather maintaining the system.

The e-book is priced at just $9.50 USD which I think is very affordable and well worth the value you’ll get. You can buy the e-book here.