On Top Of Everything™ - Testimonials
Hear what others are saying about the book On Top Of Everything™ and the Projecteze® system:
"This workshop is awesome! Laurence provided a practical solution and made it easy for everyone to understand how they could get and stay well organized. The presentation was excellent - well laid out, engaging and very valuable. Highly recommended!"
Jacques Robert, Senior Manager Construction Services,
GWL Realty Advisors
"Now that I've been exposed to Projecteze I can't imagine performing my job without it. I don't leave the office with the stress of wondering what has to be done at work the next day. I just come in, open up my Projecteze Table and start working."
Brian Celaire, Project Engineer, Cenovus Energy Inc.
"I have enjoyed the simplicity of using my Projecteze Table to stay on top of all my objectives, targets and deadlines. This system just plain works! Thank you for sharing a great solution with the rest of the world!"
Adam Wilberding, Safety Director, Asphalt Specialists Inc
"This book and the Projecteze system was recommended to me a couple of years ago by my business coach, and it is one of the best resources I have received. I have used it every day since. Before this system, I was distracted and unorganized, and trying to do too many tasks at once. By using the simple system Laurence Seton outlines in his book, my mind is free of clutter, my tasks are prioritized, and my efficiency has increased greatly."
Heather Morin, Graphic Designer, New Dimension Design
"If you never want to miss a beat, this is the tool that will let you stay on top of your game forever! It's such a simple system for organizing yourself, your commitments, others' commitments to you, or keeping and maintaining important notes. I highly recommend this to anyone who still hasn't found the organizational tool they've been looking for."
Rob Vulic, Civil/Structural Engineer, Rangeland Engineering
"I've spent what would best be described as a disconcerting amount of time, energy and money over the years, trying - mostly in vain - to organize my life. I've purchased every planner known to man (or woman) - both paper-based and electronic - and read countless books on a seemingly futile mission to master my time and tasks. For the most part, however, I've come away empty-handed, disappointed with having yet again invested in another book, planner, or workshop which promised to deliver and fell short.
Several years ago, I purchased Laurence Seton's book On Top of Everything. Since that day, I've used nothing other than Seton's system. It delivered on its promise to get me "on top of everything". I've been there ever since and I've never looked back.
Seton's system is so simple it's deceptive. At first I couldn't believe something so simple could work. Once I realized it did, I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it myself! Yet behind the simplicity is an elegance and sophistication that hints at Seton's background as an engineer. Indeed, On Top of Everything takes you step-by-literal-step through the process of custom-building your own template, with detailed instructions on how to get started and stay on-track. In addition, it shows you how to use the system for success no matter what your situation, demonstrating how anyone's tasks (from a home-maker to a company president) can likewise be corralled into the same simple system and tackled with ease."
Jennifer A. Rae, MD, Queen’s University
"Wouldn’t it be great if we could leave work each day confident that we had everything under control with an up-to-date action list of our critical tasks? Well, this book shows you how to get there. No fancy software or programs to buy. Projecteze can be implemented easily as your own personal work management system or utilized by larger project groups for planning and delegating work."
Michael Croft, Lead Project Engineer, Vista IMV Joint Venture
"I have been using the Projecteze system for 3 1/2 years now. One of my business acquaintances described it as a "things to do list on steroids". She was not exaggerating! Without a doubt I believe this system has helped me to never miss a deadline and have one place to store all my "one day" projects. To do lists often fail because they don't have a place for longer term tasks or a method to carry over unfinished tasks. On Top of Everything shows you how to manage both of these issues. I highly recommend you take the time to read this book or attend a workshop because it will help to simplify your life."
Jerilyn Wolstenholme, Professional Organizer, Please Organize My Life
________________________________________________________________"Everyone seems to have their own ways of making "to do lists", be it in their day timers, on sticky notes, in an app or with MS Outlook. But by using the concepts and system Laurence describes, I have been able to better align my staff and project teams. Projecteze has been the best solution for getting the people on my team organized and accountable for the work we need to do. Things are actually getting done with less stress. And by Friday, we leave work with a smile on our faces and the weekend for ourselves and our family."
Kristine Morgan, Senior Project Manager, Stantec
"Because the Projecteze system uses MS Word to create tables to track projects and tasks, it is not necessary to learn a new software program or system. I put the theory to practice right away and found it works WONDERS! I immediately saw what I had already accomplished, what needed to be done and where to concentrate my efforts! I could keep track of all my tasks and projects. I was proactive — working on the most important things first instead of reacting to whatever dropped on my desk. I was also able to keep tabs on when I was expecting information from other people — something I always had trouble with before. Now I’m following up instead of either bugging people or forgetting to contact them at all! If you’re looking for a powerful, easy-to-use system to help you keep on top of everything, then I highly recommend On Top of Everything."
Jacki Hollywood Brown, Organizing & Productivity Consultant, J-organize
"The title says it all.....what a great book! An easy, enjoyable and entertaining read. Laurence Seton presents a simple but highly effective project management system that in my 28 year career is one of the easiest, most effective I have come across. Laurence's use of family, humour and real world examples make this book an enjoyable and valuable read for anyone wanting to put more balance and organization into their lives and stay on top of everything in today's busy world."
Brian Milloy, VP Business Development, Corporate Oasis Inc
"Thank you Laurence for sharing Projecteze. I have been using this simple yet powerfully effective tool for a month now and the positive benefits have manifested themselves in so many ways! First and foremost, Projecteze provides me with a clear plan of action for my daily work activities. My priorities are clear. Secondly, Projecteze illustrates to me real time closure of tasks and tracks my daily accomplishments. And finally but perhaps most importantly, Projecteze has reduced my work stress which is improving my overall personal health and wellness."
Allison Zukewich, Quality Advisor, Total E&P Canada Ltd
"Projecteze has revolutionized my life! Every day I am grateful for my Projecteze Table. Nothing gets missed and I'm spending my time more wisely now. Thank you so much for a simply wonderful system."
Kristie Demke, President , Professional Organizers in Canada
"I was juggling too much information and was having difficulty with recall. On Top of Everything gave me back my confidence. I no longer worry about losing track of any of the details. It's such a simple system. It's not just about the reminders which I could easily use "Don't Forget The Milk" or MS Outlook for; it's about mapping out project priorities and being able to look back at what was done."
Joan Smart, Executive Assistant and Office Manager,
Carbon Management Canada
"Laurence Seton drew from his more than thirty years of experience to create the Projecteze system, and enable users to get their act together and become organized and time effective. With his insight, simplicity, and common sense, Laurence shows us how we can create and sustain a project management system and organizational structure that adds effectiveness to personal time management. On Top of Everything introduces the process of developing your own strategy, based on the building blocks of his successful system.
I was fortunate enough to attend Mr. Seton's half-day workshop earlier this year. It was a very high quality session that introduced Projecteze and motivated participants to become hands-on with it immediately."
Ken Erdman, Senior Property Manager, GWL Realty Advisors
"I am a big fan of On Top Of Everything and the Projecteze system. I've used it now for well over a year, and every time I stop following the program I am reminded how much better my life works when I follow the path. I must admit that I resisted the system at first, because it seemed too simple. Once I got past my resistance, I kicked myself for not seeing the light sooner.
The book is a short and easy read. It provides everything you need to learn the system and put it to use. However, if you're not self-disciplined enough to finish the book, the author offers a workshop which I also highly recommend. It might just change your life. I know it has made a difference in mine."
John H Watson, President, Accrue Performance Marketing
"If you find the speed and volume of your work consuming you, I highly recommend this book. Laurence Seton provides a "simply" wonderful and highly effective system for professionals in any business. The simplicity of Projecteze is what keeps you going back to it. Not only will it help you clear the clutter but it can also help you breathe more freely when you leave the office at the end of the day."
Catherine Brownlee, President and CEO, Prominent Personnel Ltd
"When I was introduced to the Projecteze system, I was amazed at how simple but powerful it is. It allows one to control and filter all the demands and requests that are placed on us daily."
Tom Fransham, VP Engineering & Design, IMV Projects
"The Projecteze system is so simple that it borders on brilliance."
George Roberts, George Roberts & Co.
"More straightforward than many titles on the market aimed at taming the torrent of information bombarding people each day, Seton's book is refreshingly simple and user friendly."
"The Projecteze system is awesome! The book On Top Of Everything had me up and running with it in only three days. Almost immediately, I went from flipping back through pages and pages in my project notebook and facing an inbox with hundreds of active emails to having everything together in my Projecteze Table...... and an empty inbox. It has definitely taken the weight off. Instead of second guessing myself and wondering what I might have forgotten, now I spend my time proactively directing my projects and staying on top of everything."
Al Massicotte, Lead - Pipeline Projects West,
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
"Laurence Seton’s book On Top of Everything is a very timely, well thought out, and well written addition to the field of time management. He has done an excellent job of drawing from the current experts and his own personal experiences to present a cross-platform solution called Projecteze that is both simple and sophisticated. Knowledge workers can build a very flexible and customizable time and project management system quickly by utilizing software they already know and use regularly.
Anyone who has made the decision to gain control of their commitments and who has the will power to systematize their time management process can surely benefit from adopting and customizing Projecteze to their needs."
Dr Janice Thomas, Program Director, MBA in Project Management,
"Laurence has written a phenomenal book that is easy to read and provides clear, concise instructions on how to use the Projecteze system. He gets to the point quickly and keeps you engaged. The explicit examples from so many different areas of life (work, home, school, vacations) are enhanced by real life stories from Laurence’s own experiences. This book is a gold mine! People who want to get and stay organized will love it."
Sheila Artus, Manager PM Office, Shaw Communications Inc.
"Projecteze is without a doubt one of the best project management tools that I have ever come across. From the moment I first picked up the book, I couldn't help myself from starting up my laptop and creating my own Projecteze Table. It is definitely a book that has inspired me to take my project management skills to a whole new level. I recommend this book for newbies as well as seasoned professionals who are looking to find a way to get more time out of their days."
Derek Major, Founder & CEO, Eligeo IT
"I use the Projecteze system for all my projects. Projecteze allows me to clear my mind and avoid being overwhelmed by details. It ensures I get everything done and that nothing gets missed."
Ron McCracken, Senior Project Engineer, Colt Engineering
"The book On Top of Everything is an excellent read for those seeking a simple and effective project management system for all areas of their life. It is well-written and professionally organized. If your desire is to be more efficient, a better time manager, and achieve a higher degree of results, I highly recommend this book."
Jerrold Jenkins, Axiom Book Award Judging Committee
"Your ability to plan and complete projects is essential to your income, success and productivity, and Projecteze shows you exactly how to do it."
Brian Tracy, Best Selling Author & Professional Speaker
"The power of Projecteze lies in its simplicity and flexibility! Using software I already have, Projecteze is tremendously helpful for me…..and my clients (busy people with lots to do). I no longer feel overwhelmed, my mind is free of clutter and I’m accomplishing what is most important each day. For the first time ever I feel “on top of everything” both professionally and personally. Professionally, I achieve more in less time and I no longer worry about dropping the ball. Personally, I’m calling the day registration opens for summer camps and swimming lessons for my children and getting them into the best classes available. I love the Projecteze system and every week I’m thinking of new ways to use it. The applications are endless!"
Laura Watson, President, Venture Coaching Inc.
"I have been using Projecteze for several weeks now and wow, what a difference it has made in my world! I had previously tried using several different systems ranging from a To-Do list on a piece of paper, to specific industry based solutions to Outlook and found that none of them really gave me an overview of what was truly on my plate. Projecteze is easy to use, it helps me stay on top of all my work and I find myself breathing more easily because of it."
Jennifer Chipperfield, Chipperfield Photography
"I have tried many different systems but, because I work unusual hours and on a wide variety of projects, none of them have worked all that well for me. Projecteze is the first organizational system that I can change to fit my own needs. And it works wonderfully! Using this system has shown me where I might not have been as well organized as I thought, without leaving me feeling guilty, and it also provides the solution for overcoming this in a supportive way.
Projecteze helps me focus on the things that need to get done, it helps me recognize when I'm neglecting or stalling on something that needs to get done and it allows me the freedom to capture all the fun things I want to take on in my life - for myself. It's a great way to get clarity on what is really important and what isn't. Anyone wanting to increase both their productivity and the time they have for themselves will benefit from the Projecteze system and the book On Top of Everything."
Pamela Vipond, Professional Life Coach, Primula Group
"Projecteze provides a simple and effective means for capturing and sorting key activities! It’s an excellent business tool!"
Melonie Myszczyszyn, Engineer, Canadian Natural Resources Limited