Getting Results the Agile Way is Now Available in Print



You can now buy the printed version of Getting Results the Agile Way on Amazon.

The PDF and Kindle versions should be available within the next few weeks.

You can explore ideas from the book at

I know many people have been waiting for the printed version so I figured I should announce that the paperback is now available.

Who is Getting Results the Agile Way For?

Who’s it for? … So far, it seems like anybody who wants more from life.  I’ve had requests from restaurant owners to people in the financial industry, to doctors, lawyers, marketers, teachers … you name it.  I know some consulting firms that have been waiting for the book.   If you happen to be a software developer or a project manager, this book will find a special place in your heart.

Agile Results is a Simple System for Meaningful Results

It’s a timeless system for the changing times.  Getting Results the Agile Way is a personal results system for work and life.   The best way I can put it is, it helps you be the author of your life and write your story forward.   It’s a simple system for meaningful results that helps you get faster, simpler, and better results.  You achieve this by working on the right things, at the right time, the right way, with the right energy to get your best results.  Basically, it’s a system that can support you in everything you do.  It’s based on principles and patterns so you can tailor it for yourself or for any situation.

Contents at a Glance

  • Foreword
  • A Word from the Author
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 – Why Agile Results
  • Chapter 2 – Agile Results Overview
  • Chapter 3 – Values, Principles, and Practices
  • Chapter 4 – Hot Spots
  • Chapter 5 – Monday Vision, Daily Outcomes, and Friday Reflection
  • Chapter 6 – Design Your Day
  • Chapter 7 – Design Your Week
  • Chapter 8 – Design Your Month
  • Chapter 9 – Design Your Year
  • Chapter 10 – Results Frame, Personas, and Pitfalls
  • Chapter 11 – 25 Keys to Results
  • Chapter 12 – 25 Strategies for Results
  • Chapter 13 – Motivation
  • Chapter 14 – Mindsets and Metaphors

I got the proofs of the book earlier this week and I was surprised how good the book feels.  It feels like a little handbook or a playbook.  It’s a thin guide — about 1/2 an inch.   It’s 6×9 inches so it’s about the size of some of John Maxwell’s handbooks.  The cover is a brilliant blue with puzzle pieces coming together.

I wanted to have at least ten folks hold the book and take it for a test drive before announcing the book is available.  Last night, when the hostess at a local restaurant instantly fell in love with the book, it was the final test.  She said the blue made her feel calm, the print was easy to read, and as she flipped through, she said each page made her think and inspired her.  I felt bad I couldn’t let her keep the copy, but I promised her a copy next week.

Contributors / Reviewers

The book has quite a list of acknowledgements:

Adam Grocholski, Alik Levin, Andrew Kazyrevich, Andy Eunson, Andrea Fox, Anutthara Bharadwaj, Brian Maslowski, Chaitanya Bijwe, Chenelle Bremont, Daniel Rubiolo Mendoza, David K. Stewart, David Wright, David Zinger, Dennis Groves, Don Willits, Donald Latumahina, Dr. Rick Kirschner, Eduardo Jezierski, Eileen Meier, Erin M. Karp, Ethan Zaghmut, Gloria Campbell, Gordon Meier, Janine de Nysschen, Jason Taylor, Jeremy Bostron, Jill Heron, Jimmy May, John Allen, John deVadoss, Julian Gonzalez, Juliet du Preez, Kevin Lam, Larry Brader, Loren Kohnfelder, Mark Curphey, Michael Kropp, Michael Stiefel, Mike de Libero, Mike Torres, Mohammad Al-Sabt, Molly Clark, Olivier Fontana, Patrick Lanfear, Paul Enfield, Per Vonge Nielsen, Peter Larsson, Phil Huang, Prashant Bansode, Praveen Rangarajan, Richard Diver, Rob Boucher Jr., Rohit Sharma, Rudolph Araujo, Samantha Sieverling, Sameer Tarey, Scott Hanselman, Scott Stabbert, Scott Young, Sean Platt, Srinath Vasireddy, Tom Draper, Vidya Vrat Agarwal, Wade Mascia

… and of course, many thanks to my loyal readers of my blog, Sources of Insight (, for their helpful feedback.

If you want to get a good sense for what drove the book, I encourage you to read A Word from the Author.  It’s the story in a nutshell.

Some folks inside and outside Microsoft have been telling me the system gives them the advantage they’ve been looking for, and helps them make meaning and find purpose and motivation in the things they do.  That’s what I like to hear!


  1. Way to go JD… you are a wealth of knowledge. I love the way you organize your mind and it shines through in your methods.

  2. I am new to your readings but this is by far one of the best readings I have ever had. It is an asset, a life changing document.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. JD,

    I wish I knew your book was coming out so I could have ordered it in advance at It’s already sold out!

    That’s OK. I just convinced someone I work with to try your system and referred him to the 30 days of Agile Results you did in August.

    I work for a small company and am going to get everyone using your program. It really works.

    (And yes you can use my statement to promote your book.)


  4. That’s awesome. There is something special about holding a book in my hands. Maybe I’m getting old, but I prefer to read on paper than on a screen. I recently read that the brain actually prefers this too. Scientist did a study that revealed the brain was more stimulated by print.

  5. @ Rob — Thank you. There is a little method to my madness 😉

    @ Kevin — It’s definitely a key step in the journey and it’s just the beginning.

    @ Alik — Thank you and back at you!

    @ Imran — Thank you. I want the book to significantly help people get a jump start on making the most of what they’ve got.

    @ Rodney — It looks like Amazon’s got it in stock now. Best wishes to you and your company on getting results!

    @ Karl — I’m with you — it’s one thing to see information on a page, but it’s quite a different experience when it’s packaged at a book.

  6. This sounds like a really good resource! How many pages is it?

    Also, is that David Wright the baseball player in your acknowledgments? Are you a Mets fan like me?

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is way too cool.

    To say you rock is the understatement of the this or any other century!

    It’ll be a great read, glad it’s back in stock after an initial selling out.


  8. @ Steven — It’s 255 pages. No, it’s not the baseball player, but that would be fun. I was a Mets fan many moons ago, when I was an East coaster.

    @ Jannie — Thank you! I’m hoping it helps a lot of people really get their game on.

  9. J. D. Congratulations on having your book in print. It’s great to hear how you love the look and feel of the book. It’s a terrific system and I’m so glad it will be available to even more people now. I will pass the word on. All the best to you!

  10. @ Sandra — Thank you. It’s definitely the type of thing where I feel I need to share it with as many people as I can. Everybody deserves as a chance at their best results.

  11. Thanks!!! Congrats and many many thanks for sharing your wisdom so that many more can benifit… 🙂 wishing you all the luck.

  12. JD…Congratulations!!! 🙂 am glad that its availability will reach a wider base who can benefit from the insights i personally benefitted from. God bless

  13. JD, this is great .. super awesome. Congratulations. Your ideas are so powerful, the book is going to be a powerhouse of valuable tips for everyone. Am glad more and more people will benefit from it.

  14. @ Pankaj — Thank you. I want as many people as possible to make the most of what they’ve got.

    @ Riza — Thank you. I hope the success is contagious.

    @ Avani — Thank you. What I’m seeing is friends are teaching friends and it’s spreading in a viral way and that’s great to see.

    @ Paul — Thank you. Your reviews and feedback helped a ton, from the Web to the book.

  15. Hi JD .. this is wonderful news .. I have some books to order .. I’ll add it to the list .. and I hope get them over here in a few weeks ..

    Brilliant – it’s just what I need and will really set the tone for my future .. thanks .. cheers Hilary

  16. […] Getting Results the Agile Way by J.D. Meier, Sources of Insight – This personal results system for work and life is now available in print and soon to be available in PDF and Kindle formats.  I followed the 30 Days of Getting Results the Agile Way free online course in August. The results were fantastic, the program easy to follow, the approach inspiring and fun.  I highly recommend it if you are interested in meaningful results, fresh starts, flexibility, action rather than over-planning, and boundaries instead of burnout.  You can still read the book online for free, but many people prefer to have a print format. […]

  17. Very cool. A great resource for my office. Small enough to carry around easily for reference and those times when I have some spare time in between appointments.

  18. @ Rob — I hope it turns out to be just the playbook you’ve been looking for. It’s thin book but it sure is packed.

    @ Gennaro – Thank you. It’s off to a great start.

  19. Whatever happened to the PDF and Kindle versions of the book? I haven’t been able to find these anywhere.

  20. @ Avonelle — We’re still testing the path and figuring out the right time to launch for the most impact. That said, if you contact me, I can send you an early PDF version, and if you want to test the Kindle version, we can include you in that too.

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