Success Stories for Getting Results


Success Stories for Getting Results

“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.” — Arnold H. Glasgow

Getting Results is spreading.  It’s leading to all sorts of interesting connections for me and it’s making a difference in people’s lives.  I’m getting regular emails from people that have adopted the approach and found a new lease on life.  I think the most surprising one for me came earlier this week … a raving fan liked the book so much he offered to translate it to Chinese!

A few of my friends mentioned I needed to share success stories for Getting Results.  I thought the testimonials were enough, but actually, people want to hear the specifics of how other people are adopting the approach.  I get it.  Here are three stories:

  • Success Story #1: Praveen Rangarajan Success Story — Praveen is not a “process” guy, but Agile Results gave him just enough structure to support his everyday things. Using Agile Results he learned to improve his results at both work and life in a more systematic way.
  • Success Story #2: Dennis Groves Success Story — Dennis went from overwhelmed to on top of his game and driving his day.
  • Success Story #3: Rob Boucher Success Story — Rob added just enough process and structure to balance his work and life as a creative artist and free spirit.

More people told me they will be sending me their stories soon, but I thought these 3 were great to start with.  They are down to Earth, from the heart, and from real people you can relate to.


Photo by Wild Child HC.


  1. I guess my success story boils down to the fact that Agile Result turned the world upside down for me from being productive to being effective. To me being productive was getting done as much as possible in shorter period of time as possible. Being effective changed my view on the world. It helped me to narrow my focus and effort on what really counts vs. just getting things done. From task scheduling processor to ROI/impact driven machine 😉

  2. I think that really does define success, to be able to really make that positive real difference in other people’s lives. This is an excellent example of the good that comes out of honest service to others. Excellent work!

  3. Hi JD .. great to have the stories and see how the three men progressed. Interesting .. the must do, the should do, and the could dos .. thanks JD and we heard a little more about you!

    Thanks – Hilary

  4. Hi JD,

    Thanks for including the success stories. Such stories motivate and are inspiring.

    I read this: The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~~ Nelson Mandela

    Bye for now,
    Cheryl Paris

  5. You are such an interesting person. I love the way you focus on what you know and it is obvious that you are very calm and on top of your game. Inspiring!

  6. @ Alik

    The shift from productive to effective is a powerful one. Concentrated effort on the things that matter the most to you, is a consistent recipe for great results.

    @ Megan

    Thank you — it’s all in a good days work 😉

    @ Baker

    Thank you. I get energy from helping people make the most of what they’ve got.

    @ Hilary

    I think it’s an interesting spectrum. All three are actually very different from each other, yet, they have common ground when it comes to finding a path for getting results.

    @ Cheryl

    I really like that quote, especially the emphasis. You can’t control whether you fall, but you can control whether you get back up. That’s empowering.

    @ Vered

    Thank you. I find a little know-how can go a long way, and I’m a fan of standing on the shoulder’s of giants.

  7. @ Karl

    Thank you. There’s a lot more work to do, but I think it’s a worthwhile path and I like how it’s helping lift people up.

  8. Rob Boucher’s story really touched me. And I related to it — though I’m not, nor have I ever been, in the engineers’ world of seeing things.

    Boucher locked in his need for your strategies with this comment: “…I could feel the gap between what I was and what I wanted to be and was capable of…. due to a number of patterns in my life, I was getting in my own way.”

    Wow — does that ever resonate. And then he sells your book with this: “When I read the book, I don’t feel like it’s about fitting myself into a system. i feel it’s about tuning my own system to be its best and defining how I measure that myself.”

    If you have mastered that ability in your book, J.D., then it’s a handbook we all need.

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