LISTEN: Establish An Action Environment, Part 10 (Get Things Done! #61 with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

The simple purpose of this podcast is to help you get things done every day so that you can accomplish something worthwhile with your life.

Ephesians 4:28 says: “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.”

Our quote for today is from Thomas A. Edison. He said: “What you are will show in what you do.”

Today, in the Get Things Done podcast we are looking at Part 10 of Step 9: “Establish An Action Environment.”

Today, we will look at some of the ways you can get privacy in the workplace in order to get things done.

Q: Privacy is a little more difficult to achieve in the workplace than at home. If one works in a busy office, how does one get any seclusion?

A: Well, to take the obvious first, if you happen to have a door on your office, don’t become enamored of the “open-door policy” that you leave it open all the time. By all means, close it when you want to concentrate on a task. And have it understood by others in your workplace that the closed door is a signal that you prefer not to be disturbed by routine interruptions — but that it is not meant to screen out anything urgent. And when you close the door, it sometimes helps to mention to your co-workers what it is you’re going to be working on. If you’ve been procrastinating, or are tempted to, this process of secluding yourself for a specific purpose and announcing that you are doing so builds up psychological pressure to get the job done.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.