168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think Paperback – May 31 2011
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"Within a few pages, Laura Vanderkam's crisp, entertaining book convinced me I had time to read it. Then it convinced me I had time to reread War and Peace. In the original Russian. Thank you, Laura, for freeing up my schedule."
-Martha Beck, bestselling author of Steering by Starlight
"We so often live our lives day by day. Laura wants us to think about doing it hour by hour. Living this mantra by example, she gets more done in a day than most of us do in a week."
-Seth Godin, author of Linchpin
"168 Hours is filled with tips and tricks on how you can be more efficient every day. By being more productive at work and home, you'll create more free time to focus on the truly fulfilling activities in your life, rather than the simply mundane."
-Laura Stack, author of Find More Time
"In 168 Hours, Vanderkam packs mounds of real-world case studies and experience to substantiate her system-and I fully agree. You can improve your mastery of time with this invaluable book."
-Dave Crenshaw, author of Invaluable and founder of Invaluable, Inc.
"168 Hours should be an eye-opener for every one of us who leads a busy, hectic life. Reading it made me appreciate how much 'true' amount of time I really have and how to use it wisely and optimally to boost productivity, efficiency, and joy."
-Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness
"Laura Vanderkam shows us how to use our only real wealth-our 168 hours a week- to make our lives richer, not busier. That's a wonderful gift, because it's what genuine success is all about."
-Geoff Colvin, author of Talent Is Overrated
"Laura Vanderkam's fluid style and perceptive eye are just the right tools to help create the life of your intentions. 168 Hours is the antidote to 'living for the weekend.'"
-Marc and Amy Vachon, authors of Equally Shared Parenting
"This book is a reality check that leads any reader to say, 'I do have time for what is important to me.' Full of real life examples, Laura Vanderkam teaches how to pack what matters most into both your work and home life. A must read if you are looking for life-changing strategies to make your next minute, hour or 168 Hours more meaningful."
-Jones Loflin and Todd Musig, Co-authors of Juggling Elephants
"We predict that 168 Hours will fly off the shelves and into the hands of anyone who has ever uttered the words: 'I'm SO busy!' or 'If only I had more time!' Vanderkam's approach is incredibly powerful and resonant given the average American watches 4 hours of television. A day!"
-Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, Co-Creators of Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) and Co-Authors of Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It
About the Author
Laura Vanderkam is the author of Grindhopping: Build a Rewarding Career Without Paying Your Dues.
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[She cites Teresa Amabile's admonition, "You should do what you love, and you should love what you do." If that doesn't suggest what a "right job" is, I don't know what does.Read more ›
168 hours takes the approach of budgeting your time. You allocate your time based on your core competencies and the return on investment of your time. This system will appeal to most people because it appeals to the “what is in it for me” factor of most people.
It is packed full of practical tips, tools and techniques to help a person not only manage their time better but get more out of each of their 168 hours. Laura does a great job of explaining the methods she presents in her book and admits that she still struggles following some of these methods.
Laura does a great job of illustrating each technique with a practical example from the numerous people she interviewed while putting this book together. This takes the book from being a dull and dry textbook to an interesting fun to read book.
Although the techniques that are presented in this book may seem simple they are very powerful. Their simplicity makes them easy to use and follow. I highly recommend this book to those who feel there is not enough hours in a day.
Most have heard the saying that “Time is money.” I tend to believe time is worth more than money because I can always make more money, I haven’t yet figured out how to make more time. 168 Hours will help you make the most out of your time.
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This book contains so many practical tips and exemples I want to try right now! Going to start the latest book right now!Published 13 months ago by Caroline Meunier
Great book about time management. Very useful. However I seem to have missed the part where he cuts off his arm..?Published on Oct. 29 2012 by Martha S