- Paperback: 182 pages
- Publisher: Entrepreneur Press; 1 edition (July 7 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932156852
- ISBN-13: 978-1932156850
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 322 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #302,211 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs Paperback – Jul 7 2004
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From the Inside Flap
Don't Count Time, Make Time Count
WARNING: This is no ordinary time management book for the deskbound or the person doing just one job. This book is expressively for the wearer of many hats, the inventive, opportunistic entrepreneur who can't resist piling more and more responsibility onto his own shoulders, who has many more great ideas than time and resources to take advantage of them, who runs (not walks) through each day. This book will drastically re-engineer your entire relationship with time and, if applied faithfully, will help you achieve peak personal productivity AND make lots, and lots, of money.
Serial entrepreneur Dan S. Kennedy dares you to match the multiple, extraordinary demands on your time with extraordinary measures proven to transform your personal and business productivity.
Learn how to:
-Calculate the COST OF YOUR TIME (and put a meter on those consuming it)
-SLAY Mr. Have-You-Got-A-Minute, Mr. Meeting... and other needy, selfish TIME VAMPIRES
-Master the five self-defense, time-defense tactics to stop "productivus interruptus" once and for all
-Gain personal power by applying THE #1 MOST POWERFUL PERSONAL DISCIPLINE: Punctuality
-Execute the TEN TIME MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES that you probably know, but don't know how to employ
-End phone-tag, reduce return-call burden...deal with in-bounds at your pace, in the priority you assign, as you see fit
-Handle the Information Avalanche
-Maximize your time and happiness--fire and replace yourself
-Memorize, live by, and find success following THE 9 NO B.S. TIME TRUTHS
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
No BS Time Management for Entrepreneurs explains that it's those little irritants and side tasks that only take a few minutes of your time that gradually and progressively eat away your precious time. Therefore, the only real way to make productive use of your time is to limit these distracters and focus on the real work at hand.
Though I had already realized a good deal of my own distracters and time eaters before I read this book, No BS Time Management for Entrepreneurs made me realize exactly how limiting these behaviours really are and how much more productive I could become. I don't have to limit sleep to a few hours a night. I just have to realize the value of my time and react appropriately.
My only quibble is the long discussions of flying by private jet to save time. This example, and others like it, are so far out of our normal experience that it's difficult to transpose that into the experiences of the rest of us -- combining our grocery shopping with picking up the dry cleaning, for example.
All that said, I recommend the book very highly.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com
It's a non-fiction book that reads as easily as a novel while still being full of great advice. And it's not just advice about time management but about using your time to make you wealthy.
I like the way the author (who is a entrepreneur who've I've always admired) tells plenty of stories of how his No BS time management worked for him as well as how bad things went when he didn't use it.
I loved the way he showed how to work out your hourly 'worth' (which is very clever) and from there decide which jobs are worth your time and which to outsource.
It's not a book for the easily offended. The author really 'tells it how it is' which is hard to swallow for time wasters who are in denial about how much time they waste.
He tells us to stay away from time vampires from Mr "Hey, have you got a minute?" (the biggest time vampire of all), to taping TV shows so that you can watch them at your own convenience, to getting rid a spouse who is unsupportive of your goal of wealth.
To sum up, this is a great book for not just entrepreneurs, but for anyone who wants to stop wasting time, get more productive and make more money. I would say that it's even useful to stay-at-home parents who juggle their time and budget.
And it's not just the straight forward talk and the great advice that makes this book good, it will even give you a few giggles as you read it. I read it through 3 times when I bought it, and I'm looking forward to reading it again because his ideas really work, if you work them.
What you should bare in mind when reading this book is:
1) If you don't live in USA, but in Europe, the whole lifestyle of the author might not be possible for you - and it is important baseline of some of his advices.
2) The book is for entrepreneurs (owning own business) - if you work for corporation, you might get fired by trying to implement some of advices.
There are also some advices I can't believe someone really needs (i.e.: use your time while waiting for a plane to read a book), but I guess author met many strange people in his career who find that one useful. :-)
Anyway, good reading, I like author's stile and openess and it's not as radical as he presents. Maybe for Americans. :-)
Some things might be surprising, such as Kennedy's refusal to use a cell phone or e-mail. However, if you look at how much time you spend on your cell or checking e-mail, and then analyze that time to see how productive it is, you will most likely find that Kennedy might just have something by choosing not to spend time with these two activities.
Kennedy's personal examples and attitude regarding his time, and how he guards it and doesn't let others waste it, might give you some ideas on how you can better use your time to do the productive things you choose to do, rather than float along with others directing how you spend your hours. Some of the ways Kennedy thinks and does this may be more than some people want to do, and that's okay, you can still gain some ideas and incorporate what works for you.
There are some things in this book that you will find in many other time management books. Kennedy admits this and points out, "With regard to time, I promise you, there's no secret magic pill you don't know about. And no new, whiz-bang, computerized doohickey or color-coded appointment book is going to change everything." He then shares the ten time management techniques really worth using. You probably know them, but this book will help motivate you to use them. Kennedy used to travel a lot, so he offers some very good ideas on making your trips more productive. He also shares his thoughts on handling information, which consumes a lot of time these days. He even discusses Psycho-Cybernetics in one chapter, something he used and endorses.
Time is money, and if you are looking for advice on how to maximize your time, this book provides some great suggestions and strategies for being more productive. The key is to be disciplined to use these strategies. This guide points you in the right direction, and Kennedy's No B.S style of writing motivates you to get out there and kick butt and be productive. I enjoyed it as a kick in the butt to do more.
Reviewed by Alain Burrese, J.D., author of the Tough Guy Wisdom series and others.
If you are someone who avoids things that are "too intense", then you can be releived that avoiding this book will prove to be no interruption in your peaceful, quiet and predictable life. If, however, you choose to ferociously own your life and thus your time, energy and effort, then by all means buy this book and read it once a month. Make it a religion.
I find we often make excuses NOT because we are lazy or uncommitted but because we do not have a path to follow that will get is where we want to go. The "excuses" are all we have to verbalized the experience of a let down or failure. This book paved that path and installed high speed lanes. Dan Kennedy has opened up a direct route to our own success via his success and experience and delivered to is a road map - and tools! - to get is to whatever destination we choose!
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