- Series: Signet
- Mass Market Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Signet (February 7, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451167724
- ISBN-13: 978-0451167729
- Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.4 x 6.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life (Signet) Mass Market Paperback – February 7, 1989
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He would agree with e.e. cummings that "To be nobody but yourself in a world that is night and day trying to make you just like everybody else means to fight the hardest fight any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." Once we have set goals that utilize our unique talents and abilities, we will have the will power and determination to do the work necessary to achieve them.
To accomplish our goals Lakein recommends that we make a daily "to do" list and always start with "A's," not "C's." Most of our time is spent working harder on things that don't matter. We may be efficient, but Lakein suggests that our goal is to do what matters most and become effective. "Work smarter, not harder" is the mantra he wants us to repeat and couple that saying with his last piece of advice --"Do it now."
Stick your finger into this small book and any page you hit will have wise words to put into action. Learning comes from daily practice and developing habits that "put first things first," taken from Stephen Covey's best seller, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People -- also recommended is Covey's fine book on effective living appropriately titled First Things First.
Rarely has a book that costs so little paid such rich dividends. You won't be disappointed.
I read this book every week and have got an additional copy to carry in my bag always to get these excellent ideas entrenched in my head.
I recently reread the book with my daughter who is just getting her career going and found the techniques Laikin created 33 years ago still work for me in retirement.
Implementing just a few of the author's ideas will make your life more relaxed and enjoyable. However, beware of attempting to implement all of his ideas at once; this is bound to overwhelm most people and you may end up quiting your attempt at time management. Instead pick the top three or four suggestions the author makes, try them out for a few months, keep the ones that work for you, then read a little bit of the book again, pick some more ideas, try them out, and so on. After some time your life will be much better off for implementing the ideas in this book that work best for you.
After incorporating some of the ideas in this book into your life, I highly suggest moving on to David Allen's "Getting Things Done."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book for learning how to get control of your time and practice time managementPublished 2 months ago by cafw
A generation ago this book changed my life - for the better. I bought this copy for my granddaughter. I hope it will transform her life as well.Published 4 months ago by Allen Matthews
Alan Lakein graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School. He has also written Give Me a Moment and I'll Change Your Life: Tools for Moment Management. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steven H Propp
A nice copy in condition as promised; a time management guru, information still relevant.Published 5 months ago by NRWMOJO
Although this is an old book, its principles still apply.Published 6 months ago by Katherina Hruskovec
A+ Fast delivery, book received as described - and great book!Published 8 months ago by LikeReading
This is a book that will change your life.. spend the small amount ıf money to buy one..Published 8 months ago by Awesome John
i was actually impressed upon first use i felt my system adjusting to the masculine ''wake-up'' greeting down there. I belive it will deliver from these initial performancePublished 11 months ago by samuel inyang