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How Did I Get So Busy?: The 28-day Plan to Free Your Time, Reclaim Your Schedule, and Reconnect with What Matters Most Paperback – December 26, 2007
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* Make major life changes that are exciting and scary at the same time.
* Be happier and have more fun, even when life seems routine.
* Navigate setbacks and disappointments in a way that makes life better, not bitter.
* Go from a scattered to focused mind to feel and be more productive.
* Speak up with confidence rather than settling for less.
* Go to sleep at night feeling peace about decisions.
* Conquer emotions that cause procrastination, emotional spending, and the sabotage of success.
In the summer of 1999, Valorie had an epiphany that confirmed her life purpose to inspire women to live more fulfilling lives. She was on a career path that looked successful but was unfulfilling, and despite her fears, Valorie took a leap of faith to pursue her dreams. The transformation has led her to write eight books, including Successful Women Think Differently, What's Really Holding You Back?, and Your 5-Minute Personal Coach.
Valorie helps readers and leaders discover their purpose and create a vision that's true to who they are. She helps people persevere until they reach their goals, even in the face of challenges, fears, and doubts. Her expertise shows how to coach yourself by saying "yes" to what matters and "no" more often. The result? People find the freedom to live the life they previously only imagined.
Valorie's transparency and blend of personal stories, faith, and psychological research is engaging and practical. She is a columnist for Ebony Magazine and a frequent media contributor who has appeared in and on CNN, HLN, Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, Oprah Radio, The 700 Club, Essence, The Los Angeles Times, and many more. She has co-hosted two national television programs - The Potter's Touch with T.D. Jakes and Aspiring Women, winning two regional Emmy nominations. She has a master's degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in journalism from Florida A&M University and a BA from Florida State University.
Let Valorie help you get unstuck and be unstoppable. Subscribe to her free weekly coaching newsletter at www.ValorieBurton.com.
Top Customer Reviews
A time-management book with a spiritual twist. Many of the ideas presented here are in every other time-management book or seminar. However, this author discusses more of the spiritual/emotional side of being "busy."
She recommends slowing down, making a daily heart-to-heart connection, developing a self-care plan, creating daily rituals, being led by the spirit, etc. There are definite new age ideas at play here.
Even if you find one or two things that help in the battle to be less busy, or ways to find more time for yourself, it's worth a read.
I got the feeling the author led something of a life of priviledge, and cannot relate to why many of us are busy. She never mentions having children and as a busy mom, I can say a large part of why I am overly busy is the care of my children. Like many moms, I was looking for advice on things like how to slow down without shortchanging the kids, but kids were never really addressed in this book. That is a glaring omission, because kids (or the care of adult parents, or both) add tremendously to one's busyness and most women are in some sort of caregiving role for a large part of their lives.Read more ›
Burton encourages us to start with a reality check to determine exactly how busy you are. Then she asks that you take the next 28 days to get your life together. Some helpful tips are:
Schedule fun time
Cut back on internet/email/text messages/twitter
Eat right & exercise
Boost your personal hygiene
Reconnect with God
Celebrate your small successes
Create deliberate routines
Respect the pace of others
Enjoy the journey
Burton use real life case studies and personal experiences to explain that real change comes from God. The daily challenges, journal entries, thought provoking questions and one-minute meditations provide the information needed to free your schedule and give you time to smell the coffee. Remember that your life is a journey not a destination. You can take control, say no and have heart to heart connections with those that you love without rushing through every day.
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If you are overworked, overstressed, over-tired and desire some type of change but aren't sure where to begin or if it's even possible this book will change your life. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sherman322
i already read it once through and now i am reading it again. i am having a tough time with it though.Published on March 8, 2013 by Ashley Rene Clark
In this book, the author has managed to cover good ground. The primary references relate to her counselling work with clients, handling her personal challenges and references from... Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by V Sridhar
This is the fourth copy of this book that I have purchased. I've benefitted from it so much that I have given it as gifts. It is practical and very insightful. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by NanMarie
I must have read at least 6 other books about this subject...or at least TRIED to read them before I became overwhelmed and cast them aside. Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by Tracy Chard
I thought this was a great book to help us bring our lives back on track and focus on our priorities. Read morePublished on March 10, 2011 by Joanne Kanute
As the author, life coach Valorie Burton rightly assumes in her introduction, I picked up this small book for a reason. Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by Leisa Hammett