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It Takes An Egg Timer, A Guide To Creating The Time For Your Life [Kindle Edition]

Joanne Tombrakos
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Book Description

One of the biggest excuses for not creating the change we want is that we are convinced we just don’t have the time. We’re already on overload. How can we possibly fit one more thing in? We’re convinced we have not a moment to do those things we have to do, much less what we yearn most to.

It Takes An Egg Timer, a Guide to Creating the Time for Your Life intends to prove that excuse wrong. You do have enough time-for everything you have to do and want to, and then some. It’s just a question of what you are letting get in the way.

This is not your typical book on time management. It is part guide and part manifesto. It offers uncomplicated solutions that start with a very simple tool, the egg timer. It is written not just for the self-employed and entrepreneurs struggling to keep themselves on task, productive and happy but also for those who simply dream about making a change in their life, big or small, and are convinced that what is stopping them is not enough time.

Informative and entertaining, It Takes An Egg Timer will inspire and motivate you to examine how you use and misuse your time. At the end you will no longer ask yourself whether you have the time to do what you want, but what you will do with it now that you’ve found it.


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About the Author

Joanne Tombrakos is a Storyteller, Marketing and Sales Consultant and Adjunct Professor in Digital Marketing at NYU. She blogs on demystifying digital for business and life at joannetombrakos.com 

What sets her apart from other consultants is that she is able to combine the perfect storm of a twenty-five year career in media advertising, sales and traditional marketing working for corporations that include CBS and Time Warner, expertise and hands on experience as an early adopter of digital, with skill as a storyteller. 

This offers her clients, whether a large corporation or an entrepreneur, insight, knowledge, and strategic direction to flourish in today's changing landscape. She brings a fresh perspective, energy and enthusiasm in an informal style to her customized workshop training programs and presentations. Topics range from: The Consumer in the Age of Digital, Selling to the Educated Consumer to Storytelling for Business.

She considers herself a creative entrepreneur and is the self-published author of It Takes An Egg Timer, A Guide to Creating the Time For Your Life and a novel, The Secrets They Kept. Joanne contributes to The Huffington Post, ForbesWoman and BlogHer. 

She has a passion for beaches, good wine and laughter. 
For more information: joannetombrakos.com

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  • File Size: 409 KB
  • Print Length: 92 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082WW11E
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #580,766 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've just had the most productive week of my life! June 26, 2012
By Charley
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This book is amazing. I've heard the "use an egg timer" thing before, but somehow I needed this book to put it into use. I used the timer on my phone, but no, our cute orange kitchen egg timer is far superior.

Let me share this: I have ADD. I take gobs of fish oil and fancy vitamins just to keep myself sitting on a chair. THIS book helped me accomplish a lot of things that I've been meaning to accomplish, and to create a structure to monitor and complete several long-term projects, and to actually have the confidence that I CAN complete them. It's amazing. I'm so thrilled with this book, and with my own productivity. This book is amazing!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful advice. December 19, 2013
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I read this book when I was struggling with making time for my writing and it helped immensely. The cheery apple timer sitting on my desk is a welcome reminder to give myself 30 minutes now and then. The advice in It Takes An Egg Timer is great for scheduling a hectic day!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Unstuck and Get Going with It Takes An Egg Timer October 29, 2012
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I've been a fan of using the egg timer with social media for years. It's how I socialize and meet new people without losing half my day to "messing around" online, which is very fun and easy to do! Joanne wisely applies her years of professional experience to expand this concept into tackling the most daunting of projects that need to happen.

Her style is simple, direct, and very empowering. You can read this through in an afternoon and then get started with your hot project!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very practical and useful book for anyone November 16, 2012
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I have taken several time management courses in my career, but this little book delivers the most straightforward and useful I have seen.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Core Ideas, but very thin. February 13, 2013
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It actually did help me to try starting big tasks by just setting aside a non-threatening 25 minutes. But, trying to make a lot of ritual out of that just seems silly -- unless you are really into ritual.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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As a businessman providing services to clients, I thought I knew everything about time management. I learned so many useful time-saving tactics from reading Joanne Tombrakos' book, resulting in increased productivity. I was surprised to learn that my multi-tasking skills are really not at all as effective as I had thought they were...I also took note of how much time I really wasted surfing the net on extraneous non-work related topics...among other tips.

For these, and many other reasons, you will certainly find "IT TAKES AN EGG TIMER: A Guide to Creating the Time for Your Life" useful. I highly recommend this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a book that made a difference! July 20, 2012
By Nancy M
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Joanne Tombrakos has written a wonderful book, full of useful tips for using our time more efficiently, both in our personal and work life. Her suggestions are priceless, spot on, and helpful. One of her tricks? To use a simple egg timer. Who doesn't want to waste less time, spend more time with family, and create whatever is next for us. I'm sold, and would strongly recommend "It Takes An Egg Timer: A Guide to Creating the Time for Your Life" in a heartbeat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent short read August 10, 2012
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I loved this short book from Joanne Tombrakos. You can read it in a couple of sittings and there are immediate things you can do to get more efficient. Just what I love - informative, helpful, practical and easy to read!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Diana Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars It really works.
Easy reading. Simple idea, and it works! Try it.
Published 2 months ago by Lois Lane
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I expected
Yeah, this book wasn't as good as I expected and although I read the entire thing (because it wasn't bad enough to bail on), it certainly didn't leave me with any lasting... Read more
Published 6 months ago by T.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good info, quick read
Nice time management info and a fairly quick read. I actually use some of the tips now. For some reason, the text showed up very small on my Kindle Paperwhite when I first opened... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Gwyndyr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide for doing not just thinking
I have long considered the use of timers helpful with household chores, but the guidance in this book was very helpful in applying the use of timers for much more such as work... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Heather S.
4.0 out of 5 stars Practical
Easy read and basic information, but I put it into practice and have already seen results at work and at home
Published 14 months ago by Janice D Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars And that's the truth!
The truth is self-evident. This lady knows her stuff! She provides excellent guides to organizing your life. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Doness
5.0 out of 5 stars simply basic
This is a book to remind us to get back to basics. Keep it simple & stay focused :-) great advice & an easy read!
Published 14 months ago by redrnbiker
4.0 out of 5 stars Do you have enough time?
Sometimes we don't think we have enough time to do everything
that we want. But with this book, the author says we can by using
the image of an egg timer. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars back to basics
We need reminders like this sometimes, to get back to basics.
I bought the egg timer too, great help!
Worthwhile.
Published 14 months ago by R. Gauss
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More About the Author

Joanne Tombrakos is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at Joanne Tombrakos International, a marketing consultancy specializing in all things digital, specifically social media, content marketing and personal branding online. JT International offers corporate training, workshops and webinars as well as one-on-one consulting, all designed to improve Digital IQ so you and your brand stay marketable, stay relevant and stay sane in the digital age. The emphasis is always on educating and empowering through the use of practical tools and simple advice.

Her professional experience includes a background in traditional media, having held sales and marketing management positions at CBS and Time Warner in radio and television before embracing digital. That experience is a boon for her clients in that she has dealt with a myriad of industry and business over the years and brings that insight into today's rapidly changing environment.

An indie author she has published two books to date, It Takes An Egg Timer, A Guide to Creating the Time For Your Life and a novel, The Secrets They Kept. She blogs at www.joannetombrakos.com on demystifying digital for business and life. Her writing has also appeared in The Huffington Post, ForbesWoman and BlogHer.

An adjunct professor in Digital Marketing at NYU since 2013, Joanne is an active member of New York Women in Communications and speaks on topics ranging from personal branding online, selling in the age of the educated consumer to redesigning your life.

When not consulting, blogging or working on the next book, she can be found indulging in dance breaks, naps and dark chocolate.

For more information: www.joannetombrakos.com

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