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The Productive Person: A how-to guide book filled with productivity hacks & daily schedules for entrepreneurs, students or anyone struggling with work-life balance. [Kindle Edition]

James Roper , Chandler Bolt
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Anyone privileged with the choice of how they spend their time is cursed with a common balance. Whether you’re a student, entrepreneur, or even stay at home parent, dividing your free time between productivity and personal time can be difficult.

How do you maximize each hour of productivity so that you are only focused on the task at hand, leaving you free to do other more enjoyable things? do you make sure your free time is truly of guilt, free of stress, and free of feeling anxious for not being “busy”?

Both of these things require practice and can be tough to implement and manage with your already overloaded schedule.

In this practical, lighthearted and action-oriented book, James Roper and Chandler Bolt explain how you can be productive with your time without sacrificing your social life and the freedom you cherish.

By drawing examples from their time as students, entrepreneurs AND years of coaching student-entrepreneurs, they show the reader how be more productive while also creating more time freedom.

In this how to guide, the reader will be given:

***Productivity Hacks for becoming instantly more productive
***Daily schedules that work perfectly for people who need to get stuff done, but also want to have some “me” time too
***Prework that will alter their mindset and perspective on how they make decisions
***Actionable Steps to create your new productive habits in a hurry

Don’t let your time keep slipping away...take it back, make it productive, and enjoy your new life.

Editorial Reviews

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"This book gives you an actionable plan for how to be more productive. If you're sick of all these books that talk and talk about incoherent ideas and then give you no way to take ACTION, then this book is a must read for you. I've read all the top authors in the personal development category, and the thing that Chandler and James do BETTER than the like of Carnegie, Tracy, Canfield, Ferris, etc.. is that they GET TO THE POINT. They don't just write words for the sake of fluff.This book is pure gold, and if you read it you will take away at LEAST three points on how to be more productive..GUARANTEED!" ~Darren Boulton Review:
"I've read A LOT of material on productivity. Everything from scientific journals to quick "5 Things To Do...." to everything in between. When I first opened the ebook I really was expecting a laundry list of tips and tools and for it to be useful in a couple areas, but that was about it. BOY WAS I WRONG.... and I'm really glad I was. The Productive Person is a true plan for hacking productivity in a way that creates longevity and gives your new routines staying power. The authors present you with everything you need (including example schedules), but then leave you to commit to the changes. NO BS list of 10 tools here that you will abandon in 3 days.
On top of the content, it's a quick read (like 40-something pages) that could be done in under an hour, minus a couple thought provoking questions they pose to you. Useful, concise, blunt but entertaining. What more could anyone wanting to make some changes in this area ask for?" ~Josh Winkles

About the Author

Chandler Bolt
Chandler was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at an early age when he saw that he could make a lot more money working for himself. While his friends were off searching for jobs, he was out starting businesses. 
He began early (age 11) by selling his personal snacks at scout camp and, by age 17 he hired his friends to help him operate his landscaping business that earned him $10,000 for college. All in all, by age 20 he started and ran over $320,000 in businesses.

During this time, he taught other college students to run their own successful businesses and received the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award from Young Entrepreneurs Across America.
Chandler now speaks to students across the country teaching them the lessons he's learned as a young entrepreneur and encouraging them to take the entrepreneurial leap.

James Roper
James has been an outlier his entire life. 

Brought up in a small town where most of his peers truly embodied the "small town" mentality, James was always looking for ways to grow. A rule-abiding rebel growing up, James continuously found ways to push societal limits as far as he could, just out of curiosity.

When he was a sophomore at The University of South Carolina, he started his own painting business with Young Entrepreneurs Across America and over the next 3 years progressed up the executive ladder to become the first YEAA executive in the state of SC.

After one year of college, James left his general manager with YEAA role to pursue his ultimate passion in life: professional speaking. Leaving guaranteed revenue streams behind, with little money in the bank, James began his professional speaking career. 

Within 6 months he was booked for collegiate orientations and multiple leadership conferences, and - oddly enough - he even created a personal growth workshop for a local theater's apprentice program.

James now has the privilege of traveling the country sharing messages about positivity, Gen-Y, peer leadership, productivity, and much more.

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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not quite what I expected January 22, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
First of all, I did think this book had some useful tools for me, and overall I'm glad I made the purchase. My word of warning is that I wish the authors had highlighted a little more clearly (or perhaps they did and I just wasn't paying enough attention) how heavily this book is geared toward people who make their own daily schedules EVERY day (entrepreneurs, stay at home parents, self-employed, etc.) Like I said, there ARE some useful tools that even people who don't make their own schedules can benefit from, but the majority of this book is talking specifically to people who make their own schedule all day every day, not for people like me who work regular jobs and have their work schedule blocked off for them for a certain number of hours every day. The authors' main point seems to be helping those with complete freedom of schedule create order and structure for themselves so they don't fall prey to wasting time and falling behind when it comes to the productivity of their business ventures. I was looking for a time management book geared more toward helping me make the best use of the time that is "my own" (i.e., not time scheduled 9-5 on weekdays for work), but this book is meant for those people who have ALL of their time as 'their own'. If you ARE one of these people, then I think this book could be a really useful tool, especially if you're having a hard time setting and sticking to a schedule that works for you. For the rest of us without as much schedule freedom, I recommend Time Well Spent by Mike Burns.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
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Well-written, organized, and I applaud the authors for their initiative and drive. I read about 70-100 books per year and I've always argued that every book has some nugget of value and so is worth reading. This book proved to be the exception. I've never provided a review on amazon, but felt compelled to do so here because this type of effort by the authors concern me greatly. Unfortunately, the points made in this book are nothing more than what could be found on a random search on productivity blogs. Even if I had never read a book before, I could've found the book's information on a blog in about 20 minutes.
--Here's just one of many examples, see: and search on productivity (then follow their references a few times). Not to mention that there are no references citing where they pulled this information from - borrowing from others is valuable when appropriate, but please give them credit.
--There can be value in summarizing insights presented on such blogs for sure, but to do so, the book needs to do a rigorous and thorough review of insights and present them in a unique and helpful way. This book appears to have randomly selected a few of the many helpful "hacks."
--Indeed, it is self published because no reputable publisher would consider publishing this.
--The authors unfortunately focused on minimizing inputs (their time investment into the book) instead of maximizing outputs (value to readers).
--I think hacks are helpful, but the authors provide no evidence or justification for why the average person should focus on these few particular ones, beyond the fact that the two authors themselves find these useful.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Priceless for young entrepreneurs.. and others. November 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
As a full time student and entrepreneur myself, it is easy to appreciate just where the authors are coming from. It is perfect for students, entrepreneurs, managers, or anyone who feels like there just isn't enough hours in the day for all the things they both want, and need, to do.

This book is the perfect size. They've taken the same amount of useful information that would normally be contained in a book three times this size and compacted it, something I consider a favor. I just don't have time to read a whole chapter full of fluff only to find out that the piece of information I wanted could've been summed up in a small paragraph.

The best thing about the book is it can be read on Monday, and on Tuesday you're already experiencing the results.

This is the real deal.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Benefits retirees too. December 4, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Some might wonder why a retired person would read this book. Throughout my career, I have digested all of the management books and time management in particular. It's true what they say: "I don't know how I had time to work". Retirement keeps me busy; however, it is easy for a retiree to mismanage time, maybe more so than someone who needs to be productive. As one review stated, this book cuts to the chase, offering a simple, understandable template for not only managing work schedules, but balancing personal versus work time to provide a healthy mix.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take a bite out of Time December 19, 2013
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This book is not for everyone. If you love the safety and comfort of your current day to day, then don't read this book. If you want something more out of your day and desire more productivity for your life, but don't know how to get started, this is the book for you. This book lays a solid and realistic foundation of how to break the monotonous routine that you have come accustomed with and break the mentality of your life, that there is "never enough time in the day." This book teaches you how to get the most productivity of your day and makes it very SIMPLE. The ideas and thoughts of this book can work for anyone ranging from a college student to a someone with 20 years of work experienece. Chandler and James do a great job and live their book and it's ideas everyday.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
good read full of useful tools for the price you cant beat it
Published 1 month ago by Jeffery arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars well worth reading!
This book is easy to read and implement, but you have to take the time to actually follow the advice. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth Tate
4.0 out of 5 stars If you are self employed then this is a great help
I downloaded this book on a free promo along with the action guide and I find it's a perfect companion to other early morning productivity routines that I recently started. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rachel Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Excellent guide book to overcome procrastination and become productive as an entrepreneur . I love the whispersync version of the book
Published 1 month ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars great advice
Good, quick read with easy to apply options for getting tasks completed on time. No more hitting the snooze button. Thanks!
Published 1 month ago by Joan Hawkins
5.0 out of 5 stars I found these hacks quite useful. I also got the "deck of cards" that...
As an entrepreneur, I found these hacks quite useful. I also got the "deck of cards" that instantly help you each day which is pretty cool. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mercedes K Pollmeier
4.0 out of 5 stars So full of Instantly applicable principles
Helpful right from the get go, this book immediately changed how I do my day for the better. Get it!
Published 1 month ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading with practical tips that you can easily apply right away.
Easy reading with practical tips that you can easily apply right away.
Published 1 month ago by Patrick Silveira
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick review
I feel it is a very balanced short story like written to get some one motivated to organise their life.
Published 1 month ago by Jessie
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very useful to me.
This book appears to have been written by a few college-age students, and it contains their advice. I may have appreciated this book a lot more when I was in college, but it had... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sofia
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