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  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Hannacroix Creek Books, Incorporated; 2 edition (June 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889262374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889262376
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,003,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jan Yager, the former J.L. (Janet Lee) Barkas, grew up in Bayside, Queens, New York, that borough in New York City where musicians Simon & Garfunkle hail from. Jan went away to college, first, to the State University of New York at Buffalo, returning to Queens briefly to study acting at the Gene Frankel Theater Workshop in Manhattan. Jan soon returned to college,finishing up her degree in fine arts at Hofstra University on Long Island.

Writing has been one of Jan's favorite ways to spend her time since her earliest years. she wrote a novel at ten and a full-length play at thirteen. Jan worked on the junior high school and high school newspapers as a reporter. She had her first short story published in her college literary magazine.

Her academic credentials include a doctorate in sociology from The City University of New York Graduate Center. Her dissertation was on friendship patterns. She also has an MA in criminal justice from Goddard College and a year of graduate work in art therapy at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia.Since her mmid-twenties, Jan's taught at various college and universities including The New School, Temple University, St. John's University, The New York Institute of Technology, Penn State, and, most recently, the University of Connecticut.

Jan's first published book was THE VEGETABLE PASSION: A HISTORY OF THE VEGETARIAN STATE OF MIND, published by Scribner's in the U.S. and Routledge & Kegan Paul in the UK. Her other nonfiction titles include VICTIMS; WHEN FRIENDSHIP HURTS; FRIENDSHIFTS; WORK LESS, DO MORE (2nd edition); BUSINESS PROTOCOL; GROW GLOBAL; THE FAST TRACK GUIDE TO SPEAKING IN PUBLIC; three novels, THE PRETTY ONE; UNTIMELY DEATH; and JUST YOUR EVERYDAY PEOPLE; as well as children's books, journals, including BIRTHDAY TRACKER & JOURNAL, and poems (IN LOVE AND WORK: Poems).

Jan has worked in the publishing industry over the years beginning with her years in her early twenties in the school division at Macmillan Publishing followed by a year doing everything from editing, acquisitions, foreign rights, permissions, sales, and publicity at Grove Press.
She's traveled and read extensively to research her books. Jan also writes articles, blogs, and business writing, like press releases.
For more on Jan, go to:
http://www.drjanyager.com (her main website)

Over the years, Jan's been published by major houses including Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, Prentice-Hall, Facts on File, and other companies. She's been translated into 30 languages. In 1996, she founded the small press, Hannacroix Creek Books, Inc. (http://www.hannacroixcreekbooks.com)

She's been on author tours throughout the U.S. as well as internationally throughout the UK, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand. Talk shows that have asked Jan to appear to share her insights include THE VIEW, OPRAH, the TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA,CNN,and other programs.

Jan's married to communications executive and fellow author Fred Yager. They have two grown sons and a grandson.

"I'm often asked what book I've written that I've enjoyed writing the most. That's such a hard question to answer! Of course I have my favorites, but it's also the new book that I'm working on that I'm most excited about since it's still taking shape. Each book represents its own challenges. It is so rewarding when a reader shares with me how one of my books provided new insights or, in the case of my fiction, poetry, or children's book, was enjoyable and memorable."

Jan's co-authored several screenplays with her husband Fred including a romantic comedy, two thrillers, and a buddy movie. Her dream is to get one of their screenplays produced as well as to see her full-length play, BETWEEN FRIENDS, produced.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg Ferrett on November 28, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
For me, when I started reading my Kindle version, I wanted to start the exercises - but really needed the printed version to write in. My wife does not appreciate the pen scrallings on her Kindle:-) The book is now on the way (thanks to Amazon).

I found the structure of the book really great. The 14 day program is broken into 14 chapters (no surprise here). This gave me permission to read just one chapter a day, guilt free, and focus on the activities.

I love the way each chapter finishes with a "Beat the Clock" exercise. A great way to reinforce learning. While not a negative, I would have liked a few more illustrations. I am a bit of a visual learner and the book is full of words (I suppose this is what you can expect in a book :-)) I just think with the technology available today books can easily be a bit more visual friendly.

One major positive (and important) note, Jan addresses the modern workplace and the technologies the world has created to put distrations in our face everywhere we go. We can't escape the changes the internet and smartphones bring, however, there are ways to manage these in a polite way and still be engaged in the social world.

For me - as a sole entrepreneur - time is precious. Many days I have been working away at 2AM to meet deadlines - and often these are self imposeed deadlines. I found the system for prioritzing (day 4 activity) was great and I was able to eliminate a lot of wasted time. Now I need to keep up with the program as temptation creeps in!

Jan finishes the 14 day program with an 'audit' and ideas for keeping up the program. While this is a rehash of the 14 days, importantly it helped me see where I had made progress and motivated me to keep it up.

I will definitely be adding this to my list of recommended books.

Greg Ferrett
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Solomon on August 18, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
After reading the first edition of Jan Yager's "Work Less, Do More" book, I remember feeling in charge of my office for the first time. (See my first review) Because I work in the highly creative business of art and design with my artist husband Pablo Solomon, time management was always a problem for me. I took Yager's 14 day productivity makeover and it worked wonders for my business.

However in 2010, our home and office was hit by a tornado and it took four months to repair everything. Shortly after that, my computer was virused and was not restored for a month. So once again, I found myself back to square one on keeping my office on track.

When I saw that Yager had updated her book "Work Less, Do More" in a second edition (print and e-book) I thought it would be a good time for me to take a refresher course. I love that she still has the 14 day productivity makeover and the "Beat the Clock" section at the end of each chapter. In addition, there are three new sections that are most helpful.

"Six Time Management Lessons that I Learned from my First Boss and Mentor"
"Ten Time Management Strategies to Give You a Competitive Edge"
"Do You Have 5 Minutes to Make a Change?"

Whatever your work obstacles, Yager's new book will get you back on track fast.
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Wow! I always thought that I was quite organized. This book takes "productivity" to a completely new level. It promises on the cover that it will help you: get more done, become more organized, handle distractions, and achieve work-life balance. If you take WORK LESS, DO MORE seriously, it definitely will be life changing. An added benefit to this book is that it is a "workbook" for readers to take quizzes, keep track of activities, make plans and goals, etc. I can't think of a topic that Author Jan Yager has missed...this is the most complete book I've ever seen to help people think through every aspect of how they spend their time and organize their lives. So grab a copy, take a deep breath, and spend the next 14 days conquering the "productivity makeover." Good luck! It will be well worth the effort.
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WORK LESS, DO MORE: The 14-Day Productivity Makeover, by Dr. Jan Yager has really helped me manage my time more effectively. And that made me happier in my work and leisure time! The second edition is even better than the first because it has added features that include three new helpful sections--"Six Time Management Lessons that I Learned from My First Boss and Mentor," "Ten Time Management Strategies to Give You a Competitive Edge," "Do You Have 5 Minutes to Make a Change?"--, a new introduction, a new cover, and an updated bibliography and resources list.

The introduction to this second edition is truly inspiring. It helped me identify two of the major problems I have─ constant Internet surfing, and creating a chaotic environment.. To quote the author's words: "We recreate externally the chaos we feel internally. To get greater clarity, we need to have the...feeling of being centered." This book recognizes that there are many ways to achieve the inner peace necessary to successfully manage our time, and it guides us to achieve this in a thorough and compassionate way.

WORK LESS, DO MORE demands the attention of every person who needs help balancing work and life.
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Format: Kindle Edition
WORK LESS, DO MORE: The 14-Day Productivity Makeover, by Dr. Jan Yager has really helped me manage my time more effectively. And that made me happier in my work and leisure time! The second edition is even better than the first because it has added features that include three new helpful sections--"Six Time Management Lessons that I Learned from My First Boss and Mentor," "Ten Time Management Strategies to Give You a Competitive Edge," "Do You Have 5 Minutes to Make a Change?"--, a new introduction, a new cover, and an updated bibliography and resources list.

The introduction to this second edition is truly inspiring. It helped me identify two of the major problems I have─ constant Internet surfing, and creating a chaotic environment.. To quote the author's words: "We recreate externally the chaos we feel internally. To get greater clarity, we need to have the...feeling of being centered." This book recognizes that there are many ways to achieve the inner peace necessary to successfully manage our time, and it guides us to achieve this in a thorough and compassionate way.

WORK LESS, DO MORE demands the attention of every person who needs help balancing work and life.
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