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I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of their Time Paperback – 2015
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“As an entrepreneur and mother, I’m invested in honing time management strategies that enrich my life instead of taking any enjoyment or flexibility out of it—and Laura Vanderkam understands that. In her new book, she shares how busy people build full, productive careers and happy homes as well. You’ll find lot of tools that can help you make time for everything that’s important and cut out what’s not.”
— Angela Jia Kim, founder of Om Aroma & Co. and Savor
“I’m a longtime fan of Laura Vanderkam’s insightful work—her recommendations for getting the most out of every day are often counterintuitive but always realistic and manageable. In her new book, she reveals the time management strategies that highly successful mothers use to build lives that work. Thanks to her findings, I’ll never look at my weekly calendar the same way again.”
—GRETCHEN RUBIN, author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project
“For many years I’ve wanted to see reflected in our collective conversation what I know to be true in women’s lives: that many of us are happily combining work and motherhood, and loving both. Laura Vanderkam has written the book that’s been sorely missing, and she does so with an impassioned, eloquent voice, important new research, and the warmth of a dear friend.”
—TARA MOHR, author of Playing Big
“An empowering guide for professionals who want to figure out how to become superstars in their fields while building satisfying lives.”
—DORIE CLARK, author of Reinventing You and Stand Out
“This book could have been titled How to Be a Superhero, because that’s how it makes you feel and act after reading it. Vanderkam’s curiosity for high performance and what makes it possible is infectious. Packed with research from real lives and tips for real change, this book is sure to help women around the world discover their own path to success.”
—JON ACUFF, author of Do Over
“In this engrossing and eternally helpful book, Laura Vanderkam shares valuable insights from women who have mastered their most vital resource: time. I Know How She Does It stands apart thanks to Vanderkam’s nuanced understanding of what it takes to become an efficient-yet-balanced individual.”
—TIM SANDERS, author of Love Is the Killer App
“As a busy CEO, I was inspired by the hundreds of people Vanderkam studied who found ample time for career, family, and self in the same 168 hours available to everyone, each week. If my entire team read this book, we would all benefit.”
—RICHARD SHERIDAN, CEO and chief storyteller, Menlo Innovations, and author of Joy, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
LAURA VANDERKAM is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, All the Money in the World, 168 Hours, and Grindhopping. She is a frequent contributor to Fast Company’s website and a member of USA Today’s board of contributors. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, and other publications. She lives with her husband and their four children outside Philadelphia. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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There was a great balance between strategies to spend your time at work better to further your career as well as to make time for leisure and fun. It definitely made me think about the things we say/hear about being working parents and consider that they might not ACTUALLY be true with some careful stewardship of our time.
This book is definitely targeted towards an upper middle class audience with money to spend on outsourcing home/errand solutions and babysitting. The author definitely advocates trading money for more time in life to do fun things. She also addresses specific issues like getting enough sleep, finding time to exercise, and time for hobbies and leisure pursuits. Her solutions are "bigger" than just saving a few minutes here and there - they are more about getting you to think differently about your priorities and what you do with your large blocks of time.
Note: the images of the time logs nicely format into landscape view on my old Kindle DX, but the print is small so I'd rather view them online. I appreciate the links provided to see them directly. This may not be an issue with newer Kindles.
Even though the subject of this book is a study on working mothers' time use, I would say the advice is also relevant for working dads. She also interviewed and wrote about single parents extensively, and the tech industry, lawyers, and academia seem to be equally represented. This was a highly useful and enjoyable book.