- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 36 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Penguin AudioBooks
- Audible.com Release Date: July 28, 2016
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01IBZ0848
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I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
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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.
This is not a book just for women. Sure, you have to choose your audience as an author, but everything in this book applies to men with kids too. They are juggling just as much as women are. While the book explains that there are some things that generally women and men approach differently, like our views on the urgency of household tasks, overall we all face the same issues: how to make time for thriving careers, quality family time, and meaningful personal moments on our own.
Granted, this book isn’t for everyone: it is definitely targeting highly educated women who have career aspirations and young kids, but there are nuggets of useful tips throughout the book. Here are just a few: outsource as much as you can, minimize meetings as much as possible, plan challenging tasks earlier in the day, do a late afternoon triage so you don’t get stuck working late, build some flexibility into your schedule, remember childcare is supposed to make your life easier and not harder, build leisure time into your schedule, be mindful with family time so you’re totally focused on your kids. While some of this may sound obvious, when you’re in the thick of everyday chaotic life, it isn’t always. Vanderkam shows that with careful examination and detail paid to each block of time in our weeks, we can find more time than we realize we have, and use that time to nurture whatever aspects of our lives are lacking at that time. Highly recommended!
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Nothing new with this book. Same crap that has been said already.