- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Portfolio (May 29, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735219818
- ISBN-13: 978-0735219816
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 7.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done Hardcover – May 29, 2018
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"Laura Vanderkam is one of the world's leading experts in time management and productivity. If you're feeling too busy, stressed out, or overworked, reading her insights in Off the Clock can change your life."
—Dorie Clark, author of Stand Out and adjunct professor, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
"For every minute you spend inside this book, you’ll get back ten. Off the Clock will show you how to spend your hours more meaningfully, reclaim vast amounts of wasted time, and live a better life. Picking up this book will be one of the most valuable investments you make in yourself."
—Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project
“Laura Vanderkam delivers a compelling and evidence-based argument that busyness is overrated in our current culture. Living a full life, at work and at home, is about doing the right things well, and confidently missing out on everything else.”
—Cal Newport, author of Deep Work
“Short of discovering an additional 25th hour what makes time so different for those rare productive, unstressed people? Laura Vanderkam knows--and can teach you. If you want to do more without losing your sense of peace along the way, make time for Off the Clock."
—Jon Acuff, author of Finish and Do Over
"I recognized myself in almost every word of Laura's excellent book. And tracking my hours was an eye-opener for me, as it appears I'm one of the people who's been unrealistic about how I spend my days. This book is liberating, useful, and so important in this era in which everyone seems to feel overwhelmed."
—Celeste Headlee, author of We Need to Talk
About the Author
Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, I Know How She Does It, and 168 Hours, among others. Her 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 5 million times. Her work has 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.
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With Vanderkam's help I am working to let go of the idea of time scarcity. It's an easy trap to fall into since busy seems to be a badge of honor. But my goal is to have more white space on my calendar (so I can be creative and experience the world around me) and to linger in moments that matter to me.
If you can't remember on Monday what you did over the weekend, you need to read this book.
If your days are flying by too fast, you need to read this book.
If you feel like you never have time for the people or things you love, you need to read this book.
In this book Laura shows us that yes, while we do need to get our book done, we have a lot more time than we think we have, and some of life’s most beautiful moments take place when we’re “off the clock.” Read it, you’ll love it.
I am charging ahead with one of the tips basically around doing a little every day. There are a few projects that seem to overwhelm...I would start and stop many times in the past few years. Thinking that I can just do a little each day (or week) has actually gotten me farther on these projects in the past 2 weeks than I have gotten in the past 2 years!