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The Other 8 Hours: Maximize Your Free Time to Create New Wealth & Purpose Hardcover – January 5, 2010
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Pagliarini (The Six-Day Financial Makeover) refreshes a tired premise with a snappy style that helps readers prioritize their commitments and divest their energies accordingly. Simple exercises target LifeLeeches, insidious activities that suck up free time—video games, meaningless meetings, social media, porn, and (rather bizarrely) reading and carpooling—in order to dedicate those freed up hours to make extra money, develop more job-related skills, blog for cash, expand a creative or entrepreneurial venture, or simply engage in more fulfilling hobbies. A large portion of the book is focused on becoming what the author calls a Cre8tor, someone who does not just settle for a paycheck but creates their own financial life. Even readers perfectly at peace with their career and paycheck will find the tips and a companion Web site, featuring downloadable templates for time management and a Goal Achievement Plan, useful catalysts for further professional and personal growth. (Jan.)
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“Just one simple decision--to become a cre8tor--is enough to change your life for the better. Robert makes the case why this is the best path, for all of us.” ―Seth Godin, Author of Linchpin and Tribes
“Pagliarini (The Six-Day Financial Makeover) refreshes a tired premise with a snappy style that helps readers prioritize their commitments and divest their energies accordingly. Simple exercises target "LifeLeeches," insidious activities that suck up free time--video games, meaningless meetings, social media, porn, and (rather bizarrely) reading and carpooling--in order to dedicate those freed up hours to make extra money, develop more job-related skills, blog for cash, expand a creative or entrepreneurial venture, or simply engage in more fulfilling hobbies. A large portion of the book is focused on becoming what the author calls a "Cre8tor," someone who does not just settle for a paycheck but creates their own financial life. Even readers perfectly at peace with their career and paycheck will find the tips and a companion Web site, featuring downloadable templates for time management and a "Goal Achievement Plan," useful catalysts for further professional and personal growth.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Most of us don't make great use of our 'non-work' hours. This book can help you change that. It's filled with great advice on how to devote those in-between hours to more enriching, energizing and rewarding pursuits.” ―Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New World
“My many years as a productivity coach and educator have convinced me that the greatest gains in our lives are most often achieved because of small things that we begin to do consistently that are highly strategic for us. Robert's book is a treasure-trove of such "small things." He's mined the bandwidth of our day to day lives for the underused portions where real treasures lie. Very good stuff here” ―David Allen, author, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life
“The Other Eight Hours identifies universal roadblocks and limitations, then provides the reader with tangible tools that can easily translate to real world experience. Pagliarini shows us how to achieve a whole new level of happiness and fulfillment with a remarkable ability to speak to the reader in a way they can relate to.” ―Kim Barnouin, co-author of Skinny Bitch
“The Other 8 Hours soars with crisp advice, mind bending ideas and stories that will move you to action. The book captures the obvious self-empowerment opportunity we've been too busy to notice: You can own your life if you want to. Read it and take back the best part of your life.” ―Tim Sanders, author of Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business & Influence Friends
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After reading "The Other 8 Hours", I have made a list of concrete things I am going to do (and not do) to maximize my free time (school, invention idea, thinking of ways I can turn my hobbies into income) - at one point, these would have seemed like huge, overwhelming tasks, but Robert has a way of making them seem manageable. Robert's writing style and sense of humor makes this book very motivational and FUNNY!
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is feeling in a rut and wants to have a renewed sense of purpose in their lives.
However, the book grabbed me in the first chapter where the story told of what happens when preparation meets opportunity. From there on, page after another, I kept learning something new on how to use my time more effectively and efficiently (definitely applicable to my crazy days juggling 3 kids schedules on top of neverending household responsibilities!). The book is easy to read with many engaging and thought-provoking stories, and tools like internet websites, that help to organize and manage my "life clutters". I have been able to glean from practically every page a new idea/concept that I can immediately apply to my days.
Thank you, Robert, for sharing your wisdom and passion! You are inspiring!
The 'Other 8 Hours' by Robert Pagliarini is a great read and will motivate you to use your precious free time most effectively. This book challenges the assumption that if we work, have families, etc., that we have no time to invest in reaching our financial aspirations. Similar to establishing a budget, once you take an honest assessment of how you spend your free time, it becomes obvious that there are time wasting activities that can be eliminated or reduced.
The book also contains very useful references to resources to help you reach your financial goals.
I also appreciate Robert's emphasis that reaching your financial goals does not mean neglecting your family and health obligations.
Very inspirational, and I look forward to implementing his recommendations for creating additional wealth.