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Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time Hardcover – January 6, 2015
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“Managing your time is a lot like managing your money. It’s not about the numbers; it’s about your behavior. The best time-management tricks in the world won’t do you much good if they don’t actually make your life better. In Procrastinate on Purpose, Rory builds on what we’ve all heard about time management and adds the two things that have always been missing: emotion and significance.”
—Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host
"A brilliant insight turned into an actionable method. Start now!"
—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin
“We all have the same 24 hours in a day to make an impact but what if you could actually create more time? Procrastinate on Purpose shows how the greatest leaders in the world have figured out how to literally multiply their time. This book is a game changer.”
—Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Energy Bus and The Carpenter
“Rory Vaden has invented a way to manufacture more time in your day! This book has brilliant insights on how to become more productive in every area.”
—Randy Gage, author of the New York Times bestseller Risky Is the New Safe
“Rory Vaden is a contrarian—and that’s a good thing. Most rail against the evils of procrastination, but in Procrastinate on Purpose, Vaden shows us how to use it to our advantage. In doing so, we get more of the one resource that used to be finite: time.”
—John G. Miller, bestselling author of QBQ!, Outstanding!, and Parenting the QBQ Way
“Procrastinate on Purpose will alter the way the professional world thinks about time - I've never read anything like it. Useful, unique, and relevant…this is an absolute must read for every leader.”
—Sue Schick, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania and Delaware
"Procrastinate on Purpose is the unorthodox guide for mastering time-management and productivity in our 24/7 business world. If you only read one book this year on how to become more effective and focused at work with less stress—and fewer emails—read this one.”
—Jason Dorsey, Co-Founder of The Center for Generational Kinetics and bestselling author of Y-Size Your Business
Rory's commitment to living life on purpose has challenged and inspired me again and again. In Procrastinate on Purpose, he shares a fresh take on time management, giving you tools and techniques that will empower you to say no to the mediocre in order to say yes to the best.
--Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode
"The thing I love about Rory Vaden’s books is that long before he writes about principles, he lives them. If you've ever thought, ‘I wish I had more time,’ read the great principles in this book. And then I dare you to do what Rory does: live them."
—Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Start and Quitter
"We all wish we had more time. It turns out we have plenty to spare. In Procrastinate on Purpose, Rory Vaden shows us how to take our time back and sets us free from the shackles of tired time management techniques."
—Ken Coleman, author of One Question and host of The EntreLeadership podcast
“Every once in a while you read a book so impactful that you buy a copy for each of your teenage kids and make them memorize it. Take the Stairs was that book for me. The world NEEDS Rory Vaden. He is a big thinker and action taker who will challenge the way you are living your life. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on his second book. Procrastinate on Purpose will not disappoint.”
—Sarah Petty, owner of Joy of Marketing and New York Times bestselling author of Worth Every Penny
“All of our days are numbered, but in Procrastinate on Purpose Rory Vaden reveals the unconscious method that top performers have been using for years to multiply their results. For the first time ever, now you can understand their same methodology.”
—Robert D. Smith, author of 20,000 Days and Counting
“Every once in a while a book comes along that completely shifts the way an entire generation thinks about a specific topic. When it comes to time management and productivity, Procrastinate on Purpose may be the one!”
—Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer
About the Author
Rory Vaden is a Self-Discipline Strategist, Cofounder of the international training company Southwestern Consulting, and a New York Times bestselling author. As an author and business motivational speaker, Rory's unique insights have been shared on Oprah radio, as well as in Businessweek, Publishers Weekly, and SUCCESS Magazine. He is the author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success.
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This book definitely wasn’t aimed at mere office surfs such as myself (definitely written more for experienced execs, high powered CEO’s, etc…), but I was able to learn a lot from it. Automation is one thing I needed to learn about. I send similar emails 5-10 times a week, which made me realize how important stock emails can be. Having to re-write the same basic email to customers every couple of days is boring, and wastes a lot of time! Anyways, great book! I have been able to apply it quite a bit already.
Now, along comes Rory Vaden with a fresh and powerful paradigm that makes a REAL difference. Taking a technique from the military, Vaden explains to the reader how to "multiply his/her forces." Essentially, the strategy is to "just say 'NO.'" This book will show you just how powerful 'NO' is. But knowing when, to whom, and how to say 'NO' is vital to the success of this strategy. Vaden gives you everything you need to know to start improving the quality of your life by using this technique right now. This week.
If you'd like to make the next year measurably better from the prior one, I'd suggest you make an investment of this book. Huge return on investment.
I think everyone could benefit from studying Rory's model and theories, and I was personally inspired by all the people stories.
I'll send you some candy canes from North Pole, Alaska if you don't enjoy this book! Thanks for the sacrifice that made this book, Mr. Vaden. Your model of multiplying your time is proving itself in what I've gained by reading it.
That being said, I thought the principles in the book were well thought out and could apply to people at any level in their career and life.
It's a fairly easy read as well. If you are interested in learning about different ways to think about time management and task prioritization, I would definitely recommend the book. I have recommended to multiple friends and colleagues.