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Time and productivity management expert Laura Vanderkam conducted a study to investigate how busy women spend their time. She concluded that successful people don’t try to find the time to do the things they want; they identify what they want and make it a priority. This simple twist helps fill your 168 hours a week doing what matters most to you. Time is a precious commodity. getAbstract recommends this guide to spending it well.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How busy people spend their time,
  • What it really means when you don’t have time for something and
  • What strategies can help you find time for what matters most in your life.
 

About the Speaker

Time management and productivity expert Laura Vanderkam is the author of I Know How She Does it.

 

Summary

Popular time-saving tips include ideas such as recording your favorite TV shows so you can zip through the commercials or making only right-hand turns while running errands. Yet shaving time off daily activities won’t produce much-needed extra hours. Instead of carving out time to do the things you want, prioritize what you want in life and do it.

A time study of busy women juggling work, family and personal commitments found that time is highly adaptable. This is especially evident when an emergency strikes. For example...


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