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Episode 39- Laura Vanderkam on How To Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

May 31, 2018 • Book Club
Lara Vanderkam

What if we could feel less busy while getting more done? In her new book, Off the Clock, time management expert Laura Vanderkam says: it’s possible! Her TED Talk, How to Gain Control of Your Free Timehas been viewed more than 5 million times and she’s been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, and Fortune. On this episode, Laura shares the seven principles that will help you get more done without feeling overwhelmed. Start your clocks, these next 30 minutes will have you re-thinking how you spend your time.

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Show Notes

  • The idea behind Laura’s new book, Off The Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done (1:26)
  • How time tracking can help you make better decisions (3:53)
  • Why “busy” isn’t a badge (4:39)
  • How to be more mindful of your time (6:06)
  • The importance of “time freedom” (8:04)
  • Why you should think about time in the span of one week (168 hours) (9:19)
  • The seven secrets of people who feel less busy while getting more done (11:50)
  • Why you should track your time for a week (16:14)
  • The connection between time and energy (17:24)
  • Her thoughts on time blocking as a time management strategy (18:30)
  • How she plans her own time (19:55)
  • How to track your time (23:28)
  • Outcomes from time tracking (24:30)

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