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Off the Clock

Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

By Laura Vanderkam

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Learn to savour life's best moments - no matter how busy you are - through mindset shifts that alter your perception of time.

'Laura Vanderkam is one of the world's leading experts in time management and productivity . . . her insights in Off the Clock can change your life' - Dorie Clark, author of Stand Out

'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, bestselling author of Deep Work

'I loved it . . . Vanderkam expertly weaves together interviews with experts, anecdotes about her own personal life, philosophical musings, and scientific research' - Shana Lebowitz, Business Insider UK

Learn to savour life's best moments - no matter how busy you are - through mindset shifts that alter your perception of time.

Laura Vanderkam, the acclaimed author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, isn't like other time-management gurus. She's not trying to shave off 30 seconds here or there; she's interested in the emotional and psychological side of the 168 hours everyone has each week. Her message is that we all have more time than we think we do, and can feel less stressed while getting more done.

With the right habits, you can live efficiently and effectively, and yet still see time as abundant. For instance, Vanderkam teaches:

- How to clear your calendar of activities that are boring, stressful or simply not the best use of your time
- Why tackling your top priorities during the hours when you have the most energy will change your perception of what it means to be productive
- How to linger in great experiences while they're happening, and why good memories seem to make time expand

Packed with insights from busy yet relaxed professionals, including 'time makeovers' of people who are learning to use these tools, Off the Clock can inspire the rest of us to creative lives that are not only productive, but enjoyable in the moment.

Biographical Notes

Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and I Know How She Does It, among others. Her 2016 TED talk 'How to Gain Control of Your Free Time' has been viewed more than five 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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  • ISBN: 9780349421179
  • Publication date: 02 Aug 2018
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Piatkus
Short of discovering an additional twenty-fifth 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
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, bestselling author of Deep Work
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 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
One of the best books Vanderkam has written . . . [Off the Clock] is a book about how to live full and meaningful lives with our families and friends in the limited time we have — Phoebe Farag Mikhail, Being in Community
I loved it . . . Vanderkam expertly weaves together interviews with experts, anecdotes about her own personal life, philosophical musings, and scientific research — Shana Lebowitz, Business Insider UK
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