I Know How She Does It

I Know How She Does It

How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
From the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, powerful insights from 1001 actual days in the lives of high-achieving women.Balancing work and family life is a constant struggle, especially for women with children and ambitious career goals. It's been the subject of countless books, articles, blog posts and tweets in the last few years, and passions run high in all directions.Now Laura Vanderkam, the acclaimed time management expert, comes at the "having it all" debate by asking a very practical question. Given that we all have the same 168 hours every week, how do people who do have it alĺ??women with thriving careers and familieś??use those hours? When you study how such women fit together the pieces of their lives, like tiles in a mosaic, the results are surprising.If you work 40 hours and sleep 56 (i.e. 8 times 7) that leaves 72 hours for everything else. Vanderkam explains how her subjects use those "everything else" hours; why we work less and have more free time than we think; why it's a myth that successful women get too little sleep; and how women can have demanding jobs, spouses, and kids, and still enjoy a healthy amount of downtime.She shares the time-logs from 1001 days in the lives of women who make at least $100,000 a year and still make time for their families and friends, for sleep and exercise, and for leisure activities they love. Based on what she learned from the patterns in those time-logs, she provides a framework for anyone who wants to thrive at both work and life.Includes a Bonus PDF with charts and graphs.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2015]
New York : Penguin Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780698402324
0698402324
Branch Call Number: HQ1221 .V36 2015x
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,rda
1 downloadable audio file (1 sound file (7 hr., 36 min., 30 sec.)) : digital

Related Resources


Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

e
EricaReynolds
Feb 17, 2016

I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I recommend it highly, but first a disclaimer: I think this book's design and title make it seem like a very business-focused, productivity book, but that is misleading. It's actually a very gentle, kind book about appreciating your life and focusing on good moments and thinking about the stories we tell ourselves and others. It's a book about considering how we spend out time--at work, at home, and for ourselves--and how we can have the lives we want--not just the lives we fall into and end up feeling pulled in all directions. I also really appreciated how she doesn't recommend pulling back from work for working moms, but rather finding a way for work to fit into one's life more successfully. A very hopeful, refreshing book, that encourages us to trade off some email/facebook/picking up toys time and instead use that time for berry picking, reading, and other activities that bring us joy.

e
EricaReynolds
Feb 17, 2016

I really enjoyed this audiobook, and I recommend it highly, but first a disclaimer: I think this book's design and title make it seem like a very business-focused, productivity book, but that is misleading. It's actually a very gentle, kind book about appreciating your life and focusing on good moments and thinking about the stories we tell ourselves and others. It's a book about considering how we spend out time--at work, at home, and for ourselves--and how we can have the lives we want--not just the lives we fall into and end up feeling pulled in all directions. I also really appreciated how she doesn't recommend pulling back from work for working moms, but rather finding a way for work to fit into one's life more successfully. A very hopeful, refreshing book, that encourages us to trade off some email/facebook/picking up toys time and instead use that time for berry picking, reading, and other activities that bring us joy.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top