Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done

"I well recall a conversation with an executive I hoped to interview about her astonishing productivity. I began our call with an assurance that I would not take much of her time. She laughed. 'Oh, I have all the time in the world,' she said." Most of us feel constantly behind, unsure how to escape feeling oppressed by busyness. Laura Vanderkam, unlike other time-management "I well recall a conversation with an executive I hoped to interview about her astonishing productivity. I began our ...

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Title:Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
Author:Laura Vanderkam
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B076NSZ27X
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done Reviews

  • Janssen
    Jun 16, 2018
    I didn't feel like this was as readable as some of her books, but I LOVED it. So thoughtful and I was talking and thinking about it non-stop. ...
  • Sarah
    Jun 15, 2018
    Vanderkam on building in quality to the time you create by tracking your time. I'm an LVk fangirl and I liked it. It wasn't life-changing (like at least one of her other books has been for me) but it was good. It could probably have fit on an index card, but I get that she needed to ma...
  • Kelly
    Jun 12, 2018
    While Vanderkam's discussions center around time and time management, the biggest takeaways in this book aren't about time management: they're about effective energy management. As someone who chooses energy management over time management -- this works for me. We all have more time...
  • Lori
    Jun 30, 2018
    So many of the ideas in this book are things we already know we should or could be doing, but I needed the extra encouragement to implement them. One of the big "take aways" for me is to create memorable experiences, not necessarily momentous ones. So many of my evenings seem to be fr...
  • Naomi
    Jul 01, 2018
    I read this at the right time. I feel like Laura Vanderkam's analysis of how much time we really have and the different ways we spend that time has really helped me see the time that I do have instead of what I don't have. My only complaint would be how the book is geared more towards ...
  • Georgina
    Jul 02, 2018
    Really great ruminations on how to both plan your life super concretely and more philosophically, how to frame things so that you can think of them in the right way. I am a fan of Laura Vanderkam already because of her combination of no-nonsense attitude and her insistence you can make...
  • Robin
    Jun 04, 2018
    I am always interested in how people use their time and organize their lives, and in picking up ideas about how I might consider my own time usage. Vanderkam begins by tracking time (1/2 houor increments) but is ultimately focusing on more living and less busyness. Mindfulness and inte...
  • Carrie
    Jul 03, 2018
    I enjoyed reading Laura Vanderkam's new book - I always enjoy hearing her research about how people get more done. But I felt like this book was less about getting more done, and just feeling like you have more time. Still interesting but not what I was hoping for... ...
  • Sally Ewan
    Jul 01, 2018
    I tried to read her book about 168 hours in a week, but got frustrated with the time tracking thing. (I'm already obsessive enough without filling in a grid of everything I do.) But this book had some nice points to ponder, and so I will do that as I go about my life. Thinking about...
  • Elizabeth
    Jul 02, 2018
    Quick read with interesting examples. There is a workbook at the end with practical tips, though I would have liked more. I like the idea of tracking your time over a week or two to see where it's really going. ...
  • Amanda
    Jun 27, 2018
    In any case, people with all the time in the world know that happiness is a worthy goal. Because how we live our hours is how we live our lives, being happy with our lives means being happy with our hours. As I read this, I thought of how full my life is with my husband and son, fa...
  • Cory Zorker
    Jul 05, 2018
    This is a great book and I look forward to putting its advice to practice in my day-to-day life. I listened to the unabridged audio version. Just like anything else, the more mindful we are in a particular area in our lives (diet, exercise, finance), the better our outcome. That'...
  • Abby
    Jul 11, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book. I recommend listening to the audiobook to hear Laura?s voice. As a full-time working mother of 2 young children, I gained a lot of insights as how to make better use of my time. We reread again the future for a refresher. ...
  • Pamela
    Jun 06, 2018
    I have been a huge fan of Laura Vanderkam?s work since her book 168 Hours. Her 100 Dreams List changes my life. Off The Clock is the perfect continuation of her philosophy on time. She breaks down the key steps to create moments that matter and how to take ownership of our lives so ...
  • Stephanie
    Jul 14, 2018
    This book gave me so much to think & talk about, and I even went back and re-listened to the chapter on relationships after I was done. Her stuff about the Anticipating/experiencing/memory self (and not letting the lazy or stressed ?experiencing self? chest the other two) espec...
  • L.A. Starks
    Jun 20, 2018
    This is an excellent book--especially for anyone who read the novel "I Don't Know How She Does It" hoping for an answer: Vanderkam, with a career and four kids under the age of ten, provides more answers in this sequel to her first book, "I Know How She Does It." Readers who are 24/7 p...
  • Beth
    Jun 24, 2018
    Mostly a rehash of ideas she's written about previously, but not as interesting. Lots of content based on a not particularly well explained study with no analysis of uncertainties or whether the results she discussed were significant. ...
  • Elizabeth
    Jul 11, 2018
    I always enjoy Laura Vanderkam's books. I think they offer practical advice and give the reader a sense of optimism about the ability to make changes to harness more time for doing the things one wants to do. ...
  • Kelsey
    Jul 13, 2018
    As always, Laura Vanderkam filled her book with solid advice. I wasn't as mindblown as I remember being with "168 Hours," but it was still a really great read. ...
  • Ashley
    Jun 12, 2018
    This was my favorite of Laura?s books so far. It had her usual in-depth analysis of numbers and data about time but with a human effect. The ideas of how to live better were really enjoyable and attainable and brought a human element to her ways more than I?ve read from her before....
  • Mary
    Jun 05, 2018
    Of course I would give our daughter a five star review! But in all honesty, I did enjoy reading her latest book. I have plenty of time in my retirement but it is still good to think about many of her suggestions--making time for friends, for fun, for memories, and for family! I like th...
  • Melanie
    Jun 08, 2018
    I became hooked on Laura's books and her time-tracking recommendations ever since I heard her speak at the American Society of Journalist and Authors' annual meeting a couple of years ago. (Plus, I've spoken to her a few times, and she's a lovely person.) I pre-ordered this book and th...
  • Stacy A
    Jun 30, 2018
    I absolutely love Laura Vanderkam?s prior books and podcast. But I just didn?t get into this one. So much felt repetitive from prior books and the podcast. At one point I didn?t think I?d even finish. I?m disappointed because I wanted to love this book, but it didn?t introd...
  • Jeff Patnaude
    Jun 10, 2018
    Help for a busy mom I an a mother of 5 boys who works full time as a college professor. This book helped me to analyze my time and deliberately put in more enjoyable time! I love the idea of not letting your spoiled, present-self control your narrative! ...
  • Caitlin
    Jun 06, 2018
    Excellent, quick read, chock full of great ideas for how to enhance the way you experience time and still be productive (more productive than before, even). There is a great balance of personal and realistic anecdotes from the author and stories from other people, as well as research t...
  • Julia
    Jun 24, 2018
    3.5 stars. I enjoyed this book. It gave me a lot to think about and I hope I can implement some of the tips. The section on how not to be late is very apt for my own life and I really hope I can now start to be on time! ...
  • Gina
    Jun 26, 2018
    Although the approach was much different, this book has much in common with The ONE Thing. Keller?s book explained the idea behind the ONE Thing and detailed how it might be implemented. Off the Clock used stories, examples, and research data to make suggestions about how and what to...
  • Katherine Lewis
    May 29, 2018
    It's no exaggeration to say that Laura Vanderkam's writing has changed my life. Her earlier books forced me to confront my own part in procrastination, avoiding hard tasks and making excuses like "I don't have the time." This book - Off the Clock - crystalizes all her earlier writing i...
  • Mike Peterson
    Jun 22, 2018
    The thing I like about Laura Vanderkam's books is they are relatable (yes I realize I'm a guy). This one especially was a reminder to enjoy the time, and I did while reading the book. I also have a larger number of takeaways than from most books and have already started doing some of t...
  • Benjamin Spall
    Jun 05, 2018
    I?ve been following Laura?s work for a year or two now, so I was expecting to like this book. But I more than liked it. The wisdom found within these pages is so simple yet profound. As I?ve found myself becoming busier over the years I?ve struggled to manage my time, often to ...