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What made the experience of listening to Manage Your Day-to-Day the most enjoyable?
The contributors showed a real understanding of the artistic and creative mind.
What about Fred Stella and Laural Merlington ’s performance did you like?
Fred and Laural did not get in the way of the message. Their delivery was neither turgid nor preachy. I felt that another artist/colleague was speaking to me.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The chapter on perfectionism was bang on for me. Also, in a few places, the contributors drive home that, as a professional artist, you can't expect inspiration to move you to create. Most of the time you just have to get down to doing it.
Any additional comments?
Before reading Manage Your Day-to-Day, I would start my day doing mundane tasks like answering email or just looking for something interesting on the internet. Now, after I exercise, I start writing or composing first thing. It makes me want to get out of bed. I rise now about 2 hours earlier than I had in the past. My productivity has gone way up.<br/><br/>A great companion to this book is Accidental Genius by Mark Levy. He has given me great ideas on how to kick start my creativity through writing; a real boon now that I have all this extra time to create!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
Manage Your Day-to-Day is a perfect blend of information and insights that I have been able to use immediately in my day to day work. The variety of content is exceptional due to the fact that this is more of a compilation of ideas, which is very beneficial because productivity is more of a "finding what works for you" - so you're sure to find content that meets your style of work.
Due to the short length, I love the fact that I can re-listen and remind myself of the nuggets that are found throughout.
NOTE: I would recommend having a way to jot down a few notes while listening, especially when they give you some "hidden" web addresses with additional resources from 99U.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
This is a simple book that provides steps for the primary three areas: build your routine, find your focus, and increase your creativity. The steps are obvious, such as book time to work on your priorities rather than let other people suck your time for their priorities through emails or meeting invites. The book is structured nicely. Provides the main points, gives some examples, and summarizes at the end of the chapter with key takeaways. I listened to the audio book. I would listen to it again if I needed the reminder to return to a routine and focus on my priorities.
18 of 20 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Manage Your Day-to-Day to be better than the print version?
I don't know, I haven't read the print version.
What did you like best about this story?
The practical tricks and tips how to manage my time.
Have you listened to any of Fred Stella and Laural Merlington ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, I haven't
What did you learn from Manage Your Day-to-Day that you would use in your daily life?
• Creative work first, reactive work second.<br/><br/>• Don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has to get down to work.<br/><br/>• We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.<br/><br/>• The human mind is better suited for running sprints than marathons. <br/><br/>• We tend to overestimate what we can do in a short period and we underestimate what we can do over a long period. A small daily task, if it'll be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. Over the long run, the unglamorous habit of frequency fosters both - productivity and creativity.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Manage Your Day-to-Day again? Why?
This is one of the few audible books that I would have to say would have worked better with a text companion. When you are listening all you can do is let these great examples wash over you. It's extremely hard to retain all this advice.
Has Manage Your Day-to-Day turned you off from other books in this genre?
It has no real genre. All the 99U stuff is genre busting. How to be more productive and organized for artists and poets.
What does Fred Stella and Laural Merlington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The performance quality is very high and it goes very quickly.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Organizing tips for the creative class.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Loved it. Great insight. very helpful and informative. Great guidelines to be more productive and efficient.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I must say I'm becoming a fan of the 99u book series. This is my second and again it has given me insights that I can use right away.
Learning from others that have done the things you want to do, for me is helpful in getting me started. Giving me a blueprint that I can tweak to suit my natural tendencies.
I wasn't to sold on the narrator. However she got the job done and I was able to listen for long periods without feeling like I needed to take a break.
Overall it's a good listen. I would recommend it for anyone that is looking to do something that they really want to do.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Did not like the way the book is structured, it would be better narrated in a 'story like' way.
What would have made Manage Your Day-to-Day better?
Something not just solely about writing. I was thinking it was more about managing your time on things in the work place not just about writing. It was grouped with other time management books and the sample sounded ok.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Something about time management like 4hr day by tim ferris
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fred Stella and Laural Merlington ?
The narrators were fine it was the content I didn't care for.
What character would you cut from Manage Your Day-to-Day?
Any additional comments?
I found myself constantly reviewing to capture the many ideas shared in this work. Something here for everyone.
In general I found this book to be encouraging, helpful and informative.
My one criticism of this audio version is in the narration which consisted of two voices, male and female. I found the female vocal performance to be somewhat robotic with little or no expression. The gaps between words and sentences sound somewhat unnatural at times - almost like what one would hear on your car Sat-Nav in or the synthesised voice on your computer. I found this quite off putting and distracting.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up Manage Your Day-to-Day in three words, what would they be?
The narration in this sounds like Apple's "text-to-speech" from the early naughties. Terrible. Which is a shame because the book itself is good.
the main ideas repeated in another book. the book doesn't concentrate on one problem. therefore, no issue is really discussed in depth.