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Off the Clock

Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done
Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Learn to savour life's best moments - no matter how busy you are - through mind-set 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.

©2018 Laura Vanderkam (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"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, best-selling author of Deep Work

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  • 08-09-18

Another great book

I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of this book (particularly as it came out in the UK months later than the US) and it didn't disappoint. I have loved everything that Laura has written, but this one really struck a chord. Life is short, take time 'off the clock' and enjoy it!

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  • 11-10-18

loved it

great book, love the author. She doesn't tell you what to do, or what to cut but how to enjoy the moments we have

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  • Lisa
  • 10-29-18

Both enjoyable and wise

I chose this book after finishing I Know How She Does It by the same author, and enjoyed this one just as much. Warm, relatable, and full of practical advice on how to structure our lives and attitudes to get (paradoxically) more of a sense of freedom and abundance in our lived experiences. The author has a lovely reading voice which was a bonus - I like it when authors read their own books!