The Time Chunking Method

A 10-Step Action Plan for Increasing Your Productivity
Narrated by: Joe Hempel
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Discover how to use time chunking to streamline your workflow and skyrocket your productivity!

Are you struggling to manage your time efficiently? Do you have the feeling you could be much more productive if only you used the right workflow strategy during your day?

Enter the Time Chunking Method.

It's one of the most popular time management strategies used today. Students, corporate managers, small business owners, and stay-at-home moms employ it to get more done, stay motivated, and carve out more free time.

It can help you do the same thing!

Time management made easy!

The key to using the Time Chunking Method effectively is to adjust it to your personal workflow. I'll show you how to do that in this book.

©2015 Damon Zahariades (P)2017 Damon Zahariades

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Best Time Management Book For Entrepreneurs!

I’m am so glad I came across this book!This is the best book I’ve seen for those who are self-employed or manage their own time! The tips are very simple to understand and easy to apply!

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Awesome! Must read!

This book is a quick read, gives simple tips and encourages you to act now. I found it to be uplifting and motivating!! I listened to it with my 10 year old son in the car. He too is using some tips from it as well. Definitely a must!!

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Very helpful!!

Very helpful to start this process. I feel very prepared to succeed at this from listening to this book.

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Not quite worth the chunk of time spent listening

I try to give audible books a rating, but don’t usually write a review. I felt compelled by the request at the end of the book.
Overall, I found the book to be very repetitive and had an almost condescending tone.
While I can understand the advantages of the method, the book would benefit from more diverse examples/illustrations. It was heavily geared to those who work from home and to those who write.

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Easy to follow

Enjoyed listening to this book. I found it to be very informative, clear and easy to follow steps and logical!

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I enjoyed it. I experience distractions daily, now

I experience distractions daily in my work environment. Breaking tasks into chunks has helped me to not only be better focused, but have a sense of accomplishment daily and reduce feeling of stress.

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Captivating

Content was so good I'm listening to it again for the second time. Very good read/listen.

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Instantly useful,well organized & delivered

I really enjoyed this TIME CHUNKING method audiobook. I found it on the Audible app. It is full of useful informationI that can be applied immediately to almost any type of work. I listened to it several times, "in chunks", once, to get the general idea, and then I repeated it again to take notes of details that I can use.
The author's style is well-researched, concise, and well-organized. The examples are brief, but clearly explained and easy to follow, and sparked my mind to find my own applications.
I have short term memory deficit along with hyper-focus tendencies. This TIME CHUNKING method
gives me the tools to manage these two (often exasperating,) opposing behaviors, by giving my distractible brain a useful structure for getting my work done. The "25-minute focus on work, then 5 minute rest, 25 minute work, 5 minute rest" pattern is simple and straightforward, yet helps me accomplish a lot.
I have used quite a few other productivity methods but with only limited success. I was able to use this basic TIME CHUNKING method immediately. I know that as time goes on, I will add more details so that I can be even more productive. I can already see that my productivity is increasing, without having to wait 6 months to recognize improvement.
Some audiobook narrators are obviously NOT INTERESTED in the content or subject matter of the books they narrate. They speak so fast (trying to get it over with? ) that they don't even pause between paragraphs, topics and examples, or chapters, and use such a monotone, mechanical voice that it sounds like an automated machine. That drives me crazy!
Hooray for the narrator, Joe Hempel ! ! ! ! Fortunately, by contrast, Joe Hempel's delivery style is thoughtful and engaging. His pleasing conversational style is easy to listen to, and gives the listener enough time between topics and chapters to digest the subject matter before moving on.

The author also researched and provides his opinion (with pros and cons) on a short list of what he considers to be the best useful time management apps also intended to help keep me focused. I'm excited to try out these apps for myself and find which ones work best for me.
I've been pleasantly surprised at how this TIME CHUNKING method has helped me in feeling more satisfied at work. I recommend the TIME CHUNKINGg method to anyone who wants to improve their productivity, regardless of their learning style or the type of work they do.

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great tool

Got a lot done using this method at work, felt less overwhelmed. Thank you again

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Boring

Nothing new or innovative here. Then spends time on telling you why you need to eat well and sleep.

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  • 01-14-18

life changer

I like all the books of this author.The author truly knows his stuff and I have added another tool on ny tool belt

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  • 01-31-20

Full of useless fluff

This book was a waste of money. He said in one phrase that took about 1 minute what the time chunking method was about with as much detail as you’d find on any blog, and then filled the rest of the book with absolute waffle, such as when to go to the toilet, the importance of seeing a doctor before exercise, and what foods we should eat to stay healthy. He even described apps that he had no knowledge of himself but ‘his friend told him about them’. Absolute waste of money.

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  • MG
  • 01-02-20

Nothing new, just common sense, a bit repetitive with a list of timer apps at the end!

To sum it up: Break your time into time frames with breaks built in, e.g. 25 mins + 5 min break or 50 mins + 10 min break to refresh; have a cup of coffee/tea, do some exercise, house work or walk the dog (if working from home). Avoid distractions by saying “No” to people if you can to protect your own time, switching off phone, not answering door etc. Declutter your work area and don’t access anything you don’t need to e.g. YouTube or emails if you can avoid them. At the end there are lots of apps named that you can use to set the timer.
This book may be useful to someone who has no organisation skills at all, however if you’ve studied (your teachers will usually have taught you this as a basic) or worked already then it’s unlikely to add any great value other than possibly name some time setting apps you may not have heard of before. Personally, I find that adding tasks to my email calendar does the same job and the automatic reminder alerts me in the same way rather than introducing something new, that way it incorporates conference call and meeting that have already been scheduled in to my calendar and allows me to review and move tasks around as priorities change. On the positive side it’s a short read, low cost, although very much reflected in the content.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-19

explains the pomodoro method

This quick listen gives some good ideas and a blueprint to implement focused blocks of time to increase productivity.