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I Know How She Does It

Laura Vanderkam

"The most positive take on work and family I've read in a long time"
New York Times

Do you struggle to balance the demands of a successful career with quality time with family and friends, your hobbies, and even a decent night's sleep?

In I Know How She Does It, time management expert and bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast Laura Vanderkam reveals the surprising strategies you can use to spend more time on the things you enjoy. By following her advice, you will be able to work less, sleep more, enjoy date nights, go to the gym and socialise.

Based on hour-by-hour time logs from 1,001 days in the lives of real women, Vanderkam proves that you don't have to give up on the things you really want. I Know How She Does It offers specific strategies proven to help you build a life that works, one hour at a time.

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Laura Vanderkam

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast is a powerful book about high productivity from bestselling author Laura Vanderkam.

We're all busy. But we all waste time. What are the secrets of using every hour productively? How do the most successful people spend their time?

In this brilliant accessible book, Laura Vanderkam inspires you to rethink your morning routine and jump-start your day. If you use your mornings wisely, you can build habits that will lead to a happier, more productive life.

She also helps you to rethink your weekends. She explains why doing nothing can be more exhausting than doing something, how to balance work and play, and why Sunday nights are crucial.

Finally she challenges you to make the most of your time at the office. Focusing on matching your to-do list to your natural body clock, she shows you how to maximize your productivity so you can accomplish more in less time.

By blending stories of fascinating people with cutting-edge scientific research, Vanderkam shows us how to maximize our valuable mornings, make the most of our working hours, and enjoy the results with deeply satisfying weekends.

Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours and All the Money in the World. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, CBS MoneyWatch, USA Today, and Fortune, among others.

What the Most Successful People Do at Work

Laura Vanderkam

What the Most Successful People Do at Work, the third mini-ebook by the acclaimed author Laura Vanderkam, reveals how a few simple changes can make you more productive and fulfilled in your career.

In her bestselling mini-ebook What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, Laura Vanderkam showed us how to take advantage of our often ignored morning hours to achieve our dreams.

Then in the sequel, What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend, she revealed why the key to a better week is a better weekend.

Now, in the third mini-ebook of this trilogy, What the Most Successful People Do at Work, Vanderkam shows us how to ignite our careers by taking control of our work days.

For many of us the typical workday makes us feel like hamsters on the proverbial wheel. Plagued by crises and distractions, we work hard all day. But when we go home we're not much closer to reaching our goals.

But it doesn't have to be that way. Vanderkam shows how successful people employ certain daily practices to make sure their work hours are invested, not squandered. Drawing on research and interviews with people as varied as children's book illustrator LeUyen Pham, productivity guru David Allen, fitness personality Chalene Johnson, and former race car driver Sarah Fisher, Vanderkam shows how to take control of your career by taking control of your 9-to-5.

Laura Vanderkam is the author of three previous books, including 168 Hours and All the Money in the World. She has also written two other popular mini-ebooks, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and What the Most Successful People Do On the Weekend. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reader's Digest and Fortune, among many other publications. She lives with her family outside Philadelphia.

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam, the author of 168 Hours, provides a A fun, practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your morning routine in this short ebook What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast.

Mornings are mad for many of us. We wake up in a haze - after hitting snooze a few times. Then we rush out the door so we can officially start the day. Before we know it, hours have slipped by without us accomplishing anything beyond downing coffee, dashing off a few emails, and catching up with colleagues. By the end of the day, we're so exhausted that any motivation to accomplish something in the evening has vanished.

But according to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives.

Drawing on real-life stories and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are impossible to take care of later in the day.

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast is a fun, practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your morning routine and jump-start your life before the day has even begun.

Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, USA Today, Scientific American, and Reader's Digest, among other publications. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and their three children.

What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam, the author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, shows how we can take control of our weekends in What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend.

Many of us breathe a grateful TGIF when Friday rolls around, envisioning a weekend full of both productivity and refreshment. Yet too often our precious weekends seem to disappear, eaten up by unproductive work or leisure that fails to energize us. Monday morning comes too fast, finding us still unrested, with tasks still undone.

Drawing on real-life stories and scientific research, Vanderkam explains why doing nothing can be more exhausting than doing something and why happy people make weekend plans in advance. She shares weekend tips gleaned from busy people such as politician and news host Mike Huckabee, former CEO Frank Baxter, and TV producer Aliza Rosen. She lists the kind of weekend activities that make people happiest, explains why it's important to unplug at least for a little while, and shares the secret of why Sunday nights may be the most important hours.

What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend is a fun, practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your weekends and start your workweek refreshed, renewed, and on track.

Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, USA Today, Scientific American, and Reader's Digest, among other publications. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and their three children.

168 Hours

Laura Vanderkam

It's an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are starved for time. We tell ourselves we'd like to read more, get to the gym regularly, try new hobbies, and accomplish all kinds of goals. But then we give up because there just aren't enough hours to do it all. Or if we don't make excuses, we make sacrifices- taking time out from other things in order to fit it all in.

There has to be a better way...and Laura Vanderkam has found one. After interviewing dozens of successful, happy people, she realized that they allocate their time differently than most of us. Instead of letting the daily grind crowd out the important stuff, they start by making sure there's time for the important stuff. When plans go wrong and they run out of time, only their lesser priorities suffer.

Vanderkam shows that with a little examination and prioritizing, you'll find it is possible to sleep eight hours a night, exercise five days a week, take piano lessons, and write a novel without giving up quality time for work, family, and other things that really matter.

Biography

LAURA VANDERKAM is the author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, All The Money In The World, 168 Hours, and Grindhopping. She is a frequent contributor to Fast Company's website, and a member of USA Today's Board of Contributors. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, City Journal, Scientific American, Reader's Digest, Prevention and other publications. She lives with her husband and three children outside Philadelphia.