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The Free-Time Formula: Finding Happiness, Focus, and Productivity No Matter How Busy You Are

The Free-Time Formula: Finding Happiness, Focus, and Productivity No Matter How Busy You Are

Jeff Sanders

ISBN: 978-1-119-43298-2

Feb 2018

240 pages

$11.99

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Find the time, clarity, and mental space to achieve your goals

The Free-Time Formula helps you slow down time and get the important things done. We're all overworked, stressed, and always being asked to do more, and do it better; the days aren't getting any longer, so something has to give—don't let it be your sanity. This book provides a real-world framework for more effective time management that helps you prioritize, focus, clarify, and go. You'll begin with a time audit to assess your current stress, strategies, and output—and the results may shock you. From there, you'll work step-by-step toward a new daily routine that will help you become the focused, efficient achiever you've been trying to be for so long. It's not about cramming more into your precious 24 hours, it's about figuring out what really matters to you, and getting the most important things done first. Every day. Never miss another big deadline, never flake on an important meeting, never be late to an appointment again. It is possible with great planning, and this book is your personal guide.

Focused on action, not filler, this book is an excellent resource for those who want to achieve more, but do less. With a few simple changes, you'll find the time you've been missing and put it to more productive use.

  • Define and prioritize your personal and professional goals and responsibilities
  • Cut the distractions and clarify your daily objectives
  • Adapt your workplace tools and environment to facilitate actual work
  • Periodically self-assess, course–correct when needed, and plan for the future

Rather than rush through another day leaving things un-done and roses un-sniffed, take a beat and a breath, and take back your day with The Free-Time Formula.

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Foreword xiii

Introduction xvii

STEP I FIND OUT WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON 1

Chapter 1 The Freedom to Do Anything 3

Chapter 2 Asking the Right Questions 19

STEP II CLARIFY WHAT MATTERS 33

Chapter 3 The Vital Few 35

Chapter 4 Knowing What to Do Next 49

STEP III FLEX YOUR MUSCLES 63

Chapter 5 Fitness for Busy People 65

Chapter 6 Mental Bicep Curls 79

STEP IV CUT THE NONSENSE 89

Chapter 7 You Have Permission to Let Go 91

Chapter 8 Reducing Friction 105

STEP V SCHEDULE WHAT MATTERS 115

Chapter 9 Red-Carpet Calendar 117

Chapter 10 What to Do with All That Free Time 135

STEP VI PREVENT FUTURE NONSENSE 151

Chapter 11 Slaying the Distraction Dragons 153

Chapter 12 Turn Off the Lights and Hide! 171

STEP VII SOLIDIFY YOUR IDEAL RHYTHM 187

Chapter 13 Crunch and Release 189

Chapter 14 Seven-Day Action Plan 199

References 207

About the Author 209

Index 211