Archive for June 2012

Welcome Today Show viewers!

I’m writing this on Thursday night, and I’m scheduled to be on the Today Show tomorrow (Friday) around 7:40 a.m. I’ll be talking about my new ebook, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. If you’re here because you saw the segment, welcome! My ebook is a short guide to making over your mornings — and life. It is av… read more »

33 going on 80

I recently read Sally Koslow’s new book, Slouching Toward Adulthood: Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest. In it, Koslow chronicles, from a baby boomer perspective, all that is weird about what she calls “adultescents.” These are generally defined as people ages 22-35. Much of the laments will be familiar: people flit from job to job. They flit… read more »

The half-hour problem

Long-time readers of this blog know that I have a favorite data set: The American Time Use Survey. This annual study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics asks thousands of Americans to keep track of their time. Because it is broad, and based on actual days, as opposed to how people recollect “typical” days, it is more accurate than most surveys that ask peop… read more »

Writing for the ear

Monday, I had an experience that was both new, and in a way, not.
Penguin sold the audio rights to What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. When 168 Hours was made into an audio book, the audio company hired a professional voice person to read it. This time they hired…me. I went to the studio with two printed out copies of my missive — poss… read more »

The last 15 minutes are always crazy

A few years ago, I read a Real Simple article about how several women had reformed their mornings. They wanted the daily trip out the door to be less chaotic. More calm. One woman who was responsible for getting her three young daughters fed, dressed and to school on her own actually spent what sounded like an hour the night before getting everything ready for th… read more »