Pre-Challenge Thoughts

I plan to keep track of my time this week. It’s been a while since I’ve done so, and I’m curious to see what my life looks like right now. Unlike my other “168 Hour Challenges,” this one is pretty spur-of-the-moment, so I haven’t had time to plan my week and make sure it looks good. Much of my work is just plugging along sort o… read more »

Round-up: A New 168 Hours Challenge

It’s been a great week! I gave a speech last night to the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Mid-Atlantic chapter in Wilmington, DE. Several women logged their time as part of the workshop, and called the experience eye-opening.
It reminded me that it has been a while since I’ve posted any time logs here. In addition, a number of BNE… read more »

What On Earth Am I Doing With My Time?

Welcome to My168Hours! My traffic logs are showing a bunch of new visitors (from BNET, Free Range Kids, the Miami Herald, etc.). If you’re new here, the links on the right will give you an overview of some of the greatest hits from the blog. Some people have emailed me that the subscription form isn’t working; if it isn’t for you, please emai… read more »

Sherpa Parents, And The Fall-Out

On the Saturday before Mother’s Day, Lenore Skenazy (author of Free Range Kids and a long-time friend of 168 Hours) penned a funny op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on hovering parents. She mocked the modern parental obsession with staying within 2 feet of one’s children (“a hug’s length away” to use Gymboree parlance). On… read more »

Fear.less, Tony Hsieh, and the Fear of Public Speaking

168 Hours (and a loooong interview with me) is featured in this month’s fear.less magazine (that link takes you to the downloadable copy or you can read it in your browser; I’m on pages 14-22). My interview is right before the section on Tony Hsieh, the founder and CEO of Zappos. While Hsieh was quite able to come up with an awesome way to sell shoes a… read more »