Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Growing into my own advice

One of the most gratifying parts of writing self-help books is that I hear from people who’ve made big life changes — or had massive productivity boosts — as a result. Occasionally I read these emails and think “wow, I should read my own books.” Because, you see, my 168 hours could use a tune-up right now. I know there are big life goals I’d l… read more »

Got a minute? Yes you do.

The April issue of Real Simple features a long package on women and time. Based on a survey done for Real Simple and the Families and Work Institute by Harris Interactive, the package argues that women feel they have little free time, but not for the reasons you think. It’s not because harried working moms are putting in long hours at the job. More than two-thi… read more »

ATM Book Club Week 2: Chapter 1

For the next few months on this blog, I’ll be hosting an informal book club devoted to All the Money in the World. I’ll go through one chapter a week, and will link back to earlier posts so you can start whenever you pick up the book. Last week, we looked at the introduction, and talked about what an observer would discern of your values by looking at your financ… read more »

Round-up: “Both expansive and practical”

It’s been another big week. The fulfillment problems at Amazon and BN.com seem to have been resolved, so I’ll start this round-up with a request: if you’re a regular blog reader, and you haven’t already purchased one (or both!) of my books, would you please do so? Books read differently than blogs — you’ll see me devel… read more »

This is how we do it

168 hours — the amount we all have per week — is a lot of time. I maintain that it is enough time to build a rewarding career and have a family and personal life too. But how, exactly, does one fit everything in? What does “having it all” look like on an hour-by-hour basis? After Cloud — the nom de blog of a biotech executive and mom of two who wr… read more »