How Many Hours Should You Be Working?

Over at, I have a piece on where the point of diminishing returns comes with work. Clearly working 1 hour per week is not enough to do a bang-up job in most lines of work, and working 168 hours (the total number of hours in a week) isn’t going to fly either. Such a sleep-deprived person would be non-functional, not to mention smelly, due to a lack… read more »

Knocking Off One Of Those 100 Dreams

Last fall, I posted my List of 100 Dreams. This is an exercise (dreamed up by career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine) that involves brainstorming everything you’d like to do or have more of in your life.
Of course, it’s one thing to make a list. It’s kind of useless, though, unless you start trying some of the activities on it. And so, as my time… read more »

Round-up: The Best Time Management Tip Ever

Lots of fun stuff in the news this week. USA Today ran an article called “School’s Almost Out: A Summer Survival Plan For Parents,” featuring 168 Hours. I gave some suggestions for dealing with changing summer schedules, but also put in a pitch to use the increased flexibility summer brings for adventure.
I have a Q&A over at CurrentM… read more »

The Happiest People And Their Money

I am close to finishing the manuscript of All The Money In The World: What The Happiest People Know About Getting And Spending. As regular blog readers know, this book did not have a title until about a month ago. Consequently, as I look over it, I think there’s a lot of good advice in there…. but I’d like to profile a few more happiest people. S… read more »

168 Hours Challenge Wrap-Up Thread

I spent last week logging my time. As always it was an enlightening experience. Time passes whether we consciously choose how to fill our hours or not, and so keeping track of our time shows us a lot about the architecture of our lives.
What did it show me? Well, first, I really like my life! Over the course of writing 168 Hours, I learned to choose a small number of p… read more »