Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Will you please help me out? (and how we can meet in person next week)

I’m sure my announcements are getting tedious for regular blog readers, but my next book, I Know How She Does It, will be out a little less than a week from today, on June 9. Please indulge me in another post about it. I’ve spent the past two years working on this project, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I think the book does two things. It adds new d… read more »

My summer bucket list

Yesterday I posted my entire List of 100 Dreams. Today’s post is about things I intend to do this summer. What would make the summer feel both full and wonderful? June is the Friday night of summer, and all is full of possibility. Here’s what I’d like to pull off. 1. Pick strawberries (done! We might do it again!) 2. Get some “tri” days: ru… read more »

My 2015 List of 100 Dreams

In 168 Hours, I recommended creating something called a “List of 100 Dreams.” This exercise, which was shared with me by career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine, is a completely unedited list of anything you might want to do or have more of in life. It’s like a bucket list, but most people don’t get all the way to 100 when creating a bucke… read more »

My 672-hour Challenge, part 4: Leisure

There’s a popular story out there that women who work, and who have young kids, have no time for themselves. This may be true for some people, but I know it’s not true for me. I’m quite good about protecting me time. I like to think this is about knowing myself, and knowing that I will go nuts if I don’t get time for my own pursuits in any given day. There are ot… read more »

My 672-hour Challenge, part 3: Kids

There are a lot of parallels between the workplace and the family. Since January, I have had four “direct reports,” as it were, whose development I am trying to manage. Like any manager, I’m realizing that managing a team takes a lot of time, and unfortunately the management you have to do often crowds out the management you want to do. This week I’ve be… read more »