INTERVIEW WITH Laura Vanderkam on how to use real-life techniques to track and manage your time

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In this episode, I talk with Laura Vanderkam – the author of several time management and productivity books. Her inspiring TED talk, “How to gain control of your free time,” has been viewed more than 3 million times.

Laura just released her latest book “Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities” about the difference between busyness and true success.

What's in this episode?

  • How to track your time and why you should try it.
  • Why meetings and staying on top of your e-mail could be a waste of time.
  • How does a typical day of a time management expert look like?

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“Treating time as valuable means constantly looking at what you are going to give your time to and then ask: Is it a wise thing to spend your time on this?”

Laura Vanderkam

Key Takeaways

  • Make a list of anything you would like to spend doing and use the list when you have extra time.
  • Planning ahead will help you to be more efficient.
  • Wast majority of things actually matter a lot less than you think they do.


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Tauras is the founder and face of the 21 Day Hero. While being obsessed with mind and productivity hacks, he is hooked up with HIIT type group training and cooking gourmet meals almost every day. Tauras is widely known in the startup community for his kick-ass social media and marketing skills too!


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