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A Collection of Time Management Books...

The internet gives us easy access to knowledge. But sometimes it is nice to just curl up with a good book for a change!! This is a collection of mostly time management books, and a few I just enjoy!! Each one has a brief summary of what you can expect inside the book itself. I am working through doing a full review of each one as fast as I can!!

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (By Timothy Ferris)

The 4-Hour Workweek isn't strictly a time management book, but it does cover some important things about managing time. Ironically there is a chapter called "The End of Time Management: Illusions and Italians" as in much of the book is about making sure you get the most out of your time. In that particular chapter the author, Timothy Ferris, is of course referring to seeming busy and calling it time management.

This book opens up the world of living unconventionally, and learning for learnings sake. The author talks about putting work on automated systems so there is more time to do the things you really want to. For example learning a new language, doing the tango and going surfing everyday. Secrets of the 4-Hour Workweek is also available in audio.

Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams (By Barbara Shear)

In Refuse to Choose! Barbara explores the concept of Scanners. What are Scanners? They are what Barbara has dubbed people who can't seem to decide what they want to do, are still looking for their one true passion. Barbaras take on Scanners is that, that's ok, be a Scanner. Don't settle for doing one thing - do everything that you want to do. She offers some practical suggestions for how to have more time to explore a side interest whether it is training big cats or learning exactly how electricity works.

I have just finished this book - thoroughly enjoyed it. I have come to the conclusion that I am a scanner, which didn't really surprise me as I have wide and varied interests. What is great about this book though is that the author shows some practical time management techniques so that you can have a lot of interests - but you can still fit them all in.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (By Dr Stephen R Covey)

This book is famous. It was first printed in 1989 and you can still get updated copies today. As the title suggests the book explores 7 different habits that highly effective people have in common and how to achieve them. I have to be honest - as this book was so popular I expected more from it. But still a good read.

More Time Management Books...

Expect this page to expand considerably over time, this is just the start. These 3 time management books I have read myself recently so I thought I would get the ball rolling with them.

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