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Find More Time: How to Get Things Done at Home, Organize Your Life, and Feel Great about It

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You have a sink full of dishes to wash, three loads of laundry to do, seventeen bills to pay, thirty-six e-mails to answer, a big stack of novels on the nightstand you'd love to read, and zero minutes of free time. You can't add more hours to the day, but Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro(R), will help you make the most of the time you have and get things done.
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Paperback, 326 pages
Published June 13th 2006 by Broadway Books
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Inder
I'm about halfway done this book, and although I've liked many parts of it, my focus is starting to flag. The problem with many of Ms. Stack's suggestions is that only a very uptight, organized person would ever do them. I guess this is the basic problem with books on organization - they're written by organized people. These people can't imagine what a lazy weekend would even feel like, they are so busy scrubbing the floors. It's like they are look down from on-high on us morally inferior messy ...more
Deron
Somehow I find great comfort in that mine is not the only bitchy review of this book on Goodreads. So ... I like organization porn as much as any straight man I know but this book is overwritten, borrows heavily from the far superior Getting Things Done, and has whacked personal confessions like the fact that her family hires her mother-in-law to do her laundry. So it fails in its title objective but is a success in being an odd memoir of a born-again Christian and Republican living in Colorado. ...more
Heather
If you've never read anything about productivity this may be good. If you have this is a rehash of other ideas.
Andrea
There should have been a note about this being a "christian" book. Her main goal appeared to be micro managing from afar all people in her life so that she could spend more time with "god". In all my religious wanderings i haven't come across a non-devil worshiping religion where you belittled and degraded people to such an extent as the author recommends. Her lists reduce people to robots and remove all enjoyment and free thought from activity. The advice would remove all sense of self awarenes ...more
Dora
I can't say that I read every word of this book because I was thrown by her suggestion to do 2 things at once, like sort mail while on the phone, and then to 'be fully present'. This is the age-old problem for women . . we feel guilty if we're not always busy, which usually means doing 2 things at once, then we feel guilty when we're 'scattered' and can't remember every detail of conversations (not to mention not giving our kids/spouses our full attention).
dreamer
Jun 24, 2008 dreamer rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: self-help, gave-up-on
I never could get into this book, much of the advice was either something I already knew (make lists!) or something that wasn't really applicable to my life.

Maybe someday I'll find the right organizational book for me :(

****

Starting this over. In true Lesley form, I got sidetracked from it.

This arrived today from Amazon. My life is sorely in need of organization and I can't wait to delve into this book!
Lisa
I found a few good ideas on getting organized and not wasting time at the beginning of the book. But then the book quickly devolves into "hire a housekeeper, hire a gardener, hire a personal assistant, hire your mother-in-law to do your laundry, send your kids to daycare". Not at all practical. This woman and I live on different planets.
Gloriavirtutisumbra
This was okay. Good ideas, some inspiration. However it didn't have for me that necessary Zing. In other words, how the hell am i going to have my crap that together that I do all the things she recommends to make more time in my life to do the things that she recommends to make more time in my life to do....
Clare
The author helped me find more time by making her book a very quick read. Each section is broken into clearly designated "to do" sections. You can quickly find the sections that are most relevant to your situation and start tackling those areas of your work/home/family immediately.
Laura
Very good. It was kidda like a text book. Because after every chapter I would try and apply what I just learned. I am going to reread it because I know that there are things that I missed the 1st time though. I feel much more productive now.
Tiffany
Aug 04, 2007 Tiffany rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: self-improvement
This book had great ideas for organization. I was already a really organized person, but I still got some great new ideas that I can refer back to when I'm spring cleaning my techniques.
Christy
This was like a self-guided tour on organizing my life. Clear-cut and simple ideas on addressing potential problem areas and how best to make things better.
Karasue
Good tips. I admit I didn't read the whole thing word for word. I did glean the necessary information. Now just need to implement.
Brynda Dickson
Really a great help to organize your home and life so you have more time for the things that matter most!
Elizabeth Kelley
It's an organizing book - so I read it. It was very long-winded and could have been 1/2 in size.
Gwen
Jan 14, 2010 Gwen is currently reading it
Trying to find the time to read this.
And implement some of the great ideas.
Laura
Really excellent tips and ideas - highly recommended.
Tara
Apr 02, 2008 Tara marked it as to-read
Boy, do I EVER need this!
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Basic info...
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Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, is a personal productivity expert, author, and professional speaker who helps busy workers Leave the Office Earlier® with Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. She is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., a time management training firm specializing in productivity improvement in high-stress organizations. Since 1992, Laura has presented keynotes and seminars on improvin ...more
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