The Other 8 Hours: Maximize Your Free Time to Create New Wealth & Purpose
You sleep (hopefully) for 8 hours. You work (at least) 8 hours. What are you doing in those remaining 8 hours of your day, and more importantly, what are the other 8 hours doing for you? To the bleary-eyed worker who doesn’t have time to stop and catch his breath, the idea of having 8 hours may sound absurd. If that’s you, this is your wake-up call. THE OTHER 8 HOURS provi...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by St. Martin's Press
(first published 2010)
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Sep 22, 2010 Emily rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Somewhat annoyingly optimistic and rah-rah-you-can-do-it! in tone, this book actually does have some useful nuggets. The general premise, that it is in the "other 8 hours" when we're not working our 9-to-5 or sleeping that we can really make something of our lives and get ahead, rings true. But some of the suggestions for application were lacking or far-fetched. As a SAHM, I certainly don't have a 9-to-5 job and I'm not sure exactly where the "other 8 hours" come in for me. There are occasionall...more
There was some familiar material here. I loved the title of Chapter 11, "Stop Talking and Start Getting," but could pretty much recite verbatim the "pot roast story" he opens it with. He makes good use of it though, to contrast habits that drain us with the power of creating new habits that can take us to another level. Mark Joyner and Steve Chandler are not listed in the Endnotes or the Index, but I can hear them speaking in the background. Seth Godin and David Allen too. All are favorites of t...more
This is a very fast read. If you are looking to be more productive in the time you aren’t at work, this book helps you find ways to carve out the time. The book is pretty straightforward and is creatively marketed – people who control the time they spend out of work are called “Cre8tors” an allusion to the title of course. The first chapter is slow, spending too much time selling the reader on the value of the “other 8 hours” (if you are reading the book, you already get it) but the book moves o...more
This book was OK - I would have given it 2 1/2 stars if possible. The author talks about maximizing the "other 8 hours" in your life - the time you have to yourself (assuming you work 8 hours per day and sleep 8 hours per day). He encourages readers to pursue their dreams and use this time to make them happen - whether that involves pursuing education, a business, or just re-prioritizing your time to use it doing what you want. He has some good suggestions for getting rid of low-priority tasks (...more
I found this to be a very inspiring book, focused on how to use the 8 hours of your day when you're not at work and not sleeping to pursue your dreams. It really made me want to quit my job and start my own business, so be careful if you read it! Yes, it has left me a little unsettled in my work life, but it really inspired me to think about business options outside of the 9 to 5. I highly recommend this book (but beware, you might want to switch career directions).
I found parts of this book useful and interesting. It made me really want to identify my life's leeches and find ways to create a more meaningful life but like most of these books, the ways to make money are too far fetched for the average joe. I guarantee that most people are not making thousands off their blogs every month. The other get rich ideas are equally unattainable for the average person.
Some good bits of information but overall, the book didn't stick with me. Like an inspirational talk that fades after a week. Not very applicable to people with non-traditional employment or homemakers. Author started out well with helping us identify time "leeches." The second half of the book devolved into "... and then start a second business and make a ton of money!" If it were so easy...
That was inspiring book, how you deal with time? Could you control them?. It made me to try to be more productive person. Unfortunately, I got this book in Bahasa edition, and sometimes i did'n get the idea-in some sentences because the translating were lil bit confusing. Overall I got the idea and I think this book was pretty-insightful!
A must read! i'm sure that'd be useful :)
A must read! i'm sure that'd be useful :)
While this isn't the most inspiring self improvement book I've ever read, I will say it is full of resources, helpful information and is up to date in technology. A must read for any entrepreneur or someone looking to earn a little extra income. The last third of the book is about making change happen, and it's a bit generic but a nice fit.
I really enjoyed some of the points this book brought out. I think he focuses too much on getting money with your Other 8 Hours, but perhaps he figures he may not be qualified to help as many people in the areas of family, church, and so on. Still, a great book with some interesting points that I need to be reminded of periodically.
Wonderful!!! It's not often that I find a self-help book that has great advice from cover to cover. Pagliarini gives great, relavant tips for maximizing my free time. I found this book to be inspiring and it has renewed my enthusiam for life in general but also my day-to-day activities and how to maximize my time.
this is the amzing book that inspire you to think about yout self , it can apply everywhere in your life . and it is also the book for helping you to get to know your daily scheduel ,to improve your life into another different status . you will know how to make your time and master it by a purpose tht you want to go .
Your fairly typical marketing fare with some insightful points mixed. Can't really say that I learned a lot from this book but it kind of highlights the importance of certain aspects of your life that you might overlook. Useful if you're looking to better manage your time and resources.