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Time Warrior: How to defeat procrastination, people-pleasing, self-doubt, over-commitment, broken promises and Chaos

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  908 ratings  ·  78 reviews
Time Warrior is a revolutionary, non-linear approach for dealing with time, as bold as it is fresh and new. Forget whatever "guidebooks" you may have read on time management or personal productivity. Time Warrior is much more than tips and tricks. Steve Chandler has given us an invitation--as well as a challenge--to become something far greater than we are now. To become, ...more
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Published (first published February 14th 2011)
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Mar 28, 2012 rated it liked it
This book suffers from what most books in the genre suffer from. The author has an interesting idea and he or she centers the book around it, but there is just not enough of the idea to fill the book. So they just add filler. Time Warrior has this problem and it seems to me that the book could have been executed in 40 chapters instead of 100+ and the reading experience would have been much more enjoyable and the message much more clearer.

I take nothing away from the idea; it is a different appro
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lifehacking
I've been using David Allen's "Getting Things Done" (GTD) methodology for over 5 years and it's been a great way to identify the things I need and want to get done. But I've had a gap between the identification and the doing of those things, and I often felt I used GTD as yet another way to avoid the doing of the things I'd identified to do.

This book was the right book at the right time for me. With over 80 chapters, each just a page or two in length, I was able to read the kindle version in sma
David Hayden
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
I found this book wise, powerful, and extremely helpful. Is it original? I think once you read three or four truly good self-help books, 75% of every self-help after that will be unoriginal with most of the difference being the presentation and emphasis. What works best is what speaks to YOU best. This book covered everything exceptionally well and go to the point without droning on. I liked the Time Warrior metaphor, though that might be too martial for some. This is not a rah-rah self help. It ...more
Arminda Lindsay
"Today I don't place a lot of value in regretting my past or even trying to understand it. Identifying past patterns and labeling my flaws and weaknesses. Not much value in that because the present moment opportunity disappears while I do that.

How do I want to be NOW? Do I want to finish what I start? I can do that. But I just have to do it. Which is me going on the offensive. Because the best defense is a great offense."

If you're looking for a book that will teach you how to manage your time
Deb in UT
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I purchased this book for my Kindle because it wasn't available at my local library. I'm glad I did. I heard about it on Brooke Castillo's "The Life Coach School Podcast" number 160 where she spotlights Steve Chandler.

This is a quick book to read. Most of the chapters are very short and almost seem more like quotes than actual chapters. Chandler's writing style is very informal and conversational.

I like what he says about taking action. That's the main thing I learned from this book: Just do i
A good one for morning reading for any creative, entrepreneur, people pleaser, or procrastinator.

Super short chapters. I read a few each day. Didn’t pack the punch that The Prosperous Coach did, but still worth a read.

Wagner is able to deliver easy and accessible concepts in a way that are super digestible and immediately actionable. The content is mostly good reminders bundled together in an easy to read format. There are some interesting ideas about exploring non-linear time, an idea I’ve be
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“People who race out ahead of life are falling down on the dance floor. They are living in their own future, which is where fear lives. But when you slow down to master this present moment, life gets fearless.”
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was stunned by the ideas presented in this book, because many are extremely simple and seem obvious once you read them, yet they also run counter to much of our conventional wisdom.

One major focus of the book is that we need to re-think the way we handle time. The author emphasizes that we need to focus on one thing at a time and filter out all distractions. Otherwise, we spread our attention too thin, and the distractions make us feel productive and busy while we actually get nothing done.

Beth Manautou
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: productivity, stress
"All fear comes from picturing the future. Putting things off increases that fear. Soon we are nothing but heavy minds weighing down on weary brains. Too much future will do that.

Only a warrior's approach will solve this.

A warrior takes his sword to the future. A warrior also takes his sword to all circumstances that don't allow him to fully focus."

- Steve Chandler from "Time Warrior"

If you find yourself getting overwhelmed with a never ending to do list. There are some great gems in this book t
I bought this book late at night, frustrated with myself over my own procrastination - and I assure you that it will not help you in the slightest.

Really the problem with this book is not the content - it is the absolute amateurism in the writing style. There is a complete lack of organization and continuity. There are nearly a hundred "chapters" of the book - each one to two pages - which are honestly just the musings of the author. The book reads like the author is simply talking to one of his
Christy Cole
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very good read.

The chapters in this book are extremely short - one or two pages, usually. This makes it very easy to read, but some chapters could benefit from more elaboration.

The tone of "Time Warrior" is very conversational. Overall this is helpful, but frankly, many passages could have been written better. A few paragraphs even left me cringing. If the editing were cleaner, I would give it five stars.

I really enjoyed Chandler's message and enthusiasm. He emphasizes that our experience of lif
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Didn't like it. Felt like a waste of time to read and I feel that I didn't come away with anything worthwhile other than a half dozen quotes I wrote down for later.

Essentially a quote book, and the quotes weren't very motivational. His advice is basically "You procrastinate? Stop it. You have low self-esteem? Man up already." If anything, it was *demotivating.* Also, the organization was hard to follow sometimes. The chapters are short, between 1-3 pages usually. However, the chapter "titles" do
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Procrastination results from not having a solid goal, destination The best productivity comes from having a structured calendar. But, your calendar should consist of small, daily, achievable goals rather than big steps. This way, you will not suffer from an upcoming work deadline when you do what you can do on a daily basis for that work.

These are the main things I got from this book. No particular or totally new information, but it motivated me.
Liz Brown Saling
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book really saved a project I was heading up that would have been doomed for failure. I got so much from reading this book, and try to keep that laser like focus, the I've got a place to catch mentality. At times I thought there were contradictions but in the end it's about loving yourself, being ruthless with your time allocation, and serving others. So I feel it came together well and has very good, practical advice ...more
Jan 17, 2019 rated it liked it
This book contains valuable advice about non-linear time management and how to shape your thinking toward action. I expect to refer to it in the future. But it’s not well written or well organized. Comprised of a hundred short chapters, the writing feels unrefined, but the ideas are there: Take action now, do the thing you’re worrying about now, stop worrying about what other people think. Essentially, stop being a victim and take action.
Aug 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: improvement
While I found some good nuggets in this content, I had a hard time finding any flow in the writing. It wasn't so much of a book as it was a collection of paragraphs put side by side, each in their own chapter. Some of the thoughts/chapters were helpful and some were so ridiculous I literally raised my eyebrows. On a logistical note, I was annoyed that there was no ebook option. I opted for the audio book. ...more
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book grew on me a while after I read it. Immediately after reading I thought "This isn't at all what I was looking for." Later, though, I found myself incorporating little tidbits here and there and accomplishing much more in a day than before. Its not the A-B-C-1-2-3 book my husband is trying to find, but it worked for me in terms of finding a different way of thinking about daily tasks. ...more
Jul 03, 2011 rated it liked it
While the nebulosity of this book--not to mention its unmitigated exuberance and its repetition and over-extension of the warrior metaphor--can be somewhat irritating, I did find some of the author's advice timely and practical.

Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Lots of good advice, at least a few laugh-out-loud moments, and passion you can feel from the author. The book isn't particularly well-written - it's a little disjointed and some parts feel unfinished - but overall, the author gets his point across. ...more
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
This is not a time management book. It's more about life management and personal growth. Each chapter was wonderfully short but holds a volume of information, insight and inspiration. ...more
Panos Malakoudis
Mar 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I thought I bought a book about time management but this book was more than that. In the beginning I didn't get it but I am glad I kept on reading. ...more
Tom Cummings
Jul 08, 2012 rated it liked it
I read through the first 57 chapters and found the content useful and compelling. I felt that I was reading the same material again, so I put it away.
Emma Sea
Nov 16, 2013 marked it as maybe-read
" transmute the base metals of ordinary linear time-consciousness into the gold of the Time Warrior's non-linear vision. "

Dec 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
Short, easy read with some good pointers. Hard to follow the thread, a little mushy and rabbly for my taste.
Feb 09, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jun 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
I hate to give bad reviews but here I can't help it. It's a book I wanted to read for a long time and I'm so disappointed. I don't even finished yet but I'm in chapter 23 and I'm already confused. Very small chapters (it could be ok but here it doesn't give time to develop any ideas), very common ideas hidden behind a warrior and "New Age" vocabulary, not so much concrete help or advice. I'll go through the book in hope it gets better by the end but I'm very disappointed.

Edit : ok I decided to p
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Listened to it on audiobook-very short chapters and recommended by Amy F. via text, following her sharing of Byron Katie's children's book. She said it was her favorite and she's reread it 3 times and she doesn't usually reread books. I liked the 3-minute rule as well as making a game of deadlines and just starting something and staying in the moment so you're not overwhelmed. Probably appreciated some of his "teaching" or coaching in that he's from Michigan and used a UofM/MSU example, and then ...more
Ravi Raman
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
An innovative book on time management. If you are expecting to learn tools and strategies for dealing with time issues, you are in for a surprise. This book has none of that. The essence of the book is that when one is able to embrace action in the present moment, procrastination dissolves and time management issues cease. The bite-sized chapters (101 of them, most a couple pages long at most) are insightful and move along quickly. I would have preferred to have fewer chapters that go into more ...more
Jan Gogolewski
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Generally a good book. Has some issues with fillers. But probably everyone already noticed.

On the other hand, it has some nice concepts that unfortunately are not further developed. Therefore, in my opinion it is far better to reach for this book when you already know some other popular self-help books.

Anyway good book to pick, maybe not perfect for starters.
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Steve Chandler, bestselling author of 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Time Warrior and 30 other books, is known as America's notoriously unorthodox personal growth guru. He has helped thousands of people transform their lives and businesses.

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