I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
Everyone has an opinion, anecdote, or horror story about women and work. Now the acclaimed author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast shows how real working women with families are actually making the most of their time.
“Having it all” has become the subject of countless books, articles, debates, and social media commentary, with passions running high i
I Know How She Does It showcases ‘highly successful’ women’s methods for finding time for their careers, their families and themselves, and explains how their lower flying counter ...more
That said: holy hell, I LOVED this book. Talk about a productivity guide and look at time management that makes perfect sense, especially for someone who works non-traditional hours and who choos ...more
Ms. Vanderkam herself is self-employed and has in-home childcare, so I imagine that some readers ...more
Yet I kept turning the pages. And I realized that in the face of senseless violence, I was co ...more
First, the positives:
1. The idea to think in 168 hours (a week) instead of 24 (a day) is the insight of Vanderkam's that has been the most consistently useful to me. I tend to fare poorly with any kind of program that insists on daily goals: daily word count, dail ...more
The tone of the book regarding family life and personal growth just seemed a bit soulless. You're getting great family time if you're just managing to sit down to eat with children at the same time, and it's a great thing to be getting up at 5am to cram a card ...more
Такий вислів цитує Лора Вандеркам у розділі своєї книги, присвяченому часу на дозвілля.
Так, якщо твій тиждень розписаний по хвилинах, - ти навчаєшся більше цінувати час, в тому числі той, який вдається викрасти для себе (і лише для себе).
До народження дитини я вважала себе дуже зайнятою людиною, яка нічого не встигає із запланованого. Але все одно в моїх днях знаходилось дуже багато витрачених на марно годин, які можна було викорис ...more
1. After sleep and work, we still have 60-70 hours a week for everything else.
2. Worrying about what we're supposed to be doing and how things should be leads to doing work that turns out to be useless when it's immediately canceled out (picking up toys every night, Inbox Zero). Do things that have the best chance ...more
I could write a lot more about this, but I'll ...more
The "meh": I honestly don't know how or why this is a completely separate book from Vanderkam's "168 Hours" as there are very few new pieces of information. It's just repackaged. The biggest difference is that she used a data set from 143 women who have a) at least one child under the age of 18 and b) make $100,000 dollars or mor ...more
For me, the useful parts of this book provided persp ...more
I Know How She Does It, however, isn't very useful because the tak ...more
This could have been ...more
Her 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 5 million times.
She regularly appears in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast C ...more