Unplugged & Totally Uncut
Unplugged & Totally Uncut

Time Manager Laura Vanderkam

June 21, 20159 min
Instead of relying on the stereotype of the frenzied career mom, time management expert Laura Vanderkam adds hard data to the debate in I KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT: How Successful Women Make The Most of their Time (Portfolio; 6/9/15). Vanderkam collected hour-by-hour time logs from 1,001 days in the lives of women who make at least $100,000 a year. And she found some surprising patterns in how these women spend their 168 hours, including the good news that successful people don’t work as much as you would think. In fact, time diary studies find that very few people consistently work more than 60 hours per week, even if they claim they do. She shares specific strategies that her subjects use to make time for the things that really matter to them. For instance, they work split shifts, take it easy on the housework, and guard their leisure time. Vanderkam also reveals: **How women create meaningful interactions with children, and partners. For example, instead of rushing home for dinner, women

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