I Know How She Does It

I Know How She Does It : How Successful Women Make the Most of their Time

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"The most positive take on work and family I've read in a long time"
New York Times

Do you struggle to balance the demands of a successful career with quality time with family and friends, your hobbies, and even a decent night's sleep?

In I Know How She Does It, time management expert and bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast Laura Vanderkam reveals the surprising strategies you can use to spend more time on the things you enjoy. By following her advice, you will be able to work less, sleep more, enjoy date nights, go to the gym and socialise.

Based on hour-by-hour time logs from 1,001 days in the lives of real women, Vanderkam proves that you don't have to give up on the things you really want. I Know How She Does It offers specific strategies proven to help you build a life that works, one hour at a time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 213g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241199510
  • 44,455

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An interesting, heartening read about successful working parents Lauren Laverne
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An interesting, heartening read about successful working parents * Lauren Laverne * The most positive take on work and family I've read in a long time * New York Times * Game-changing * Good Housekeeping * The latest hot parenting book -- Gaby Hinsliff * Guardian * This book has given me a glimmer of hope about the having-it-all dilemma -- Lorraine Candy * Daily Mail * Thought -provoking ... Laura's book is refreshingly cheerful in a field saturated by misery-lit. I was sceptical, but Vanderkam is alarmingly inspirational both in person and prose -- Helen Rumbebow * The Times * Shows how to nail your work/life blend * Cosmopolitan * I'm a longtime fan of Laura Vanderkam's insightful work - her recommendations for getting the most out of every day are often counterintuitive but always realistic and manageable. In her new book, she reveals the time management strategies that highly successful mothers use to build lives that work. Thanks to her findings, I'll never look at my weekly calendar the same way again * Gretchen Rubin, author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project * For many years I've wanted to see reflected in our collective conversation what I know to be true in women's lives: that many of us are happily combining work and motherhood, and loving both. Laura Vanderkam has written the book that's been sorely missing, and she's done so with an impassioned, eloquent voice, important new research, and the warmth of a dear friend * Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big * An empowering guide for professionals who want to figure out how to become superstars in their fields while building satisfying lives * Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You and Stand Out * In this engrossing and eternally helpful book, Laura Vanderkam shares valuable insights from women who have mastered their most vital resource: time. I Know How She Does It stands apart thanks to Vanderkam's nuanced understanding of what it takes to become an efficient yet balanced individual * Tim Sanders, author of Love Is the Killer App * This book could have been titled How to Be a Superhero, because that's how it makes you feel and act after reading it. Vanderkam's curiosity for high performance and what makes it possible is infectious. Packed with research from real lives and tips for real change, this book is sure to help women around the world discover their own path to success * Jon Acuff, author of Do Over * As a busy CEO, I was inspired by the hundreds of people Vanderkam studied who found ample time for career, family, and self in the same 168 hours available to everyone, each week. If my entire team read this book, we would all benefit * Richard Sheridan, CEO and chief storyteller, Menlo Innovations, and author of Joy, Inc. *
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About Laura Vanderkam

LAURA VANDERKAM is the author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, All The Money In The World, 168 Hours, and Grindhopping. She is a frequent contributor to Fast Company's website, and a member of USA Today's Board of Contributors. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, City Journal, Scientific American, Reader's Digest, Prevention and other publications. She lives with her husband and three children outside Philadelphia.
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