Make time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

Hi everyone, I hope you enjoyed this month’s posts so far. I’m not one to judge anyone’s reading interests, but every now and then when they do match, it makes that bond a little more special. The book I’m reviewing this week speaks of a topic both my brother and I actually have a common interest in!! Have a read and see if you’d like it too…

yellow background with note pad on top of what looks like a smartphone. black letters across note paper reads Make Time How to focus on what matters every day Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky.
An illuminating read

Title: Make time: how to focus on what matters every day

Authors: Jake Knapp & John Zeratsky

Genre: Non Fiction – Time management

Publication details: Currency; NY, 2018

ISBN: 9780525572428   (Hardcover)

What this book is about: Do you ever daydream about projects you’ll get to ‘someday’ – but someday never comes? Or look back on your day and wonder What did I really do today? We all struggle to make time for what matters. We start each day with the best intentions – but when the hours get swallowed up with back-to-back meetings and the infinite stream of social media updates. Sometimes it feels like frazzled and distracted has become our default state. But what if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention?

As creators of Google Ventures’ “design sprints,” Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky have helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by redesigning the workweek. Building on the lessons from these sprints, they spent years experimenting with their own habits and routines, looking for ways to optimize their energy, focus, and time. Now they’ve turned the most effective tactics into a four-step dailly framework – Highlight, Laser, Energize, Reflect – that anyone can use to systematically design their days. Make Time isn’t about productivity or checking off to-dos. Nor does it propose unrealistic solutions like throwing out your smartphone or swearing off social media. Instead, Make Time offers a customizable menu of eighty-seven bite-size tactics including:

  • The Might-Do list
  • Skip the morning check-in
  • Central Park your Plate
  • Inconvenience Yourself
  • Lock yourself out
  • ….and many more.

A must read for anyone who has ever wished for more hours in the day, Make Time will help you start intentionally designing your life around the things that matter. Moment by moment and day by day, you can make your life your own.

My review: Hands down, one of the best books I’ve read on time management!! I loved the language used, it felt as if they were talking straight to me!! Jake and John really know what they’re talking about. The visual graphics made it really easy to understand. One of the reasons I enjoyed it was because I’m already using some of their techniques but I learned so much more from them about time management. I actually went and made notes of their tactics for myself to keep. If you’re someone who needs a little help to manage your busy and stressful work day or just want tips and tricks to limit your screen time, this is the ideal read for you!! 

My rating: 5 ⭐

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