GET-IT-DONE GUY’S 9 STEPS TO WORK LESS AND DO MORE by Stever Robbins (St. Martin’s Griffin)
I recommended Stever as a host for the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network that I founded, so I wasn’t surprised that I liked his book—but I was a bit surprised that I loved it. I’m already familiar with a lot of his material, so I thought the book might feel old hat. But Stever really pulled it all together in a new and entertaining way that goes well beyond his podcasts.
I had laughed to myself at least four time by page three, and I confess that I read past page five. (What could be a more glowing recommendation than that?) I was especially struck by the advice on page six: a warning about the dark side of productivity. If I’m not careful, the shadowy overlords will just take my new free time and fill it with more work. I actually do it to myself, no shadowy overloads to blame here, so I love Stever’s ability to focus not only on doing more but also on working less and using the time you save to actually enjoy life instead of just writing another blog post. (Hey, wait a minute…)
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