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We don’t build the lives we want by saving time. We build the lives we want, and then time saves itself.
#timemanagement   #lifequotes   #happiness  
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This month's newsletter . . .
"We all hold the big red pencil in our lives. If we want a different script, we have the power to write it."  #maketime  
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Are you measuring these 5 things in 2015? #quantifiedself #accountability #productivity
When everything is quantifiable, what numbers are worth crunching?
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Looking for your opinions on how you make childcare work for you. Comment here - or email me.  Please.  #Mosaic #book #worklife
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Meetings and classes are surprisingly similar...
Running a meeting isn't all that different from leading a class of students. Here are five lessons from great teachers on how to run a stellar meeting.
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My next book, Mosaic, looks at the lives of professional women with kids. I am still collecting time logs, and would love to have more participants. 
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My piece in Fast Company on using end-of-year bonuses well...
If you are lucky enough to get a holiday bonus you shouldn't use it to cover your everyday things. Here's how to use it more mindfully and get a boost...
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I agree that spending a year-end bonus on an experience is a lot more memorable way to reward yourself.  That is why I believe giving out cash for holiday bonuses to be less than ideal.  Employers should give cash bonuses as profit sharing or to reward top employees.  The holiday bonus should be in the form of a product or experience, or better yet how about an extra vacation day or two?  A bonus vacation day could be the best way to give employees what they value most - more free time.  
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I’ll be doing a #Twitter chat today (Thursday February 19th) at 12:30 p.m. eastern on #writing routines, making time to write, and fiction vs. non-fiction. The hashtag is #CortlandtBoys – the title of my novel.
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Day ⑫ - Say what you feel. So you’re back at the daily grind. It’s easy to be mindless, but expressing gratitude to those around you can remind you that life is a gift.
I’ll start: thank you so much for reading my newsletter, my blog, and my books. I wish you a great start to 2015! http://bit.ly/1AObppc #gratitude #happiness #productivity 
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Woo-hoo!  New article on Oprah this week.  Quotes included from +Emma Johnson 
Has it been a while since you've seen the bottom of your to-do list? People who fit a lot in their lives know that time is a puzzle, and their smart strategies can help you make all the pieces of your life work together.
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Love the double up tip!  Great article +Laura Vanderkam.
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Key insight - Pinterest is about projects. Brands trump celebs b/c Kraft has recipes, Justin Bieber doesn't. . . . #socialmedia
Have you joined the Pinterest craze yet? Here's everything you always wanted to know about the online pinboard site, but were afraid to ask.
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What would happen if we supported academic achievement the same way we support Olympic athletes?
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Writer, journalist and author who questions the status quo about time, life, money and happiness.
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Author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think (Portfolio, 2010), What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast (Portfolio, 2013), All The Money In The World: What The Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending (Portfolio, 2012), and Grindhopping: Build a Rewarding Career Without Paying Your Dues (McGraw-Hill, 2007). 

Member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors, is a regular contributor to Fast Company, and work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, City Journal, Scientific American, Reader’s Digest, Prevention, Fortune.com, CBS Monday Watch and other publications. Have appeared on numerous television programs, including The Today Show and Fox & Friends, hundreds of radio segments, and has spoken about time, money and productivity to audiences across the country.

For more info: LauraVanderkam.com
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