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Take Back Your Time

How to Regain Control of Work, Information, and Technology

Jan Jasper

St. Martin's Griffin

For every successful person in a perpetual-crisis mode--swimming in papers, overrun with complicated new technology, hamstrung by details, and starving for time--Jan Jasper's Take Back Your Time offers simple, practical strategies for getting back your desk, your peace of mind, and most of all your time.
At last, a clear, practical, and supportive guide to getting out from under the memos, Post-its, catalogs, magazines, e-mail messages, old clothes, and other clutter taking over your space and our lives. Written with a generous understanding of why we hold on to clutter and other self-defeating habits, the book covers: Conquering desktop clutterTaking your personal time inventoryBeating procrastinationManaging information overloadUsing technology sanelyUsing a day planner to maximum benefitAnd much more.The result of more than a decade of helping high-powered clients get organized, this is a very useful guide to taming the electronic (and paper) tiger, and regaining control over your life.

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Take Back Your Time
1Get Ready to Change Your LifeOur two greatest gifts are time and the freedom to choose—the power to direct our efforts in the use of that time.—STEPHEN R. COVEY
 
 A few decades ago, experts predicted that technological advances and higher worker productivity would bring us a four-hour workday. Studies were begun to prepare the nation to cope with an expected excess of leisure. Researchers worried that the surplus of free time would lead to widespread boredom. This is as quaint to us today as a 1950s science fiction movie. We’re feeling
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"Take Back Your Time is a complete and clear compedium of useful organizing tips. I especially appreciated the section on using practical technology to help you get organized. It's a must-have for your organizing library." --Stephanie Winston, author of Stephanie Winston's Best Organizing Tips and Getting Organized

"Jasper's book has good tips. I'm impressed with how specific she is. A wonderful and useful book." --Barbara Sher, author of It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now and Wishcraft

"Jan Jasper 'gets it'. Time management is not about time. It's about how we manage ourselves. She gives us practicle tools and insights to get it right this time and keep it that way." --Laura Bergman Fortgang, author of Take Yourself to the Top: The Secrets of America's #1 Career Coach

"Jan Jasper is the ideal productivy expert for the new millennium. This is the first time-management book to address technology in detail." --Mitch Schlimer, chairman of the Let's Talk Business Network and host of the Let's Talk Business radio show.

"Jan Jasper's advice can help everyone get more done in less time. She has put everything all of us less-organized folks need to know and do into one easy-to-follow book." --Don Gabor, author of How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends

"Jan Jasper shows how to plug the drain of wasted time in your business. Entrepreneurs can double their productivity--and boost their profits--with the tips in this book." --Terri Lonier, author of Working Solo

"Jan Jasper has gleaned the best ideas from the top self-management experts to offer a panoramic view, and an entirely readable book, on how to win back your time." --Jeff Davidson, author of The Joy of Simple Living and Breathing Space

"Provides specific techniques you can use to change unproductive habits into productive results." --Barbara Hemphill, author of Taming the Paper Tiger

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jan Jasper

  • Jan Jasper is an organizational and personal systems consultant. She trains clients to better manage their time, paper, projects, and lives. Her articles on getting organized have appeared in New Woman and other magazines and she writes a popular column for the ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors) newsletter.
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Take Back Your Time

How to Regain Control of Work, Information, and Technology

Jan Jasper

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St. Martin's Griffin

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