Make Time : How to Focus on What Matters Every Day
by Knapp, Jake; Zeratsky, John







Introduction1(18)
Most of Our Time Is Spent by Default
4(3)
Meet the Time Dorks
7(1)
The Backstory, Part 1: The Distraction-Free iPhone
8(6)
The Backstory, Part 2: Our Dorky Quest to Make Time
14(1)
Four Lessons from the Design Sprint Laboratory
15(4)
How Make Time Works19(8)
Make Time Is Just Four Steps, Repeated Every Day
19(1)
Highlight: Start Each Day by Choosing a Focal Point
20(1)
Laser: Beat Distraction to Make Time for Your Highlight
21(1)
Energize: Use the Body to Recharge the Brain
22(1)
Reflect: Adjust and Improve Your System
23(1)
The Make Time Tactics: Pick, Test, Repeat
23(1)
No Perfection Required
24(1)
The "Everyday" Mindset
25(2)
Highlight27(50)
The Missing Months
30(4)
What Will Be the Highlight of Your Day?
34(1)
Three Ways to Pick Your Highlight
35(3)
Trust Your Gut to Choose the Best Highlight
38(3)
Highlight Tactics
Choose Your Highlight
41(16)
1 Write It Down
43(1)
2 Groundhog It (or, "Do Yesterday Again")
44(1)
3 Stack Rank Your Life
45(3)
4 Batch the Little Stuff
48(2)
5 The Might-Do List
50(2)
6 The Burner List
52(3)
7 Run a Personal Sprint
55(2)
Make Time For Your Highlight
57(34)
8 Schedule Your Highlight
59(2)
9 Block Your Calendar
61(2)
10 Bulldoze Your Calendar
63(1)
11 Flake It Till You Make It
63(1)
12 Just Say No
64(2)
13 Design Your Day
66(3)
14 Become a Morning Person
69(4)
15 Nighttime Is Highlight Time
73(2)
16 Quit When You're Done
75(2)
Laser77(86)
A Love Affair with Email
81(1)
Redesigning YouTube
82(2)
Why Infinity Pools Are So Hard to Resist
84(3)
Don't Wait for Technology to Give Back Your Time
87(1)
Create Barriers to Distraction
88(3)
Laser Tactics
Be The Boss Of Your Phone
91(14)
17 Try a Distraction-Free Phone
93(5)
18 Log Out
98(1)
19 Nix Notifications
99(1)
20 Clear Your Homescreen
100(1)
21 Wear a Wristwatch
101(2)
22 Leave Devices Behind
103(2)
Stay Out Of Infinity Pools
105(20)
23 Skip the Morning Check-In
107(1)
24 Block Distraction Kryptonite
108(2)
25 Ignore the News
110(2)
26 Put Your Toys Away
112(1)
27 Fly Without Wi-Fi
113(1)
28 Put a Timer on the Internet
114(3)
29 Cancel the Internet
117(1)
30 Watch Out for Time Craters
117(2)
31 Trade Fake Wins for Real Wins
119(1)
32 Turn Distractions into Tools
119(3)
33 Become a Fair-Weather Fan
122(3)
Slow Your Inbox
125(12)
34 Deal with Email at the End of the Day
128(1)
35 Schedule Email Time
128(1)
36 Empty Your Inbox Once a Week
129(1)
37 Pretend Messages Are Letters
129(1)
38 Be Slow to Respond
130(1)
39 Reset Expectations
131(1)
40 Set Up Send-Only Email
132(2)
41 Vacation Off the Grid
134(1)
42 Lock Yourself Out
135(2)
Make TV A "Sometimes Treat"
137(8)
43 Don't Watch the News
140(1)
44 Put Your TV in the Corner
140(1)
45 Ditch Your TV for a Projector
141(1)
46 Go a la Carte Instead of All-You-Can-Eat
141(1)
47 If You Love Something, Set It Free
142(3)
Find Flow
145(10)
48 Shut the Door
147(1)
49 Invent a Deadline
147(2)
50 Explode Your Highlight
149(1)
51 Play a Laser Sound Track
149(2)
52 Set a Visible Timer
151(1)
53 Avoid the Lure of Fancy Tools
152(2)
54 Start on Paper
154(1)
Stay In The Zone
155(20)
55 Make a "Random Question" List
157(1)
56 Notice One Breath
157(1)
57 Be Bored
158(1)
58 Be Stuck
158(1)
59 Take a Day Off
159(1)
60 Go All In
159(4)
Energize163(74)
You Are More Than a Brain
165(3)
You Awaken to the Roar of a Saber-Toothed Tiger
168(2)
The Modern Lifestyle Is an Accident
170(2)
Act Like a Caveman to Build Energy
172(3)
Energize Tactics
Keep It Moving
175(14)
61 Exercise Every Day (but Don't Be a Hero)
177(4)
62 Pound the Pavement
181(1)
63 Inconvenience Yourself
182(2)
64 Squeeze in a Super Short Workout
184(5)
Eat Real Food
189(10)
65 Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer
191(2)
66 Central Park Your Plate
193(1)
67 Stay Hungry
194(2)
68 Snack Like a Toddler
196(1)
69 Go on the Dark Chocolate Plan
197(2)
Optimize Caffeine
199(10)
70 Wake Up Before You Caffeinate
203(1)
71 Caffeinate Before You Crash
204(1)
72 Take a Caffeine Nap
204(1)
73 Maintain Altitude with Green Tea
205(1)
74 Turbo Your Highlight
206(1)
75 Learn Your Last Call
206(1)
76 Disconnect Sugar
207(2)
Go Off The Grid
209(12)
77 Get Woodsy
211(2)
78 Trick Yourself into Meditating
213(3)
79 Leave Your Headphones at Home
216(1)
80 Take Real Breaks
217(4)
Make It Personal
221(6)
81 Spend Time with Your Tribe
223(2)
82 Eat Without Screens
225(2)
Sleep In A Cave
227(10)
83 Make Your Bedroom a Bed Room
229(1)
84 Fake the Sunset
230(2)
85 Sneak a Nap
232(1)
86 Don't Jet-Lag Yourself
233(2)
87 Put On Your Own Oxygen Mask First
235(2)
Reflect237(10)
Fine-Tune Your Days with the Scientific Method
239(2)
Take Notes to Track Your Results (and Keep You Honest)
241(3)
Small Shifts Create Big Results
244(3)
Start "Someday" Today247(6)
"Quick Start" Guide To Make Time253(2)
Sample Agendas255(5)
Further Reading For Time Dorks260(4)
Share Your Tactics, Find Resources, And Get In Touch264(1)
Thank-You Notes265(5)
Illustration Credits270(2)
Make Time Test Readers272(12)
Index284


Provides advice on organizing life to provide the time to do what one really wants by making that the highlight of the day, minimizing distractions, learning from the day's experiences, and taking care of health, one small step at a time.





JAKE KNAPP and JOHN ZERATSKY are obsessed with the idea of redesigning time. They’re the authors of the New York Times bestseller Sprint and the creators of Time Dorks, a popular newsletter about experiments in time management.

JAKE spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the design sprint process. He has since run more than 150 sprints with companies including Nest, Slack, 23andMe, and Flatiron Health. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and sons. 

JOHN has written for the Wall Street Journal, Time, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Fast Company, and many more publications. For nearly fifteen years, he was a designer at technology companies, including YouTube and Google Ventures. Originally from Wisconsin, John and his wife now live aboard their sailboat, "Pineapple."





*Starred Review* Knapp and Zeratsky (Sprint?, 2016) are self-proclaimed "time redesigners." Their latest effort helps readers take a look at daily tasks and raise their awareness of where their time and attention goes. More than rules for setting intentions or lists of productivity how-tos, the book is about making shifts in habits and environments. The authors conducted many experiments, such as eating six small meals versus two and switching from night owl to morning person, and share their summaries on the shift experiences. From the experiments, they developed a simple, repeatable formula-highlight, laser, reflect, energize-that they link to a customizable menu of 80 bite-size tactics that can be tailored to individual habits. Some of these tactics are wear a wristwatch, deal with email at the end of the day, and spend time with your tribe; there are many more. Cartoon call-outs from Jake and JZ provide extra advice about such things as eating and caffeine schedules, the value of timers, and how to refuel by quitting. In today's fast-paced, technology-saturated world, readers are sure to glean insights from this powerful book. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.






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