Laura Vanderkam

Manipulate Your Sense of Time With 3 Steps

This week’s guest on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu is Laura Vanderkam. Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and Off The Clock, among others. Her 2016 TED talk, “How to Gain Control of Your Free Time,” has been viewed more than 5 million times.

You can order her most recent book, Juliet’s School of Possibilities, here:

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The paradigm shift to adopt if you want to get more done and enjoy more from life [3:34]

How to look at time in order to extend pleasure and have better memories by manipulating your perception of time [4:48]

How to feel like you have more time [6:44]

You get to see what people value by how they spend their time [8:30]

How to prioritize things for yourself by assigning urgency to the things that matter to you [9:01]

Her notion of the micro-memoirs and why you need to construct your memories with intention [10:27]

How to become present in the moment to enjoy more from your life [12:07]

How to develop your priorities [13:35]

Why she loves to reference the 168 hours you have in each week to change your perspective about how much time you have [15:04]

How to get rid of any guilt about how you spend your time [16:03]

How people lose time by forgetting to be intentional about it [17:39]

How she changed her mindset around the timing of the middle of the week and how it can help you get more out of your time [18:31]

Why she makes a 3 category list of things to do in her life [19:20]

How the list of 100 dreams helps you get clear about how you should be spending your time [20:42]

How planning ahead and using intentionality will help you get more done [22:06]

How to avoid overwhelming yourself with your to-do list [23:04]

How she became interested in time management and productivity [24:39]

How and when she keeps a time diary and how it helps her with her work-life balance [25:40]

How to maintain an abundant perspective on time and be super intentional [26:56]

How changing notification settings has changed Tom’s life [28:36]

The universal truths about creating more memorable experiences [30:13]

How people perceive time is directly related to the activities they do in any chunk of time [30:57]

The difference between fun that requires effort vs. no effort [32:30]

Why she wrote a book about productivity and time management in the form of a novel [33:31]

The impact she wants to have in the world [35:36]


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