Have you ever heard of Rory Vaden? Me neither. At least, not until recently.
I’m not a huge reader of the big names in self-help/productivity/business. My hubby has read some Godin, and I’ve skimmed through the classic 7 habits of highly effective people, but I’ve never felt a desire to peruse this genre of book.
Vaden, apparently of Take the Stairs fame, has converted me with his latest book, Procrastinate on Purpose. I’m won over with his incredibly straightforward style of helping me get more done. It’s as simple as doing less.
I know. Genius, right?
In Procrastinate on Purpose Vaden solves the problem that I’ve had ever since becoming a mama. When my first child was born I realized “Hey lady, you’d better learn to multitask or you’re going to end up wearing your pajamas all day!”
I read Covey’s book and began upping my productivity game.
My problem was that no matter how many life hacks I tried, no matter how much multitasking I accomplished while shampooing in the shower, and no matter how many sit-ups I grunted through while making googly-eyes at the toddler, I couldn’t get everything done each day.
Squeezing in more “things to do” just wasn’t cutting it.
In Procrastinate on Purpose, Vaden cuts right to the chase and promises that I won’t have to put any more tasks into my schedule. In fact, I’ll be taking them out so that I can focus on what really matters.
Sigh. Double Sigh. That’s music to any person’s ears; even more so to a harried mom of 5 littles.
Though this is an incredibly helpful book that comes from an author with oodles of experience and professional experience, it comes off as a wee bit unpolished. My husband commented as he was finishing up the book that “you can tell it was a self-published ebook”.
Except that, it wasn’t. Ouch.
Don’t let the format turn you off. This little book is full of really helpful ideas that will change your life.
No matter whether you’re a CEO at a large company or a stay at home mom with lots of little loves underfoot, you’ll find that this system applies to you.
This book acts as magnifying glass to zoom in on the aspects of your day that really make a difference for the future.
Then, without guilt, it teaches you to shed off the rest.