Want to Make Time?
Well, Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky (JZ) have the system to help you, as per the sub-title of their great book: “Focus on What Matters Every Day.’
Alexandra got this book. I saw it, took a quick look at it. And ran up to the office to start reading it. (Hah. Seriously.) The experience was not unlike another super-fun book we recently featured: Mel Robbins’ . (Thanks, Babes!)
Jake and JZ met at Google. Jake had worked on Gmail and JZ on YouTube before they connected at Google Ventures. While there, they worked with a ton of startups in which Google invested (including Uber, Slack and 23andMe) on a project-development system they created called “Sprint.” (They wrote as well. I got it on my friend Pilar Gerasimo’s rec. Still need to read it!)
This book is all about resetting our culture’s default settings by stepping off of what they call “the Busy Bandwagon” while jumping out of “Infinity Pools” of distraction to optimize our energy, focus, and time.
It’s a GREAT book that echoes a ton of what we talk about all the time. (To put it in perspective, their “Time Dork” recommended reading list includes some of my all-time favorites we’ve featured: by Cal Newport, by David Allen, by Charles Duhigg, by Carol Dweck, by Michael Pollan, by Yuval Noah Harari and by Adam Alter.)
Of course, it’s packed with Big Ideas. In fact, they share 87 bite-size tactics to Optimize. I’m excited to share a few of my favorites we can use to Make Time Today so… Let’s jump straight in!