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Manage Your Day-to-Day

Manage Your Day-to-Day
Published May 21, 2013 by Jocelyn K. Glei

Stop doing busywork.
Start doing your best work.

Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven't accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?

The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace.



Seth Godin2

Seth Godin
Author & Entrepreneur

Mark Mcguinness1302

Mark McGuinness

Stefan Sagmeister2

Stefan Sagmeister
Sagmeister & Walsh

Erin Rooney Doland3

Erin Rooney Doland

Scott Belsky2

Scott Belsky
Head of Behance
VP of Community, Adobe

Tiffany Shlain 12

Tiffany Shlain
Webby Awards Founder

Gretchen Rubin2

Gretchen Rubin
Founder & Author
The Happiness Project

Lori Deschene2

Lori Deschene
Tiny Buddha

Steven Pressfield2

Steven Pressfield
The War of Art

Aaron Dignan2

Aaron Dignan

Dan Ariely2

Dan Ariely
Behavioral Economist
Duke University

Leo Babauta2

Leo Babauta
Creator & Writer
Zen Habits

Tony Schwartz2

Tony Schwartz
CEO & Founder
The Energy Project

Scott Mcdowell2

Scott McDowell
Managing Partner
CHM Partners

Linda Stone2

Linda Stone
Former Senior Executive
Apple and Microsoft

Todd Henry2

Todd Henry
Accidental Creative

James Victore2

James Victore
Designer & Educator
James Victore Inc.

Elizabeth Grace Saunders2

Elizabeth Grace Saunders
Founder & CEO
Real Life E

Cal Newport1302

Cal Newport
So Good They Can't Ignore You

Christian Jarrett2

Christian Jarrett


Book 2

Volume One

Manage Your Day-to-Day

Manage Your Day-to-Day will show you how to:

  1. Stop letting other people (and incoming messages!) dictate your daily to-do list.
  2. Fend off constant interruption and carve out a sacred space for "getting into the zone".
  3. Conquer information overload and break your addiction to obsessively checking your phone or email.
  4. Let go of the idea of "inbox zero" and optimize the time you spend on email and social media.
  5. Find the right balance of working productively and recharging to keep your energy high.
  6. Hotwire your brain for a-ha moments and push through creative blocks.


Praise for Manage Your Day-to-Day

“It's like the Navy Seals of creativity all got together and wrote a book about productivity. I’m giving my entire design team a copy.”
Joe Gebbia, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Airbnb

“Manage Your Day-to-Day is an essential guidebook for navigating information overload and all the other distractions of 21st century life. The lessons are vital in helping us find the time and space to successfully accomplish daily goals.”
Paula Scher, Partner, Pentagram Design

“Turn off your email, put your ringer on mute, and read this book right now. Manage Your Day-to-Day contains life-changing tips from the some of the smartest brains around.”
AJ Jacobs, Bestselling Author, Drop Dead Healthy

More about Jocelyn K. Glei

Editor-in-Chief, 99U. A writer and the founding editor of 99U, Jocelyn K. Glei is obsessed with understanding how work gives our lives meaning. She has authored three books about work, creativity, and business, including the Amazon bestsellers Manage Your Day-to-Day and Make Your Mark. Follow her on Twitter: @jkglei

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