PRAISE FOR THE FREE–TIME FORMULA
"Busy people rejoice! It doesn′t have to be this way. More coffee isn′t the solution, less sleep isn′t the answer. Let Jeff guide you into a new way to be productive without just running from task to task with manic speed."
Jon Acuff, New York Times Bestselling author of Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done
"When Jeff Sanders puts pen to paper he means it. The Free–Time Formula is a no–nonsense guide to getting your best work done. If you′re looking to increase focus and productivity, this is the book for you."
Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathoner and New York Times Bestselling author of Ultramarathon Man
"If you want to get your most important work done but feel you ′don′t have time,′ then read this! The step–by–step action plan will walk you through the journey from busy and chaotic to productive and accomplished."
Claire Diaz–Ortiz, award–winning author and Silicon Valley innovator
"When so many other productivity gurus teach superficial hacks and ′effortless′ solutions, Jeff Sanders pushes us to do the real (often hard!) work to create quality free time by first deciding what truly matters, then cultivating the discipline to do only that. If you′re tired of quick–fixes that don′t fix anything, and ready to go to work identifying and uprooting the real causes of the procrastination, friction, and stress in your life so that you can spend it doing work that matters then The Free–Time Formula is an absolute must–read."
Matt Frazier, author of No Meat Athlete and The No Meat Athlete Cookbook
"The bestselling author of The 5 AM Miracle has miraculously managed to do it again. In The Free–Time Formula, Jeff Sanders not only addresses our greatest fears surrounding success, but provides a compelling blueprint for the only kind of success that really matters: the meaningful kind. This book is a must–read for anyone who realizes that the only ladder of success that matters is the one leaning against the right tree!"
August Turak, author of Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks
STEP I FIND OUT WHAT S REALLY GOING ON 1
Chapter 1 The Freedom to Do Anything 3
Chapter 2 Asking the Right Questions 19
STEP II CLARIFY WHAT MATTERS 33
Chapter 3 The Vital Few 35
Chapter 4 Knowing What to Do Next 49
STEP III FLEX YOUR MUSCLES 63
Chapter 5 Fitness for Busy People 65
Chapter 6 Mental Bicep Curls 79
STEP IV CUT THE NONSENSE 89
Chapter 7 You Have Permission to Let Go 91
Chapter 8 Reducing Friction 105
STEP V SCHEDULE WHAT MATTERS 115
Chapter 9 Red–Carpet Calendar 117
Chapter 10 What to Do with All That Free Time 135
STEP VI PREVENT FUTURE NONSENSE 151
Chapter 11 Slaying the Distraction Dragons 153
Chapter 12 Turn Off the Lights and Hide! 171
STEP VII SOLIDIFY YOUR IDEAL RHYTHM 187
Chapter 13 Crunch and Release 189
Chapter 14 Seven–Day Action Plan 199
About the Author 209