Laura Vanderkam: You Have More Time Than You Think


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Ben Schuman-Stoler talks to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her writing has appeared in Fast Company, Fortune, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

Vanderkam made a surprising discovery after interviewing hundreds of professional women: most of us actually have way more free time than we think. She also tells an unforgettable story involving an exploding water heater and a flooded basement that will motivate you to get to work on that unfinished novel languishing on your desktop.

After the interview, Caitlin Schiller joins Ben to go a bit deeper into the ideas and the books covered in the interview, so that by the end of the episode you’ll have an entirely new perspective on how to make the most out of the 168 hours that make up your week.

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