Maximize Your Free Time to Create New Wealth & Purpose
Author: Robert Pagliarini
It is a total joy to share books with my readers and especially books that I learn a lot from or that I can really connect with. The book “The Other 8 Hours” does both of those things for me and so it is my pleasure to tell you how great this book it. Robert contacted me to offer me a free copy with hope that I would review here at LearnThis. I was excited by the description and title yet apprehensive when I don’t have it recommended by many people since it is a new book just out. Long story short, I loved the book and will definitely recommend it as one of my favorites.
The Creative Spirit
The book explores personal development by specifically focusing on what you do with the 8 hours or so every day that you are not working or sleeping. It focuses you and inspires you to make that time available to become a Cre8tor, a person with a drive to create new opportunities, that generate more wealth and purpose and happiness in your life. The book has 4 main sections in it:
- Get a Clue
- Get More Time
- Get More Money
- Get a Life
All of these sections have chapters to explore each statement and there is actually quite a lot of depth to each topic. Pagliarini covers everything from examining the life leeches that exist around us taking away from the available time that COULD be ours to a fantastic set of resources with each chapter that can kick start any Crea8tor channel you want to pursue. There are strong messages in each of these four areas and I’m fortunately enough to have experienced many of these in my own life so have explored and even executed many of the challenges put forward. I certainly have not however, collected such a strong, consistent and enjoyable text to read from all these lessons and clearly Pagliarini has down much in his own life to experience these as well AND he has done an immense amount of research to back things up with statistics.
Another aspect that is unique in this book that I really enjoyed are there being many 1 page short stories and examples of people who have taken these techniques and put them into action, each showing the major benefits to be had as a result. I found the stories to be quite enjoyable clips to read and put much of what is written into real life context that is easy to relate with.
Get More Time
The tips on getting more time are absolutely timeless and powerful. There is so much in here that I agree with as a productivity lover it was simply fun to read, yet there was also much to learn from even with the countless hours I’ve put into this area already myself. One example of this is termed “boosting” and used to describe taking on a second job or side job that is so mindless or easy that you can use it to actually study or work on other things while getting paid. It gives two benefits, some extra income to use for creative channels or to catch up on debt defense as well as some help with debt. While I don’t plan on taking on any second mindless jobs myself, I will certainly use and share this concept again, some people come to mind to me for this right now.
He includes what I can easily say is the best 18 pages I’ve ever read on the powers that grip us in life and suck our time away from us. Everything from TV watching or being disorganized to doing more than is necessary. There are 24 items lists in this section with the typical common behavior and then a short straightforward solution that anyone can use to tackle that problem. If you take nothing else out of this book, take this, as you will find yourself creating more time and increase your productivity, which obviously I’m a big fan of doing!
Get More Money
This section of the book is brilliant and clearly the main content as it covers in superb clarity 10 separate suggested channels or areas to follow as a cre8tor that can bring in new wealth and opportunities to make a better life for yourself. The examples of course continue throughout and each of these channels are outlined with many ideas on what they might look like, how you can start, a typically process map for executing it and then a great set of resources to get started in each one. This is absolutely packed with great content and again, easily makes the book worth buying just for these chapters alone.
Get More Life
Finally after touching on all the great aspects and opportunities, Pagliarini covers what many critics want to see. What makes all this difficult is life. Life gets in the way and needs to be managed better to even dare take on few work in our other 8 hours. This section helps here and has many compressed lessons on productivity, habits, goal setting and other great techniques to manage all this and actually get it all done.
There are a few sections scattered through the book that talk about purpose and legacy and what you can do that is bigger than yourself but I must say this was the only thing I was a bit disapointed in. Everything I thought was quite finance centric and the overall read of the book to me was about making more money. That is an overall message though, not the only one. So much is covered this is likely just a personal feeling. I am really quite impressed by this book and am certainly going to check out more from Pagliarini as certainly has a best seller here if I had to make any guesses. It’s a fantastic book that I encourage anyone to read. It truly applies to to anyone with even the slightest desire to get a little more out of life or to change your current circumstances. I still have many references and websites to check out from several chapters that will keep be coming back to it for the next little while. I know each of you will enjoy it as well.
Note: I always avoid reading other’s reviews once I start a book as I know that lets me write the most objective review I can. I’m happy to see that after writing this, I just checked out the reviews for it on amazon is its getting 5 stars across the board as well. So, go check that out the reviews if you need to see more or to buy the book. Also, check out the book website at TheOther8Hours.com.
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