This is a book review of Jim Meisenheimer’s book 57 Ways to Take Control of Your Time and Your Life. What a long title, but the book remains succinct in length.
I like how the author redefines time management in this book. He puts it in a different perspective. You can not manage time, but you can manage yourself to be more efficient with the use of time.
I really didn’t expect much but a list of tactics used to improve your productivity however this book does more than that. It goes beyond tactics and includes some strategy, guidelines, and scenarios. A typical book includes a lengthy introduction, history, inspirations, anecdotes, and even fluff that’s off tangent. This book does not – it is succinct with almost every page being noteworthy. It is actually better than a few longer productivity books I could not get into such as “Getting Things Done” by David Allen.
Even though this book focuses around sales talk it is useful for speeding up your day-to-day accomplishments. You’ll find tips on better planning, delegation, productive traveling, directives, talking with prospects, and semantics.