Busy : how to thrive in a world of too much

by Crabbe, Tony,

Format: Print Book 2015
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Baldwin Borough Library Your Best Self YOUR BEST SELF CRA
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Business psychologist Tony Crabbe outlines a unique three-step approach to combating one of the modern life's great problems: being too busy.

So many people feel far too busy--unable to work properly on the things that are important to them and stuck in a rut. This book, written by a well-connected business psychologist, puts that feeling in context and provides practical solutions for people to become happier, more motivated and more successful. If you want to take control of your career--and your life--make sure you're not too busy to read to this book.

Today's world is one of too much: too much work to do, too much communication, too much competition, too much uncertainty and too much information. We are striving to keep up, but inevitably we're falling behind, leaving us with a nagging sense of failure that is hard to shake off.

In Busy , Tony Crabbe debunks the myth that satisfaction at work comes from getting everything done.

Instead, he demonstrates that what will enable you to thrive is regaining a sense of mastery over your life, focusing on making an impact, engaging with loved ones and creating the momentum necessary to make changes.

Busy is divided into three digestible sections--Mastery, Differentiation, and Engagement--that will teach readers how to switch from managing time to managing attention, how to transition toward a career strategy that doesn't hinge on productivity, how to think differently about success by re-engaging with what matters, and how to create the impetus, energy, and clarity to put all these changes into effect. Crabbe draws on entertaining psychological studies to show why we're getting it wrong at the moment and to develop a fresh new approach to taking back one's life from chaotic outside forces.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "We're not as busy as we think. The busyness comes from avoidance, addiction, branding, and hiding the fact that we don't want to make hard choices, declares business psychologist Crabbe. Whether self-induced or not, busyness has physical consequences in accelerated wear and tear on the brain and the body. The information age has resulted in individuals being simultaneously overstimulated and bored, connected and isolated. Crabbe argues that the remedy for busyness is not relaxation but sustained, focused attention that really gets to the heart of what is important, addresses it, and moves on to engage in other things worthy of our attention. We need to shift from managing time to managing attention. First, he advises readers to redefine success to directly connect to core values, then to replace busyness with deep engagement. Finally, he advises on how to be happier by doing what you want and ending the cycle of useless busyness. Crabbe draws on psychological research and stories from business and personal lives. He ends each chapter with suggestions for exercises (e.g., be more playful, switch off e-mails for a day). Sound advice, well worth consideration and action.--Bush, Vanessa Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Business psychologist Crabbe draws an amicably accessible blueprint for escaping a state of extreme activity. According to Crabbe, our lives have become increasingly cluttered thanks to technological and social advances. The concept of choice is key. As he writes, chronically busy people can choose to let go of the need to control every aspect of their lives and instead prioritize various aspects over others. Being busy is for Crabbe more construct than reality, and so changing a pattern of endless activity involves changes in thinking. The book's format is itself somewhat busy: information is presented in small chunks, which can make for an interrupted reading experience. However, the content is more organized in the catchy summaries that conclude each chapter. A business focus becomes somewhat too important to Crabbe's thesis, as if busy, overscheduled modern lives are necessarily attached to high-paying corporate jobs. Nevertheless, for anyone juggling an ever-expanding schedule in or outside the corporate world, this book might be worth fitting in. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Time management.
Work-life balance.
Publisher New York :Grand Central Publishing,2015
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description xxxv, 278 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-267) and index.
ISBN 9781455532988
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