Review: The Other 8 Hours

Read: The Other 8 Hours by Robert Pagliarini
Stars: Five

Drinking: Green Tea with Peach, Bigelow (iced, because it is HOT out here!)

What would you do if you only “had more time”? Pagliarini insists that you have plenty of time to fulfill your dreams – 8 hours every day. Instead of rushing around at the last minute in the morning and then zoning out in front of th TV after work, he encourages the reader to use this time to achieve goals.  Do you want to write the great American novel? Invent and sell the widget that will change the world?  Earn more money, learn a language, or connect more with friends and family?  Pagliarini encourages using the “other 8 hours” to do all of these things.

Where do these “extra” hours come from?  Pagliarini notes that out of the 24 hours in each day, we (ideally) spend 8 sleeping and 8 at our day jobs.  That leaves the other 8 for everything else.  He lays out suggestions and resources for doing anything one may want to do during that time.  He suggests “Cre8tor Channels” such as blogging, inventing, and freelancing as ways to make more money or complete life dreams.  Eventually, the idea of such channels is to make enough to quit the job that is dragging you down and do what you love.  Or find a job that allows you to do what you love during your 8 working hours!

I found The Other 8 Hours to be inspiring.  I already use some of those hours on this blog, developing my relationships, making extra money in my side gig as a shoe saleslady, and staying abreast with the industry in which I’d like to work.  However, I certainly was not using them to the fullest extent I could.  I’m inspired to get up earlier to read every day, do more to advance my career, and to put more time into those relationships I value most.

I definitely recommend this book. If you want more information, you can visit the book’s webpage to learn about Cre8tor Channels and the Cre8tor rules, as well as the Other 8 Hours blog.

What will you accomplish with your other 8 hours?

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