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I have a full life and the ideas in this book about how I can better create ‘space’ for that which is most important to me are going to be invaluable. I just love Daniel’s concept of ‘space making ’. I want to be a space maker.
I love this book, have read it twice and will certainly revisit it. Unlike many other productivity / time management books, ‘Spacemaker’ covers and appreciates both the benefits of devices as well as the necessity to step away from them regularly (keeping pace and making space).
Further, the book goes beyond shallow life-hacks, and instead begins with paradigms and ends with eminently useful practices. I’ve read a lot on a day of rest and Sabbaths, and this is by far the best treatment of how to implement it in the unique circumstances of your own life that I’ve come across.
If you sit at the feet of Cal Newport as he weekly dispenses his wisdom via podcast, and are a big fan of his Deep Life Reset and 4 (or 5!) buckets, I’d highly recommend this book as complementary approach. I’ve found it immensely helpful.
I found this book filled with perspective and practical helps. The author deals with the problem of overusing a good thing. Technology is neither good or bad of itself. It is how we use the technology that makes the difference. This book is filled with thoughts and ideas about the use and misuse of tech. It also contains helpful tips for learning how to unplug when needed. I would recommend this book to anyone using technology.
This was a highly engaging read from start to finish. Daniel sets a clear and solid foundation for why some connections matter and the common habits and distractions that can get in the way. He then lays out a simple and powerful set of strategies for maintaining mastery over those distractions so that we can invest in connections that matter most.
As a person of faith, I also appreciated the way Daniel Sih, like Stephen Covey before him, used timeless principles of faith to breathe life to concepts of modern productivity.
This book takes a different perspective to books I have ready previously. It isn't about getting organised to do more. Its about taking a step back to get the right things done. I like the idea that doing more is not everything and that taking time to make space in your life means you can be more productive without the stress. I like that this book speaks like a friend not a parent, provides evidence to support the suggestions and offers practical, implementable tips to make small changes that together make a big difference.