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EP 81: How She Gains Control of Her Time with Laura Vanderkam

How many of us women investors feel we just don’t have enough time to get it all done? So many of us! We are thrilled to sit down with Laura Vanderkam on today’s show. Laura is the author of several time management and productivity books, and her TED talk has been viewed more than 8 million times. On today’s episode, we cover a ton of productivity strategies including how to spend time intentionally, why focusing on 24 hours is the wrong approach and how to get things done that you have been avoiding.

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books, including Juliet’s School of PossibilitiesOff the Clock, I Know How She Does It, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and 168 Hours. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. Her TED talk, “How to gain control of your free time,” has been viewed more than 8 million times. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and four children, and blogs at

On today’s episode, we discuss a lot with Laura, including:

  • How to be mindful of the stories we tell ourselves
  • The power of tracking your time
  • Strategy to achieve your goals on a weekly basis
  • How to spend time intentionally
  • How to get things done that you tend to avoid or have been procrastinating
  • Why focusing on 24 hours is the wrong approach


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