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Time Management for Creative People – Free E-book

Writing my own poetry and books, and coaching hundreds of creative professionals over the years has taught me a lot about what it takes to get original work done in the midst of the demands and distractions of the 21st century workplace.

I’ve boiled down what I’ve learned into a free ebook, Time Management for Creative People, which you are welcome to download and share with your friends and contacts.

Time Management for Creative People

The ebook has been downloaded over 100,000 times, and I’ve received enthusiastic feedback from people all over the world who tell me it’s transformed their working habits and helped them achieve their artistic and professional goals.

It’s full of practical advice for creatives, including:

  • Finding the method in your creative madness
  • Identifying and prioritising your most important work
  • Getting in the right state of mind for focused work
  • How to minimise interruptions and distractions
  • Managing e-mail effectively
  • How to remember — and fulfil — all your important commitments

“A really well done 29-page download that provides practical time management and productivity tips tailored specifically for those performing creative work.'”
Brian Clark, Copyblogger

“Even if you don’t consider yourself a creative person, the ebook is chocked full of useful tips.”
Kyle Potts, Lifehacker

Click here to download your copy of the ebook.

(Ebook licence details here. N.B. the images are licensed from istockphoto, so you should obtain a licence from them if you want to use them in other contexts)

A big thank you to Cat Wentworth and Neil Tortorella for prompting me to write the material and hosting it as a series on Business of Design Online.

Mark McGuinness

Comments

  1. Thank you. This and your series on organizing to overcome creative blocks address perennial problems for me. Looking forward to an in-depth read.

  2. My pleasure! Enjoy.

  3. Mark, as I said in response to your comment on my blog, I rarely recommend books. But your e-book contains so much fantastic advice and inspiration for those of us who struggle with time management that I wanted to let other creative people know about it! Thanks for offering it here. I’m sure it’s helped many people lead more creative lives!

    ~Sandy Ackers

  4. Thank you for the free ebook and your time in creating it. I’ll be giving this a read.

  5. Dear Mark:
    I am an attorney in the United States. I have read GTD and Do It Tomorrow. Your article synthesized the ideas in both books to make them more practical and useful to me. The combination of the two systems, brilliantly set forth in your ebook, has turned on a light bulb for me. The book combined the two systems in a way that has reminded me of the adage 1 + 1 = 3.
    Keep up the GREAT work.
    Marshall Spradling

  6. Thanks for the tips! I’m sure they will help!

    Thanks Again,
    James

  7. Thank you Mark,
    I am a pretty much helpful and this will surely be of great changes for me.
    Your effort is very much appreciated.

  8. Mark,
    Thanks for the free download i will read it if i can find the time. (Lol) Just jokeing I will read it today i am always looking for new ideas.
    Thanks

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