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Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Rana Florida

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CHAPTER 4

DESIGN YOUR TIME

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People chase money and forget that time isour most precious resource.

—Andre Agassi

Time. It’s the one thing we can’t buy, trade, or get back. The Boston Globe calls it, “A problem so common it may qualify as a new American epidemic: We’ve got no time. Too busy. Overwhelmed by work, family obligations, and the fast-paced nature of a run-ragged world, many Americans—especially working adults, parents of young children, and those with college degrees, according to polls—feel strapped for time and are leading less happy lives as a result.

“Researchers in the 1990s gave this familiar, if dreadful, feeling a name: time famine. ...

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