An enjoyable and enlightening compilation of essays, “Manage Your Day-to-Day” is a must-read for creative minds in all fields. 99U is the author of this impressive and attractive book. “Manage Your Day-to-Day” by Jocelyn Glei, with contributions from various creative minds, is a good read for anyone wanting to improve their creativity and seeking more control over their lives. Amazing book and can really improve your life if you work hard at following the advice. Some really intelligent and practical tips in there for making headway on a personal creative project, in spite of all the distractions in your life. Chock full of great ideas for starting the day the right way, organizing, focusing, achieving goals. A good resource for writers and others who are involved in creative work. The book gives you a different and very useful point of view and strategies about how to manage your day to be more productive as a creative. Manage Your Day-to-Day includes short chapters by twenty-two different authors. The chapters are divided into four main sections: Building a Rock-Solid Routine, Finding Focus in a Distracted World, Taming Your Tools and Sharpening Your Creative Mind. It’s a tiny, targeted little primer full of good advice on building a solid work routine, focusing on creative energy, surviving constant connectivity, and generating new ideas.
Each section includes short articles by working artists and contemporary thought leaders that get straight to the meat of the given topic such as Harnessing the Power of Frequency, Making Room for Solitude, Learning to Create Amid Chaos, and Using Social Media Mindfully. At the end of each section are specific “Key Takeaways” action steps the reader can take NOW to improve his or her day-to-day. At the end of each section is a recap of the key takeaways from the essays. You will not internalize all the ideas and thoughts from one reading of this book. It is not necessary to read the book cover to cover. Any of the essays can be read independently and will give you some valuable insights. This is a great little pocketbook to keep handy for short reading breaks. Very valuable insights, well worth reading and revisiting. This is a great little pocketbook to keep handy for short reading breaks. Ultimately, this is a great read if you are thinking through how to take control of your schedule and want some tips.