There Are 72 Hours in a Day: Using Efficiency to Better Enjoy Every Part of Your Life

Jeffrey E. Sterling, MD, MPH, often finds himself with a little more extra time than everyone else—forty-eight hours a day, to be exact! Now Dr. Sterling shares his brilliant and easy-to-follow steps to increase efficiency.

Here Dr. Sterling shares invaluable insight into the concept of “five-minute efficiency,” or breaking down daily tasks into smaller, more accomplishable tasks. Not only does this give you a sense of accomplishment, but it propels you forward into greater productivity.

Along with examples, Dr. Sterling provides detailed descriptions on how to become better organized, how to be not only more prolific but also more effective, and how to master these skills for all future endeavors.

Whether you are struggling with professional, financial, or relationship time-management issues, There Are 72 Hours in a Day: Using Efficiency to Better Enjoy Every Part of Your Life will teach you easy-to-use techniques that will become part of your daily life.

Find more time for the activities you want to pursue. Transform your philosophy on life, and begin living your days to their fullest. Soon you’ll wonder what to do with all the extra time you’ll have on your hands.

Book Review

In this how-to book, an emergency physician provides strong rationales and helpful instructions for maximizing efficiency in many aspects of day-to-day life.

Sterling (Behind the Curtain, 2015) is both an accomplished health care consultant with extensive experience in emergency medicine and a business owner. This varied experience forms a solid foundation from which he shares insights on how to “discover ever-increasing levels of efficiency.” His tone is logical, straightforward, and encouraging, allowing room for readers who may have different definitions of personal success. His book contains specific strategies that are, on the whole, easy to understand. They address how to make work, organizations, health, recreation, finances, and relationships more efficient, with an emphasis on “working smarter, not harder.” One example suggests multitasking while watching a sports event on television: “Have you considered taking advantage of that adrenaline rush and walking a treadmill or otherwise exercising while you’re watching sports?” The guide’s usefulness is heightened by such examples, which also include several emergency room stories…

An often clear and credible read that looks at how to clear space for one’s priorities.