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Free Time by Jenny Blake: Book review

Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Swift Press (7 July 2022)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages

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Are you consistently doing the work that you and only you can do? Or are you burdened by busywork, the bottleneck blocking your company's profit and potential?

Your time is far more precious than money.

It is your presence, your memories, your quality of life. As a business owner, you are already paying a risk and pressure tax. For many, growth fueled by added stress is not worth the trade-off. You have an urge to simplify and streamline.

Free Time is not about working as little as possible. Nor is it about creating a lifestyle business purely for one's own gain. It is about creating a life-giving business energizing every single person who is a part of it, from the owner to team members, to clients, and community. Free Time is about making small investments now to create greater optionality in the future.


Towards the end of 2022, I started taking an interest in business books. Specifically, ones that combine both business and productivity. Don’t get me wrong, but most books out there focus more on hustle culture and “you go girl”, superhuman level productivity. It rarely acknowledges the changing dynamics of businesses. Focusing more on mindset without accepting how the modern work environment functions don’t help much.

Here are a few takeaways from the book

Giving personal examples, and providing actionable guidance

She explained the dilemma that a new entrepreneur goes through and suggests ways to solve/mitigate things out.

A striking healthy balance between hustle and a slow heart-based work approach.

She stresses the importance of a routine and sticking to deadlines yet enjoying what you do.

Acknowledging other creators and authors.

Throughout her book, she talks about lessons and pieces of advice which she received from others. She shows her gratitude and in turn makes the whole reading experience an inspiring one.

Importance of paradigm shift.

Focusing on how greater mass can be benefited from the venture, helps us to identify the nagging problems and thereby create solutions bringing upon a win-win situation for bother sides.

This book is helping me in restructuring my working system and is a constant companion. I find myself picking up this book more than once in a week as a reference for my freelance work. Thus, I recommend this book to anyone who is entering into the world of entrepreneurship or wants to upscale their work.

Thank you Penguin India for sending this book.

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