Happy About An Extra Hour a Day by Nicolas Soergel


In September, Happy About an Extra Hour a Day, will tour cyber space and we are starting to coordinate the blog tour. If you would like to participate in this tour, contact nikki @ nikkileigh.com or stephanie @ nikkileigh.com

We want to reach:

  • stay at home moms
  • working moms
  • small business owners
  • entrepreneurs

Some of the topics that the book discusses, includes:

  • How to save time housecleaning
  • How to save time traveling
  • How to save time dealing with other people
  • How to save time at the office

About Happy About An Extra Hour a Day

Every day has exactly 1,440 minutes in it. Whether you work for a Fortune 500 company, run your own small business or are an independent freelancer, the way you spend those minutes helps or hinders the goals you want to achieve.

Nicolas Soergel, author of the new book Happy About An Extra Hour Everyday (Happy About, 2009) says anyone can create extra time in their life by increasing their efficiency. “If you can save one minute, 60 times a day, you can gain the extra hour needed to make your dreams happen,” says Soergel.

Throughout Happy About An Extra Hour Everyday the author offers easy to implement, time saving tips that he terms “quick wins”.

About the Author –

Nicolas Soergel, was born in Germany in 1969. After completing his studies in business administration at the University of Cologne, he began his career in finance with Sony. Soergel later played a major role in setting up the German, Austrian and Swiss operations of the British vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson.

In 2000, Nicolas moved to Japan where at the age of 34 he became CEO of the Japanese subsidiary of T-Systems – a Deutsche Telekom group company. 3 years later he took over responsibility for the APAC region.

Throughout his professional career Nicolas has had the opportunity to meet and interview executives from around the world on the practical ideas they use to save time and get organized. You can read more at Nicolas’s blog: http://www.anextrahoureveryday.com/

Endorsements for the Book –

“Millions of people around the world are starving for one thing . . . TIME. Imagine what it would be like if right now you had one more hour each day to do just what you wanted. In this amazing book Nicolas Soergel provides an actionable blueprint for adding more time to your day. If you are among those who starve for more time you MUST read this book.”

Jeb Blount, CEO of SalesGravy.com; Author of “Power Principles and 7 Rules For Outselling the Recession”

“‘Happy About An Extra Hour Every Day’ is an essential resource for all road warriors. As a 100,000 mile per year traveler, I am always looking for tips to make my trips easier and save some time. This book overflows with simple, easily adaptable ways to do just that. For me, just applying a couple of the tips makes my life easier. Well worth the price of admission!”

Rich Goldman, VP, Corporate Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Synopsys

“A global road warrior for many years, I thought I already was good at time management – but Nico made me think twice! Great reading, straight to the point.”

Michael Hofmann, VP, Nokia Corporation

“Don’t Procrastinate! Pay attention to the tips in the book that are relevant to you and make them work to save the time you need to get more done.”

Vish Mishra, President, TiE [The Indus Entrepreneurs Network] Silicon Valley and Venture Director, Clearstone Venture Partners

“Easy to find – easy to read – Quick Wins for almost every situation. Winning an extra hour can be so easy.”

Heinz Fischer, Managing Director, Loewe

“A must read for every assistant who needs to manage her own and other people’s time.”

Holger C. Johnson, CEO, ebuero.de

“A great guide to the little everyday things you can do at home, work and on the road to save both time and sanity.”

Karen Leland, Bestselling Author of “Time Management In An Instant”

Time Management in An Instant: 60 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day by Karen Leland and Keith Bailey


The week of July 20-24 we will have a blog blitz to promote the launch of Time Management in An Instant: 60 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day by Karen Leland and Keith Bailey. Read on for more details and contact Nikki @ nikkileigh.com if you would like to be considered as a participant in this tour. It will be very easy to participate in this tour – we will have a download page which will offer book and author details, a wide variety of book excerpts and articles which address topics from the book and much more.

We are looking for blogs that attract

Small business people
Entrepreneurs
Working Moms
Other People Who Need to Learn to Manage Their Time Better

About Time Management in An Instant: 60 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day

In today’s hurly-burly work environment many business people find it challenging to avoid distraction, stay focused, use their time and energy to maximum benefit, and gain ground on important goals and outcomes. One study by the Families and Work Institute found that one-third of Americans are overworked and more than 50 percent of those surveyed say they are either doing too many tasks at the same time or are frequently interrupted during the workday – or both. In short, we are overloaded!

Time Management In An Instant helps you to overcome this feeling of overload and avoid the traps that lead to an unproductive relationship with time. It offers field-tested time habits and expert advice based on the latest research that will help you better manage, create and spend your time with more satisfaction and results.

Based on the authors’ popular Time Management workshop, given to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike, Time Management In An Instant outlines the best practices for improving your everyday work situations including:

  • Harness the power of completion
  • Link your core values to key projects
  • Find the power of mini-tasks
  • Master the art of time planning
  • Play the 80/20 game of accomplishment
  • Cut your meeting times in half
  • Get a procrastination inoculation
  • Arrest the biggest time crimes
  • Take back your time – Just Say No
  • Go for your goals – everyday
  • Fight distraction and find your focus

About The Authors

In 1986, Karen Leland and Keith Bailey founded Sterling Consulting Group, Inc. and shortly thereafter made history by being chosen over more than a dozen European competitors to become the first American consulting company to win a major contract for communication and service training within the British government.


Inc. Magazine chose Keith and Karen as their primary judges for the Inc. Magazine Positive Performer Award, which honors companies that have achieved an outstanding level of business excellence. For a period of five years, Karen and Keith were responsible for selecting the winning finalists from among 500 applicants.


Today, after having worked with some of the most prestigious companies in the world, they are internationally acclaimed experts on increasing productivity through the people side of business, whose speaking and consulting talents have brought them such clients as American Express, Oracle, AT&T, Marriott Hotels and IBM.


Their unique ability to make their research accessible, humorous and practical has led to a thriving business that takes them throughout North America, Southeast Asia and Europe, giving them the chance to both learn and teach world-class best business practices.


Karen and Keith are highly sought after keynote speakers and have presented to a wide range of audiences including: Young Presidents Association, American Management Association, American Marketing Association, The Bakersfield Business Conference and countless corporate meetings.


They are the best selling authors of seven books which have sold over 350,000 copies including Customer Service For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons), Watercooler Wisdom: How Smart People Prosper in the Face of Conflict, Pressure and Change. (New Harbinger Publications), Customer Service In An Instant, Public Speaking In An Instant, Email In An Instant and Time Management In An Instant (Career Press). In addition to distribution within the US, their books have been translated into ten other languages.


Karen and Keith are regularly featured in the news media and have been interviewed by The New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune, Inc. Magazine and Time among others. They also have extensive on-air experience and have been interviewed on The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Fox News and Oprah.


Their latest project was the completion of a ten-year study, which involved over twenty multinational corporations. Based on interviews with thousands of executives, managers and staff, Keith and Karen have identified key criteria that positively impact how people manage conflict, pressure and change in the workplace.

Karen Leland – Time Management

Monday July 20 –

Carolyn Howard Johnson shares an article titled Fight Distraction which is great for all authors, but especially authors who find it hard to avoid distractions – http://sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com/2009/07/writers-need-time-management-about-as.html

Colin Harvey shares a post to help you learn how prioritizing your work can make a difference in helping to keep you on track – http://www.suite101.com/blog/colinh60/time_management_in_an_instant_guest_blog_by_karen_leland_and_keith_bailey

Nikki Leigh shares her promotional author interview with Karen Leland author of Time Management in an Instant – http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/2009/07/promotional-interview-with-karen-leland.html

Tuesday July 21

Kathie Thomas shares information about Time Management in an Instant by Karen Leland on her blog for virtual assistants – http://vadirectory.net/blog/2009/07/21/time-management-in-an-instant-60-ways-to-make-the-most-of-your-day/

Dana Smith shares an article titled Habits of Action: How Authors Can Get Things Done by Karen Leland – author of Time Management in an Instant – http://bookmarketingmaven.typepad.com/book_marketing_maven/2009/07/habits-of-action-how-authors-can-get-things-done.html#more

Marilyn Meredith shares information about Time Management in an Instant to Help Authors – http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/2009/07/new-book-time-management-in-instant-now.html

Nikki Leigh shares her review for Time Management In An Instant on the Evan Carmichael Entrepreneur website – http://www.evancarmichael.com/Book-Reviews/2820/Time-Management-in-an-Instant-by-Karen-Leland-and-Keith-Bailey.html

Barbara Weaver Smith shares an article titled Get a Grip on Email by Karen Leland the author of Time Management in an Instant http://blog.thewhalehunters.com/blog/arts-of-the-big-deal/0/0/get-a-grip-on-email


Wednesday July 22 –

Jane Maritz shares an article by Karen Leland, author of Time Management in an Instant on her blog http://moziesme.blogspot.com/2009/07/review-time-management-in-instant.html

Aprille Janes shares the article Habits of Action by Karen Leland, author of Time Management in an Instant – http://www.bolderwoman.com/2009/07/habits-of-action.html

Pamela Thibodeaux shares details about Time Management in an Instant with her blog visitors http://pamswildroseblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/vbt-time-management-in-instant.html

The Examiner Marketing Blog shares details about Time Management in an Instant by Karen Leland – http://www.examiner.com/x-977-SF-Marketing–PR-Examiner~y2009m7d22-Get-Reporters-to-Call-You-Back-ASAP-6-Tips-To-Save-A-Reporters-Time

Nikki Leigh share details about Time Management on her Fabulously 40 blog. Read about how to Escape the Yes Trap – http://fabulously40.com/blog/id/escape-the-yes-trap-by-karen-leland-author-of-time-management-in-an-instant-11029

Nikki Leigh shares information about telecommuting from Karen Leland, author of Time Management in the Instant on her Braveheart Women http://braveheartwomen.com/blog-entry/Promo-101-Nikki/Telecommuting-Great-Way/13000026406

Stephanie offers a sneak peek at Time Management in an Instant at A Bibliophile’s Scrapbook: http://starkravingbibliophile.blogspot.com/2009/07/time-management-in-instant-60-ways-to.html

Stephanie at Laughing Stars talks about Time Management in an Instant and how it can help home educators and other busy families: http://laughingstars.homeschooljournal.net/2009/07/22/time-management-for-homeschoolers-and-other-busy-people

Thursday July 23 –

Wendy Burt shares information about Karen Leland and Time Management in an Instant – http://askWendy.wordpress.com

http://www.biztipsblog.com

Gladys Strickland shares information about Time Management in an Instant by Karen Leland on her blog http://gsbusinessresources.wordpress.com/blog

Kathie Thomas – www.soho-life.com

Friday July 24 –

Dianne Ashcroft – www.dianneascroft.wordpress.com

Susan Jensen – http://blogginboutbooks.blogspot.com

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur talks about Time Management in an Instant by Karen Leland – www.ToiletPaperEntrepreneur.com

Information about Karen Leland and Time Management in an Instant at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eli-davidson

Mary Emma Allen shares information about Time Management on her My Organized Business Blog – www.myorganizedbiz.com

Visit Home Biz Notes by Mary Emma Allen to learn more about Time Management In An Instant – http://www.homebiznotes.com/

Linda Merlino http://gooddaysnodays.blogspot.com

Cheryl Malandrinos share her thoughts about Time Management in an Instant on her blog – http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/

How to Overcome This Sluggish Economy by Barbara Weaver Smith

Monica shares Barbara Weaver Smith’s article on How To Overcome This sluggish Economy on her blog – http://www.asuccessfulwoman.com/success/2009/05/29/overcome-this-sluggish-economy-by-barbara-weaver-smith


Nikki Leigh – Award winning Author & Publicist

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Getting Past the Minnow Mindset With Barbara Weaver Smith

Read the first in a series of three articles by Barbara Weaver Smith for Monica’s blog http://www.asuccessfulwoman.com/success/2009/05/27/breaking-the-minnow-mindset-by-barbara-weaver-smith/. Monica asked for articles to help women overcome the mindset that they are too small to handle whales (big business deals). Today, Barbara explains the “minnow mindset” and how to overcome that mindset which will hold you back. We will be sharing two more articles about overcoming the feeling that you can’t handle a big business deal over the next two days.


Nikki Leigh – Award winning Author & Publicist

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Molly Gordon’s Podcast Interview with Barbara Weaver Smith

I wanted to take the chance to share this podcast with you – in case you missed it a couple of days ago.

Interview with a Whale Hunting Woman

Last week I reviewed Barbara Weaver Smith’s book, Whale Hunting Women. Shortly afterward, I had a delightful conversation with her about how women (including self employed solo-preneurs) are uniquely qualified to seek and get business from much larger organizations.

You, lucky you, can listen in on the conversation or download the interview here (http://www.shaboominc.com/blog/downloads/whale-hunters.mp3). And for your edification, I asked Maggie to write up some of the highlights.

Maggie wrote:

  • There are lots of additional resources (free) at Barbara’s Web site, thewhalehunters.com
  • Why women are uniquely qualified to seek and get business from organizations that are up to ten times the size of their own business.
  • How to use the book to seek and get significant business (instead of just thinking about how cool it would be).
  • The most important thing to remember (that we usually forget) when it comes to dealing with fear that we can’t hold our own with the “big kids.”
  • The three core principles of Whale Hunting that women happen to rock at.
  • What the self employed woman might not realize about bureaucracy in her own business (and why it matters)
  • Why whales are scared. (!)
  • What to say when you price work by the project, not the hour.
  • The importance of collaboration.

Originally posted – http://www.shaboominc.com/blog/archives/interview_with_a_whale_hunting_woman.html

A special note for all blog visitors –

To learn about Whale Hunting Women & to order your copy today, visit http://cli.gs/WHWEbook

Thank you for visiting this post about Barbara Weaver Smith and Whale Hunting Women. Two people who comment during the tour will be entered a giveaway – post a comment on any post about the tour and you will be entered. The winners will win a three-volume audio set of Whale Hunters Wisdom. Volumes include I: Mind of a Hunter, II: The Hunt, and III: The Whale Hunting Culture ($90 value).

Barbara Weaver Smith’s website – http://www.thewhalehunters.com

Barbara Weaver Smith’s blog – http://blog.thewhalehunters.com

How Women Do Big Deals with Barbara Weaver Smith

Thursday May 21 –

Visit http://www.roundpeg.biz/2009/05/how-women-do-big-deals/ to read a guest post by Barbara Weaver Smith about How Women Do Big Deals. Are you a business woman or do you know a business woman who could benefit from learning how to “step up the game” and get bigger and more profitable clients? Any woman who wants to learn how to do big business deals – needs to read this book. It is a quick read that is packed with information to help you.

Nikki Leigh – Award winning Author & Publicist

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Who is Barbara Weaver Smith and The Whale Hunters

Wednesday May 20 – Susan Wingate Hosts… Barbara Weaver Smith! At http://susanwingate.blogspot.com/2009/05/whale-hunting-woman-by-barbara-weaver.html and she shares information about Barbara and Whale Hunting Women.

Nikki Leigh – Award winning Author & Publicist

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In Depth Interview With Judith and Jim About The Heart of Marketing

Phil Harris shares information about the book launch for The Heart of Marketing http://philipharris.blogspot.com/2009/05/in-depth-interview-heart-of-marketing.html


Did you miss their book launch on Thursday May 14th? We can give you this great offer for one more day. Buy the book today and $8500 in free gifts. You won’t want to miss this. In a matter of hours this offer will be gone.


Nikki Leigh – Award winning Author & Publicist

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Hard Sell vs Soft Sell in The Heart of Marketing by Judith and Jim

Paul at Career Czar helps you understand the difference between traditional “hard sell” techniques and the more enlightened “soft sell” techniques on his blog http://careerczar.wordpress.com/2009/05/15/how-does-soft-sell-differ-from-hard-sell/


Nikki Leigh – Award winning Author & Publicist

Book Promo 101 – http://www.nikkileigh.com
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Barbara Weaver Smith Visits The Book Connection

Cheryl Malandrinos hosts Barbara Weaver Smith and shares are interview on her blog http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2009/05/whale-hunting-women-with-barbara-weaver.html

Nikki Leigh – Award winning Author & Publicist

Book Promo 101 – http://www.nikkileigh.com
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