Free Time. Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business

Author: Blake, Jenny

Publication Date:

March 2022

Pages:

325

Original language and publisher

Territories Handled

World excl. North America and ANZ

Territories Sold

English (UK & BC excl Can) (Swift Press, at auction)
Spanish (Latin America) (VR Editoras)
Japan (Direct)

Genre

Business & Leadership

Free Time. Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business

Author: Blake, Jenny

Synopsis

Stress is a systems problem. This was one of the more arresting statements I’ve read in a business book in a long time. Jenny offers an important vision of entrepreneurship freed from burnout and overload. — Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author of ‘A World Without Email’ and ‘Deep Work’

Hustle is dead. It never worked very well, and now it’s burning us out. Jenny Blake is back with a generous, helpful and more caring alternative. — Seth Godin, author of ‘This is Marketing’

It is not about working harder, it is about working “right-er.” Bigger results, better flow, less effort; welcome to Free Time. — Mike Michalowicz, author of ‘Clockwork’, ‘Fix This Next’ and ‘Get Different’

As Jenny Blake says in Free Time, ‘how we bake is as important as what we make.’ Having run a multinational organization and now my own Delightfully Tiny Team, I know that heart-based business is possible for organizations of any size, and we need it now more than ever. — Howard Behar, author of ‘The Magic Cup’ and former president of Starbucks Coffee

This book is a revelation—a detailed road map for building a business that fulfills you and serves the world, leaving anxiety and burnout behind. Jenny Blake’s advice is both grounded and inspiring, and always connected to life as it is actually lived, at the human scale. — Oliver Burkeman, author of ‘The Antidote’ and ‘Four Thousand Weeks’

With heart and smarts, Jenny teaches us how to think big, be strategic, and make time for what really matters. Free Time is an essential guide to running a business without running yourself into the ground. — Ximena Vengoechea author of ‘Listen Like You Mean It’

Jenny Blake’s phenomenal book ‘Free Time’ taught me how to rethink my business, creating smart systems to focus on what matters most. — Antonio Neves, author of ‘Stop Living on Autopilot’

The go-to manual for running Heart-Based Businesses with ease, joy, and financial abundance. — Farnoosh Torabi, host of the award-winning podcast ‘So Money’

Wildly, wildly helpful. Free Time is a masterful blend of tools, tips, and frameworks to free your mind, time, and team—against a backdrop of pure delight. Imagine the most helpful entrepreneurial workshop you’ve ever attended, but held in an ice cream store with an infinite array of flavors. Grab a copy for yourself and your business-owning best friends. — Sarah Young, founder of Zing Collaborative and author of ‘Expansive Impact’

Leave it to Jenny to come up with an ultra-simple, seemingly innocent concept and turn it into a profundity with many mind-expanding insights! Free Time successfully balances our brain and heart, rocking between the mental ah-ha! and the deep intuitive mmm-hmmm. — Penney Peirce, author of ‘Frequency’, ‘Leap of Perception’, and ‘Transparency’

After reading Free Time, I have gone from being semi-retired to relaunching my business. Jenny’s wisdom shines through, especially as she presents the intersection of systems-thinking and heart. I am truly inspired, but now, with a new path forward. — Denny O. Clark, Disability Workforce Inclusion Advocate and co-founder of Pinnacle Performance Consulting

A brilliant, insightful read that provides an actionable framework for reimagining the way we work. Jenny’s depth of knowledge from her corporate and entrepreneurial career provide a fresh perspective on company culture and value-centric time management. — Mori Taheripour, author of ‘Bring Yourself’ and faculty member, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Jenny is openhearted, honest, and highly insightful. What makes her particularly unique is her willingness to pull back the curtain on her own business. Free Time is a delightful mix of grounding and spiritual strategies, plus uber-specific and systematic. — Lindsay Pedersen, author of ‘Forging an Ironclad Brand’

For any entrepreneur who has felt stressed out or overwhelmed—and dare I say, that’s most of us—Free Time will come as a revelation. Her crystal clear thinking, smart advice, and rock solid systems will give your business a powerful boost, while maintaining your joy and sanity. — Dorie Clark, author of ‘The Long Game’ and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

A vision that knits together the aspirational, spiritual, and operational. — Herb Schaffner, president of Big Fish Media

Most entrepreneurs start their businesses in search of freedom; but to hold onto it, we have to protect our time. Free Time is a treasure trove of inexpensive, efficient ways to liberate ourselves from tasks that drain the life out of us—so we can do what we love and reclaim our peace, freedom, and passion. — Elaine Pofeldt, author of ‘The Million-Dollar’, ‘One-Person Business’ and ‘Tiny Business, Big Money’

For anyone who wants to keep their team tiny, their business elegant, and their life delightful. — Michael Bungay Stanier, author of ‘The Coaching Habit’ and ‘How To Begin’

Time is not money. Time is life force.

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.

A more joyful business is within reach. Imagine:

  • Traveling, going off the grid, or handling family emergencies without panicking that everything will fall apart while you are gone.
  • Working 10- to 20-hour weeks, delegating the rest to a part-time remote team.
  • Answering questions with relief, knowing you don’t have to “own” the next steps.
  • Empowering your Delightfully Tiny Team™ to answer their own questions before they even have to ask you.
  • Harnessing your creative energy for the strategic projects that excite you most.

Jenny Blake, author of the award-winning book Pivot and co-creator of Google’s acclaimed Career Guru coaching program, is back with her signature blend of heart-based operating principles and practical tools. This book will teach you how to move from friction to flow through smarter systems and the three-stage Free Time Framework.™

Free Time is a playbook to free your mind, time, and team for your best work. This book will teach you and your team to operate efficiently and intuitively while earning abundantly, so you can make your greatest contribution as a business owner.

Marketing Information

  • 7,000 copies sold the first week.
  • Personal Growth category winner in the NYC Big Book Awards.
  • Nonfiction – Business/Finance category – 1st place winner in the PenCraft Book Award