It's Not About Time

About the Book

We have a time problem, but not the one we think. We want to manage it, control it, spend it, waste it, make it, measure it, and invest it. We even complain that we don’t have enough of it. It’s as if "being busy" is a new badge of importance, and the "busiest" person wins some imaginary competition.

It's Not About Time tackles that topic and others, while addressing the central question: Why do some people achieve their career or business goals, maximize their results, and even accomplish their dreams while others tread water is a sea of busyness? The answer isn’t better time-management, but rather, reflective and integrated from the inside-out, self-management.

"Nan Russell’s It’s Not About Time is one of the most inspiring and refreshing books I’ve read in ages! Thoughtfully written and well-researched, this book is a great reminder that claiming ownership of our lives is fundamentally about self-management, not time-management. For all of us striving to fulfill our human potential, there will always be more to do than there are hours in the day, and where “productivity hacks” and flashy organizational systems ultimately fall short, Nan's approach is one that promises to withstand the test of time, while also being practically useful and personally empowering."

     -- Danielle Harlan, PhD Founder & CEO, the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential; Author, The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who are Redefining Leadership

About the Author

Nan Russell left a successful east coast corporate career to pursue a life-dream to work and write from the Rocky Mountains. Today she lives in Colorado with her husband, is the author of five books, a workplace consultant, and national speaker. She's been named a 100 Top Thought Leader by Trust Across America.

Her books include:
It's Not About Time: How to Thrive and Get the Results You Want at Work and in Life! (2017); Trust, Inc.: How to Create a Business Culture that Will Ignite Passion, Engagement, and Innovation (2014); The Titleless Leader: How to Get Things Done When You're Not in Charge (2012); Hitting Your Stride: Your Work, Your Way (2008); Nibble Your Way to Success (2007).

Nan's Winning at Working column appears in numerous publications and she is a blogger for Psychology Today on "Trust: The New Workplace Currency."

After being fired from her first professional job, her first career took her from a minimum wage employee to Vice President of a multibillion dollar company, spending more than 20 years in leadership roles. She has a B.A. from Stanford University and M.A. from the University of Michigan. More at