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Everybody’s abuzz about the new book, Manage Your Day-to-Day, by the folks at 99U. The subtitle—build your routine, find your focus & sharpen your creative mind—pretty much describes the insides. For those of us drawn, for whatever reasons, to the productivity, self-help, get-creative, work-smarter books, this one hums. It’s succinct. Editor Joycelyn Glei found 20 folks (for example, Seth Godin, Tony Schwartz, Scott Belsky) who write deeply about their assigned areas and gave them four or five pages to bring us honed advice.

99U’s all about getting things done. Its name comes from Thomas Edison’s words, “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Read the book, but just as important, bookmark the 99U site. It’s full of practical guidance to help us … well, build routines, find focus, sharpen…

Example, Gretchen Rubin on harnessing the power of frequency: “We tend to overestimate what we can do in a short period, and underestimate what we can do over a long period, provided we work slowly and consistently.” She describes the power of frequency: it makes starting easier, keeps ideas fresh, keeps the pressure off, sparks creativity, nurtures frequency, fosters productivity. “One of my most helpful Secrets is, ‘What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while.’”

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