Ezra Werb, educational therapist and author of Teach for Attention!: A Tool Belt of Strategies for Engaging Students with Attention Challenges
With Risa Williams' productivity toolkit, she encourages us to treat our mental energy like a priceless natural resource (which it is!) - her tools help us mine it and leverage it so we can reduce stress, accomplish things, and feel good about ourselves. Her metaphors and explanations are easy to understand, re-affirming, super clever, and fun to read. As I moved through the book, I found myself recognizing my "goal-robot" patterns and I became more conscious in my daily life. Very grateful for this book!
Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC, author of The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art
Short on time? Make time to read this book! Not only does it cover a wide range of cognitive and emotional skills necessary for effective time management, it breaks them down into simple, step-by-step activities, from skillfully dispersing high and low energy tasks to creatively putting your phone in "time-out." Risa provides plenty of examples so readers can individualize tools to fit their own needs. And she doesn't just talk the talk. She walks the walk. Expertly organized chapters make this book accessible for even the most "chronically busy" readers.
Cynthia Siadat, LCSW, Living Fully Therapy
The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit was really well timed for me in my professional and personal life. As a new mom and therapist who runs my own practice, tools like managing "micro-thoughts" and choosing a specific song to get myself motivated to do yet another load of laundry, fit in well with both my everyday life and the work I do with my clients. Risa Williams writes in such a way that feels like a warm conversation, making the material not just easy to digest, but a much welcomed quick read - I am looking forward to using these tools with my clients for years to come!
Mike Feldmeier, MD, ABPN Board Certified Psychiatrist, Levelupmentalhealth.com
As a psychiatrist who works extensively with individuals with ADHD, this book is a fantastic find. Risa's actionable executive function skills are illustrated using accessible language and real-world anecdotes. This book is an incredibly useful toolbox for those who are starting out on their ADHD journey as well as those who have found themselves caught in one of life's stuck points. I will definitely recommend this book to my patients and colleagues alike.
Dr Tarryn MacCarthy, Host of The Business of Happiness Podcast, Prosperity and Happiness Coach
Risa did it again! She found a way to take the overwhelming concept of time management and to simplify it to make it feel accessible and feasible. Where most of us don't even know where to begin, Risa lays out a step-by-step framework for a new perspective on time and our power to harness its strengths and to stop feeling slaves to it. Her worksheets and practical questions guide us to release the urgency we impose on ourselves when it comes to time. Her prompts allow us to customize her tools to our own lives and to make it easy to build a new skillset and perspective. I love the simplicity of her examples and the relatable visualization tools she weaves in to make these new concepts stick. I found myself using her tools when I least expected to and incorporating them seamlessly into my day. Her stories and images make it accessible in a way that is beautifully relatable.
Andrew Ralles, Digital Advertising Professional, Writer and Musician
They say time waits for no human and also that it's relative. Gaining more control over how one uses time can seem magical, and Williams provides many concepts and practical tools to get the most out of it! This is a must read for anyone that has struggled with time management, which is everyone in my opinion.