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My 168 Hour Workweek Mosaic

I read this book I know how she does it (so-so review here because I wasn’t thrilled with the book), but I did the exercise of taking a look at my week’s mosaic as suggested:

Here’s what my mosaic looks like in priorities:

  1. Baby Bun / Partner (Life)
  2. Work
  3. Sleep

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It was an interesting exercise but I can’t say it told me anything more than what I already knew.

I have no real personal time, alone.. which is why I cherish it so much and love that Baby Bun is in daycare now.

It frees up my time of not having to take care of him (as terrible as it is to say), just so I can get things done like WORK, or personal emails.

This is a pretty accurate, typical week.

Speaking of working a lot, I also found this article on Amazon’s workplace culture interesting, and not at all surprising.


If you have read The Everything Store, it is very clear in the book what it is like to work there.

I personally would not work at Amazon but I do think they’re doing a bang-up job. You just have to be a certain kind of person to work there.

What does yours look like?

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7 Comments

  1. Tre

    the Amazon article was interesting, but the follow up articles put out (probably by their PR people) are more interesting.

    Reply
    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Oh yeah 🙂 I have yet to read those.

      Reply
  2. The Asian Pear

    Mine would be… Work, Sleep, Commute, Eat and Idling on iphone. XD

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  3. Life we learn

    I didn’t read the entire article about Amazon, but it sounds like they don’t care too much about the mental health of their employees.
    You are right, you have to be a certain type of person to work there.

    Reply
    1. save. spend. splurge.

      I read the book and the article, and it’s pretty much 100% nose to the grindstone with no stops, no family life, no breaks. It’s fine if you’re a workaholic and/or the founder, but not so great if you aren’t

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  4. SarahN

    How does Wednesday come to have a chunk for shopping, or was that a one off?

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    1. save. spend. splurge.

      One off. 🙂 But in the book she says to take any week, even if it isn’t “typical”

      Reply

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