Congratulations to Carol Dublin for winning a free copy of a great book, CrazyBusy: Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell.

CrazyBusy book by Edward Hallowell
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About CrazyBusy:

Hallowell (who also wrote Delivered from Distraction) takes his study of Attention Deficit Disorder and applies it to everyone on hot to handle our increasingly busy lives, what he calls the “problem and the opportunity” of modern life. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., was an instructor at Harvard Medical School for twenty years and is now director of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health.

Although his background is in ADD research, this book applies to everyone. I personally think that nearly everyone in the United States today displays some of the characteristics of ADD. It’s just a part of our – did I tell you about the time I played golf with Vince Gill…oh, and I have some exciting news coming up soon about the Thank You Revolution – culture. Sorry…squirrel.

In Hallowell’s own words:

Look at what’s happened to the usual how-are-you exchange. It used to go like this: “How are you?” “Fine.” Now it often goes like this: “How are you?” “Busy.” Or “Too busy.” Or simply “Crazy.”

Without intending for it to happen or knowing how, when, or why it got started, many people now find that they live in a rush they never wanted. If you feel busier than you’ve ever been and wonder how this happened and how you can keep up the pace much longer, you are hardly alone.

Crazy? Maybe not. Dysfunctional? Yes, indeed. We all have more to do than ever before — and less time to do it. In this highly listenable audiobook, the foremost expert on ADD, Ned Hallowell, explores the society-wide phenomenon of culturally induced ADD.

Being busy may very well keep you from doing what matters most, or it may lead you to do things you deem unwise (like getting angry, for example). Being busy is a problem for almost all of us. This audiobook is about both the opportunity and the problem — where this peculiar life comes from and how to turn it to your advantage. Offering solutions to this difficult, complex problem that might work for you, most importantly, Crazybusy may prompt you to create solutions of your own.

If you find yourself constantly distracted, unfocused, or just too plain busy and scatter-brained, this book is for you.

Here are the top commenters last month. Thank you all for contributing so much to this community!

  1. Mark SieverkroppMark Sieverkropp
  2. Steve PateSteve Pate
  3. Jon StolpeJon Stolpe
  4. Lily KreitingerLily Kreitinger
  5. Carol DublinCarol Dublin
  6. Wade_ThorsonWade_Thorson
  7. Bob WinchesterBob Winchester
  8. Kathy LeicesterKathy Leicester
  9. Jim RyanJim Ryan
  10. Joshua RiversJoshua Rivers

0 thoughts on “Congratulations to…

  1. Carol Dublin says:

    How awesome! Thank you Matt! And I have to say that sounds like an appropriate title for me! Thanks for so consistently writing great content that makes for such great conversations.

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      I think you will learn a lot from it. If nothing else, you will be fascinated by the research.

      1. Carol Dublin says:

        can’t wait – thanks!

  2. Mark Sieverkropp says:

    Hurray for Carol! I’m really starting to wonder how Matt picks the books for the winners…is he trying to tell us all something? Just sayin..

    1. Carol Dublin says:

      Thanks and I know what you mean – some kind of therapy?

      1. Mark Sieverkropp says:

        It’s his passive-aggressive way of saying “you’re screwed up, this is how I think you are…and how you can fix it!” haha
        At least in my case. In everyone else’s its probably just a great book that he enjoyed and thinks you will too! 🙂

      2. Matt McWilliams says:

        You’re on to me.

      3. Mark Sieverkropp says:

        yup, I know. I got your number!

      4. Mark Sieverkropp says:

        (no really, I do!)

    2. Matt McWilliams says:

      Probably. Usually by standing in front of my bookshelf and picking one that impacted me.

      1. Mark Sieverkropp says:

        fair enough 😉

  3. Bob Winchester says:

    Congrats Carol!!


    1. Carol Dublin says:

      oh yeah, squirrel for sure – this title is perfectly chosen!

  4. Jon Stolpe says:

    Thanks for the mention, Matt. It’s truly an honor and privilege to be a part of your community.

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      It’s an honor and privilege to know you Jon!

  5. Jana Botkin says:

    Thoughts in a list:
    1. Isn’t all this technology supposed to simplify, to make our lives easier?
    2. Saying “No” is a good way to be less busy.
    3. It is hard to say “No” because it means we will miss out on stuff.
    4. “Culturally induced ADD” – makes sense to me.
    5. The more we involve ourselves in things, the more things there are to involve ourselves in . . . I will continue to say NO to Facebook and Twitter, so there. 😎
    6. Yea, Carol! I hope you have time to read it. 😎

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