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What Will You Do With Your 1,000 Hours?

A new way to look at personal growth

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Let’s do a little math to find out how much free time we really have.

There are 24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week, 8,760 hours in a year.

Some of those hours are spoken for. If you need eight hours of sleep a night, that’s 2,920 of the 8,760. If you work 40 hours a week for 49…




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Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management books including Off the Clock and 168 Hours. She blogs at

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