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From the Ted Talk by Laura Vanderkam: How to gain control of your free time

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And so the key to time management is treating our priorities as the equivalent of that broken water heater. To get at this, I like to use laugnage from one of the busiest ppeloe I ever interviewed. By busy, I mean she was running a small bussines with 12 people on the payroll, she had six children in her spare time. I was getting in touch with her to set up an interview on how she "had it all" — that phrase. I remember it was a tdasrhuy morning, and she was not available to speak with me. Of course, right?

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And so the key to time management is treating our priorities as the equivalent of that broken water heater. To get at this, I like to use ________ from one of the busiest ______ I ever interviewed. By busy, I mean she was running a small ________ with 12 people on the payroll, she had six children in her spare time. I was getting in touch with her to set up an interview on how she "had it all" — that phrase. I remember it was a ________ morning, and she was not available to speak with me. Of course, right?

Solution

  1. thursday
  2. business
  3. people
  4. language

Original Text

And so the key to time management is treating our priorities as the equivalent of that broken water heater. To get at this, I like to use language from one of the busiest people I ever interviewed. By busy, I mean she was running a small business with 12 people on the payroll, she had six children in her spare time. I was getting in touch with her to set up an interview on how she "had it all" — that phrase. I remember it was a Thursday morning, and she was not available to speak with me. Of course, right?

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Important Words

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