Book Giveaway #2: The Other 8 Hours

The Other 8 HoursHere’s another great book to give away! Congrats to the last 2 winners Teela and Sarah Oneill who won their own copy of Shoo, Jimmy Choo! (Make sure to email me your addresses, young ladies)

The Other 8 Hours: Maximize Your Free Time to Create New Wealth & Purpose

Here’s what Amazon says about it: “…A large portion of the book is focused on becoming what the author calls a Cre8tor, someone who does not just settle for a paycheck but creates their own financial life. Even readers perfectly at peace with their career and paycheck will find the tips and a companion Web site, featuring downloadable templates for time management and a Goal Achievement Plan, useful catalysts for further professional and personal growth.”

And here’s what Daniel Pink says: “Most of us don’t make great use of our ‘non-work’ hours. This book can help you change that. It’s filled with great advice on how to devote those in-between hours to more enriching, energizing and rewarding pursuits.”

Want it? Drop me a comment with what you WISH you could do in these extra 8 hours every day :)  I will announce the winner this weekend – U.S. Only, sorry.

Read More: The Other 8 Hours: Maximize Your Free Time to Create New Wealth & Purpose

*GIVEAWAY OVER* The winner is…..Edward @ Entry Level Dilemma – Congrats!

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  1. Ilene Haddad April 5, 2010 at 9:07 PM

    I WISH I could have time to paint and read and garden. Where are my other 8 hours??

  2. nancy April 5, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Looking forward to reading The Other 8 Hours

  3. lemerson April 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    profit in my free time = save. more. money. :$

  4. Chinmayee April 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    I would love to learn another language – maybe Arabic?

  5. Mark Roberts April 5, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    I WISH I had more time to spend with my wife…life gets way too busy. If I win please contact me via my email provided with this comment.

  6. J. Money April 5, 2010 at 9:18 PM

    Oh yeah – D’UH. Totally forgot you’re asked to submit your email via the comment form…now it’ll be MUCH easier to get a hold of you winners! Man I’m slow sometimes…

  7. Carrie...On The Cheap April 5, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Hey J!! I totally have been wanting to read this book!!! With those other 8 hours….I would watch more Family Guy!!! I kid I kid….well, maybe one more episode. But I would definitely blog more, see the family more, do more stuff for my church, and work out more!! :) Great giveaway.

  8. Caity April 5, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    Being a full time student takes up a lot more than 8 hours a day between classes, hw and studying. I want something to show from my extra time every day, be it a cleaner desk, some decent writing, or a freshly baked cake! (most of which are not currently happening, sigh)

  9. A. Moore April 5, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    I love to knit – it’s my happy place. My sister recently purchased sheep (she thinks they’re cute), and all of the fleece comes my way. I’m hoping that I love to hand-spin, and that I can build a business from handspinning. But, I totally have to learn how to do it first… and find the time to do it along with that whole pesky working thing. :)

    And THAT is what I want to do with my other 8 hours.

    Or be a rock star.

  10. Kari April 5, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    I wish I could start and build up my own PR business by freelancing in the other 8 hours. This would lead to making more money which would result in saving more so clearly beneficial. Thanks.

  11. Amy April 5, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    I WISH I could spend more time furthering my education, time with my children, gardening, reading (for leisure) and also volunteering my time for a few specific causes- but not necessarily in this order :-) Would love to read this book!

  12. Dustin | Engaged Marriage April 5, 2010 at 10:43 PM

    Aside from continuing to make my wife the happiest lady in the world ( :) ), I’d love to have more time building my site and reaching other young couples who are looking to rock their marriage!

  13. Josh Eide April 5, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    I think my biggest problem is prioritizing my other 8 hours a day. I find myself desiring to mix pleasure and relaxation with being productive. Most of my time is spent relaxing watching tv or partying the weekend away.

    Ideally I would like to pursue training for triathlons and furthering my career by learning more on my own.

  14. Eric April 5, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    I WISH I could spend more time hanging out with my wife and writing! Maybe if I win the books I will finally get a novel written ;).

  15. Meg April 5, 2010 at 11:20 PM

    What I wish I could do? Hmmm…

    I *wish* I could spend more time rockin’ my writing and photography, if I had another eight hours to spend it on! :P (Or knew how to scare up the time? haha)

  16. Ciawy April 6, 2010 at 12:08 AM

    I’ll sleep for 1 more hour, write and develop my blog for 4 hours, meditate and pray for an hour, read books, articles online and on magazines for the last 2 hours. Would really be nice to have those 8 extra hours.

  17. Nate April 6, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    I wish I could spend more time working on my financial coaching business, then using those hours to meet with people and help them improve their financial lives.

  18. mbhunter April 6, 2010 at 1:37 AM

    Definitely music. I do the money blogging thing but music is my real passion.

  19. Ashley April 6, 2010 at 4:49 AM

    I wish I could start running but me knee is all messed up. Other than that I would love to take some classes for fun like photography or ceramics.

  20. chontz April 6, 2010 at 6:01 AM

    i wish i could spend more time with my 2 year old, work on developing a side business, and exercising!

  21. ess April 6, 2010 at 6:03 AM

    more time to work on my music!

  22. Jeff @ sustainablelifeblog April 6, 2010 at 8:39 AM

    In my other 8 hours, I’d like to start a side hustle that I can turn into a legit business and work for myself. Or go to law school. (or both)

  23. sarah oneill April 6, 2010 at 8:43 AM

    Can I enter another contest? I’m feeling lucky… punk.

    Another 8 hours? Well, I would make a go of one of my hobbies for hire. Photography, ebay, general computer fix-it.

  24. Ryan April 6, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    I would love to have something to show for that other 8 hours. Whether it was a side job that generated extra income (even $20 a week) or some form of charity work that could end up being something substantial to keep building on.

  25. Jason@LiveRealNow April 6, 2010 at 9:30 AM

    I’ve got so many projects going on, I’d like to find the time to:
    Declutter my house
    learn another language
    Pick up running again
    Write more

  26. Tiffany April 6, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    In my dream 8 hours I would:

    spend 1 hour playing with my dogs and husband at the park
    spend 1 hour practicing yoga
    spend 1 hour preparing a scrumptious dinner (with a nicely set table and wine)
    spend 2 hours sewing
    spend 1 hour on the phone catching up with family
    spend 1 hour on pleasure reading
    spend 1 hour in bed with the husband

    perfect 8 hours!

  27. Pam April 6, 2010 at 9:56 AM

    I’ve been reading your blog in a while and it’s been a great support for keeping me on track with my finances (my friends love to spend a lot and it’s really tempting not to).

    As for my other 8 hours, I wish I could:

    *learn some programming to create better websites/blogs
    *work on expanding my graphic design portfolio as well as doing some more digital art (I never seem to have time to do this)
    *study for the GRE and take it so I can get on the ball on applying to schools already

    This should be minus working out which I already do for about 2 hrs a day. I just can’t seem to find the other 6 hours for the above…

  28. Small Budget Bug Style April 6, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    I would spend more time on personal endeavors like launching a non-profit I plan to start with my friend/business partner. Giving service to others is a passion of mine I’d like to pursue.

  29. Beckey & Jeff April 6, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    We would love to become more creative, drawing, painting, and to fit more time to hike with our dogs.

  30. philip April 6, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Really, there are another 8 hours? I need someone to prove it. Seems like get off at 5 and bed at 11 so only 6 hours tops! Put an hour of driving and 2 hours of riding I only have 3 left and gotta eat and veg out.

    Maybe I really do need to learn where these 8 hours are, might buy it if I can’t win it (as usual).

  31. Hank April 6, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    I just want to stop wasting time watching so much TV so I can make more money!

  32. Claudia April 6, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    I would spend more time with my husband just relaxing (ie – not trying to clean the apartment, not trying to do more craft projects, etc).

  33. Chad @ ConqueringPF April 6, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    I would play golf and be on tour by the end of the year. :)

  34. Albert April 6, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    I would be out with my camera.

  35. Donna April 6, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Love your site. I would also love to read the book.

  36. lenciB April 6, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    I’d practice more of my spanish and sleep! Two things I don’t do now :(

  37. Vanessa April 6, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    I spend too much of my free time worrying about stupid stuff so I would like to just relax and probably get into something creative like writing or photography.

  38. The Tin Man April 6, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    With my other 8 hours (usually less, but I know that’s not the point) I have a large list of things I’d like to do but don’t. In no particular priority:

    -Exercise more
    -Read more (like The Other 8 Hours? hint hint…)
    -Watch TV less
    -Work on skills for current job
    -Night classes for Master’s (maybe decide what the Master’s will be in first?)
    -Brainstorm/work a side hustle that may or may not replace main income
    -Think of ideas for my genius invention that will make me a millionaire and millions of others go “why didn’t I think of that?”
    -Organize apartment/life
    -Write thoughts in journal to organize thoughts (or so that I can sell my autobiography due to the fame of the previously mentioned genius invention)

  39. Michael April 6, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    With my other 8 hours, I’d finish all the stuff I didn’t get done in the other other 8 :-)

  40. Carmie of the Single Nester April 6, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    With 8 Extra Hours a Day, I would write. And try to get my writing published.

  41. ranlome April 6, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    I’d love to use my ‘other 8 hours’ in my workshop woodworking and metalworking. I have a ton of projects that I’d love to take on.

  42. Gail April 6, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    life is too short; spend more time with family and minimalize our lives

  43. Miss Lissy April 7, 2010 at 12:45 AM

    Anything but homework I think – probably spend more time with my fiancee or read.

  44. Joohee April 7, 2010 at 8:21 AM

    I wish I could spend 1 hour grocery shopping, 2 hours cooking, 2 hours eating and sitting in a food coma, and 3 hours burning off what I ate. And Repeat.

  45. Uncle El April 7, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    I have a side hustle, go to school, and have a great relationship already. So now I can read the book and add on more craziness to my schedule. Bring on the financial success. Thats what I really want now.

  46. FRIN April 7, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Wow….with the other 8 hours I would love to enjoy the freedom of passive income…..the freedom to enjoy my family more, play more, and just enjoy living and not working….I can almost feel it now!

  47. DebraPants April 7, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    I wish I could spend the other 8 hours reading, writing, and hanging out with my sweetheart.

  48. AceKen April 7, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    More time for Poker! lol actually I would like more time to use my DSLR more and further my skills in photography.

  49. J. Money April 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Wow, you guys have some GOOD ideas brewing! I forgot to say what I’d do myself….let’s see here….

    1) Spend more time on my side hustles in case 9-5 goes away
    2) Spend more time WALKING
    3) Spend more time relaxing w/ the Mrs.
    4) Spend more time sleeping :) I still suck at this…

  50. Bucksome Boomer April 8, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    I can’t image having the luxury of 8 more hours. But if I did, my first priority would be on writing and improving my blog. Second would be taking care of the house. I let it slide a little sometimes to make sure and spend time with the family.

  51. Sadie April 8, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    I would spend more time reading this book!

  52. Erin April 9, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    8 more hours would be amazing. I would spend some of the time relaxing and reading and some of the time volunteering/giving back.

  53. Dana April 9, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    I’d spend the extra time with my baby daughter!

  54. Emily April 9, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    I would spend more time blogging… and reading and exercising and sewing and crafting…. and the list goes on….

  55. CT April 9, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    I would finally catch up with all those friends that live so close, and yet we never seem to have time to get together!

  56. Pamela April 9, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    In an ideal world – spend time outside gardening and working with my critters I’d have and spending time with my sister, niece, and nephew (if they didn’t live so far away) and my husband if he happened to be home.

  57. Caroline April 9, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    I would catch up on sleep, organize my house and find ways to make a little extra money.

  58. Edward - Entry Level Dilemma April 9, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    I want to study to become a Master Gardener. Would also like to learn Hungarian, my great-grandfather’s native language.

  59. jeccica simpson April 10, 2010 at 12:09 AM

    I would do some Spring cleaning, I keep putting it off and off! Love to have an extra 8 hours, thanks for a chance!

  60. Ernest S. April 10, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    I would love to have some extra time to do some reading and even some self reflection. Doesn’t seem like we have much time anymore to have a free mind just to think about our day (ok, I know it sounds cheesy, but I do really think that we need time to just reflect on our lives).

  61. J. Money April 10, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    I agree Ernest! Even just doing so for 15 mins would feel good :)

  62. Edward - Entry Level Dilemma April 10, 2010 at 4:40 PM


    There is plenty of time in the day when self-reflection can be done. During your morning (and evening) commute, instead of listening to the radio, think about where you are going with your life and if it’s the direction you want, analyze past mistakes so you can learn from them, etc. You just have to carpe minutam (seize the minute).

  63. Melinda April 11, 2010 at 9:29 PM

    I would use that 8 hours to study as much as possible for my ultimate goal of becoming a financial planner. My plan is to focus on those people that are at the verge or at bankruptcy and who want to live beyond that process and come out educated and with a plan to succeed.

  64. J. Money April 11, 2010 at 10:11 PM


    The winner is…..Edward – Entry Level Dilemma – Congrats bro! Check your email.