Everyone is busy.

And it's killing us all.

Do you remember the last time someone asked you how you were doing? Did you tell them that you were "good...but busy?"
Hurry is the new normal. We want to achieve our dreams and live a significant life, so we cram our calendars with nonstop activities.
Instead of feeling fulfilled, we’re distracted, exhausted, and overwhelmed. We have too much to do and not enough time.
But it doesn’t have to be this way!

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"...one of the books everyone on your team should read."


In Gettin' (un)Busy, you'll learn:

   the inhibiting beliefs that keep you trapped in busyness 

 ​ why time management isn’t the solution

 ​ how to attain your biggest goals 

 ​ the unwanted commitments that keep you from your priorities 

 ​ how to take control of your life so that you don’t burn out

 ​ and much more….

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Dan Miller

New York Times bestselling author, 48 Days to the Work You Love

I’ve helped thousands of people discover the work that they love. In Gettin’ (un)Busy, you’ll discover how to make sure that you don’t allow even work you love to overtake your life. If you’ve ever felt like your soul needs to catch up with your body, this is the book for you.


WSJ Bestselling Author of The Book of Mistakes

Gettin’ (un)Busy is your ticket from a stress-filled present to a calm, confident future. Garland Vance takes aim at the “success equals busyness” myth and provides a blueprint for achievement. Read this book and leave your harried, frenetic days behind and embrace a life of purpose.


author of Day Job to Dream Job and Elixir Project

I want you to be a soul on fire. But your soul can’t ignite if your calendar is crowded. You need space in your life if you’re going to discover your passion and give your life to it. Garland Vance has crafted a masterful how-to book that helps you beat busyness and ignite your soul on fire.

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About The Author

Dr. Garland Vance

Garland has been helping people and teams get clarity about their life and leadership for over twenty years. He is an author, speaker, and consultant. Along with his wife, Dorothy, he cofounded AdVance Leadership, which helps overwhelmed influencers and organizations live with Purpose, Productivity, and Peace.

As a former Leadership Development Pastor and Director of one of Chick-fil-A's nonprofits, Garland has poured into influencers at all levels. He’s helped thousands of people discover and live out their life purpose, enhance their clarity and productivity, and impact the world around them.

Garland earned a Doctorate in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from Denver Seminary. There, he researched the effects of busyness on leaders and how to overcome both individual and organizational overcommitment.

As much as he loves to work, it's not his highest priority. Garland enjoys reading, watching movies, drinking coffee, trying new food, engaging in deep conversations, running, and East Tennessee hiking. But most of all, he loves spending time with his wife, Dorothy, and their three children.


Senior Vice President, Staff Support Learning Executive, Bank of America

Garland is one of the best I’ve ever worked with at helping leaders take complex ideas and making them easy to both understand and achieve. Follow his five steps, and you’ll accomplish more while doing less.


Founder of Breakthrough Solutions, Inc.
Author of Pebbles in My Shoe

We wear busyness like a badge of honor. But when busyness becomes stress and burnout, it feels less like honor and more like kryptonite. Our superpowers elude us. Our life purpose escapes us. In Gettin’ (un)Busy, Garland Vance gives you five proven steps to break free from the trap of busyness and begin pursuing your dreams again.


Author of Your College Launch Story: Six Things Every Parent Must Do

This book is essential reading for leaders who purpose to have a lifelong growth mindset. I’ve known Garland since before he was (un)busy, and I can tell you the transformation in his life—and the same transformation you’ll experience if you follow these steps. You will stress less, grow more, and become a better steward of your life calling.