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What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life

Written by Laura Vanderkam

Narrated by Laura Vanderkam


What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life

Written by Laura Vanderkam

Narrated by Laura Vanderkam

ratings:
4.5/5 (1,281 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Publisher:
Released:
Jul 1, 2015
ISBN:
9781469033082
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Work from home…

Learn how to better balance work and your personal life while your home is also your office (and classroom, and more). Waking up early to run, read, write, or participate in any other health and happiness activity of your choice, is one of the keys to staying sane while cooped up indoors.

Description

Mornings are a madcap time for many of us. We wake up in a haze - often after hitting snooze a few times. Then we rush around to get ready and out the door so we can officially start the day. Before we know it, hours have slipped by without us accomplishing anything beyond downing a cup of coffee, dashing off a few emails, and dishing with our coworkers around the water cooler. By the time the workday wraps up, we're so exhausted and defeated that any motivation to accomplish something in the evening has vanished.

But according to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives.

Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day. While many of us are still in bed, these folks are scoring daily victories to improve their health, careers, and personal lives without sacrificing their sanity. For instance, former PepsiCo chairman and CEO Steve Reinemund would rise at 5:00 a.m., run four miles, pray, and eat breakfast with his family before heading to work to run a Fortune 500 company.

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast is a fun, practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your morning routine and jump-start your life before the day has even begun.

Publisher:
Released:
Jul 1, 2015
ISBN:
9781469033082
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Laura Vanderkam is a contributing editor at Reader's Digest and is the coauthor of Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds. She lives with her husband in New York City.



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  • (5/5)
    Short , simple and practical
  • (5/5)
    Awesome,really awesome. Learnt a lot from the podcast. Thanks so much
  • (5/5)
    I’ve listened to this book 3 times now, and every time I get something new from it! The first two run throughs were when I was “too busy” to do anything about the lessons learned, and they were such a waste. This time I’m actually being actionable by starting a time log to see where I’m at currently and easy ways to change stuff around in my life to improve it. This will give you the tools to not only make over your mornings, but also your life, in whatever capacity you want.
  • (5/5)
    Great quick listen. Really puts things in perspective of the time we waste daily and how more productive your mornings can be with just a little self discipline.
  • (5/5)
    Great & short read! Definitely motivated me to continue to wake up early.
  • (5/5)
    Nice short audio book. Good to start up your morning activity