What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--And Life (a Penguin Special from Portfolio)

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings And Life a Penguin Special from Portfolio 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 kno

  • Title: What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--And Life (a Penguin Special from Portfolio)
  • Author: Laura Vanderkam
  • ISBN: 9781591845768
  • Page: 472
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 cooMornings 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, 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.

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    1. If you're looking for a way to get more time out of your day and be more productive, there's a much better book to read: "Your Brain at Work", which is actually based in neuroscience. This book was really written as a fun anecdote for busy people in their 30s-50s with kids, mostly, and really doesn't address the lifestyles of children-free couples. Additionally, the book is extremely vague and her arguments don't really hold water. She argues that since successful people wake up early, that waki [...]

    2. Today, instead of reading I decided to listen to this audio book during my commute. It's a short 1 hour audio book full of examples of what some successful/really busy people do in the wee hours of the morning and why they do it then. I was quite disappointed because beside the examples the rest is only common sense and to make things worse, the narration is so boring I almost fell asleep.

    3. The subtitle is "A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings and Your Life" but it is really more of an essay and not really a guide. The concept of the book is great. As someone who has become more of an early riser in recent years I know there is power in the morning hours and I was hoping this book would give me the tools to harness that power but it did not. The concepts laid out are not innovative but mere common sense ideas. The examples given are more obscure people who may work at large c [...]

    4. This is a hard one to rate. Good advice? Yes. If I had read this in my 20s, I would have loved it. Reading it close to 40, I have a different perspective on what "successful people" means and being uber-productive every possible minute is not my definition of success.

    5. I am not a morning person in any way, shape, or form, so I was naturally intrigued to hear what Laura Vanderkam had to say about successful folks and what they do before breakfast. Immediately she brings forth the idea that willpower is like a muscle that becomes fatigued as we use it throughout the day, making first thing in he morning the best time to tackle things that require a great deal of willpower. Makes perfect sense until I'm lying in bed smacking the Snooze button with wild abandon. S [...]

    6. Okay, so not bad adviced I guess you could say it was a 'mini-book' for those of you who have SUCH busy lives that a book of 39 pages (Nookwith 8 pages of advertisements for her other books) is overwhelming. Thank goodness it was a $2.99 book. The biggest questions that loom in my head now that I'm done are:1) Who is her publisherd where can I meet this person?I could write a book so much better than that. 2) How much Laura was PAID for this book? I will probably never know. If anyone that reads [...]

    7. اول تجربة للكتب الصوتيةكتاب جميل وخفيف مدته ما يقارب الساعةاجمل مافي الكتاب انه يتطرق الى الى الخطوات العملية للتجعل الانسان اكثر انتاجية الكتاب يتمحور حول كيفية الاستفادة من وقت الفجر بشكل صحيح ويثبت كلامه بتجارب العديد من الشخصيات الناجحة اعجبني في الكتاب التطرق لكيفية [...]

    8. I love when self-growth books are short. This is a bite-sized savory chunk of information that has helped reroute my thinking in less than 100 pages!I'd highly recommend this to everyone. You can use your time to actually grow, not to read a loooooooong heavy tome about how to grow!!!

    9. What do successful people do in the morning? Stuff. They do stuff in the morning instead of sitting on the toilet, letting the shower run and 'warm up' while checking Facebook for 20 min. I'm not sure who this book is for. It's very general, without helping one to sort priorities or devise a plan for enhancing their mornings. It's always nice to have a reminder that the early bird gets the worm, but I felt like this book was trying to sell copies more then help me manage my time.

    10. This book was worth the time it took to read: the first 3 segments of the book were not revolutionary, but there were several valuable gems, especially in the appendix in the list of 50 time management tips. In general, Vanderkam is spot on with her ideas and clear descriptive writing style.

    11. Another self help book, another book unfinished. Yeah, it's true. This book is a really interesting look into how we spend our time, how we can spend it more efficiently and look at it differently. But (for me) this book ended up feeling like a book I thought "should" read, instead of a book I wanted to read. I've come to a point where I'm tired of trying to cram another thing into my day, tired of striving and focusing on efficiency and achievement. Maybe because the concept of "achievement" be [...]

    12. I feel somewhat duped by the title of this text. I was expecting what Fortune 500 CEOs did before breakfast or at least business owners and working professionals. This book should have been renamed, How Moms Can Fit In Exercise and Prayer before Taking Their Kids to Day Care. In addition to focusing on moms, the book presupposes that these moms are married, wealthy, and live in fantastic neighborhoods. How else do you get "extra babysitting help" to watch your children while you go to a coffee s [...]

    13. i dont know why i keep reading books that make me feel guilty about being lazy . Somebody should write a book about how awesomen being lazy is.

    14. أيًا كانت الطقوس فهنالك سبب لذلك الروتين الصباحي المبكر. كما تعتقد الكاتبة “لورا فاندكام” أن الناجحون لديهم أولويات يريدون البدء بها أو القيام بشيء يحبونه، والصباح الباكر بالنسبة لهم يمثل الوقت الذي يكون لهم فيه السيطرة الكبرى على جدول مواعيدهم. ففي عالم من التواصل والرسا [...]

    15. This book basically describes the benefits of getting up early and ways to evaluate/use this time.If you're a morning person there are some good suggestion on ways to use this time and make your morning route more efficient.If you're not a morning person this book makes a compelling argument as to the benefits of changing your routine and ways to use the morning for focused effort tasks.Nothing life changing but some minor suggestions that can be helpful and a quick read.

    16. Reads about like a really long blog post that was linked to on Lifehacker. But a kind of decent one where you send the link around to your friends. Don't expect a lot of substance, but perhaps a small bit of inspiration, I guess.

    17. I liked this book - it was inspiring to read about most of the very busy CEOs and Entrepreneurs in this world and how they make time before breakfast to either exercise or get some of the mundane tasks in their lives done so that they can make room to do other things throughout the day to be happy.

    18. I'm a day person and having diurnal circadian rhythms, I would say that is normal. I base this on my experiences of my 70 years of having to be responsible for my time.As a youth, my folks worked in the restaurant/nightclub business. I had to get myself to bed and up in the morning and off to school. Don't feel sorry, I developed skills that were normal to humans and helped me during school, the military, working and going to school, running a construction company for decades. The is embracing t [...]

    19. Reading this book at the start of the year was a great idea. Since I became a mom in 2015, I thought that I wouldn’t have time to do anything for myself until the kids grow up. New Year’s Day, I realized that I could no longer wait that long. Reading the book helped plan my day so that I could do things that I thought I don’t have time for. I now wake up at 5am so that I could walk/run around the neighborhood. By the time the kids wake up, I am already home and done with exercise. My husba [...]

    20. Well that was short and sweet. Reminds me of the Covey process focusing on the “big rocks” in the morning versus overfilling with the small ones. Every minute counts and can provide you more time than you think that will leave you energized and ready to start the day. As someone that gets up at 0430 on the weekdays, there are some tips to help with the transition and commute to work.

    21. As others have pointed out – nothing ground breaking here, just a repackaging of the advice to do the most important things first, and that you can get a lot more done if you get up early.

    22. Quick and breezy read with lots of great advice and perspective - probably the most useful book in this genre I've read, after Covey's 7 Habits

    23. This is not a book; it's more like a long essay. But it was long enough to be motivational, and it was well organized. I actually appreciated its brevity: in my opinion, way too many of these sort of books waste way too many pages hashing out the obvious, or filling space with too many "personal examples." Plenty of good ideas were suggested here though, and just enough examples were given (I always enjoy reading about how people work) to highlight the potential variety and flexibility available [...]

    24. "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise." This old proverbs continues to ring true with Laura Vanderkam's audiobook "What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life".We may all know that we need our "quiet/me" time in the morning, but do we really make the effort to do so? Maybe you need a bit of guidance to get started without being overwhelmed. The information Ms. Vanderkam offers is good stuff. Nothing [...]

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