What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life (Unabridged)
by Laura Vanderkam
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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.
Get up early, use your time before breakfast more effectively, make a habit of it. That's it. Save your money and listen to what your mother's told you all through childhood.
You cite Al Sharpton as a role model with the exercise example? Really???
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Here is the synopsis: studies show people are more productive in the morning, so make your mornings count if you want to be successful too.
Also, the author is a bad reader. I guess they saved some money by having her read it, but it is like listening to a Kindergarten teacher read a book to her classroom.