What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

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by Laura Vanderkam

Publication date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Portfolio
Paperback: 192 Pages

Publisher Description

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast is a powerful book about high productivity from bestselling author Laura Vanderkam.

We’re all busy. But we all waste time. What are the secrets of using every hour productively? How do the most successful people spend their time?

In this brilliant accessible book, Laura Vanderkam inspires you to rethink your morning routine and jump-start your day. If you use your mornings wisely, you can build habits that will lead to a happier, more productive life.

She also helps you to rethink your weekends. She explains why doing nothing can be more exhausting than doing something, how to balance work and play, and why Sunday nights are crucial.

Finally she challenges you to make the most of your time at the office. Focusing on matching your to-do list to your natural body clock, she shows you how to maximize your productivity so you can accomplish more in less time.

By blending stories of fascinating people with cutting-edge scientific research, Vanderkam shows us how to maximize our valuable mornings, make the most of our working hours, and enjoy the results with deeply satisfying weekends.

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About the author

Laura Vanderkam is also the author of 168 Hours and All the Money in the World. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, CBS’s MoneyWatchUSA Today, and Fortune, among others. She lives outside Philadelphia.

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 “Vanderkam, who became fascinated by time management while penning her last book, ‘168 Hours’ says that in the course of researching dozens of people on how they spend their precious minutes, the most successful people were those who devoted chunks of time in the morning to the things (or people) that they loved.”—Forbes

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“Vanderkam argues that making smart use of the early morning is a practice most highly successful people share.”—Inc.

“What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life, is a satisfying reminder of the role of willpower, its influence over daily priorities, and how it can be tweaked to optimize the morning hours, while your mind is still fresh.”—Examiner.com

“Laura shares a peek into the lives of some very successful people — and how they are structuring their lives to make the most of the morning hours. What works for them might not work for you, but I promise you’ll be inspired to make the most of your mornings — whether or not you are an early riser.”—MoneySavingMom




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