What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Author: Laura Vanderkam
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591846697
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Combing her three popular mini e-books into one comprehensive guide, the author of 168 Hours and All the Money in the World helps readers build habits that lead to happier, more productive lives, despite external pressures. Original.

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Author: Laura Vanderkam
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780670923625
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Business & Economics

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. Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours and All the Money in the World. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, CBS MoneyWatch, USA Today, and Fortune, among others.

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Author: Laura Vanderkam
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591845768
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

What the Most Successful People Do at Work

Author: Laura Vanderkam
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241966594
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Genre: Business & Economics

What the Most Successful People Do at Work, the third mini-ebook by the acclaimed author Laura Vanderkam, reveals how a few simple changes can make you more productive and fulfilled in your career. In her bestselling mini-ebook What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, Laura Vanderkam showed us how to take advantage of our often ignored morning hours to achieve our dreams. Then in the sequel, What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend, she revealed why the key to a better week is a better weekend. Now, in the third mini-ebook of this trilogy, What the Most Successful People Do at Work, Vanderkam shows us how to ignite our careers by taking control of our work days. For many of us the typical workday makes us feel like hamsters on the proverbial wheel. Plagued by crises and distractions, we work hard all day. But when we go home we're not much closer to reaching our goals. But it doesn't have to be that way. Vanderkam shows how successful people employ certain daily practices to make sure their work hours are invested, not squandered. Drawing on research and interviews with people as varied as children's book illustrator LeUyen Pham, productivity guru David Allen, fitness personality Chalene Johnson, and former race car driver Sarah Fisher, Vanderkam shows how to take control of your career by taking control of your 9-to-5. Laura Vanderkam is the author of three previous books, including 168 Hours and All the Money in the World. She has also written two other popular mini-ebooks, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and What the Most Successful People Do On the Weekend. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reader's Digest and Fortune, among many other publications. She lives with her family outside Philadelphia.

168 Hours

Author: Laura Vanderkam
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101432942
Release Date: 2010-05-27
Genre: Self-Help

There are 168 hours in a week. This book is about where the time really goes, and how we can all use it better. It's an unquestioned truth of modern life: we are starved for time. With the rise of two-income families, extreme jobs, and 24/7 connectivity, life is so frenzied we can barely find time to breathe. We tell ourselves we'd like to read more, get to the gym regularly, try new hobbies, and accomplish all kinds of goals. But then we give up because there just aren't enough hours to do it all. Or else, if we don't make excuses, we make sacrifices. To get ahead at work we spend less time with our spouses. To carve out more family time, we put off getting in shape. To train for a marathon, we cut back on sleep. There has to be a better way-and Laura Vanderkam has found one. After interviewing dozens of successful, happy people, she realized that they allocate their time differently than most of us. Instead of letting the daily grind crowd out the important stuff, they start by making sure there's time for the important stuff. They focus on what they do best and what only they can do. When plans go wrong and they run out of time, only their lesser priorities suffer. It's not always easy, but the payoff is enormous. Vanderkam shows that it really is possible to sleep eight hours a night, exercise five days a week, take piano lessons, and write a novel without giving up quality time for work, family, and other things that really matter. The key is to start with a blank slate and to fill up your 168 hours only with things that deserve your time. Of course, you probably won't read to your children at 2:00 am, or skip a Wednesday morning meeting to go hiking, but you can cut back on how much you watch TV, do laundry, or spend time on other less fulfilling activities. Vanderkam shares creative ways to rearrange your schedule to make room for the things that matter most. 168 Hours is a fun, inspiring, practical guide that will help men and women of any age, lifestyle, or career get the most out of their time and their lives.

All the Money in the World

Author: Laura Vanderkam
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101560471
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

How happy would you be if you had all the money in the world? The universal lament about money is that there is never enough. We spend endless hours obsessing over our budgets and investments, trying to figure out ways to stretch every dollar. We try to follow the advice of money gurus and financial planners, then kick ourselves whenever we spend too much or save too little. For all of the stress and effort we put into every choice, why are most of us unhappy about our finances? According to Laura Vanderkam, the key is to change your perspective. Instead of looking at money as a scarce resource, consider it a tool that you can use creatively to build a better life for yourself and the people you care about. For instance, the average couple spends $5,000 on engagement and wedding rings, making these pricey purchases largely because everyone else does. But what if you decided to spend $300 on rings and apply the rest to future date nights, weekend getaways, and thinking-of-you bouquets over the next ten years? In he long run, what would bring more joy to your marriage? Likewise, will owning a home with a pristine lawn and a two-car garage—the American Dream—really make you more satisfied? Or are you saving up for this investment just because financial planners tell you it’s worth it? Vanderkam shows how each of us can figure out better ways to use what we have to build the lives we want. Drawing on the latest happiness research as well as the stories of dozens of real people, Vanderkam offers a contrarian approach that forces us to examine our own beliefs, goals, and values. Among her advice: Laugh at the Joneses: It’s human nature to compare yourself to those around you, but you can create lifestyle hat rings you personal satisfaction without copying your neighbors. Give yourself the best weekend ever: Studies show that experiences often bring more pleasure than material goods. With a little planning and creativity, you can give yourself a memorable getaway without leaving town or going broke. Embrace the selfish joy of giving: Giving back not only helps you build karma, it also helps you build a community—which is much more fulfilling than a tax deduction. All the Money in the World is a practical and inspiring guide that shows how money can buy happiness—if we spend it wisely.

What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend

Author: Laura Vanderkam
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241966457
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Laura Vanderkam, the author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, shows how we can take control of our weekends in What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend. Many of us breathe a grateful TGIF when Friday rolls around, envisioning a weekend full of both productivity and refreshment. Yet too often our precious weekends seem to disappear, eaten up by unproductive work or leisure that fails to energize us. Monday morning comes too fast, finding us still unrested, with tasks still undone. Drawing on real-life stories and scientific research, Vanderkam explains why doing nothing can be more exhausting than doing something and why happy people make weekend plans in advance. She shares weekend tips gleaned from busy people such as politician and news host Mike Huckabee, former CEO Frank Baxter, and TV producer Aliza Rosen. She lists the kind of weekend activities that make people happiest, explains why it's important to unplug at least for a little while, and shares the secret of why Sunday nights may be the most important hours. What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend is a fun, practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your weekends and start your workweek refreshed, renewed, and on track. Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, USA Today, Scientific American, and Reader's Digest, among other publications. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and their three children.

Hard Questions Heart Answers

Author: Bernice King
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780767999397
Release Date: 1999-03-23
Genre: Religion

Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, is an ordained minister, an attorney, and one of this country's most admired speakers. As this remarkable collection of her sermons and speeches makes clear, she shares with her father a rare gift for oratory and the wisdom and compassion to inspire others. The collection begins with words designed to "disturb the comfortable." Tackling such controversial subjects as our disaffected youth, gun control, and the death penalty, King paints a compelling picture of the spiritual decay and deep-seated racism that infects our society. In the second part of the book, a selection of sermons focusing on "comforting the disturbed," King's belief in the power of faith to restore our communities, morally and spiritually, rings forth. The church, she asserts, must return to its helping and healing mission, and each of us, looking into our hearts, must put aside our differences and remember that each human life is precious. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Author: Heidi Grant Halvorson
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422185612
Release Date: 2011-10-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Are you at the top of your game—or still trying to get there? Take your cues from the short, powerful 9 Things Successful People Do Differently, where the strategies and goals of the world’s most successful people are on display—backed by research that shows exactly what has the biggest impact on performance. Here’s a hint: accomplished people reach their goals because of what they do, not just who they are. Readers have called this “a gem of a book.” Get ready to accomplish your goals at last.

Strut

Author: Lisa Elle
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 9781460288238
Release Date: 2016-10-03
Genre: Business & Economics

WHOEVER SAID MONEY CAN'T BUY HAPPINESS DIDN'T HAVE A BIG ENOUGH SHOE CLOSET! Do you feel torn between buying that new pair of shoes or saving money for your future? Does the stress of thinking about your money situation drive you straight into the arms of your favorite store for some retail therapy? What if there was a way to fund your dreams, that doesn't require restricting yourself from the things you love? If your heart and wallet are screaming "YES!," then this book is for you. The Strut approach to money gives women the ultimate roadmap to having it all. Lisa Elle is a smart, funny & stylish financial advisor. She coaches women who have shopping disorders of the overspending kind, who still want to live a life of balance. Let's not kid ourselves, shoes are as important, as living in financial bliss. Strut: How to Kick Financial ASSets in Sexy Shoes is a comprehensive guide for women who want to have it all, and believe they can. No matter where you are on your financial journey, Lisa's enthusiasm and insight will give you the clarity, confidence and courage you need to kick ASSets so you can fund your dreams. Strut unites women everywhere who want to stand up, become financially confident and strut their stuff.

I Know How She Does It

Author: Laura Vanderkam
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143109723
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Everyone has an opinion, anecdote, or horror story about women and work. Now the acclaimed author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast shows how real working women with families are actually making the most of their time. "Having it all" has become the subject of countless books, articles, debates, and social media commentary, with passions running high in all directions. Many now believe this to be gospel truth: Any woman who wants to advance in a challenging career has to make huge sacrifices. She's unlikely to have a happy marriage, quality time with her kids (assuming she can have kids at all), a social life, hobbies, or even a decent night's sleep. But what if balancing work and family is actually not as hard as it's made out to be? What if all those tragic anecdotes ignore the women who quietly but consistently do just fine with the juggle? Instead of relying on scattered stories, time management expert Laura Vanderkam set out to add hard data to the debate. She collected hour-by-hour time logs from 1,001 days in the lives of women who make at least $100,000 a year. And she found some surprising patterns in how these women spend the 168 hours that every one of us has each week. Overall, these women worked less and slept more than they assumed they did before they started tracking their time. They went jogging or to the gym, played with their children, scheduled date nights with their significant others, and had lunches with friends. They made time for the things that gave them pleasure and meaning, fitting the pieces together like tiles in a mosaic--without adhering to overly rigid schedules that would eliminate flexibility and spontaneity. Vanderkam shares specific strategies that her subjects use to make time for the things that really matter to them. For instance, they . . . * Work split shifts (such as seven hours at work, four off, then another two at night from home). This allows them to see their kids without falling behind professionally. * Get creative about what counts as quality family time. Breakfasts together and morning story time count as much as daily family dinners, and they're often easier to manage. * Take it easy on the housework. You can free up a lot of time by embracing the philosophy of "good enough" and getting help from other members of your household (or a cleaning service). * Guard their leisure time. Full weekend getaways may be rare, but many satisfying hobbies can be done in small bursts of time. An hour of crafting feels better than an hour of reality TV. With examples from hundreds of real women, Vanderkam proves that you don't have to give up on the things you really want. I Know How She Does It will inspire you to build a life that works, one hour at a time.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145162171X
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Self-Help

You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!

Rich Habits

Author: Thomas C. Corley
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781934938935
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers a step-by-step financial success program that is concise, easy to understand and apply.

A Million Little Ways

Author: Emily P. Freeman
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781441244734
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Religion

The majority of us would not necessarily define ourselves as artists. We're parents, students, businesspeople, friends. We're working hard, trying to make ends meet, and often longing for a little more--more time, more love, more security, more of a sense that there is more out there. The truth? We need not look around so much. God is within us and he wants to shine through us in a million little ways. A Million Little Ways uncovers the creative, personal imprint of God on every individual. It invites the discouraged parent, the bored Christian, the exhausted executive to look at their lives differently by approaching their critics, their jobs, and the kids around their table the same way an artist approaches the canvas--with wonder, bravery, and hope. In her gentle, compelling style, Emily Freeman encourages readers to turn down the volume on their inner critic and move into the world with the courage to be who they most deeply are. She invites regular people to see the artistic potential in words, gestures, attitudes, and relationships. Readers will discover the art in a quiet word, a hot dinner, a made bed, a grace-filled glance, and a million other ways of showing God to the world through the simple human acts of listening, waiting, creating, and showing up.

Off the Clock

Author: Laura Vanderkam
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780735219823
Release Date: 2018-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn to savor life's best moments--no matter how busy you are--through mindset shifts that alter your perception of time. Laura Vanderkam, the acclaimed author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, isn't like other time-management gurus. She's not trying to shave off 30 seconds here or there; she's interested in the emotional and psychological side of the 168 hours everyone has each week. Her core message is that you have more time than you think you do, and you can feel less stressed while getting more done. With the right habits, you can live efficiently and effectively, and yet still see time as abundant. For instance, Vanderkam teaches: * How to clear your calendar of activities that are boring, stressful -- or just not the best use of your time. * Why tackling your top priorities during the hours when you have the most energy will change your perception of what it means to be productive. * How to linger in great experiences while they're happening, and why good memories seem to make time expand. Vanderkam has packed this book with insights from busy yet relaxed professionals, including "time makeovers" of people who are learning how to use these tools. Off the Clock can inspire the rest of us to create lives that are not only productive, but enjoyable in the moment.