Reading this book is like a "feel good" session with a therapist. It encourages you to let go of your imperfections and live more whole heartedly. When listening to the stories in the book, you realize all those little negative thoughts that stop you from being authentic (for example, "he's being a jerk" instead of "he said something that was true and painful). The journey towards wholehearted living is a practice you would do everyday (or try as much as you can). I'm sure the key points that I take away from this book now are those things meaningful to me at this point in my life. I plan to read the book again and see if I find other things to work on.
If you've read the author's other book "What Every BODY Is Saying," you'll find some repetition in the beginning of this book. This book is exactly what its title purport it to be - take your career from average to exceptional. Many of the observations that the author makes about businesses and individuals are obvious, like customers get upset when there's only one cashier to handle a long line and when another worker is called, the worker strolls to his station. Managers should be training their workers to be more responsive to customers if they want to keep their business. I think this book is still worth reading. Even if there is only a few good suggestions that you would apply, practicing some good work habits would improve your performance.
This is a fun book about procrastination, but not really a guide. As a structured procrastinator, the author actually accomplishes quite a bit... just not the most important thing he was supposed to have done at the moment. It is an entertaining and witty way of looking at the weakness of procrastination. After all, the author wrote this book to avoid doing something else. His stories are amusing, like a "to do" that starts off with waking up, don't press the snooze button, and getting out of bed... which he happily crosses out each item with a red pen. By the time he has his cup of coffee in the morning, he had already completed seven things on his list.