Yes, I'm already recommending this audiobook to my friends. This book really added a new option to my life. I've discovered the joy of early morning! Too many times I've ended a day saying "what have I accomplished?" but the suggestions in this very succinct reading really have gotten me into better habits and I'm getting more done in every day. Rather dragging myself ourt of bed - I celebrate the "me" time allowed every day!
I'd compare this book to Stephen Covey's 7 Habits books, but with more emphasis on implementation, rather than the principals behind it.
Doesn't apply as this shares some ways to improve your life.
Go to bed earlier and get up earlier so you have those quiet hours to yourself!
An excellent buy - reasonable price but something I've already listened to several times - from start to finish..
Yes! I absolutely would. It is read in a tone that is easy to understand, follow, and feels like the author speaks from experience. She teaches you to not only make-over your mornings to find that time, but also makes it seem very possible, no matter how busy you are.
The list of what you can do with your time was the most memorable as it gave ideas of ways to use your time in the mornings in ways you may not think of.
There isn't a particular scene that was my favorite, however I really enjoyed the success stories of individuals that have made over their mornings and have integrated the tools into their lives successfully.
It's important to make healthy choices and changes in your life for yourself first. If you don't have a daily ritual that you look forward to, you won't be as productive.
Get the most important tasks done first thing in the morning. I liked her repeated mentions of using that time for prayer. Short listen with some repetition, worth listening to. Looking forward to more from this author.
No big revelations here. If you're not a morning person, you're out of luck.
The narrator was good, just not much to work with.
There were a few good tips about getting organized.
This book might be enjoyable for people who have never understood basic concepts such as getting up in the morning and exercising before work. The reader/author spoke so slowly that I couldn't even stand it for my entire drive to work this morning. I would be able to stick it out if I was gaining any new information whatsoever, but I wasn't. In the evening after work is a hectic time when you're tired and don't feel like doing anything?? No way!
I will probably re-listen to Tina Fey's "Bossypants" because she taught me more about success than this book could even dream of. And she was joking most of the time.
If the reader had any inflection or excitement in her voice. I kept thinking it might get better and maybe there was some valuable information coming up, but I doubt if there was nothing worth hearing in the first 20 minutes, the rest of it would have disappointed as well.
The joke about looking forward to a mason jar full of wine at the end of a long day gave me a chuckle.
Save a few dollars and look for a podcast on this topic or read a blog. Nothing worth paying for here.
The book was superficial and not very insightful. It was as if the author summarized every self-organization self-help book ever written and then published the summary as her own original thoughts.
She was fine.
The narrator has a pleasant voice.
Someone who has small children and who has never ever considered the notion that getting up earlier means you get more done.There were several good suggestions about priorities for parents of young children, and perhaps young parents would glean more.
The narration was horrendous. It sounded like it should have been a children's book. The first few minutes were so bad I almost stopped listening. The content was also incredibly elementary. People do a lot early. Not a new concept. Some of the research and studies were interesting, but they would be more tolerated if read in their original outputs.
Inflection and emphasis would be more appropriate for children as an audience. Incredibly slow in the sentence to sentence transitions. Had to speed up my Audible narrator speed to 2x just to get the content to what I would call normal. There is a reason authors are not narrators by trade, and this just does not work at all. The author sounded sleepy, and there was no passion at all in her tone. The nature of this content should be narrated by someone who is energetic and enthusiastic, not lilting and sing-song.
Frustration, impatience, and much eye-rolling.
If someone truly has never considered the notion that go-getters and winners get up earlier than others and make choices to accomplish big tasks early, this would be a good introduction to the topic.
This book was written with a great deal of thought and a touch of humor.
Everything the author said made sense and was totallly "do-able".
I would have liked to listen to every last word of this book before removing my headphones.
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"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 heady or overwhelming. Just enough to encourage you to examine how you spend your mornings and be more accountable for it - because this YOUR time for YOU. The advice is practical whether you apply it to physical or spiritual practices.
The audiobook is inexpensive and it's only a little over an hour long. A small investment that can reap benefits if you're looking for ways to improve your life for the better. Ms. Vanderkam's performance is a bit on the boring side; aside from that it's good stuff. I'd gladly recommend it to anyone looking for ways to change their habits that can change their life for the better.
Worth it for the current $2.44 price on Audible but not worth it if you spend a full credit to get the book. It's short and has good advice about the benefits of prioritizing key life tasks in the early morning before other life interruptions get in the way. For me the information you get from this book is worth it if you listen to it at 2-3 times speed. I wouldn't want to spend a whole hour and four minutes for that little bit of information as valuable and important as it might be.