Johnathan Loper

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  • Rest

  • Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
  • By: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
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  • Story
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Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done - but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers - from Darwin to Stephen King - to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • take naps

  • By samsamcan on 01-25-18

Justification/ relatable story was a bit lacking

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Reviewed: 01-16-19

stories toward the end didnt seem to be about rest, and took longer to make the connection. Justifying rest by explaining that people exercise was a stretch to link. Justifying rest by saying that successful people rest also was not as impactful as it could have been. Many people rest, but emphasis on intentional rest, and hiw to do it, and how"regular"people can achieve it would have been more relatable. Many of the stories seemed to drone on as if the author was friends with all of the people, but was unbelievable. I agree that test is critical to living our best lives, and read hoping to be able to share this to those that need a new way to understand it, and utilize it. Of course, I'm only one mind, I'm sure it will all resonate with someone, and change their life, so keep up the work, and continue driving for greatness.

  • The Champion's Mind

  • How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive
  • By: Jim Afremow
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
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In The Champion's Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, LPC, now offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including tips and techniques based on high-performance psychology research, such as how to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble; how to progress within a sport and sustain excellence long-term, and customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent content, mediocre narrator

  • By Chris on 10-08-14

must read

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Reviewed: 06-12-16

extremely motivating book. well narrated. excellent for anyone wanting to gain a better mindset. go for gold

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