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"The first few choices you make each morning determine whether you'll be productive and mindful all day, or whether the world will clobber you over the head." 

Marie Kondo performs a quick tidying ritual to quiet her mind before leaving the house. The president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, mixes three shots of espresso with three scoops of cocoa powder and two sweeteners. Fitness expert Jillian Michaels doesn't set an alarm, because her five-year-old jolts her from sleep by jumping into bed for a cuddle every morning.

Part instruction manual, part someone else's diary, My Morning Routine features interviews with 64 of today's most successful people - including three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, and General Stanley McChrystal - and offers advice on creating a routine of your own. 

Some routines are all about early morning exercise and spartan living; others are more leisurely and self-indulgent. What they have in common is they don't feel like a chore. Once you land on the right routine, you'll look forward to waking up. 

This comprehensive guide will show you how to get into a routine that works for you so that you can develop the habits that move you forward. Just as a Jenga stack is only as sturdy as its foundational blocks, the choices we make throughout our day depend on the intentions we set in the morning. Like it or not, our morning habits form the stack that our whole day is built on. 

Whether you want to boost your productivity, implement a workout or meditation routine, or just learn to roll with the punches in the morning, this book has you covered.

Read by Will Damron, Kaleo Griffith, Dominic Hoffman, Hillary Huber, Sumalee Montano, Arthur Morey, Fred Sanders, and Karissa Vacker

©2018 Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Interesting Insights

the book is definitely worth visiting but I felt as though it was lacking. i had hoped there would be more science and deeper insights. this is literally just interviews with people regarding what they do in the morning. its interesting as a general census but does little to help you construct ideas and decisions on formulating your own morning routine.

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May not be realistic for all.

Overall, a good book that we can all take advice from. Seemed like most of the examples came from high ranking leaders of companies, or writers that do not have set schedules and created one to have more structure. For the rest of us working 9 to 5's, there's a moderate amount of examples we can employ.

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Interesting, but perhaps a bit overkill

I liked the book and hearing about various morning routines, but 6+ hours of just listening to different individual’s routines with minimal commentary/tips gets to be a bit much. Overall interesting, but not quite a 5 star book.

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Insightful

I would recommend this book to anyone researching how leaders and top performers use their morning routine to set the tone for their day. #Audible1

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Realistic for Real People?

This book made me wonder if it was realistic for working professionals. It was great to hear the morning routine of so many people and I am finally at the point where my "dictators" don't require as much attention, but in order for me to add any more to my own morning routine besides meditation and journaling, my wake up time would be before 5 AM. I believe this book shows the ppwer of routine, but I feel like people working jobs that are still measured by time versus competency don't have flexibility to rise at 8-8:30 AM.

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Great Reference

Great reference for morning routines and they pretty much cover all of them from every perspective. Only negative point is the narration is very limited.

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Repetitive and biased

The selection of interviewees seems biased and this really skewed the results. The questions were conductive to obtain certain type of answers “Do you mediate?” That caused people who didn’t to find excuses (after all it’s “inn”) even to the point of saying their exercise routine is their meditation. Then they would explain more about that then about how to create good habits which was way mor important. The idea is good and it’s not a total waste of time but I found it too biased to be really useful.

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