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Own the Day, Own Your Life

Optimised Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping and Sex
Narrated by: Aubrey Marcus
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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Revolutionise your life one day at a time with this empowering audiobook, designed for men and women, which provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Aubrey Marcus, author of the book, is CEO of Onnit, a human performance company that he has built into one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Want to change your life for the better?

Aubrey Marcus answers these questions in this audiobook, which guides the listener to optimise each moment of the day. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently and live happier. And these habits turn into weekly routines, ultimately becoming part of a lifelong healthy choice.

From workouts and diet to inbox triage, mindfulness, shower temperature and sex, this groundbreaking manual provides strategies for each element of your day. Drawing on the latest studies and traditional practices from around the world, this book delivers cutting-edge life hacks, nutritional expertise, brain upgrades and fitness regimes.

©2018 Aubrey Marcus (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • 02-18-19

There are some good nuggets

I don't really enjoy it. Some of the recommendations are quite hard to follow. Or maybe I am the one that is refused to the change.

There are however some good nuggets in it that will be useful for you.

You can crank up the speed to 1.3 and still get all of the information. Not much for you to digest the information though. You will just either, accept the idea, or chuck it asides.

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very good audio book. clear and not boring .

very good audio book. clear and not boring. provider a lot of knowledge about almost everything to live a healthy life

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Go hero go

Stop fucking around, time to get shit done make the changes with all the advice from this masterpiece

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definately gonna read it again<br /><br /><br />

Love this book ifyou implement it this is gonna the best book that u have read

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excellent enjoyable book. Lot's of insights

a lot of practical actions to help improve your day and life. I highly recommend it.

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you should Own this book

Not your typical self help book. Lots of actionable ve content with excellent resources. occasionally gers a bit "Bro"

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Simple but Effective strategies to own your day

I am impressed with the strategies mentioned in this book esp chapters on sleep and the morning mineral cocktail.It would be nice if Aubrey could list out the imporant points like a cheat sheet at the end of this book for quick reference.

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Probably the best gift you can give yourself today

I am truly grateful this book entered my world because aside from all the life changing advice in it. It gave me something way more valuable: a new and stronger belief in myself, a better feeling about the future and a rock solid love for the present. this book should be taken seriously... and with that said i dare you. no, i double dare you ;) to give it a listen/read and not see your life elevate with more joy, more ambition, more love and a heck of big bag of awesome new tricks that actually work wonders and is worth it's grain of tasty (himalayan sea) salt. im just being honest here guys... give it a go. Aubrey is the real deal

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Awesome book!

I absolutely loved this book! It has so much useful information. Also, Aubrey's narrating is super interesting. You should definitely check this one out. Thank you.

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Finally.... the guidebook I've been looking for.

Thank you Aubrey for this brilliantly written and insightful book. It's a well refined and detailed guideline for how to optimise your life, so you become more self aware, with a heightened consciousness.

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  • J Sables
  • 07-11-18

Expensive Fixes

The material and the science is very good, however one hour in and he's recommended you buy a £700 set of earbuds that shine light into your ears and you eat tubs of yogurt costing $30 each. I'm not sure what world he's living in, but it's not the one the rest of us do.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-18

Very bland and long winding on basic concepts

I read the sample and couldn’t wait to read the book, so i downloaded the audible. After the 1st 3 minuted i realised this book was going nowhere very quickly. Aubrey drags on about the most MUNDANE ideas and doesn’t get straight to the point. It seems like he had writers block for a while and decided to talk about gibberish to fulfil his publishers word count. The idea of the book seems ingenious, yet the content lacks any originality. It was a painful listen. He needs to go back to the drawing board. Gosh i want my money back 😫

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  • Aman
  • 05-20-18

Leaves you with ZERO excuses

Aubrey Marcus backed with science fueled tactics leaves you with non excuses to fall back on. A genuinely good man who is looking to up your game.

If you can only invest in one book to up your game this year, this one is it!

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  • Simon
  • 08-02-18

Unoriginal, passive-aggressive pastiche

Before I downloaded this, I read the reviews - many of the most recent saying they gave up on it - it was that bad. I'm astonished it has the ratings it has. Ironically, Marcus waits until one of the last chapters to advise you if you start reading something and don't like it, don't read on. He should have said this in the introduction. Marcus is trying (and failing) to be the new Antony Robbins -even finishes his dreadful narrative with a Robbins-esque soliloquy. Old science, poorly or selectively interpreted (the justification for taking cannabis and smoking cigars is a classic example), old ideas re-booted. The text interchanges from gratuitous swearing, urging you to give folks "the finger" then talking "peace and love" gibberish or juvenile anecdotes interspersed with regurgitating science read rote. Marcus can't take even a glass of water - it has to be "crushed" (if I hear anyone say "crush it" again, I'll scream. I'd recommend Tim Ferris's 4 hour body instead - delivered with an honesty and modesty completely absent from this text. I listened to the end. Tortuous. I never want to hear his voice or inane monologue ever again.

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  • Mr MD Willcocks
  • 04-24-18

superb

have read and listened to an awful lot of self Dev and this is one of the best. great advice, the day part format is one of the best ways to approach change like this, and he's good company.

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  • RavenTale
  • 04-14-18

will listen again

great helpfull and simple. inspirationalnbut mainly down to earth amd easy to use. will listen again

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  • Colin O'Shaughnessy
  • 04-10-18

At last real life advice!

Great practical advice, given honestly and backed up with science and experience. Even following just some of it will improve your life

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  • Ezi
  • 11-15-18

Absolutely brilliant

Great book . Lots of excellent advice and tips for owning the day. Great sense of humour and soothing voice as well . I will definitely be recommending this book to my friends.

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  • darren
  • 11-10-18

Good book

It was an enjoyable audio book and quite insightful. I printed the PDF for future reference too. Healthy recipe and good excercises explain ed well there.

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  • Chris P.
  • 06-16-18

Now own your day.

A good book to get you started on the right track. With simple and easy to follow ideas and instructions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-18

I was skeptical... but this book is the real deal

Up until I saw the title, I had never heard of Aubrey Marcus and initially reluctant to buy his audiobook. Often with health/ self-improvement, authors act like academics, citing research that supports their ideas but not actually critically engaging in those fields of health. Marcus' book covers so many aspects of health, I was certain he'd do the same and the truth is he usually does. BUT, it's not hard to find the studies and research he talks about and his ideas generally aligned with some of the personal research into eating, sleeping and working that I had done myself.

On top of that, he breaks down the ideas in each chapter with a general introduction, a look at the unhealthy aspect of each subject and then a practical way to address these issues in daily life. I love it! Seriously, I hate motivational speakers and authors who sell promises of 'a better you' but Marcus focuses on a more pure and honest form of self-improvement.

The general Idea of the book (focusing on one day at a time) is not new but Marcus does talk about some principals that have alluded the world of health for a while. He refutes general opinion and commits to searching for the truth. I think he has found a lot of it too. The great thing about the structure of this book is that you can really pick and choose the chapters where you may need the most help. Although, I recommend committing to the entire book and listening from beginning to end.

I don't need to be a CEO or aspiring business founder to NEED this book. I'm a teacher, so looking after myself and 'owning the day' is super important to me and my students. I appreciated being told almost exactly what to do to improve my day's beginning, middle, and end. Yet, Marcus is also super explicit about tailoring your own routines to fit your lifestyle and body. This is so often ignored by writers (and readers) but Marcus writes in a way that feels like he is coaching you in a one-on-one session.

The one criticism I have is that this book seems geared more towards men. I'm not offended by this at all but I did buy the audiobook for me and my wife to listen to and she simply was not as engaged as I was (in the anecdotal aspects, not the ideas themselves). The book was specifically advertised as being for both men and women but I feel like there are only snippets of wisdom tailored to female health. However, Marcus does a humble appeal to the modern male from his success to his writing/reading manner. It is good to hear a figure like this come head to head with typically UNmasculine issues that every man needs to face like sex, reflection and self acceptance. Perhaps, a specifically feminine version of the book could have a greater influence on female readers.

Overall, this book has really helped me to become a holistically healthier person. I recommend it to everyone and know that I'm going to be reading it again and again in the future.

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  • Simon
  • 06-22-18

Phew... I made it through

I did have to speed up Aubrey to 1.5x, and just grit and bare it however.

Tim ferris called, he wants his everything back.

There is nothing new here, except for Aubreys cringe worthy delivery of uncited bro science mixed in with his Basic AF toilet humour.

Why doesn't Rogan give him some pointers on comedy atleast?

Summary:
Drink water
Eat healthy fats
Don't eat processed crap
Sleep in a dark room
Journal
Buy some supplements (preferably onnit)
Do some kegels
Etc

There was such a good premise for a book Of this type philosophically speaking, but none of it found here. So I'll leave you with a quote from seneca:

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.

And here's a quote from aubrey:
Death is DTF :/


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  • Shannon
  • 05-15-18

Absolute beginner self help

Aside from plugging his own products and some very dodgy science and nutrition; this could be a good book if you’re very new to the self help genre. It’s super duper basic and slightly cliche but could have a few useful nuggets if you’re totally new to the “live your best life” scene.
Like hydrate and sleep more. Unplug from social media and cuddle your Bae.

Slightly disappointed as I did have high hopes for this guy- liking some podcasts I’d heard and his creativity of literary work on instagram.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-18-18

Great for my bro not my sis

I took away from this book some great things like nutrition information and loved the morning cocktail recipe.
Found the book very ‘bloke’, focused and some of the descriptive sentences cringe worthy..... not a book I’d recommend to my sisters but to my brother yes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-30-18

highly recommended.

So many pieces of gold in this book. worth it 100%. there should be something for everyone here.

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  • Steph
  • 04-22-18

So motivational

I love listening to books like this that are read by the author. It feels much more like they are talking to you and telling their story. Marcus has an excellent voice for narration and his stories and experience are very interesting. I feel really motivated to make some positive changes in my life because of this book. I even started changing some thing while in the process of listening. Well worth a listen!

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  • Shaun Ambrose
  • 04-25-18

EPIC

Listened to this over 3 days and wanted more! Very inspiring as a optimisation company owner! Thank you Aubrey!

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  • Oshea.
  • 04-24-18

just what i was looking for

it was totally up my alley, refreshed my beliefs and put me on track. own my day own my life! thank you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-24-18

amazing

absolutely love this book, the first 20 minutes of my day has changed my life

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  • Samantha
  • 04-21-18

loved it

lots of good advice with minimal plugging of his brand.
wasn't an all or nothing approach, just try changing some things.
I've been using the hydration drink recipe every day and it alone has made my life better.

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