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Publisher's Summary

Mornings are a madcap time for many of us. We wake up in a haze—often after hitting snooze a few times. Then we rush around to get ready and out the door so we can officially start the day. Before we know it, hours have slipped by without us accomplishing anything beyond downing a cup of coffee, dashing off a few emails, and dishing with our coworkers around the water cooler. By the time the workday wraps up, we’re so exhausted and defeated that any motivation to accomplish something in the evening has vanished.
But according to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives.
Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day. While many of us are still in bed, these folks are scoring daily victories to improve their health, careers, and personal lives without sacrificing their sanity. For instance, former PepsiCo chairman and CEO Steve Reinemund would rise at 5:00 a.m., run four miles, pray, and eat breakfast with his family before heading to work to run a Fortune 500 company.
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast is a fun, practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your morning routine and jump-start your life before the day has even begun.
©2012 Laura Vanderkam. (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
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2 out of 5 stars
By Teresa on 07-22-12

A statement or two could summarize this book

Any additional comments?

Glad it was short, glad it was inexpensive. Not a lot of information just commonsense ideas. Basically it tells you to get up early and get moving. Your brain works better in the morning. Try not to rush out of the house and start your day in a frenzy. Duh

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3 out of 5 stars
By ben on 07-28-12

Glad it was short.

What did you like best about What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast? What did you like least?

It was a quick listen. But it lacks any substantial new ideas. I didn't learn anything.

Has What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not at all. I've read quite a few of these books before and I find most of them to be very intriguing. This was not one of them.

What aspect of Laura Vanderkam’s performance would you have changed?

There was no entertainment value. Just reiterated facts. Almost all of which are not only covered in other books but by books by this same author.

Who do you think would benefit most from listening to What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast?

People who can't seem to find the time to do what's needed to make the changes in their lives they want to.

Any additional comments?

Could have been summed up in a 2 page blog. But still a fan of the author.

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19 of 20 people found this review helpful

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