What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend

  • by Laura Vanderkam
  • Narrated by Laura Vanderkam
  • 1 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Many of us breathe a grateful TGIF when Friday rolls around, envisioning a weekend full of both productivity and refreshment. Yet too often our precious weekends seem to disappear, eaten up by unproductive work or leisure that fails to energize us. Monday morning comes too fast, finding us still unrested, with too much still undone. Time management expert Laura Vanderkam, continuing her series on What the Most Successful People Do, shows how we can take control of our weekends to get necessary R&R, while also using our downtime as a springboard to a productive week.
Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research, Vanderkam explains why doing nothing can be more exhausting than doing something and why happy people make weekend plans in advance. She shares weekend tips gleaned from busy people such as politician and talk show host Mike Huckabee, former CEO Frank Baxter, and TV producer Aliza Rosen. She reveals the kind of weekend activities that make people happiest, explains why it’s important to unplug at least for a little while, and shares the secret of why Sunday night may be the most important part of any weekend.
What the Most Successful People Do On the Weekend is a fun, practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your weekends and start your workweek refreshed, renewed, and on track.


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A bloated pamphlet

Where to start... First of all, it was an hour of audio slowed to an hour and a half (It only sounded normal by playing it at 1.5 speed), followed by other material. The drag was so bad that I felt it was a blatant attempt to bloat it. Then it was only one nugget of research in a mountain of bible verses, anecdotes, and personal views. This was ok if you want christian-based inspiration, such as what Mike Huckabee does on the weekend, junk if you want real advice. I'm sorry I bought it, a fool for finishing it, and a chump for spending a good credit on a veeeerrry slowly read magazine article.
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- Jami E. Nettles


If you have children and a partner I guess this book could provide some insights... I found it to be lame and useless. Don't waste your $ € £ ¥ in any currency.
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- Rachel "I own a small shop selling custom/costume Jewelry. I love to listen to audio books while I create jewelry. I love all animals and get very upset when they aren't treated well, even in fiction."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-31-2012
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC