What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life

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.

Title:What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life
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  • Carlee

    If you're looking for a way to get more time out of your day and be more productive, there's a much better book to read: "Your Brain at Work", which is actually based in neuroscience. This book was re...

  • Manuel Antão

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Barmy Kafka: "What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast - And Two Other Short Guides to Achieving More at Work and at Home" by La...

  • Laura

    This is a hard one to rate. Good advice? Yes. If I had read this in my 20s, I would have loved it. Reading it close to 40, I have a different perspective on what "successful people" means and being ub...

  • Glamdring

    Today, instead of reading I decided to listen to this audio book during my commute. It's a short 1 hour audio book full of examples of what some successful/really busy people do in the wee hours of th...

  • Cheri

    I feel somewhat duped by the title of this text. I was expecting what Fortune 500 CEOs did before breakfast or at least business owners and working professionals. This book should have been renamed, H...

  • Kristen Lemaster

    This is another book, in reference to Lean In, which reads more like an extended thesis than an actual self-help book, but that doesn't discredit the effort and intentional thinking that went into its...

  • Kim

    Okay, so not bad advice...and I guess you could say it was a 'mini-book' for those of you who have SUCH busy lives that a book of 39 pages (Nook...with 8 pages of advertisements for her other books) i...

  • Tara

    Quick "booklet." NotesWhat the most successful people do- Successful people use the morning to: invest in career(strategize, work on a key project), their relationships (breakfast with family, network...

  • Michelle

    What do successful people do in the morning? Stuff. They do stuff in the morning instead of sitting on the toilet, letting the shower run and 'warm up' while checking Facebook for 20 min. I'm not sure...

  • Julie

    The subtitle is "A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings and Your Life" but it is really more of an essay and not really a guide. The concept of the book is great. As someone who has become more of...