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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.

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What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
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3.8 / 5
At the day's onset...
July 19th, 2015
It does help to have a well-planned day, with a firm purpose in mind. Planning each day is ideally done at the onset. This book provides a tool to systematize planning for the day to ensure that you get things done. Though reading it might seem simplistic, when you're done, you may realize that such morning habits do contribute to a lot, in the long-term.
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New years read
January 7th, 2015
this quick read provides commentary and insight on the successful morning hours. Most people miss out on the chance to maximize these hours ; this book provides tips and tricks to start your morning and your year off right
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Love it
October 8th, 2014
A great short book indeed. Really motivate me to wake up early in the morning and change my perspective of time.
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Very insightfu
August 21st, 2014
It's simple. If you want to be successful you have to do successful things. And this lays that recipe out quite simply and leaves just enough to imagination so that you can adapt and personalize the plan. Worth the quick read.
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1 person found this helpful
Great read!
August 15th, 2014
Puts into perspective as to what really should be done with your mornings. Great tips and really such an easy read
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Easy read
July 29th, 2014
Quick, easy to read. Makes good sense to use your mornings for good and not evil.
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1 review
Great insight
July 9th, 2014
A great read! I am eager to make-over my mornings for optimal productivity!
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An expresso shot
July 5th, 2014
A nice little inspiration to get up eary
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Totally makes sence
July 1st, 2014
This book totally makes sence and it is what the most successful people do. Just look at any movie where there is a rich powerful person and they do basically what is written in this book.
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1 of 2 people found this helpful
Good brief overview
May 26th, 2014
A good brief overview of how to use the mornings well.
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What the most successful . . .
May 23rd, 2014
A good incentive to turn off the T.V., get more sleep, exercise more, make lists, and be more conscious of not wasting time. Interesting anecdotes.
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:)
May 7th, 2014
Awesome book! Really shows how much time you can devote to yourself in the morning when you wish to. Will definitely be doing it! :)
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Splendid!
May 7th, 2014
I've already had the thought of doing exercises early in the morning. I am just unmotivated to do it. However, after reading this book, there is no excuse not to wake up to do something beneficial for me in the long run.
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Great read!
February 27th, 2014
The author is straight to the point. I learned a few new words and a whole lot of advice that I will use immediately!
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Ok
February 19th, 2014
Too short and nothing special
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1 review
Motivational
February 2nd, 2014
Great ideas on how to organize one
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1 review
Could have used 2 or 3 more chapters
January 29th, 2014
Good stuff but it seemed really short...or maybe that's just because it was such a good read?
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Very useful
January 14th, 2014
Now I wait up early in the morning, feel good and do more things!
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Great read, practice time
January 7th, 2014
This book is great!
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Great read...
January 5th, 2014
A great reminder about the possibilities of what can be made of a morning outside of the typical rush out the door.
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