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Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More Hardcover – February 7, 2012
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How did you spend your time today? What did you do really well? Were you running behind for every meeting? Feeling stressed? Constantly struggling to maintain your focus? If your performance today was your best, then it's time to make your best better.
In Your Best Just Got Better, productivity expert Jason Womack shows you that working longer hours doesn't make up for a flawed approach to productivity and performance. Workers need to clarify their habits, build mindset-based strategies, and be proactive. Womack's signature workplace performance techniques offer specific strategies to consistently and incrementally improve perfor-mance. Learn how to maximize your four most limited resourcestime, energy, focus, and productivity toolsto build solid and sustainable workflow habits.
Your Best Just Got Better will help you identify your role in making your best better. Through strategic, iterative change, you can become more effective and efficient at work and in life, making time for the things and the people you love. Womack's powerful advice will show you how to:
- Set goals and take consistent, calculated action toward achievement
- Invest 15 minutes every day to make your best better
- Reflect on your achievements and let them power you towards your next goal
- Build a strong, productive social network
- Track your use of your limited resourcestime, energy, focus, and your systems and tools
- Test new practices with the Five Day Experiment
It's time to work smart and think big. But how smart you work depends on how well you know yourself, how clear your goals are, and how well you're using your time. By applying just a little focus to when you're at your best, you can improve how you get things done. Make your best better, and make new things possible today.
From the Back Cover
--Keith Ferrazzi, bestselling author of Never Eat Alone and Who's Got Your Back
"A lot has been written about peak performance--the power of clarity, focusing on positive outcomes, time management, relationships, and mastering self-talk. Jason Womack is one of the very few that pulls it all together in a practical, actionable, and meaningful way. Your Best Just Got Better is a blueprint for finding true balance and meaning, and achieving your best in life and business."
--Matthew Hately, VP Strategy, Macadamian
"After working with Jason for the last ten years to help my teams achieve the next level of success and effectiveness, I was thrilled that his new book offers a unique perspective along with actionable strategies to maximize the impact you can have in your business, your community, and your life."
--Russ Stalters, Director, Information & Data Management, British Petroleum
"Jason's ability to help people focus on the most important things is a game-changer for personal productivity. His ability to help de-clutter our thought processes and work with more intensity and intention is invaluable. Pick up this book. Read it. Digest it. Read it again. It could change your life."
--Tony Wilson, CEO/Founder, Performance Coach to Australia's leading athletes and executives
More About the Author
Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA is an avid practitioner who earned two Master's degrees after studying US History and Spanish Literature as an undergraduate student at the University of California (Berkeley, Santa Barbara, San Diego campuses).
He earned his Masters Degree in Education to understand how to teach. He went back to school to earn his Master's Degree in Psychology to find out how people most effectively learn. He applies this wealth of knowledge to corporate learning environments to help solve the day-to-day challenges of work/life balance in an era of increased personal accountability. Jason's ability to deliver coaching and training programs in both English and Spanish make it possible to present this information to a wide range of associates - both in large group as well as one-on-one settings.
As an executive coach, Jason provides practical methods to maximize tools, systems and processes to achieve quality work/life balance. He has worked with leaders and executives for over 14 years in the business and education sectors. His focus is on creating ideas that matter and implementing solutions that are valuable to the organization and the individuals in those organizations.
Jason succeeds in the health and wellness areas of his life. While traveling worldwide, he trains and competes regularly as an age-group triathlete. Since 2003, he has completed four 1/2 Ironman distance races, several half-marathons and several smaller triathlons around the United States. Jason consistently places in the top 10% of his age group in both 5K and 10K races. In July, 2010 he earned first place in his age group at the Capital City Classic 10K run in Raleigh, NC. His Personal Record for the ½ marathon distance race is 1:30:37.
Jason's articles on learning management and productivity tips are frequently published in trade journals and regional magazines as well as the Los Angeles Times. Several articles and interviews are available on the websites: http://www.womackcompany.com/, and http://www.jasonwomackblog.com/.
Top Customer Reviews
Jason starts with a simple premise, but one that seems to be lacking in a lot of "time management books" and that is you need to identify your role in making your best better by identifying how you work, think and make things happen. Rather than giving you a list of things you must do, Jason provides pointers and guidance but then encourages you to identify and experiment with things that will work for you. I'd recommend keeping pen & paper close at hand whilst working through this book, ideas and exercises pop up at regular intervals and working through them will really make a difference to the way you approach life and work.
After reading this book and experimenting with the ideas Jason develops in this book I have already made some significant improvements in the way I manage by time and activities during the day and I feel I am certainly making my best better.
Your Best Just Got Better is the result of Jason's many years as an executive coach and productivity consultant. This book is very readable and practical. It is not a time management book, but a way to look at many aspects of your life, analyze what is working and most importantly, how you can do things better.
Throughout the book, Jason shares his own experiences, as well as examples of his interactions with his clients and his mentors. In Chapter 7, Jason discusses the question, "Why do I do what I do?," as a way to help the reader clarify their purpose, so they can focus more on that. His answer for himself is: "I share information and activities with leaders so that they have more time and energy for the things they want to do.
In this book, Womack definitely accomplishes this goal. This book will move you forward, if you apply numerous concepts he presents. I highly recommend this book.
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Email Jason - I was blown away how fast me got back to me when I asked him questions about his writing. A truly amazing individual who cares about his readers!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you're looking for career motivation and tools to assist, then this is definitely the book for you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a must read for anyone wanting to advance in their career or life. I am a college student transitioning into a young professional, and I recommend this book to ALL of my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Caroline J
Great ideas on how to get better, several examples, and suggestions. Sometimes felt like there were areas that were repetitive. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marc Pitcher
A book for anyone. Who doesn't want more time? A better quality of life and being able to accomplish goals that once seemed impossible are what this book has delivered for me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dan Luigs
No matter where you are on your journey, Jason gives you practical ways to look inward and define how you will move forward to make your Best Better. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JWilmes
Your Best Just Got Better is a must read and must implement book. The concepts are mapped out and provide context for accomplishing more "Most Important Thing" things. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I found this to be mostly a rehash of previous motivational literature.
It was okay, if you haven't been reading up on the subject before this.
I'm clearly in the minority here, as all of the reviews to this point are 4 or 5 stars. However, I didn't come away with any new revelations while reading this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by MLeland
This is not a book to read cover to cover.
This is a cornacopia of awesome by an awesome guy. Read more