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The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day And Control Your Life Hardcover – Unabridged, September 1, 2015
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Everybody wants to live the perfect life but fail to understand you do that by designing and living the perfect day, day after day. This book shows you exactly what you have to do to create that day. --Larry Winget, author of Grow a Pair
Like his site Early to Rise, Craig's book relies on ancient wisdom and classic thinkers - including my favorite, the Stoics - to help you organize your day and run your life. --Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle Is the Way
This is a good, smart book about not just personal productivity - but also achievement and balance and happiness in life. Craig's approach is, like all good approaches, both personal and universal. I will recommend this to friends and colleagues. --Mark Ford, founder of EarlyToRise.com
About the Author
Craig Ballantyne has helped over 10,000 high performers and thought leaders with The Perfect Day Formula book and kit. He shows entrepreneurs and executives how to achieve extraordinary results in every area of life and have a bigger impact on the world, all while having more quality time for their families. Craig is the owner of the Denver-based personal development organization, Early To Rise (ETR). His daily wisdom reach over 150,000 readers and teaches people how to build their wealth, improve their health, and become the best version of themselves. Craig is also the co-author of The Cardio Myth, and creator of the groundbreaking fat-loss workout systems, Turbulence Training and Home Workout Revolution. He has been a contributing author to Men's Health magazine since 2000. Today he is dedicated to ETR's 10 Million Mission of helping ten million men and women transform their lives before 2020. Craig has a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and continues to apply the latest in high-performance research to help his readers improve their lives.
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Author Craig Ballantyne shows you how to manage attitudes and activities to create a perfect day, and that’s what makes this book different from others in this genre.
One thing that appealed to me about this book is that Craig’s advice, which is in fact very much geared toward entrepreneurs, is the same advice I’ve heard from some of the best and most prolific writers in the world, and that is to master your mornings. I’ve known a few night owls who have reached the pinnacle of success in their fields, but I’ve found that is more the exception than the rule. There seems to be something magical about getting it done in the morning and Craig’s book explains how and why.
A second plus, for me at least, is that this book is short and to the point. The total length is only 153 pages. I feel that if an author is going to write a book on productivity, time management or controlling your days, it must be concise, to practice what the author preaches and to respect the reader’s time. I recently read a New York Times Bestselling book on productivity which was almost 300 pages and it could have been half the length because half of it was filled with anecdotes (no doubt required by the publisher, to fluff the book up to the “proper length.”)
A third aspect of this book that resonated with me was Craig’s references to stoic philosophy, of which I am a big reader and fan. Anyone else who has read the likes of Epictetus and enjoyed the reading, will surely also enjoy Craig’s approach to productivity and mastering your mornings and days.
Other parts of the book that stood out to me included the advice on rituals, life rules, scripting, responsibility, habits, beating procrastination, managing email and knowing not just what to do, but what NOT to do.
Although I don’t plan to go to bed at 8 pm and get up at 4 am as Craig does (and he doesn’t demand that you do either), I have taken his advice and started getting up earlier than I was before and devoting that “found time” to writing or to marketing and product creation work that will impact the bottom line of my business.
I have to say, there really is something about getting it done early. That goes for business and creative work, just as it does for health and fitness.
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