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What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend: A Short Guide to Making the Most of Your Days Off (A Penguin Special from Portfo lio) Kindle Edition
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.
About the Author
Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and Grindhopping: Build a Rewarding Career Without Paying Your Dues. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, City Journal, Huffington Post, USA Today, Scientific American, and Readers Digest, among other publications. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and three children.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B00AEDDPP0
- Publisher : Portfolio (December 31, 2012)
- Publication date : December 31, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 982 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 38 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #650,122 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It will be interesting to see where Laura's work goes next. It would be nice to see things such as "Most Successful people in small towns" since a lot of her work is revolving around activities near cities.
All in all pick this up if you want a quick read and reminder to plan those weekends. You only have so many
This book makes interesting points. There is a cultural idea that weekends are supposed to be spontaneous to be fun. This book dispelled this myth for me. Vanderkam suggests five fun, structured events on your weekend and have the rest of your time be free. I think this is a great idea, and makes me want to plan things more often (I am rather spontaneous by nature). When you plan things, they are more likely to get done.
If you find your weekends not being as full and exciting as you wish them to be, this book might help.
The author encourages us to plan ahead for these precious days of the week. Exercising, socializing, and spiritual times are proven to make us happy and recharged. In addition, planning ahead for the weekend leads to anticipation, which has a multiplier effect on the goodness that these activities give to us.
A simple but wise tip in a short and readable form. May we all have better weekends and more satisfying lives.
It was amazing to know how successful people plan out not only their weekdays but their weekends as well!!
I always felt like what should I be doing during the weekends instead of just lying on my bed and this book just struck the cord for me by giving me insights as to what can be done or planned for a weekend.
Simply Loved it !!
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It’s very persuading of the idea that planning and doing things you want to do at the weekend helps you to enjoy life more. I guess this is obvious but as a person who tends to just drift time away the book drove home the idea that this really doesn’t satisfy.
It’s a useful book for singletons and families and I particularly like the idea of planning fun things on a Sunday evening to avoid that Sunday/Monday anticipation.