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Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More Hardcover – February 7, 2012
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Expand your perspective to improve your outcomesThis book is very interesting, practical, energizing and I highly recommend it. Throughout, Jason offers hands-on exercises to get you into a more active mode of driving your own future. I read the book cover-to-cover, but now I am planning to go back and conduct the exercises step-by-step (I skipped some exercises because I was on planes, or my energy / attention levels weren't where they needed to be) because I can see just how powerful they can be.
One pervasive theme throughout the book is to think beyond your "normal" perspective so you can stretch your goals, drive different and better effort, and get more assertive in pushing your life where you want it to go. For example, the book begins with an interesting visioning exercise called "Your Ideal Day," which gets you to begin imagining how things could be if you had a magic wand.
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From the Author
- "Setting realistic goals does not mean you should understate what you think is possible. Instead, direct your focus toward the experience of completion and give ample attention to the next milestone of achievement. Build a series of bridges as you continually reach toward experiencing more of your Ideal Days."
- "An important aspect is that most sustainable changes people tend to make usually start small, are repeated with consistency, and often result in a payoff greater than anyone could have hoped."
- "There are only 96 15-minute blocks of time in a single day, and there are just 168 hours in a week."
- "Things are the way they are because of the way you think."
- "If you're waiting until you have time to decide what you'll do when you have time, you'll always run behind."
- "Use your mind to create new idea, develop old ones, and prioritize those you're contemplating right now."
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
Great quick read with useable content and concepts. Met Jason in person he is an authentic dude. Truly cares about his ideas his readers and our success. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you're looking for career motivation and tools to assist, then this is definitely the book for you. Read morePublished 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 10 months ago by MLeland