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Publisher's Summary

Revolutionise your life one day at a time with this empowering audiobook, designed for men and women, which provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Aubrey Marcus, author of the book, is CEO of Onnit, a human performance company that he has built into one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Want to change your life for the better?

Aubrey Marcus answers these questions in this audiobook, which guides the listener to optimise each moment of the day. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently and live happier. And these habits turn into weekly routines, ultimately becoming part of a lifelong healthy choice.

From workouts and diet to inbox triage, mindfulness, shower temperature and sex, this groundbreaking manual provides strategies for each element of your day. Drawing on the latest studies and traditional practices from around the world, this book delivers cutting-edge life hacks, nutritional expertise, brain upgrades and fitness regimes.

©2018 Aubrey Marcus (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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I was skeptical... but this book is the real deal

Up until I saw the title, I had never heard of Aubrey Marcus and initially reluctant to buy his audiobook. Often with health/ self-improvement, authors act like academics, citing research that supports their ideas but not actually critically engaging in those fields of health. Marcus' book covers so many aspects of health, I was certain he'd do the same and the truth is he usually does. BUT, it's not hard to find the studies and research he talks about and his ideas generally aligned with some of the personal research into eating, sleeping and working that I had done myself.

On top of that, he breaks down the ideas in each chapter with a general introduction, a look at the unhealthy aspect of each subject and then a practical way to address these issues in daily life. I love it! Seriously, I hate motivational speakers and authors who sell promises of 'a better you' but Marcus focuses on a more pure and honest form of self-improvement.

The general Idea of the book (focusing on one day at a time) is not new but Marcus does talk about some principals that have alluded the world of health for a while. He refutes general opinion and commits to searching for the truth. I think he has found a lot of it too. The great thing about the structure of this book is that you can really pick and choose the chapters where you may need the most help. Although, I recommend committing to the entire book and listening from beginning to end.

I don't need to be a CEO or aspiring business founder to NEED this book. I'm a teacher, so looking after myself and 'owning the day' is super important to me and my students. I appreciated being told almost exactly what to do to improve my day's beginning, middle, and end. Yet, Marcus is also super explicit about tailoring your own routines to fit your lifestyle and body. This is so often ignored by writers (and readers) but Marcus writes in a way that feels like he is coaching you in a one-on-one session.

The one criticism I have is that this book seems geared more towards men. I'm not offended by this at all but I did buy the audiobook for me and my wife to listen to and she simply was not as engaged as I was (in the anecdotal aspects, not the ideas themselves). The book was specifically advertised as being for both men and women but I feel like there are only snippets of wisdom tailored to female health. However, Marcus does a humble appeal to the modern male from his success to his writing/reading manner. It is good to hear a figure like this come head to head with typically UNmasculine issues that every man needs to face like sex, reflection and self acceptance. Perhaps, a specifically feminine version of the book could have a greater influence on female readers.

Overall, this book has really helped me to become a holistically healthier person. I recommend it to everyone and know that I'm going to be reading it again and again in the future.

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Absolute beginner self help

Aside from plugging his own products and some very dodgy science and nutrition; this could be a good book if you’re very new to the self help genre. It’s super duper basic and slightly cliche but could have a few useful nuggets if you’re totally new to the “live your best life” scene.
Like hydrate and sleep more. Unplug from social media and cuddle your Bae.

Slightly disappointed as I did have high hopes for this guy- liking some podcasts I’d heard and his creativity of literary work on instagram.

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  • Don
  • 05-05-2018

sensational

loved it. just read it and do it. it is simple yet very very effective

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highly recommended.

So many pieces of gold in this book. worth it 100%. there should be something for everyone here.

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loved it

lots of good advice with minimal plugging of his brand.
wasn't an all or nothing approach, just try changing some things.
I've been using the hydration drink recipe every day and it alone has made my life better.

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Not a Fan

I had such high hopes for this book and what I hoped to be able to take away and apply to my own life. Whilst Aubrey does list some beneficial things to do these are no more then common sense or what have been spread about for years in self help / personal development circles. One takeaway I did have was the tip to listen to popcasts of authors before you buy their books - I wish I had done this before I purchased this book as it would of saved me the disappoinment. Maybe worthwhile for someone new to self development books or who has a lot more time, money and resources than I to partake in IV vitamins drips, earbuds for vitamin D or masks to help improave excercise. other than that eat healthy, excercise, get sleep and you'll generally be on your way to better days.

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Just incredible.

Aubrey is incredible.
You won't regret picking up this book.

It's not another self-help book, a plan to fix your whatever it is you want to fix in 30 days. It's a beautifully written and narrated walkthrough of a perfect day, with the aim that - when you finish the book- that you attempt your own perfect day. Maybe just once.

It's down to earth and approachable, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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EPIC

Listened to this over 3 days and wanted more! Very inspiring as a optimisation company owner! Thank you Aubrey!

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just what i was looking for

it was totally up my alley, refreshed my beliefs and put me on track. own my day own my life! thank you

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amazing

absolutely love this book, the first 20 minutes of my day has changed my life

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  • Lizo
  • 08-11-2018

definately gonna read it again<br /><br /><br />

Love this book ifyou implement it this is gonna the best book that u have read

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  • Nicholas
  • 24-10-2018

excellent enjoyable book. Lot's of insights

a lot of practical actions to help improve your day and life. I highly recommend it.

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  • david o malley
  • 27-06-2018

you should Own this book

Not your typical self help book. Lots of actionable ve content with excellent resources. occasionally gers a bit "Bro"

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-2018

Simple but Effective strategies to own your day

I am impressed with the strategies mentioned in this book esp chapters on sleep and the morning mineral cocktail.It would be nice if Aubrey could list out the imporant points like a cheat sheet at the end of this book for quick reference.

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  • Frank Zedovsky
  • 22-04-2018

Probably the best gift you can give yourself today

I am truly grateful this book entered my world because aside from all the life changing advice in it. It gave me something way more valuable: a new and stronger belief in myself, a better feeling about the future and a rock solid love for the present. this book should be taken seriously... and with that said i dare you. no, i double dare you ;) to give it a listen/read and not see your life elevate with more joy, more ambition, more love and a heck of big bag of awesome new tricks that actually work wonders and is worth it's grain of tasty (himalayan sea) salt. im just being honest here guys... give it a go. Aubrey is the real deal

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-04-2018

Awesome book!

I absolutely loved this book! It has so much useful information. Also, Aubrey's narrating is super interesting. You should definitely check this one out. Thank you.

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  • Harald
  • 31-05-2018

Great Practical advice

Loved it, couldn't stop listening.Great practical life advice to take into your everyday. Go hero Go

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-05-2018

excellent

easy listen
very enjoyable
efficient and practical
very funny at times
definitely recommend this book

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  • Constantin Drapatz
  • 07-05-2018

great, applicable nuggets in a wholistic approach

pretty much loved it. Aubrey takes you on a journey, life- and bio-hacks are woven into a story, founded in his mission / life's purpose.
I am in favour of micro-improvements to shift the macro.
Everyone can try to own one day.
I will re-listen to it to get more gems out of it.
thanks Aubrey

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  • Rui
  • 02-05-2018

My actual Hero...”Go hero go “

A week ago I didn’t knew Aubrey. After listening to this book, he has became a reference in my life. Thanks for your honesty, insights, generosity and vulnerability. It’s impossible to read this book without becaming a better version of yourself. Now go own your day!

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  • J Sables
  • 11-07-2018

Expensive Fixes

The material and the science is very good, however one hour in and he's recommended you buy a £700 set of earbuds that shine light into your ears and you eat tubs of yogurt costing $30 each. I'm not sure what world he's living in, but it's not the one the rest of us do.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-2018

Very bland and long winding on basic concepts

I read the sample and couldn’t wait to read the book, so i downloaded the audible. After the 1st 3 minuted i realised this book was going nowhere very quickly. Aubrey drags on about the most MUNDANE ideas and doesn’t get straight to the point. It seems like he had writers block for a while and decided to talk about gibberish to fulfil his publishers word count. The idea of the book seems ingenious, yet the content lacks any originality. It was a painful listen. He needs to go back to the drawing board. Gosh i want my money back 😫

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  • Simon
  • 02-08-2018

Unoriginal, passive-aggressive pastiche

Before I downloaded this, I read the reviews - many of the most recent saying they gave up on it - it was that bad. I'm astonished it has the ratings it has. Ironically, Marcus waits until one of the last chapters to advise you if you start reading something and don't like it, don't read on. He should have said this in the introduction. Marcus is trying (and failing) to be the new Antony Robbins -even finishes his dreadful narrative with a Robbins-esque soliloquy. Old science, poorly or selectively interpreted (the justification for taking cannabis and smoking cigars is a classic example), old ideas re-booted. The text interchanges from gratuitous swearing, urging you to give folks "the finger" then talking "peace and love" gibberish or juvenile anecdotes interspersed with regurgitating science read rote. Marcus can't take even a glass of water - it has to be "crushed" (if I hear anyone say "crush it" again, I'll scream. I'd recommend Tim Ferris's 4 hour body instead - delivered with an honesty and modesty completely absent from this text. I listened to the end. Tortuous. I never want to hear his voice or inane monologue ever again.

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  • Mr MD Willcocks
  • 24-04-2018

superb

have read and listened to an awful lot of self Dev and this is one of the best. great advice, the day part format is one of the best ways to approach change like this, and he's good company.

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  • Colin O'Shaughnessy
  • 10-04-2018

At last real life advice!

Great practical advice, given honestly and backed up with science and experience. Even following just some of it will improve your life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-2018

Motivating

A nice book with a great variety of thoughts and insights of how to improve different aspects of your life.

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  • Chris P.
  • 16-06-2018

Now own your day.

A good book to get you started on the right track. With simple and easy to follow ideas and instructions.

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  • Brendan Ireland
  • 15-06-2018

awesome

loved the book and brings a different colour to life. couldn't download the PDF file though :(

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  • Aman
  • 20-05-2018

Leaves you with ZERO excuses

Aubrey Marcus backed with science fueled tactics leaves you with non excuses to fall back on. A genuinely good man who is looking to up your game.

If you can only invest in one book to up your game this year, this one is it!

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  • Gazza
  • 15-05-2018

Entertaining Naration Dull content

Swearing and entertaining diet book..but overall poo in my opinion ( poo is discussed)

Written by a rich person, for rich people
Plenrt of selling of his own " supplements " or suggesting you buy some kit to make your life better! I listened to about half and racked up $100 s of wanted stuff that is suggested you need (difuser for your office, mini trampoline to wake you up) returned as I saw the light ( not the light headphones suggested that shine light though your ears)

You need to know eat healthy...excercise.. hydrate and..
.guess what.. processed food is Bad! omg I had no idea..

Save 11 hours of your life! unless you have loads of cash in which case you will find loads of materialistic stuff to buy that will definitely make your wallet lighter!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful