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Make Today Count: The Secret of Your Success Is Determined by Your Daily Agenda

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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  1,533 ratings  ·  137 reviews
Drawing from the text of the Business Week bestseller Today Matters, this condensed, revised edition boils down John C. Maxwell's 12 daily practices to their very essence, giving maximum impact in minimal time. Presented in a quick-read format, this version is designed to be read cover to cover in one sitting or taken in as brief lessons in a few spare minutes each day. It ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published June 11th 2008 by Center Street (first published 2004)
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Wayne C Anderson
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another perspective changing and setting view of life. Your life. You are in control of your life and this book helps you take the controls and set your course for do whats important. Consume this book and you will love the results. Make it happen.
Patricia Magdalena
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is my new ultimate favorite self development book.

Maxwell organized and delivered his points very well. Each point's expanation was short and straight to the point but with enough real life example. I like how Maxwell gave his own stories as examples.

His points were very much applicable to our own lives and he also provided us tips on how to apply them. Overall, I think this book was really enjoyable to read. I can definitely see myself re-reading this book in the future!
Reem Hamadi
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
It is an informative book📖
I love it:)❤
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great, insightful book on making the most of everyday. Each chapter gives personal testimony with how to’s and and examples that the author has used to increase his leadership based on values. Small, simple steps that have lead to incredible growth both personally and professionally. People grow their capacity, be it for leadership and understanding of others or their own personal growth and development, not by accident, but through focus with a plan. Highly recommended to help you make each o ...more
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to helps you realize how important setting aside time everyday to review certain key areas of your life is. The key areas John mentions -attitude, priorities, health, family, thinking, commitment, finances, faith, relationships, generosity, values and growth- are not exhaustive but rather suggestive. John does a great job in giving you some ideas that you can implement and even improve upon as you go. It is indeed a great book to help you make everyday count.
Tiffany Camejo
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s very motivating and I like that it’s broken down into bite sized-chapters. I’m already applying some of what I learned such as growth strategies, setting and evaluating priorities, and being more generous. I’m going to keep it for future reference.
Rishabh Karajgi
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
John Maxwell is one of my favourite authors for learning about Leadership. For the plain reason that he makes leadership look very achievable and not something only gifted individuals can achieve.
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
another great read from this author

I always enjoy this author's books. He has a great way of taking big ideas and focusing them in manageable steps. The only thing was it a bit short in places when he could've expanded
Ahlay Mee
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was visiting my niece and read this book! There are many things which I reflect myself with this book. I enjoyed reading this and gives me a new perspective of myself in which I have to improve.
Lea Rivera
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Maxwell's words are brilliant! I really feel so guided. Glad I read it. ...more
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Biggest takeaways: He was very focused on his family and the quality of his marriage. I loved that he said he would save the fun details about life to tell his wife because he found that he wasn't as excited to tell her fun news if he had already told 3 people at work before he got home.

Strengths. I am a huge proponent of focusing on your strengths. I do believe working on your weaknesses can be beneficial but just simply spending too much time thinking about your weaknesses can only damage. The
Sir Readalot
Jan 29, 2020 rated it did not like it

Let's play the self help bingo!

• Giving obvious advices ✓

• Writing the same BS ✓

• Talking about discipline and it's importance ✓

• Throwing the term "positive attitude" every now and then ✓

• "Power of positive thinking" ✓

• More obvious shit on finances, for eg: "reduce your debt" (yes, that's a direct quote) , which makes you go "oh rEaLly"

Seriously, Fuck this book.
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
Nothing to write home about. Just an OK book. I wasn't inspired like other reviewers were and I didn't learn anything new. I found that the book had some good pieces of advice but they were more like reminders of things we already know, e.g. that it is important to stay healthy and exercise, that we should take some time each day to relax and think, etc. ...more
Joalan Loraine
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book will help you break down your goals and putting them into action. Focusing on your day to day values, attitude, how you look at life and making sure you will achieve your goal.

All you have to do is put it in a paper and do them, everyday until those things become your habit.

Can’t wait for my goals to succeed!
Oct 20, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
I just started this yesterday, still in chapter one, can't wait to get home and read some more! ...more
David Rosage
Jul 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Great book... I could not put it down! For anyone looking to reshape their life this is an excellent read.
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
very applicable, and gives a basic method to do so.
after more thought, the true value here lies in the ability to adapt this method to your personal values, and reflect and revise over time.
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I advice it for everyone who is seeking change.
Carl McKever
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding lessons about changing your perspective about today and understanding the power of your significance in each day. Life-changing, worth the buy, and a great gift to share with friends.
Dan The Creator
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quick read for a mind to seek success in every area of life (:
Bart Mebel
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-development
great book to help reinforce the daily process to become your best self
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
"The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda." ...more
Rehman Elahi
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
An amazing book that provides guidance & help in performing daily, day to day task.I suggest everybody should keep this book.
Michelle-Ashley Ellerington
Very preachy and over the top. DNF around chapter 4. I would not reccommend at all, there are a lot of other books that are better.
Kev Willoughby
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"You really can make today great. The key is to make the most important decisions of your life and then to manage those decisions. Anyone who does that consistently can make today a masterpiece." - John Maxwell

I first read this book in 2014, and it still resonates in 2020.

In "Make Today Count," John Maxwell emphasizes the "Daily Dozen," which is a collection of 12 focus areas that he says are essential for personal success:
1. Attitude
2. Priorities
3. Health
4. Family
5. Thinking
6. Commitment
7. Fin
May 31, 2013 rated it liked it
A good book for quick self-reflection. I could have read it in a day (or an hour!), but I tried instead to read a chapter a day so that I could mull it over.

It's a very straightforward, simple self-help style book. I'm usually not a fan of self-help as a genre, but this was easy and solid enough to warrant the read. As one professor said of Maxwell, much of his work is a 'mile wide, inch deep.' I'd be inclined to agree with that assessment for the book. Instead of a deep, probing analysis of the
Lauren Head
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
The following answers are from my report for cj Advertising...

Q-Give one quote from the book that impacted your thought process and describe how.
A-“A hundred years ago, most causes of illness were related to infectious disease. Today, they are related to stress.” –John Maxwell

Q-Which co-worker would you recommend this book to?
A-Anyone who is trying to find a balance in their lives and they are feeling overwhelmed.

Q-Rate this book on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest rating
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Originally published in

Undoubtedly Maxwell has a unique way to deliver his messages, and I’m grateful for. Normally when I read a book about ‘leadership’ or ‘self-improvement’ I expect a boring discourse that is not understandable and falls into clichés, but when reading Maxwell my reading experience is totally positive.

The book is divided into chapters for each topic (12). And even though “Make Today Count” is a derived work from another book, each topic is presented with consist
Joe Cassada
Jun 22, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the first book by John Maxwell that I've finished. I've heard a lot about his works on leadership, so I recently bought some at a used book store and borrowed this particular one from the library.

Yesterday, I strolled through a Barnes & Noble and was shocked at just how many books this man has produced, and it made me wonder: how many really good books can a guy write about leadership before he starts pumping out consumer fodder? Other writers in the same genre seem to take up much less
Kara Lane
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
The basic premise of this book is that the secret to your success is determined by your daily agenda.

The author has a list of 12 areas to focus on daily that he believes are critical to success. He calls them the "Daily Dozen." They are:

1. Attitude
2. Priorities
3. Health
4. Family
5. Thinking
6. Commitment
7. Finances
8. Faith
9. Relationships
10. Generosity
11. Values
12. Growth

He spends a chapter on each of the Daily Dozen. For each, he notes what decision he has made in each area. As an example, for "a
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John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 16 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and INJOY Stewardship Services. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and audiences as diverse as the United States Military Ac ...more

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