Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimised practices for waking, working, learning, eating, training, playing, sleeping and sex
Revolutionise your life one day at a time with this empowering handbook 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 b...more
I have not read the Aubrey Marcus one, but this is pretty similar in theme. Check it out, it is a bit unconven…morehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
I have not read the Aubrey Marcus one, but this is pretty similar in theme. Check it out, it is a bit unconventional, different from the usual self-help books, but pretty interesting and an easy read altogether.(less)
This book made me the sucker.
In short it's "Bro science" done really poorly. There is so much bad science that it makes the few good points disappear into the ether. The writing is so bad and it tries to be the author's version of accessible that comes off as condescending. Oh and the use of pop culture phrases like "HAM." That will age well into the next decade. Using "Fuck" liberally. Throug ...more
It could be summarized in a few pages and, in fact, if you're interested in this at all I would suggest just browsing it at a store or library and going to the end of each chapter where there are '3 point' summaries.
Mainly, I loved Aubrey’s unique approach to adding something to the ever growing self-improvement culture. Basically, as s ...more
While it is true that there was nothing really new for me in terms of practices to optimize the day, it was a great reminder of what I already know.
I did change the timing of some things (caffeine and hydration).
Aubrey wrote the book much like he speaks about pretty much anything on the podcast. A combination of serious and humor that I really like.
Great work putting together this book. Super good information in here. I haven’t gone to the bottom of the science behind it ...more
I recommend reading Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang instead. ...more
page 300: "If we broke our bodies down into the trillions of cells that they are, and imagined those cells as our loyal subjects, and our conscious mind as their ruler, what kind of ruler would we be? Most of us w ...more
Well thought out optimization guide for the modern era. Marcus hits the points he claims to: trying to find optimal ways to improve every aspect of your life.
Lackluster science behind the claims of this book. Marcus often introduces a concept or a fad and takes it for gospel going forward. For example, he makes the claim that consuming more than 30g of protein in one sitting is wasteful as your body cannot synthesize it. That claim is hotly deba ...more
Another problem I had with it was the author’s overall advice. The author ten ...more
* Drink water when you get up. Don’t go for coffee. You are dehydrated after sleep. Coffee can be too stimulating.
* Sugar-heavy diet is bad. Don’t eat sugary cereal for breakfast.
* We don’t have healthy diets as our hunter-gatherer ancestors. They eat grass fed animal we eat corn-fed ones. So supplement minerals and Vitamin D.
* Naps are good. Do it.
Audiobook, read by the author. This is a very, very refreshing treatment of how to take control of your life and reach your goals by taking it one hour at a time. Everything in this book is actionable and almost everything is useful, although I hesitate on some of the recommendations, which seem slightl ...more
He allows that not everything will work for everyone. I have tried a few of his techniques and they seem to work. But as the ...more
Aubrey currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for convers ...more