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Own the Day, Own Your Life

Optimised Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping and Sex
Narrated by: Aubrey Marcus
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2018 Aubrey Marcus (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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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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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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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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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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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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will listen again

great helpfull and simple. inspirationalnbut mainly down to earth amd easy to use. will listen again

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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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Absolutely brilliant

Great book . Lots of excellent advice and tips for owning the day. Great sense of humour and soothing voice as well . I will definitely be recommending this book to my friends.

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Good book

It was an enjoyable audio book and quite insightful. I printed the PDF for future reference too. Healthy recipe and good excercises explain ed well there.

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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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  • 18-02-19

There are some good nuggets

I don't really enjoy it. Some of the recommendations are quite hard to follow. Or maybe I am the one that is refused to the change.

There are however some good nuggets in it that will be useful for you.

You can crank up the speed to 1.3 and still get all of the information. Not much for you to digest the information though. You will just either, accept the idea, or chuck it asides.

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  • 30-05-20

Helps a lot!

the book in my eyes had a slow start and to me did not begin super interesting but it became very interesting and fundamentally changed multiple things that I do during the day for the better <3

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  • shinwang
  • 17-07-19

very good audio book. clear and not boring .

very good audio book. clear and not boring. provider a lot of knowledge about almost everything to live a healthy life

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  • Jean Pierre Roberti
  • 28-11-18

Go hero go

Stop fucking around, time to get shit done make the changes with all the advice from this masterpiece

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  • Lizo
  • 08-11-18

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
  • 24-10-18

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
  • 27-06-18

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
  • 24-04-18

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
  • 22-04-18

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
  • 21-04-18

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.