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Summary

Most people are stuck. Every day we seem to just go through the motions, following our usual routine without ever stopping and thinking why we do what we do, or what we'd rather be doing instead. But sometimes, we have that one day - that Perfect Day - where everything just clicks. We feel great. We are unstoppable. And at the end of it we think, "Why can't every day be like this?"

©2015 Craig Ballantyne (P)2016 Craig Ballantyne

Critic reviews

"Everybody wants to live the perfect life but fail to understand you do that by designing and living the perfect day, day after day. This book shows you exactly what you have to do to create that day." (Larry Winget, author of Grow a Pair)
"Like his site Early to Rise, Craig's book relies on ancient wisdom and classic thinkers - including my favorite, the Stoics - to help you organize your day and run your life." (Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle Is the Way)

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A must read!

I have followed Craig for a while now after so many others that I know and follow recommended his work. I have found a new sense of freedom between my work and life after employing his methods
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Game changer

This book is a must read/listen for those wanting to live an epic life

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Fantastic

Thanks to this book, my day is now prioritised and I get so much more done.

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  • 26-07-17

90% motivational speaker-ese, 10% good ideas

I'm into self-improvement books, but this one was too cheesy, poorly written and over-simplified for my tastes. He makes big promises about how the Perfect Day template will change your life in every way possible (*eyeroll*), says things like "make rules for yourself and stick to them and you'll beat procrastination" as if that's any kind of real solution, and waste a lot of time with inspirational filler words, like life, goals, dreams, aspirations, etc. By part 2 I was audibly making gagging noises every time he overused those words. I was gagging a lot.


But having said all that, here I am at 6:20 in the morning, writing a review for this book. So yes, there's a good idea in there, and if this book could be summed up in one sentence, it would be: Get up early and tackle your one thing.

OK, so this review is not the most important thing in my day. I'm going to go get work done now. I just thought I'd spare the rest of you I whole bunch of wasted time by reading this book.

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  • Chanda
  • 10-05-17

Too many examples

I got tired of listening to him tell a story for each little thing. 5 pillars of success, a whole chapter of telling stories for each. I felt like I was listening to someones life story. Every "secret" to success was so simple, oh you have a goal? Break it into small goals! Bam, problem solved. Thanks for that groundbreaking advice Craig. The only thing I got out of it was the idea of creating a daily Not To-Do list.

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  • Jody Miller
  • 08-10-17

Life changing! This book/system is great. Read it.

An easy to follow (and easy to listen to) system to improve all areas of your life. The author has put his heart and soul into this program. Read/listen to it, do the exercises, then watch your life take off.

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  • Eric I.
  • 25-08-17

Great Book for Personal Improvement

I really enjoyed this book. The content was put together in a way that anyone could incorporate into their life. It showed me how much time I waste on things that don't matter and to focus on what really does to have a purposeful and happy life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-07-17

It's simple, yet we make it complicated!

Enjoyed the book very much. Very insightful! I truly admire the motivation behind the book, and look forwards to implementing the ideas for a perfect day.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-04-17

Great reaminder

Craig, confirms the truth of greatness inside everyone is wanting out! and can help make the world better by focusing on My Vision! others will support me if I share and ask!

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  • Stacy Reiber
  • 17-12-17

do not buy

this book is basically an ad to attend one of Craig's seminars. what a disappointment

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  • Mr. Prime
  • 04-08-18

Great book

I have been familiar with Craig since his early men's health days. Reading the book felt like I was getting helpful advice from a friend that lived it first hand. Thank you Craig.

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  • Jamie Mae
  • 26-06-18

Loved it, very applicable!

Looking forward to applying these formulas to take action on creating and maintaining the perfect day!

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  • 07-06-18

Craig Ballantine is living proof!

This book is enthusiastically read by it's author Craig Ballantyne. Craig has written what he knows, the formula he used to transform his life from debilitating stress to extremely high achievement. He is so genuine and gets so efficiently to the point of what works. No fluff here, just absolute nuggets from start to finish. Excellent job Craig!