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  • At Your Best

  • How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor
  • By: Carey Nieuwhof
  • Narrated by: Carey Nieuwhof
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Summary

“A perceptive and practical book about why our calendars so rarely reflect our priorities and what we can do to regain control.” (Adam Grant) 

“Carey’s book will help you reorganize your life. And then you can share a copy with someone you care about.” (Seth Godin)

You deserve to stop living at an unsustainable pace. An influential podcaster and thought leader shows you how.

Overwhelmed. Overcommitted. Overworked. That’s the false script an inordinate number of people adopt to be successful. Does this sound familiar: 

  • Slammed is normal. 
  • Distractions are everywhere.  
  • Life gets reduced to going through the motions. 

Tired of living that way? At Your Best gives you the strategies you need to win at work and at home by living in a way today that will help you thrive tomorrow. 

Influential podcast host and thought leader Carey Nieuwhof understands the challenges of constant pressure. After a season of burnout almost took him out, he discovered how to get time, energy, and priorities working in his favor. This approach freed up more than one thousand productive hours a year for him and can do the same for you. 

At Your Best will help you:

  • Replace chronic exhaustion with deep productivity 
  • Break the pattern of overpromising and never accomplishing enough 
  • Clarify what matters most by restructuring your day 
  • Master the art of saying no, without losing friends or influence 
  • Discover why vacations and sabbaticals don’t really solve your problems 
  • Develop a personalized plan to recapture each day so you can break free from the trap of endless to-dos 

Start thriving at work and at home as you discover how to be at your best.

©2021 Carey Nieuwhof (P)2021 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

“The results we get are largely determined by the systems in our lives. The wrong system makes results harder to get. The right system makes it easier, almost effortless, to achieve the right results. This is brilliantly illustrated in Carey Nieuwhof’s new book, At Your Best.” (Greg McKeown, New York Times best-selling author of Effortless and Essentialism and the host of the What’s Essential podcast)

“Carey Nieuwhof offers a powerful recipe for thriving: Do what you do best, at the times when you’re at your best, while making sure other people’s priorities don’t get in the way. An important guide for anyone feeling burned out by their ‘successful’ career.” (Cal Newport, New York Times best-selling author of A World Without Email and Deep Work)

“Clear, concise, and highly practical, the strategies Carey Nieuwhof outlines will help you accomplish far more in far less time at work and at home.” (Nir Eyal, best-selling author of Indistractable)

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Great audiobook

Really enjoyed this. Connecting energy zones to schedule is very useful. Carey is helpful and supportive and I have read alot of personal development books and thought this was an excellent read.

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Practical strategies for better leadership.

I have enjoyed listening to Carey's wisdom on how to get the best out of time. His approach is practical and his explanation is through without being overly long. Carey's openness and honesty about his personal walk and struggles is a breath of fresh air.

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Powerful Stuff

I loved the essentials of how much is lost in ignoring the basics.
This is easy to read and understand
My only gripe ( if you can call it such)is that it's too short.

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  • Connie
  • 23-09-21

He's lived my life!

The story of burnout was my story. I wish I would have had this book years ago. If you are in your 20's or 30's, be sure to pay attention. The lifestyle you think you love can be your greatest enemy. Carey explains this perfectly and gives you the tools to change.

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  • kevin
  • 21-09-21

So helpful.

I started implementing this book before it was even over, and started seeing and feeling the benefits on day one. One of the most practical, actually helpful, leadership and productivity books I've ever read.

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  • Yukai Liu
  • 26-01-23

Solid book that has practical guidance

Came to the book because the author’s leadership podcast. It’s an easy listening book with hands on materials.

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  • FEDOR TOMENKO
  • 25-01-23

Transformative

This book is shaping how I schedule my day and this is transformative to my productivity and mental well-being. Such simple yet previously untapped (for me) ideas.

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  • Dtwright61
  • 09-01-23

Great for leaders

Good points and strategies. I like how he left it up to the individual to find what works best for them but to give guidance to help find that.

For someone who works a 9-5 job maybe in a shop or where they don’t “lead” this book may seem like it’s not for them however you could look at it from a family/relationship role.

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  • Cco
  • 03-01-23

So good. So good. My go to reco for friends!

Ahhhh love it. Going to go back for another listen again! I love telling friends about it and telling th to STOP READING the time “optimization” book! Thank you Carey for your fresh perspective and life coach cheerleading to help us all be our best and avoid the stress cyclone! Here’s hoping I can break out of it at 41 and beyond.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-12-22

Quality productivity tips

I really liked the content in this book for if nothing else it made you think about how you’re spending your time. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to optimize their time or learning time management. The tips are simple and diverse enough that you feel as though you’ve been given useful advice that you can use.

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  • Marissa
  • 12-12-22

AMAZING & RELATABLE!!

Okay so I just started this and so far it is amazing! Very relatable.. he hits on a wide range of situations everyone deals with! I was hesitant on starting it because he mentions being a church leader but he does not harp on religion at all so far. I have listened to tons of self help audio books and so far this one is better than the others.

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  • Bethany McLane
  • 07-12-22

By far the best of its kind

This is the best business and personal life book you’ll ever read. Dare i say the only one of its kind that your library needs! Its that good! Rest assure I’m not being paid to say this I just honestly believe it.

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  • Christopher Brown
  • 28-11-22

Excellent, practical principles!

Excellent principles for maximizing not only your time but your energy too to ensure your priorities are accomplished and you are still sane!