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What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend: A Short Guide to Making the Most of Your Days Off (A Penguin Special from Portfo lio) by [Vanderkam, Laura]
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Many of us breathe a grateful TGIF when Friday rolls around, envisioning a weekend full of both productivity and refreshment. Yet too often our precious weekends seem to disappear, eaten up by unproductive work or leisure that fails to energize us. Monday morning comes too fast, finding us still unrested, with too much still undone.

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam, continuing her series on What the Most Successful People Do, shows how we can take control of our weekends to get necessary R&R, while also using our downtime as a springboard to a productive week.

Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research, Vanderkam explains why doing nothing can be more exhausting than doing something and why happy people make weekend plans in advance. She shares weekend tips gleaned from busy people such as politician and talk show host Mike Huckabee, former CEO Frank Baxter, and TV producer Aliza Rosen. She reveals the kind of weekend activities that make people happiest, explains why it’s important to unplug at least for a little while, and shares the secret of why Sunday night may be the most important part of any weekend.  

What the Most Successful People Do On the Weekend  is a fun, practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your weekends and start your workweek refreshed, renewed, and on track.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 982 KB
  • Print Length: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio (Dec 31 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AEDDPP0
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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A very helpful, well-written and insightful ebook. I look forward to putting the ideas into action in my own life.
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HASH(0xa3919870) out of 5 stars Planning the weekend? Dec 31 2012
By David Pattelena - Published on Amazon.com
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I wish I had this book many, many weekends ago. When co-workers ask me on Monday mornings, "What did you do this weekend," my mind races to think of something--anything--that sounds remotely interesting. I often just shrug in reply, "Nothing much. Just hung out." It's then when I get this vague, dreaded sense that I'd just wasted the weekend.

It sounds counterintuitive but--I would have to agree with the author--weekends are more fulfilling if they are planned, even if just informally. This provides a much better shot of actually accomplishing, visiting, or experiencing something meaningful.

This short book is packed with great ideas to maximize the precious time off many of us have each week. It's not about cramming as much as possible into each weekend, but provides techniques to help spend time wisely. My favorite chapter has to be "All There Is." Without giving too much away, it drives home the message that the time and energy we have is all we're going to get--so use it wisely, and don't waste it, because you can never get it back.
60 of 68 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3c17384) out of 5 stars $2.99? For this??!!! Jan. 15 2013
By Stella - Published on Amazon.com
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Before I say anything about this e-booklet, I just want to say that I loved, loved 168 Hours. It was useful, well researched and it was more or less a newish concept. And I kept rereading bits and pieces for a while and implementing some tips in my life.

And because I loved that book so much, I kept reading this author.

I read her blog for a while, then I read her next book "All the Money in the World" - which appeared to be put together in a hurry so I did not really enjoy that, but again, because I loved 168 Hours, I decided to buy this one for $2.99 and see what it is about and while I was reading (took me 30 minutes to read the whole thing - it is so short, most bloggers offer such e-books for free!) I felt really angry. Yes, I know 2.99 isn't a huge amount of money, but this book offers nothing new at all. You should plan your weekends, you should get up and do things, and then it gives you a few examples of supposedly successful people who do the same. Really? And I paid for this???

There isn't even an exciting new premise, at least she had something like that in "All the Money", i.e. you need more, earn more don't try to save more, etc.

I felt really cheated, completely, I'd say, if this book was 0.99 it would still be expensive for what it is.

I hate giving any book one star, in fact, I don't usually finish reading books that I dislike so much, but this one was so offensively short, it was easy to finish and I guess I was hoping I'd find something worth my money. I didn't.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3fcd4d4) out of 5 stars Great book to help you take back your non-work life April 2 2013
By TechDealShopper - Published on Amazon.com
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A very good book, now I just need to start following the principles outlined in the book :-). If you are a person dedicated to you worklife and worried about getting burnt out, then this is a good book for you. if you have a hard time setting work aside then it is also the book for you. If you weekends go by too quickly and you wonder where they went, or what you've done with your time, then yes this is the book for you.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3e655a0) out of 5 stars Great read Feb. 1 2013
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This was my second book of Laura's and she didn't disappoint. The lessons were simple yet practical, insightful and easy to relate too.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa44aa768) out of 5 stars Quick and Easy Read to Live with Intention Jan. 17 2013
By Tammy S Skipper - Published on Amazon.com
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This is not a book telling you to make sure your weekends are detailed with an agenda like the one you get from an overbearing boss. This book makes you think about what you want with the gift of time you get every week. More thoughts here [...]