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Own the Day, Own Your Life

Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex
Written by: Aubrey Marcus
Narrated by: Aubrey Marcus
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Self-Help, Motivational
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,402 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The founder and CEO of Onnit, the mega lifestyle brand and one of the fastest growing companies in the country, teaches us how one single day of positive choices leads to a lifetime of concrete strategies for better living, optimal performance, and a stronger mind, body, and spirit.

Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus's personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis?

Marcus answers that question in Own the Day, Own Your Life, an empowering handbook that guides listeners to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently, and live happier. And these daily habits turn into weekly routines, ultimately becoming part of lifelong healthy choices.

From workouts and diet to inbox triage, mindfulness, shower temperature, and sex, this ground-breaking manual provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Drawing from the latest studies and traditional practices from around the world, Own the Day, Own Your Life delivers an optimization philosophy, including cutting-edge life-hacking tips, nutritional expertise, brain upgrades, and fitness regiments.

Own the Day, Own Your Life is a must-have "choose-your-own-adventure" guide for the everyman and everywoman - packed with pragmatic and effective strategies that empower you to enjoy your life, take charge of your health, and own the day.

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

©2018 Warrior Poet LLC (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great read, useful tips, though lacking

First and foremost, I did indeed enjoy the book and the overall sentiment of helping people achieve their goals by optimizing small daily practices to "own the day". What I did find lacking was the breadth of the options. After reading such books as Diet cults, 4 hour body, Wheat belly, power of habit, and many more this book left me feeling that this was just one more view completely limited to a single prescriptive to optimization. The general themes are very similar to those in the above mentioned resources: sugar = bad, simple carbs = bad, get your sleep, exercise, and your life & sex life will get better. Some of the content is poorly researched in my opinion, one example would be bodily detoxification through sweat. Toxins such as mercury, alcohol and most drugs are eliminated by your liver, intestines or kidneys not sweat. Little nuances like that throughout the book left me skeptical and feeling that it was lacking. To say that the only way to "own your day" is to start it with a version of a keto diet, is to basically to say that there is only one perfect way, when in fact we all know perfection comes in all shapes and sizes.

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Well Worth It. Stellar book.

Loved it! After immediately implementing a small portion of this book (Morning hydration, Sunlight and getting moving, matcha green tea, and high fat, low sugar morning/lunch), I've this good and energized in my life.

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Highly recommend

I would recommend this to everyone I know who is struggling with general health issues or life issues. Will definitely listen to again! Loved it!!

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Don’t bother

Wish I could have the time back. Nothing new here, a lot of sudo science and selective “evidence”, not to mention 70% is a subtle, (and at times not so subtle), infomercial for products that can be purchased. There are much better book out there

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Expected More

I read a lot of reviews and assumed I would get more from this book. I did like that it was 11 hours as there was some good points. I expect my husband will enjoy this more.

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Text pdf mentioned?

Where or how do I get the pdf or text mentioned in the audiobook?? it said it is free for the ones that got the audiobook!

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More for Men

This book is really well written and narrated, but I just couldn’t connect with this guy. While he had a lot of good points, it was obvious this book is more for the athletic male.
If that’s you, then you’ll probably love this book!

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Meh

Took a chance with this one and regretted it by chapter 2. Too much name dropping and citing of scientific studies to make his bro science sound more credible. Was expecting something more profound but instead just got a collection of tips and bandwagon pseudo-scientific health fads being passed off as the be-all and end-all for everyone. The info here isn't anything new or different then what you can get from a few health/fitness podcasts which are free, more entertaining, and can sometimes offer alternative perspectives.

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Inspiring

Real solid daily to dos backed up with facts
I enjoyed it and he sounds hot lol

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  • seb
  • 2018-10-04

as a YouTube fan, i was very excited for this book

the entire book was written like the reader was a loser and the book was the answer. he braced the reader for his strange ideas that need to be done to improve all areas of your life . strange lunch. dinner for sex, odd work outs. overall , i was very disappointed in the approach and many of his ideas were idiotic at best

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  • Jaime
  • 2018-04-18

Perfect mix of science and advice.

What did you love best about Own the Day, Own Your Life?

This is probably the best book I've read for quick actionable advice on how to improve your life and feel better. The best thing about the book so far(I'm halfway through) is that it's a great mix of science with advice. You're given things to change immediately with a quick argument on why you should change these things. Most books I've read so far lack one or the other. It's either a broad do these few things with a ton of scientific research, or a huge list of things to do with not enough research that leaves you questioning the advice. This book has a perfect dose of actionable advice and scientific background supporting the ideas behind the advice.

As a bonus Aubrey breaks it down to a day which makes the advice even more relatable and simple - great book!

64 of 75 people found this review helpful

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  • Deb F.
  • 2018-04-22

Where you get the PDF

Any additional comments?

I have only just purchased this book and had to review to make this comment. For those who cannot find the PDF ---# 1. Go to Library # 2. Go to "My books" #3. look for this book under "Titles" you will see PDF link below the name of the book #4 click on the PDF link to download

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-04

Don’t buy the hype. Nothing new here.

No real new information here. He’s talking about being “unconventional” “ground breaking” etc., while talking about kettlebells, benefits of naps, and drinking water when you wake up.
...it’s 2018...we know.
So I wonder who this book is for? I think maybe really young (because of his bro metaphors and forced cuss words) people who haven’t ever looked into any personal growth books, the basics of nutrition, or have never stepped in a gym. I’m a 31 year old decently healthy guy, and it seemed like he just took common knowledge from the last 10 years and presented them all as something revolutionary.

Also, a lot of what he recommends and talks about he also sells in some way, shape or form in his brand store. As well, he advocates eating processed meat, bacon, butter...and just some overall 2012 era nutrition ideas. Eh *refund*

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  • Red
  • 2018-05-09

Simplistic and self-indulgent

I wanted to like this book. I really did. I've been following the plethora of information on optimizing diet, sleep, exercise, etc. for the last decade and this looked like an innovative way to provide a prescription for actually integrating these theories into real life.

I tried. I sat through Marcus extolling Tony Robbins and Bode Miller as paradigms of good living. I sat through him spending an entire chapter advising us to take a cold shower every morning just to the point of passing out. I sat through a completely gratuitous description of how Marcus and his wife engage in naked tickle fights every morning. Really. I sat through him, after pages of talking about all kinds of complex physiological functions, say, "Obviously, I am not qualified at all to talk about the menstrual cycle" (because he's male?). I sat through him list all the supplements he takes that we should also take and buy from his company. But when I got to his section proclaiming all news media bad ... painting everything from NPR and the New York Times to partisan talk radio with the same broad bush and telling me that I'll get more from listening to podcasts -- apparently ANY podcast -- than from going to college, and again promoting his friends' and his podcasts, that was it.

Returned for a refund.

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  • Drew Tuel
  • 2018-04-20

How to find the PDF

Okay, this book is awesome but it was my first one with a PDF file and its not exactly intuitive on how to find it if you're using just the app. Check it out, this is from help and support page of audible and it works. Good luck optimizers!

Want to see the PDF on your mobile device? Here are the steps:

Go to www.mobile.audible.com.Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on Full Site.Tap Library then My Books.Tap PDF next to the audiobook!

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  • ALTURA
  • 2018-11-28

if you're a regular listener of JRE...

...there's nothing new here. Accept maybe a few horrible jokes. Love Aubrey and look up to him but this books isn't for you if you already follow him pretty well.

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  • Mike
  • 2018-11-03

It's one persons view on how to live well

I've read many self help/improvement books over the years. I'm always cautious when reading a book written by supplement pushers because the science they cite is always in line with the products they sell. I've learned about Onnit, "Aubrey's" current company from the Joe Rogan podcast. I used Aubrey in quotes because his real name is Chris in which he claims he changed after his experience with Ayahuasca, a hallucinogen used in a religious ritual. Personally, I think he changed it to distance himself from a former business model, adult toys, specifically the "fleshlight" that he was part of with his step father. Ya, seriously. Regardless, the book does have some helpful information and common sense knowledge like getting plenty of rest and playfulness with your partner. The book seems to be written for his peer group or those aspiring to be there. I'm referring to hipsters who buy $30 yogurts, like Aubrey does, just to try it on a whim. It's definitely worth a listen too, just be ready for a lot of "Who has time for this s#$t?" while your driving moments.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-25

thanks

Some of this book feels like an advertisement, but the rest feels heartfelt. Great content that anyone can learn and grow from, but do your own research in tandem.

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  • T Swain
  • 2018-10-03

This book is really about the Aubrey Method...

This book is for those who want to know how Aubrey does this, not how others should do it. There are general items but most is too specific.

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  • lrunfar
  • 2018-06-24

A collection of tidbits muled over...

I think the editors should have consulted the Author not to publish, and instead - change a subject completely. I would love to read a story of ONNIT creation, struggle and current development instead. This material is often an insult to one's intelligence. I read all poor reviews before purchasing the book, but as a consumer of ONNIT I wanted to hear the story for myself. Yes, I did not finish. The material is shallow, a tidbits of general knowledge if you even try to stay fit and healthy. So bad, it is never good.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful