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Stress Less, Accomplish More

Meditation for Extraordinary Performance
Written by: Emily Fletcher
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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Foreword by Mark Hyman, MD. Preface by Andrew Huberman, PhD.

You know you should be meditating, so what’s stopping you? This entertaining and enlightening audiobook by the founder of Ziva Meditation - the favorite training for high achievers - will finally take meditation mainstream.

“We meditate to get good at life, not to get good at meditation.” (Emily Fletcher)

In our high-stress, overworked lives, we think the answer to accomplishing more is to do more. But the best advantage we can give ourselves is to take a mental break - to spend a few minutes of the day giving the body and brain rest. Did you know that a brief meditation can offer rest that’s five times deeper than sleep? When you make time to practice the "Z Technique" this audiobook teaches, you’ll actually be more productive than if you took an hour-and-a-half nap or had a cup of coffee.

A leading expert in meditation for high performance, Emily Fletcher has taught meditation at numerous global corporations, including Google, Barclays Bank, and Viacom, to help their employees improve their focus and increase their productivity levels. With Stress Less, Accomplish More, anyone can get the benefits of her 15-minute twice-daily plan. Emily specifically developed the Z Technique for working people with busy lives. Now, you can learn to recharge anywhere, anytime - at home or at your desk. All you need is a few minutes and a chair (no apps, incense, or finger cymbals required).

This is not just another meditation guide. In Stress Less, Accomplish More, Emily teaches a powerful trifecta of mindfulness, meditation, and manifesting to improve your personal and professional performance, clarity, health, and sleep. You’ll learn how to cultivate mindfulness through brief but powerful exercises that will help you stop wasting time stressing. Plus, you’ll get manifesting tools to help you get crystal clear on your personal and professional goals for the future.

Filled with fascinating real-life transformations, interactive exercises, and practical knowledge, Stress Less, Accomplish More introduces you to a revelatory daily practice and shows you how to make it work for your modern life.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Emily Fletcher (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Ziva Meditation

Great book about meditation and the ziva style of meditation. If you want to learn about meditation in general or are intrigued about a different type of meditation, like the "z-technique" then this book is for you. I found myself relistening to chapters to get the technique, but to also learn more about meditation. The author's voice is easy to listen to, she makes some good jokes and her tone is excellent. Highly recommend this book to anyone looking to get into meditation or who wants meditation to stick as a daily practice.

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Great technique; too much “sales”

It could have been a lot shorter without the continuous sales pitch. I bought in right away, but by the end, I was bored of hearing about why it was awesome over and over again.

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  • zachg
  • 2019-03-02

Conflicted

I found out about Emily when she was on Mark Hyman’s podcast. He clearly believes in what she’s doing and has done for him. I’m now convinced he hasn’t ready this book though. In fact the glowing reviews I keep seeing always reference Emily herself, her in person meditation classes, NOT her book ...and after all it’s the book we’re reviewing, right?

And that’s why I’m conflicted: By all accounts Emily seems to be a great meditation teacher and to have a unique technique, but this book is just a thinly veiled sales pitch for her other offerings. The technique itself outlined in the book is pitched as being adapted for the book audience as opposed to the full strength version you’d get if you take the online course or see her in person. The remainder of the book is filled with Ziva Meditation testimonials; only 1 small section is actually dedicated to learning “the practice.”

Emily seems legit. This book, however, is not.

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  • Matt
  • 2019-02-27

there is nothing in this book

If you're looking for helpful meditation techniques, you won't find them here. What you'll find is an entire book on how great her meditation course is (found elsewhere), and how meditation in general is beneficial. I can't believe I wasted a credit on this.

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  • David A. Montalvo
  • 2019-03-06

Repetitive Infomercial

A chapter on the benefits of meditation? Sure. Two chapters on the benefits of meditation? Ok, I'll take it. Now tell me about the meditation technique. Oh, another chapter on the benefits of meditation. I'm sure we'll be getting to the technique soon. Nope. But did you know that meditation might cure Parkinson's?

In this 7 hour book there was exactly 1 hour dedicated to the actual technique and that chapter repeats the technique a few times. So probably 25 minutes out of 7+ hours on the actual Ziva technique.

Here is the technique: twice a day in the morning and late afternoon/evening do 1 minute of mindfulness meditation, then 10 or 11 minutes of mantra meditation using ONE as your mantra, then think about what you are grateful for, then spend 2 minutes imagining something you really want to manifest it. Maybe there is more if you pay for the program but that's basically what you get in this book in the way of actual technique.

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  • Luz
  • 2019-03-04

This is a boring comercial of the Ziva Meditation Course.

I bought this book hoping to understand and learn about the Ziva Meditation. Unfortunately the author is very repetitious in her efforts to sell the her Ziva Meditation Course. The course itself may or may not be effective, I wouldn’t know because I never did it. But this book is nothing but a comercial to sell the course. I was very interested in the Ziva technique, I am not so sure anymore :-(

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  • Ryan OConnor
  • 2019-03-22

Sales pitch for other meditation program

I made it up to chapter 9 and I am still waiting to read something meaningful. The first 4(ish) chapters are a sales pitch for the book which I found odd because..... I'm already reading the book. The points it makes are painfully and irritatingly repetitive. I'm going to try to continue because I'm almost halfway done (still no meditation techniques outline). If it repeats the same 3 things in the next chapter I will gladly retire this one permanently.

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  • K. Matthews
  • 2019-02-25

Great Information... When you get to it!

I honestly liked the book, but I feel like there was too much time spent convincing me to meditate.There was a lot of information about the benefits of meditation. I personally, didn't need convincing. I bought the book because I wanted to meditate! I just wanted to learn her method. The actual instructions consisted of basically one chapter. Having said that, I 100% believe in her process for meditation and have successfully accomplished it and feel the benefits.

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  • Stacy
  • 2019-03-22

Good information, but redundant....

At first, I really liked the book, so much so that I went to the website to learn more about live trainings. the pricing is not transparently posted and that is a red-flag for me. It seems like she just wants to sell her live and online trainings. I'm seeking other forms of mindfulness. The free 3 day trial was a lot of what was in the book and I don't feel enticed to find out more from Emily as I'm not confident that there will be that much more information provided.

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  • Tena- Amazon Kindle Customer
  • 2019-02-22

Best practical meditation book

When I found out my meditation wrote a book I ordered immediately. I met Emily Fletcher thru one of her online courses at Ziva Meditation (the lazy man's meditation) . This book is precise, interactive, funny, educational, and will teach you Emily's unique techniques. The Z technique is brilliant. I'm buying this book for all my friends. As soon as I applied the techniques from Stress Less Accomplish More my results were immediate. From new job to having more time. Must read this book. MUST!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-22

Life Changing

Highly recommend this book and her courses! I’ve started and stopped many meditation techniques. Nothing fit nor paid off in the time commitment I put in. I’ve finally found one that is easy and effective that I crave my next meditation session! I have learned so much about the negative consequences of stress on the body. Since I’ve started doing the meditation I feel more happy, productive, energetic, grateful, and patient without actually having to try! I bought both the hardcover and audiobook. I think I like the audiobook better since Emily’s voice is soo soothing! I also love that she gives so many audios of the various techniques as an add ons to help the reader learn the technique. I HIGHLY recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-23

Life Changing.

I had never meditated tell August of 2018, when I came across Emily Fletcher, and O my God she has made my life so much better. I can sleep easier, my Anxiety level went way down. I feel I got smarter:) because stress really does make you stupid. This lady is really gifted in the way she teaches. With out ever meeting her in person I feel she is one of my best friend. Thank you Emily and Audiobook.

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