• Own the Day, Own Your Life

  • Optimised Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping and Sex
  • By: Aubrey Marcus
  • Narrated by: Aubrey Marcus
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-04-2018
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (1,073 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

Revolutionise your life one day at a time with this empowering audiobook, designed for men and women, which provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Aubrey Marcus, author of the book, is CEO of Onnit, a human performance company that he has built into one of the fastest growing companies in the world.
How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis? Want to change your life for the better?
Aubrey Marcus answers these questions in this audiobook, which guides the listener to optimise each moment of the day. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently and live happier. And these habits turn into weekly routines, ultimately becoming part of a lifelong healthy choice.
From workouts and diet to inbox triage, mindfulness, shower temperature and sex, this groundbreaking manual provides strategies for each element of your day. Drawing on the latest studies and traditional practices from around the world, this book delivers cutting-edge life hacks, nutritional expertise, brain upgrades and fitness regimes.
©2018 Aubrey Marcus (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 13-05-2018

I was skeptical... but this book is the real deal

Up until I saw the title, I had never heard of Aubrey Marcus and initially reluctant to buy his audiobook. Often with health/ self-improvement, authors act like academics, citing research that supports their ideas but not actually critically engaging in those fields of health. Marcus' book covers so many aspects of health, I was certain he'd do the same and the truth is he usually does. BUT, it's not hard to find the studies and research he talks about and his ideas generally aligned with some of the personal research into eating, sleeping and working that I had done myself.

On top of that, he breaks down the ideas in each chapter with a general introduction, a look at the unhealthy aspect of each subject and then a practical way to address these issues in daily life. I love it! Seriously, I hate motivational speakers and authors who sell promises of 'a better you' but Marcus focuses on a more pure and honest form of self-improvement.

The general Idea of the book (focusing on one day at a time) is not new but Marcus does talk about some principals that have alluded the world of health for a while. He refutes general opinion and commits to searching for the truth. I think he has found a lot of it too. The great thing about the structure of this book is that you can really pick and choose the chapters where you may need the most help. Although, I recommend committing to the entire book and listening from beginning to end.

I don't need to be a CEO or aspiring business founder to NEED this book. I'm a teacher, so looking after myself and 'owning the day' is super important to me and my students. I appreciated being told almost exactly what to do to improve my day's beginning, middle, and end. Yet, Marcus is also super explicit about tailoring your own routines to fit your lifestyle and body. This is so often ignored by writers (and readers) but Marcus writes in a way that feels like he is coaching you in a one-on-one session.

The one criticism I have is that this book seems geared more towards men. I'm not offended by this at all but I did buy the audiobook for me and my wife to listen to and she simply was not as engaged as I was (in the anecdotal aspects, not the ideas themselves). The book was specifically advertised as being for both men and women but I feel like there are only snippets of wisdom tailored to female health. However, Marcus does a humble appeal to the modern male from his success to his writing/reading manner. It is good to hear a figure like this come head to head with typically UNmasculine issues that every man needs to face like sex, reflection and self acceptance. Perhaps, a specifically feminine version of the book could have a greater influence on female readers.

Overall, this book has really helped me to become a holistically healthier person. I recommend it to everyone and know that I'm going to be reading it again and again in the future.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Shannon on 15-05-2018

Absolute beginner self help

Aside from plugging his own products and some very dodgy science and nutrition; this could be a good book if you’re very new to the self help genre. It’s super duper basic and slightly cliche but could have a few useful nuggets if you’re totally new to the “live your best life” scene.
Like hydrate and sleep more. Unplug from social media and cuddle your Bae.

Slightly disappointed as I did have high hopes for this guy- liking some podcasts I’d heard and his creativity of literary work on instagram.

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5 out of 5 stars
By david o malley on 27-06-2018

you should Own this book

Not your typical self help book. Lots of actionable ve content with excellent resources. occasionally gers a bit "Bro"

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 24-04-2018

Simple but Effective strategies to own your day

I am impressed with the strategies mentioned in this book esp chapters on sleep and the morning mineral cocktail.It would be nice if Aubrey could list out the imporant points like a cheat sheet at the end of this book for quick reference.

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3 out of 5 stars
By J Sables on 11-07-2018

Expensive Fixes

The material and the science is very good, however one hour in and he's recommended you buy a £700 set of earbuds that shine light into your ears and you eat tubs of yogurt costing $30 each. I'm not sure what world he's living in, but it's not the one the rest of us do.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 10-06-2018

Very bland and long winding on basic concepts

I read the sample and couldn’t wait to read the book, so i downloaded the audible. After the 1st 3 minuted i realised this book was going nowhere very quickly. Aubrey drags on about the most MUNDANE ideas and doesn’t get straight to the point. It seems like he had writers block for a while and decided to talk about gibberish to fulfil his publishers word count. The idea of the book seems ingenious, yet the content lacks any originality. It was a painful listen. He needs to go back to the drawing board. Gosh i want my money back 😫

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