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At Your Best

How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor

Carey Nieuwhof

About At Your Best

“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.

Praise

“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 bestselling 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 bestselling 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, bestselling author of Indistractable

“Carey Nieuwhof makes a convincing case that burnout is not an inevitable consequence of trying to accomplish big things. Then he shows how to manage your time and energy with a new approach that’s at once more productive and more fulfilling. Read this book to live in a way today that will help you thrive tomorrow.”—Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human

“Carey Nieuwhof is about to make a lot of workplaces and leaders healthier with the strategies in At Your Best. If you’re ready to get your life and leadership back, this book is for you.”—Patrick Lencioni, founder of the Table Group and bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage

At Your Best is the consummate guide for how to lead yourself well. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Nona Jones, head of faith-based partnerships for Facebook and bestselling author of Success from the Inside Out and 

“With raw transparency and game-changing leadership insights, Carey will empower you to assess your own situation and create a more balanced, intentional, and effective strategy for your life and leadership. Grab a copy for you and everyone on your team.”—Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and New York Times bestselling author

“In At Your Best, Carey Nieuwhof offers some of the best strategies I’ve seen to combat the fatigue, numbness, and overwhelm that mark far too much of life and leadership today. If you’re done with being tired and want to accomplish more, this book is exactly what you need.”—Andy Stanley, founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries

“Life balance is impossible to find, but Carey certainly outlines in At Your Best a route and a way for all of us, no matter where we are leading, to create margin, live on purpose, rest, and succeed.”—Annie F. Downs, New York Times bestselling author of That Sounds Fun

About Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is a bestselling author, speaker, former attorney, and he hosts one of today’s most influential leadership podcasts. His podcast, blog, and online content for leaders are accessed over 1.5 million times each month. He speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth. Carey and his wife, Toni, live north of Toronto.

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Sep 14, 2021

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

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“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.

Start reading the first chapter

Press Release

Influential Leadership Expert & Podcast Host Carey Nieuwhof Offers a Proven Strategy for People Who Feel
Overwhelmed, Overcommitted and Overworked

 
At Your Best is a perceptive and practical book about why our calendars so rarely reflect our priorities and what we can do to regain control.”
Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

Overwhelmed. Overcommitted. Overworked.
This is the false script an inordinate number of people adopt to be successful. Sound familiar? Slammed is normal. Distractions are everywhere.

For those who are tired of going through this exhausting cycle filled with constant pressure, influential podcast host and thought leader Carey Nieuwhof understands. After a season of burnout almost took out him out, he discovered how to get time, energy, and priorities working in his favor. This approach freed up more than 1,000 productive hours a year for him and can do the same for others. 

Nieuwhof now offers strategies readers need to win at work and at home by living in a way today that will help them thrive tomorrow in At Your Best: How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor (WaterBrook; 9/14/21).

In the book, he expertly helps his readers:
-replace chronic exhaustion with deep productivity
-break the pattern of overpromising and never accomplishing enough
-clarify what matters most by restructuring their day
-develop a personalized plan to recapture each day so they can break free from the trap of endless to-dos
-master the art of saying no, without losing friends or influence
-escape the sucking vortex of the stress cycle and recalibrate when your plans go awry
-discover why vacations and sabbaticals don’t really solve their problems

Nieuwhof's proven strategies will help readers start thriving at work and at home as they discover how to be at their best.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carey Nieuwhof is the bestselling author of “Didn’t See It Coming” and “At Your Best: How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor” (a WaterBrook/Penguin Random House hardcover; on sale 9/14/21), an in-demand speaker, former attorney, and host of one of today’s most influential leadership podcasts. His podcast, blog, and online content for leaders are accessed over 1.5 million times each month. He speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth. Carey and his wife, Toni, live north of Toronto. For more information, visit careynieuwhof.com as well as:
www.Instagram.com/careynieuwhof
www.Facebook.com/cnieuwhof
www.Twitter.com/cnieuwhof

Notable Quotes from At Your Best
“Too many people build lives they want to escape from.”
 
“Stress is a good bad word. Our culture hates stress yet thrives on it. As a result, the pullback toward stress is almost gravitational. Stress is a badge of honor in the hamster-wheel life everybody’s living.”
 
“You can’t hire or hope your way out of overwhelm. Instead, you need to lead yourself out of it.”
 
“If your busy season has no ending, it’s not a seasonit’s your life.”
 
“Time off won’t heal you when the problem is how you spend your time on.”
 
“If you don’t declare a finish line to your work, your body will.”
 
“Balanced people don’t change the world. Passionate people do.”
 
“While you have twenty-four equal hours in a day, not all hours feel equal or produce equally. Leveraging your energy is where the exponential returns begin.”
 
“Nobody will ever ask you to accomplish your top priorities. They will only ask you to accomplish theirs.”
 
“Most people spend their day reacting to everything that comes their way.”
 
“The people who want your time are rarely the people who should have your time. And the people who should get most of your premium time rarely ask you for it.”
 
“Blank space on your calendar is a trap. It looks like freedom, but it’s really jail disguised as liberty.”
 
“Decide how you’ll spend your time before others decide for you.”
 
“I don’t know what your goals and dreams are or what your calling in life is, but I do know it’s possible not only to become de-stressed and to avoid burnout and to come back from it but also to thrive. To live fully alive. I would love for you to pull yourself out of the soul-sucking bog that passes for existence—the job you can never get ahead on, the dreams you let die, the soul you’ve neglected, the endless social media scroll that makes you envious, angry, and vacuous all at once, the numbness you’ve allowed yourself to believe is normal—and embrace an approach that will be so much more life giving. To truly be at your best. Not somebody else’s best, but yours.”
 
Praise for At Your Best
“Former attorney Nieuwhof presents a helpful ‘stay out of burnout’ handbook by providing stressed readers with concrete and sensible advice…. Burned-out readers will find much to ponder in Nieuwhof’s wise guide.”
Publishers Weekly

“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 bestselling 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 bestselling 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, bestselling author of Indistractable

“Carey Nieuwhof makes a convincing case that burnout is not an inevitable consequence of trying to accomplish big things. Then he shows how to manage your time and energy with a new approach that’s at once more productive and more fulfilling. Read this book to live in a way today that will help you thrive tomorrow.”
Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human

“Carey Nieuwhof is about to make a lot of workplaces and leaders healthier with the strategies in At Your Best. If you’re ready to get your life and leadership back, this book is for you.
Patrick Lencioni, founder of the Table Group and bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage

At Your Best is the consummate guide for how to lead yourself well. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”—Nona Jones, head of faith-based partnerships for Facebook and bestselling author of Success from the Inside Out

“With raw transparency and game-changing leadership insights, Carey will empower you to assess your own situation and create a more balanced, intentional, and effective strategy for your life and leadership. Grab a copy for you and everyone on your team.”
Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and New York Times bestselling author

“In At Your Best, Carey Nieuwhof offers some of the best strategies I’ve seen to combat the fatigue, numbness, and overwhelm that mark far too much of life and leadership today. If you’re done with being tired and want to accomplish more, this book is exactly what you need.”
Andy Stanley, founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries

“Life balance is impossible to find, but Carey certainly outlines in At Your Best a route and a way for all of us, no matter where we are leading, to create margin, live on purpose, rest, and succeed.”
Annie F. Downs, New York Times bestselling author of That Sounds Fun

“As prophetic as it is practical, this book is intelligent, well informed, grounded in reality, yet still hugely aspirational. My heart sang as I read it. We don’t have to keep living the same broken patterns of overwork, chronic stress, and constant exhaustion. There is another way. A way to both communion and contribution.”—John Mark Comer, founding pastor of Bridgetown Church and author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

On-Sale: September 14, 2021
Business & Economics-Personal Success / Stress Management
ISBN 9780735291362 ● Hardcover ● 256 Pages ● $24.00 US / $32.00 CAN
eBook ISBN 9780735291379 ● eBook $13.99 US / $15.99 CAN

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