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Win the Day

7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less & Accomplish More

Mark Batterson

About Win the Day

The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion reveals seven powerful habits that can help you tackle God-sized goals by turning yesterday’s regrets and tomorrow’s anxieties into fuel for a better today.

“This book will change the trajectory of your life.”—John Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and leadership expert


Too many people delay, downsize, or shrug off their dreams just because they don’t know where to start, but playing it safe doesn’t account for the massive cost of a life not fully lived. Win the Day is the jump-start you need to go after your goals, one day at a time. You’ll discover how to:

1. Flip the Script: If you want to change your life, start by changing your story.
2. Kiss the Wave: The obstacle is not the enemy; the obstacle is the way.
3. Eat the Frog: If you want God to do the super, you’ve got to do the natural.
4. Fly the Kite: How you do anything is how you’ll do everything.
5. Cut the Rope: Playing it safe is risky.
6. Wind the Clock: Time is measured in minutes; life is measured in moments.
7. Seed the Clouds: Sow today what you want to see tomorrow.

As Batterson unpacks each of these daily habits, you’ll see how simple it is to pursue them with focus and dedication—not someday down the road, but now. Transform your perspective of a single day and you’ll discover the potential waiting to be grasped at the beginning of each new sunrise.

Praise

“Those who have never run a marathon might find it surprising that the scariest place to be when running a marathon isn’t the dreaded ‘wall’ at mile 20; it’s the starting line. Why? Because the runner is overwhelmed by the difficultly and scope of road ahead and has lost touch with the present moment. In Win the Day, Mark equips readers to tackle their long-term goals by winning the moment in front of them. I’ve found this principle to be of paramount importance to not only my athletic success but also to successful day-to-day living. I am so grateful that Mark wrote this book and know it will unlock readers’ full potential.”—Ryan Hall, two-time Olympian, fastest American to ever run the marathon and half marathon

“The pace of life in the modern world keeps most of us on overdrive. Many productivity books simply add more dos to your to-do list. But not Win the Day. Instead of teaching you how to do more, Mark will teach you how to win more at what you do.”—Jenni Catron, leadership coach and founder of The 4Sight Group

“In this intensely practical book, Mark helps us see that someday starts today. He gives us simple daily habits that help us form our future. Looking for a better tomorrow? You have to start today. This book will show you how to stop hesitating, stay focused, and change your story for good.”—Tim Scott, U.S. Senator

“The easy path may be more convenient, but it’s never as fulfilling. Instead of looking backward at what could have been, start looking forward at what could be! Mark Batterson’s Win the Day will help you step away from the familiar and onto the path of accomplishing your God-sized dreams.”—Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life Church and New York Times bestselling author

“At a time when life seems more overwhelming than ever, Mark Batterson offers seven practical habits that can help you overcome your regrets and accomplish what you're called to do every day. Mark's characteristic research, insight and optimism make Win the Day a powerful combination of inspiration and application. The best way to change your life is to start by changing today. This book will help you do just that.”—Carey Nieuwhof, bestselling author, podcaster and speaker

Win the Day is a timely guide to stressing less in a world that gives us more than enough to stress about. Mark Batterson gives you seven practical steps to living boldly, accomplishing more, and seizing hold of God-sized dreams.”—Ryan Saunders, Head Coach, Minnesota Timberwolves 

“Sometimes we worry about the future so much, we fail to make the most of right now. It’s a trap we can all fall into (and it’s so common, we don’t even realize we’re stuck). In Win the Day, Mark gives practical handles to help you accomplish God-sized dreams—one day at a time.”—Steven Furtick; Pastor, Elevation Church & New York Times bestselling author

About Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church in seven locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. NCC is currently developing a city block into The Capital Turnaround. This 100,000-square-foot space will include an event venue, child development center, mixed-use marketplace, and co-working space. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times best-selling author of seventeen books, including The Circle MakerIn a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy DayWild Goose Chase, Play the Man, Whisper, and, most recently, Double Blessing. Mark and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.

Product Details

256 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: Dec 29, 2020

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 12

Sneak Peek

Start reading chapter one The New York Times bestselling author of Chase the Lion reveals seven powerful habits that can help you tackle God-sized goals by turning yesterday’s regrets and tomorrow’s anxieties into fuel for a better today. “This book will change the trajectory of your life.”—John Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and leadership expert Too many people delay, downsize, or shrug off their dreams just because they don’t know where to start, but playing it safe doesn’t account for the massive cost of a life not fully lived. Win the Day is the jump-start you need to go after your goals, one day at a time. You’ll discover how to: 1. Flip the Script: If you want to change your life, start by changing your story. 2. Kiss the Wave: The obstacle is not the enemy; the obstacle is the way. 3. Eat the Frog: If you want God to do the super, you’ve got to do the natural. 4. Fly the Kite: How you do anything is how you’ll do everything. 5. Cut the Rope: Playing it safe is risky. 6. Wind the Clock: Time is measured in minutes; life is measured in moments. 7. Seed the Clouds: Sow today what you want to see tomorrow. As Batterson unpacks each of these daily habits, you’ll see how simple it is to pursue them with focus and dedication—not someday down the road, but now. Transform your perspective of a single day and you’ll discover the potential waiting to be grasped at the beginning of each new sunrise.

Press Release

Prominent Pastor & New York Times Best-selling Author Mark Batterson Introduces Readers to His Life-Changing,
Daily Habits to Help People Stress Less & Accomplish More

 
"Win the Day" Provides a Fresh Start and Challenge for the New Year!
 
Why do 75% of New Year’s resolutions fail within the first month? Prominent D.C. pastor Mark Batterson says it’s because we can’t even see the finish line when we think in one-year timelines. He says we would gain a lot more ground if we focused on the right daily habits rather than yearly goals.
 
In Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help You Stress Less & Accomplish More (a Multnomah hardcover; 12/29/20), he now shares publicly—for the first time—his life-transforming habits which have helped him persevere through obstacles, solve problems and stay focused on his God-given assignments. Batterson, who is regularly asked to inspire professional athletes, business and government leaders, explores these proven habits:
 
1) Flip the Script: Bury your past and change your signature story
2) Kiss the Wave: The obstacle is not the enemy; the obstacle is the way
3) Eat the Frog: If you want God to do the super, you've got to do the natural
What’s the one thing you least like to do, but you feel best about it afterwards. That’s your frog.”
4) Fly the Kite: How you do anything is how you'll do everything
5) Cut the Rope: Playing it safe is risky; take the right risks to chart a new course
6) Wind the Clock: Time is measured in minutes; life is measured in moments
7) Seed the Clouds: Sow today what you want to see tomorrow

Batterson unpacks these habits and coaches readers to pursue them with great dedication and focus. He acknowledges that, for some people, the best way forward is to just take on one of these habits and work hard on it on a daily basis. He also combines keen biblical insights with faith-building lessons from his own life and the lives of influential business leaders, professional athletes, scientists and Christian heroes.   
 
Throughout the book, Batterson encourages readers to lean on God’s unchanging character in their journey. “Unleashing the power of twenty-four hours starts at the cross of Christ,” he writes. 
 
Win the Day will help believers turn yesterday’s regrets and tomorrow’s anxieties into fuel for a better 2021.

For more information, visit waterbrookmultnomah.com and markbatterson.com.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church in seven locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. NCC is currently developing a city block into The Capital Turnaround. This 100,000-square-foot space will include an event venue, child development center, mixed-use marketplace, and co-working space. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times best-selling author of twenty books, including Chase the Lion, the ECPA award-winning Whisper, and the children’s book God Speaks in Whispers, co-written by his daughter, Summer. More than four million of his books are in print Mark and his wife, Lora, have three children and live on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit markbatterson.com
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On-Sale: December 29, 2020
Christian Living
ISBN 9780593192788 ● Hardcover ● 256 Pages ●  $16.99 US ●  $22.99 CAN
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NOTABLE QUOTES from Win the Day
   • It’s the adversities we overcome that make us who we are.
   • Everything in your past is preparation for something in your future.
   • When we find ourselves in difficult situations, we get so focused on getting out of them that we fail to get anything out of them.
   • If you want to win the day, you’ve got to identify the habits that have a high return on investment and ritualize them through well-designed routines.
   • A dream without a deadline is called a wish.
   • The best way to steward every moment and make each day into a masterpiece is to recognize each day as miraculous.
·  •  Wind the clock stewards time in two ways. It makes the most of every minute, but it also makes the most of every moment. It’s acutely aware of everything that is happening right here, right now. It also keeps a constant eye on eternity. Most importantly, it doesn’t lose faith in the end of the story.
    • We have to guard the present against two threats, two thieves. The first is past-tense guilt. The second is future-tense anxiety…How do we guard against them? We make a predecision to enjoy the journey—no matter what, no matter when, no matter where!


Praise for Win the Day
“This book will change the trajectory of your life.”
John Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and leadership expert

Win the Day is a timely guide to stressing less in a world that gives us more than enough to stress about. Mark Batterson gives you seven practical steps to living boldly, accomplishing more, and seizing hold of God-sized dreams.”
Ryan Saunders, Head Coach, Minnesota Timberwolves 

“Mark equips readers to tackle their long-term goals by winning the moment in front of them. I’ve found this principle to be of paramount importance to not only my athletic success but also to successful day-to-day living. I am so grateful that Mark wrote this book and know it will unlock readers’ full potential.”
Ryan Hall, two-time Olympian, fastest American to ever run the marathon and half marathon

“The easy path may be more convenient, but it’s never as fulfilling. Instead of looking backward at what could have been, start looking forward at what could be! Mark Batterson’s Win the Day will help you step away from the familiar and onto the path of accomplishing your God-sized dreams.”
Craig Groeschel, Pastor of Life Church and New York Times Best Selling Author

“The pace of life in the modern world keeps most of us on overdrive. Many productivity books simply add more ‘do’s’ to your to-do list. But not Win the Day. Instead of teaching you how to do more, Mark will teach you how to win more at what you do.”
Jenni Catron, Leadership Coach and Founder of The 4Sight Group

“In this intensely practical book, Mark helps us see that someday starts today. He gives us simple, daily habits that help us form our futures. Looking for a better tomorrow? You have to start today. This book will show you how to stop hesitating, stay focused, and change your story for good.”
U. S. Senator Tim Scott

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