Laura Vanderkam

“Seek feedback in whatever way, shape, or form you can. What are you doing that can get instant feedback that tells you, am I doing this right, can I do this better? How can you build that into your work? ”- Laura Vanderkam


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In my Smart Talk Episode 069 conversation with Laura Vanderkam you’ll hear about:

  • Research that shows that tasks that require self-discipline are easier to do while the day is young
  • How to prioritize your morning burst of extra willpower
  • How to evaluate your time to maximize the hours doing what you like and minimize the hours doing what you like the least

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

What is the secret sauce of success? I really want to know what successful people do differently that helps them to achieve success- no matter how they define it.  That’s why I am so thrilled to have Laura Vanderkam as my guest—it seems she shares the same interest.  Her most recent paperback, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, — a paperback compilation of her bestselling ebook series, Laura explores how successful people spend their weekends and workdays.


Laura Vanderkam is also author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. She’s a frequent contributor to Fast Company’s website, and a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and three children.

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Laura’s book: What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: And Two Other Short Guides to Achieving More at Work and at Home

 We’d love to hear from you! Do you think we need new rules for career success?  And if so, what are they?  Let us know in the comments.

Laura’s recommendations

Book pick(s):
Stephen R. Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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