• At Your Best

  • How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor
  • By: Carey Nieuwhof
  • Narrated by: Carey Nieuwhof
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (484 ratings)

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By: Carey Nieuwhof
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Publisher's Summary

“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.

©2021 Carey Nieuwhof (P)2021 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“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 best-selling 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 best-selling 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, best-selling author of Indistractable)

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He's lived my life!

The story of burnout was my story. I wish I would have had this book years ago. If you are in your 20's or 30's, be sure to pay attention. The lifestyle you think you love can be your greatest enemy. Carey explains this perfectly and gives you the tools to change.

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So helpful.

I started implementing this book before it was even over, and started seeing and feeling the benefits on day one. One of the most practical, actually helpful, leadership and productivity books I've ever read.

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wow!

This book will fundamentally change my use of time and energy and will dramatically impact my faith, relationships and productivity. Thank you!

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Great guides

so many great tips and guidelines for scheduling your time. Just making 1 or 2 of the suggestions and making changes hsd a great impact!

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Its a Game Changer

It goes beyond habits and truly leverages your time, energy, and unique genius. As a very busy, ambitious, and hopeful person also recovering from burnout, this was perfect for what I need right now.

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highly recommend

This is agreat book, can't wait to implement this into my work, home, and volunteer life.

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Inspiring & practical advice to elevate your life

This book provides both the "why" and the "how" in a practical & relateable way.

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The book was well written and read by the author. Carey spent years leading a church and shows in his his narration. His advice is based on his personal experience and read with harmonious intonation and inflection.

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Fantastic Read

I have read over 30 books on productivity and this book is in my top 3. I enjoyed the way Carey explained the productivity problem that many people have and then gave practical solutions. This book is definitely worth it. I plan to purchase the hard copy so I can read it again and take notes.

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Please listen!

This is such a wonderful book and I enjoyed every moment. I know I will listen to it again.

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  • J Rose
  • 07-10-22

Great audiobook

Really enjoyed this. Connecting energy zones to schedule is very useful. Carey is helpful and supportive and I have read alot of personal development books and thought this was an excellent read.

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  • Andy
  • 07-07-22

Practical strategies for better leadership.

I have enjoyed listening to Carey's wisdom on how to get the best out of time. His approach is practical and his explanation is through without being overly long. Carey's openness and honesty about his personal walk and struggles is a breath of fresh air.

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  • 02-01-22

Powerful Stuff

I loved the essentials of how much is lost in ignoring the basics.
This is easy to read and understand
My only gripe ( if you can call it such)is that it's too short.

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  • 05-20-22

Very helpful!

This book was so helpful - I am hanging the way I give away my time, protecting my rest and peace. So glad I read this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-22-22

Amazing book! I've learnt alot!

Recommend to anyone. I've learnt alot to take into this year and life. Amazing book.