The Sweet Spot
- How to Accomplish More by Doing Less
- Narrated by: Christine Carter Ph.D.
- Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 13-01-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and a speaker, writer, and mother, found herself exasperated by the busyness of modern life: too many conflicting obligations and not enough time, energy, or patience to get everything done. She tried all the standard techniques - prioritizing, multitasking, delegating, even napping - but none really worked. Determined to create a less stressful life for herself - without giving up her hard-won career success or happiness at home - she road-tested every research-based tactic that promised to bring more ease into her life. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the latest research related to happiness, productivity, and elite performance, she followed every strategy that promised to give her more energy - or that could make her more efficient, creative, or intelligent.
Her trials and errors are our reward. In The Sweet Spot, Carter shares the combination of practices that transformed her life from overwhelmed and exhausting to joyful, relaxed, and productive. From instituting daily micro-habits that save time to bigger picture shifts that convert stress into productive and creative energy, The Sweet Spot shows us how to:
say "no" strategically and when to say "yes" with abandon
make decisions about routine things once to free our minds to focus on higher priorities
stop multitasking and gain efficiency
"take recess" in sync with the brain's need for rest
use technology in ways that bolster, instead of sap, energy
increase your ratio of positive to negative emotions
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By Tim on 12-02-15
If you only buy one self-help book, this is it!
The author uses her own life's experiences and research while boiling down much of what is explained in other books by Carol Dweck, Csikszentmihalyi, and Viktor Frankl, into an easy to follow way of changing your outlook and improving you life. Great book!
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By cheryl on 01-04-18
Highly Recommended !
Would you listen to The Sweet Spot again? Why?
Yes, I would and did listen to the book twice. Because it is practical logical researched proven coaching reminders on how to live life.
What about Christine Carter Ph.D.’s performance did you like?
Christine Carter Ph.D. presented the information, in an honest manner. It was more like a heart to heart phone conversation with a friend, bold enough to say the things one needs to hear.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Chapters 4,5,6,7, 9, and10.