The Power of Full Engagement

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This groundbreaking New York Times bestseller has helped hundreds of thousands of people at work and at home balance stress and recovery and sustain high performance despite crushing workloads and 24/7 demands on their time. “Combines the gritty toughmindedness of the best coaches with the gentle-but-insistent inspiration of the most effective spiritual advisers” (Fast Company).

We live in digital time. Our pace is rushed, rapid-fire, and relentless. Facing crushing workloads, we try to cram as much as possible into every day. We’re wired up, but we’re melting down. Time management is no longer a viable solution. As bestselling authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate in this groundbreaking book, managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance. The Power of Full Engagement is a highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully both on and off the job by laying out the key training principles and provides a powerful, step-by-step program that will help you to:

* Mobilize four key sources of energy
* Balance energy expenditure with intermittent energy renewal
* Expand capacity in the same systematic way that elite athletes do
* Create highly specific, positive energy management rituals to make lasting changes

Above all, this book provides a life-changing road map to becoming more fully engaged on and off the job, meaning physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned.

Review

“The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr & Toy Schwartz is a self help book for a more productive work / life balance. Their focus is on managing energy, rather than the more traditional mode of more efficient time management. With an eye towards balance, they identify four sources of energy, mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual (not religious in the strictest sense, but that can align). The central premise is that without attention to each aspect, an imbalance results that makes maintaining and sustaining energy for life’s activities more difficult. For each component, they outline its purpose, its criticality, and then focus on specific actions to manage each one. Essentially, the message is to attend to each one rather than overdoing any one when problems or issues arise. In this manner, things never get out of hand and become overwhelming such that one problem dominates and then cascades into everything.

There are plenty of valuable and realistic suggestions that are broadly applicable and cover many situations and contingencies. There’s quite a bit of common sense, but everything is laid out in a clear and concise manner with extensive real life examples, including setbacks. Also included are templates to allow for the more obsessive and meticulous to record and document everything. Even without buying the whole concept, there is still plenty of solid advice and useful tidbits. Anyone in a situation where they feel over their head or on the way to burnout will find the book a pleasant and helpful read.”

-Michael G Kurilla

“t’s well written and thorough. It’s definitely a book to come back to and reread sections if you’re going through your own journey of managing your own life and energy.

It uses examples of and is apparently aimed primarily at business people in their late twenties to late 30s – people who have worked long enough to start to burn out, to be battered a bit by life, but who have some solid years of experience behind them. If this is you – fantastic. If it isn’t, be prepared to adjust and imagine how these lessons might apply to different types of people in different life situations.”

-Judy Montel

The Power of Full Engagement

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