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Adrienne Herbert

How to Focus on Your Goals and Create a Life You Love

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'Power Hour' by Adrienne Herbert is a practical guide to building a successful morning routine. It focuses on the concept of dedicating an hour each day to achieving personal goals and finding motivation for self-improvement.

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    With the right mindset, you can take charge of your day and achieve your goals.

    If you’re like most people, you probably feel that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day for personal projects. There’s no time to strive toward your dreams. You’ve got to juggle life’s many responsibilities – the appointments, meetings, and other obligations that fill the day. What’s more, when a spare moment does present itself, most people are good at generating reasons to leave the striving for another day. We’re tired. We’re distracted. We’ve got other things to do. But by deferring action, we shirk responsibility for our own happiness and success.

    Now, you can’t just drop everything and devote each day to learning Italian or training for a marathon. But what if you started with just one hour – the very first hour of your day? Let’s call it a Power Hour. 

    One hour at a time, you can pursue your passions and achieve your goals. And you can start by being open to change. 

    The key message here is: With the right mindset, you can take charge of your day and achieve your goals. 

    We each come from unique backgrounds, but the cards we’re dealt don’t have to determine our futures. Take Maggie Alphonsi, who overcame the physical obstacles caused by her clubfoot to become an English Rugby Union player. She eventually won the World Cup with the England national team and was named Sportswoman of the Year by the Sunday Times. She didn’t view her past circumstances as fixed limitations, and neither should you. When you do that, you’re telling yourself that because of your social class, gender, ethnicity, or past experiences, you can’t be successful in some endeavor.

    So instead of considering your creative abilities, skills, and even character as immutable, it’s best to abandon this fixed mindset for its opposite: the growth mindset. Adopting a growth mindset helps you to see failure as an opportunity to improve, rather than triggering long-term discouragement. 

    So how can you slip into a more positive mindset on a daily basis? One practical way is to start asking yourself six questions before 6:00 a.m. Here they are: What energy do you want to have today? From whom can you learn? Who can you help? How can you get closer to where you want to be a year from now? What are you most looking forward to today? What are you most grateful for today? 

    With a growth mindset, you'll view your talents and abilities simply as a starting point. 

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    What is Power Hour about?

    Power Hour (2020) introduces a way to take charge of your life by devoting the first hour of each day to a goal or passion. In today’s busy world, it’s easy to procrastinate. Instead of waiting for the perfect time to pursue a goal, you have to make time to do it. One hour each day can change your attitude, habits, health, and social connections – and these changes can lead to a more fulfilling and productive life. 

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    Power Hour (2021) by Adrienne Herbert is a book that introduces a transformative practice of dedicating one hour each day to focus on personal goals. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • With practical tips and strategies, it helps readers maximize their productivity and achieve their ambitions by utilizing the power of intentional time.
    • By sharing inspiring success stories and personal experiences, the book motivates readers to unleash their full potential and overcome challenges.
    • Its engaging narrative and relatable examples make it an interesting and relatable read, ensuring that the topic of goal-setting remains engaging and exciting.

    Best quote from Power Hour

    Once were clear on what our goal is, then we can figure out which of our habits is going to help us get there.

    —Adrienne Herbert
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    Who should read Power Hour?

    • All those feeling overwhelmed and exhausted
    • Productivity hackers
    • People looking for motivation

    About the Author

    Adrienne Herbert is the host of the weekly Power Hour podcast, which has over 1.5 million downloads to date. Herbert also serves as the Director of Innovation and Performance at Fiit, the UK’s top fitness app. A wellness professional and motivational speaker, she has given TEDx talks as well as private talks at businesses such as Apple and WeWork. This is her first book.

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    What is the main message of Power Hour?

    The main message of Power Hour is that dedicating one focused hour each day to your goals can lead to significant personal and professional growth.

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    Is Power Hour a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Power Hour is a valuable read for anyone looking to make the most of their time and achieve their goals. It provides practical strategies and inspiration for creating a daily power hour routine.

    Who is the author of Power Hour?

    The author of Power Hour is Adrienne Herbert.

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