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“The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time”
by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

7 April 2023

The book, in one sentence

The Power of Full Engagement challenges the popular notion that time management is the key to success. Instead, the authors argue that the management of energy is the secret to achieving high levels of performance and personal renewal.

Short Summary

This book provides a framework for understanding key energy sources in life, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy.

The authors explain how each of these energy sources is related to each other and how they can affect our performance and well-being.

The book contains practical tips and tools to manage our energy levels to engage fully.

The authors emphasize the importance of striking a balance between stress and recovery and provide strategies for doing so. They also advise developing positive energy rituals to help us maintain our energy levels over time.

One of the book’s key messages is that managing our energy levels is more important than managing our time.

The authors argue that time is a finite resource, whereas energy can be renewed and replenished.

Effective management of our energy levels will help us to perform better.

We must balance stress and rest to get the most out of work.

The authors argue that stress is a natural and necessary part of our lives, but we need to balance it with recovery to avoid burnout.

They offer practical tips, including the importance of taking breaks, getting enough sleep, and engaging in activities that replenish our energy levels to manage and recover from stress.

Recognizing that developing the habit of full engagement requires discipline, commitment, and practice, they provide strategies to overcome common barriers to full engagement, like procrastination and distraction.


Three key takeaways

  1. Energy management, not time management, is the key to sustained high performance.
  2. Effective energy management requires us to maintain a balance between stress and recovery by engaging in activities that replenish our energy levels – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
  3. Developing the habit of fully engaging in our lives requires discipline, commitment, and practice.

Why Should I read this book?

Suppose you are struggling to manage your energy levels or constantly feeling drained. In that case, this book will give you a fresh perspective and practical strategies for improving your performance and well-being.
You can learn to maximize your energy and achieve greater success in all areas of your life by applying the principles outlined in this book.

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