Review: Own the Day, Own your Life by Aubrey Marcus
I’ve been following Aubrey Marcus’ journey for a long time now and in some ways, it's been a love-hate relationship. For those who don’t know, he is the founder of the neutropenic/supplement company Onnit. One of the only supplement companies to do peer-reviewed testing and come out with favourable results (Sorry, Isagenix/Arbonne). He is also a big advocate for the likes of plant medicines, cold showers, meditation, kettlebells, etc.
“I can’t lose! I can only win in ways I didn’t expect; through the teachings of failure” – Aubrey Marcus
Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex, is a guide to exactly that. If you don’t have the time to do the research yourself and want to live a healthier life, in pretty much every way, Aubrey’s book is for you. Everything is backed up with science from leading experts and nothing goes into too much detail that it becomes overwhelming. The principle is brilliant/simple. Just focus on one day at a time following these guidelines. As the byline suggests he covers everything.
“To live one day well is the same as to live ten thousand days well. To master twenty-four hours is to master your life.” – Aubrey Marcus
“You know what’s over that mountain? More fucking mountains.” – Aubrey Marcus
Aubrey is one of the few who is living the transformation and being truly authentic about it, whether it gains him a following or not. I should know, I’ve unfollowed/re-followed him a bunch of times. Sometimes I felt his approach was a little too much and wonder if he is putting unnecessary struggle in his life, but you cannot fault his openness, vulnerability, ability to call himself on his bullshit, or his commitment to taking you on his journey.
If you’re not sure the book is for you I highly recommend his podcast. Flick me a message and I’ll recommend some for you.
“The sun does not measure its light by the shadow it casts” – Aubrey Marcus
“small things, when compounded over time, tend to have big consequences” – Aubrey Marcus