Last week I came across an ad on Facebook for “The Peak Work Performance Summit.” First, this is not an affiliate blog post. I am not getting paid for this. However, I am absolutely endorsing this program. Normally, as a matter of curiosity for my own industry, I click into these types of ads if they seem even remotely worth 30 seconds of my time. The majority of my exploration into someone’s “sales funnel” ends fairly quickly. Having run my own digital marketing agency, and having read or watched just about every self-help and psychology course or book I have got my hands on in the last 20 years, I have pretty much seen it all. But what I saw in Ron Friedman’s program was something insanely GREAT.

Ron Friedman, Ph.D. is an award-winning social psychologist who specializes in human motivation, and the author of a highly-acclaimed new book called The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace. He regularly delivers keynotes and trainings on the science of workplace excellence, and is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, and Psychology Today.

His credentials are impressive, but the collection of authors he has gathered together in The Peak Work Performance Summit is outrageously more impressive. Furthermore, he offers it for FREE as long as you watch the content for each day within 24 hours of it being released to you.


The tagline is:

“The World's Top Productivity Experts Reveal Their Strategies for Achieving Health, Happiness and Success”

The Summit’s “What You Will Learn” is absolutely packed tight with everything I tend to write about in this blog, not to mention everything I talk about in my day-to-day life - constantly.

Here is the list from the website:

  • How the most successful people start their day

  • How to design the perfect To-Do list

  • How visual thinking can help you flesh out your ideas

  • How to build exercise into your daily routine

  • How to say “No” diplomatically

  • How food affects your productivity

  • How to get more sleep

  • How to spark your creativity

  • How to grow your network without feeling salesy

  • How to stay energized all day long

Now, to be clear, I can say with stark confidence that what Ron promises to deliver in this list is absolutely what he will deliver. I began the summit on Saturday morning, August 18th. I am so confident in his ability to deliver because after having watched 6 or 7 of these sessions, I’ve realized that Ron is NOT playing softball with these titans of industry. He is asking hard-hitting questions, and practical questions. He is going for CONCRETE EXAMPLES, and he will back up the train if he doesn’t get a full answer. He is also excellent at summarizing. But I think my favorite part is that these are not quick little 15 minute, cursory PR friendly interviews. Most of the sessions I watched were creeping up on a full hour. To get an hour with David Allen? Or T. Harv Ecker? Charles Duhigg? I’m going to resist the temptation to gush about the entire list of people I’m a huge fanboy for on this list. Let’s just say this kind of time with people like this is PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE. I will lay out the full list for you here as copied from his website:

  1. David Allen - Getting the Right Things Done

  2. Susan Cain - An Introvert's Guide to Peak Performance

  3. Charles Duhigg - How to be Smarter, Faster and Better

  4. Dan Pink - Motivating Top Performance

  5. Gretchen Rubin - Changing Your Habits

  6. Adam Grant - Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

  7. Tom Rath - Best Practices for Eating, Moving, and Sleeping

  8. Angela Duckworth - The Power of Grit

  9. Marshall Goldsmith - How to Lead Like a CEO

  10. Shawn Achor - Staying Positive in a Stressful Workplace

  11. Greg McKeown - Determining What is Essential and Eliminating Everything Else

  12. Susan Peirce Thompson - Eating to Achieve Top Mental Performance

  13. Jay Papasan - The One Thing High Performers Do Differently