The book is mostly a string of case studies describing different professionals, from the world of business or athletics, who have come to this team of authors and researchers for help on their game. There was something amis in their life that kept them from reaching their full potential. The quest to help these people prioritize their life and their energy often helped. They were able to create rituals for people that helped them recover and renew their energy quickly. With full energy available more quickly more often, they were able to find greater productivity and impact in their chosen fields.