I keep listening to it over and over. Because 1) it's a bit boring at times and I'm such an airhead, I keep spacing out so I have to read it over and over to absorb it all, and 2) because it has helped me more than any self-help book to-date.The strategies of just tackling 30 minutes at a time, and repeatedly deciding when is the next time I can START on this project have taken some of the pressure off. Determining what KIND of procrastinator I am (one who becomes easily overwhelmed) has helped me rise above my unspoken, unacknowledged feeling of "if I can't do it all - perfectly - I might as well not even try" mindset.Other small tips, like never ending at the end of a chapter (which goes against my entire being) and not ending at a frustrating part have really made my life better. I highly recommend this book, even if the author does take it a bit too slow at times (like maybe he's multi-tasking in the background in order to complete more work in the same amount of time and forgets that he's reading to us! Ha!)
Great tips, useful strategies
I would recommend this book as we all procrastinate and so should better understand this fact of life.
The Power of Self-Discipline. No Excuses! is not focussed on procrastination, but helped me overcome procrastination as by-product of following its suggestions. I recommend that book as well.
This book contains very valuable insights into procrastination. I can't imagine there are many people who could not benefit from them. The author is not a professional narrator and sometimes that became a bit of a distraction. I prefer hearing the author read his own book, though, and that for me outweighed any shortcomings of his slightly clunky reading style. I highly recommend this book. Two big thumbs up.
Once you get past the first few chapters, which were a bit of tedious overview about why you need this book and why people procrastinate, the actual meat of the book is priceless. His techniques for overcoming procrastination are transformative and immediately useful. He doesn't offer the usual list of tips and tricks that are so redundant in this genre of book. Instead, he prescribes a way of managing one's time and thought processes that can change anyone from being an unproductive shlub into a happy and productive person. I feel like a new and improved person after applying his techniques.
I love his way of explaining the psychology that leads to procrastination, the time management techniques, the unschedule, and the techniques for getting into a flow state fast.
It might have been good to hire a professional narrator. I appreciated hearing directly from the author, but his voice was a bit grating at first until I got used to it, and he did a lot of inhaling that was distracting at times.
I was thrilled to have immediately useful ways to make myself more productive while enjoying my leisure time without guilt--and it all works!
The reader keeps pausing at strange moments making the whole book feel disjointed and disconnected. It's like listening to someone who's not actually interested in what they are reading. They are reading because the have to. His voice is nice but the gaps and pauses make it hard to listen to.
The book itself is wonderful! I've been a chronic procrastinator and many of the things this author brought up made me sit back and think. I've been given a lot to consider.
As a lifelong procrastinator this book has been immensely helpful to me and has changed the way I think about myself and those around me. this is a must read book for anyone who struggles with self worth issues or who has procrastinated in the past.
Common sense stuff and then he starts getting a bit new agie. I didn't learn anything new here. Good for the total beginner in time management, maybe a Highschool student.
Wife, Mama, and commuter-student listening on the way to Portland and Monmouth, Oregon. Also during laundry-folding and using the treadmill.
I would, with the disclaimer that listening to this audiobook can be a chore. However, there is much to unpack and realize about yourself in the midst of it. The book is practical and counseling in nature.
I loved the recommendations Fiore offers in his book, based on his research and client work. His work really deconstructed my life and revealed to me simplicity and possibilities I hadn't ever considered or thought of.
Anyone but Neil Fiore. He sounded sooo flat and non-emotive.
Perhaps a more condensed version that focused on the specific strategies.
I would recommend this book to any and all students and perfectionists.
Doctor Lane 2 B
Fiore offers compelling insights into the way procrastination is rooted in our deepest fears, and those closed off places inside ourselves we often don't acknowledge. You'll find yourself wandering off in thought about your own ideas about work and some of the reasons you might procrastinate. If I were reading a hard copy of the book, this would be the kind of book that I'd frequently have to put down to think, so I would definitely recommend listening to more than once.
This book reminds me of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer's Block by Hillary Rettig because of both implore you to think about your reasons for procrastination rather than give you a prefabricated system to follow (think Getting Things Done by David Allen).
Anyone would've been better. He had a weird cadence and throughout the performances sentences seemed to break up in weird places.
Have achieved significant success in business and personal life through self-help & education books.
refreshing perspective, effective
Hard to admit that I am one of them - one of procrastinators, nevertheless I am. This book teaches me about the root of my procrastinating behaviours like no other ever before.
What it does not - it does not make me feel bad about it; does not push me into even greater procrastination about it, but gives me realistic, achievable short and long term techniques to nip it in a bud!