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!
I found this book very well written! It's a classic! The only problem I have with this book is the time management section. Like many great time management concepts.. I couldn't really find a way to truly put it into action.
It is still well worth listening to for the overall knowledge that was given in this book!
Band guy who always wants to be better at something.
I'm big on self help, and I tried, but this book is excellent for trying to fall asleep.
I got this out of curiosity, not considering myself to be a procrastinator. But I learned had so many insights about myself and others in the underlying information Dr. Fiore presents. Very useful for everyone! And I'm recommending it to everyone I know.
The strategies provided by Dr. Fiore empower those who wish to be empowered.
Neil Fiore since he provides a great program to defeat procrastination from its very roots.
While I do love the fact that I am hearing the story from the author himself, the beginning of this audio book is very stressful due to poor audio recording.
Overcomming procrastination with viable tools provided by Dr. Fiore.
Great book with very poor initial narration. I do highly recommend this book, however I warn you that you will feel tortured by the breathing and initial pace of Dr. Fiore's narration. It gets much better by chapter 2 and gets even better beyond chapter 4 til the end. The important thing is to not give up. The book is great if you give it a chance. The tools provided are quite powerful. If Audible has the chance to ask Dr. Fiore to re-record chapter 1 it would put the icing on the cake.
The line of thinking that procrastination is a symptom and the discussion of causes was helpful. Unlike similar books, the author beat each topic to death. The methodical, repetitive style made it very difficult to stay engaged.
Doubtful. I've got to believe there are better books.
I didn't care for the performance. The monotone and the plodding pace get very frustrating. Dr Fiore would be served well by hiring a narrator (and an editor).
This book really helped me understand the convoluted brain functions that create procrastination. It is very detailed and I did listen to some parts of it more than once, but it helped immediately. Just knowing how procrastination works helped me do less of it right away.
This is a how-to book so there were no favorite parts. The whole book is useful information for making everyday life better right now.
Dr. Fiore is a fine narrator of his own work. It is like having him for a teacher.
All of them. Mostly the fact that procrastination is a way for your brain to protect you from pain - and the realization that the pain you fear is pretty much imaginary.
I recommend the book to anybody who has trouble starting projects of any kind, personal or business.
Insightful, refreshing, encouraging
_Eat That Frog_ by Brian Tracey--Both offer assistance to self-identified procrastinators.
I have not.
No laughing, no crying
This book goes beyond offering advice to those who identify as procrastinators; it explains that procrastination is symptomatic of deeper causes, and uses this insight to draw unusual conclusions about how procrastination can be overcome.