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.
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!
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!
Reasonable content, terrible narration. The issue has come up before, and here it is again: just because you wrote a book, doesn't mean you have the skill to read it! The author's narration is flat and monotone with frequent hesitations as he begins another segment of text. It's almost like listening to your 6 year old stammer over his homework reading because he doesn't know how to pronounce the next word. This book is a little like that in many places. I bought the book because years ago I read the hard copy version and remembered that it had some good content. However, not so the audio version.
The content could be useful, but because he delivers like a robot with the caps lock on, I found I couldn't focus enough on the message to make it useful. Potential authors note; this issue of bad narration comes up frequently in audible reviews, and has certainly steered me away from a book more than once.
Always strive for an open mind.
The substance of the advice
The Unschedule - already doing it!
The performance had a few flaws - a bit slow, some repeat errors that could have been fixed with editing, but it was a very authentic author's read, undoubtedly.
The book seemed to have some good content, but due to the author's intolerable narration, I could only make it about halfway through.
The author narrated his own book, but should have gotten a professional to do it. His halting speech pattern was something like a cross between Captain Kirk and Christopher Walken. At times, it was as if he was having trouble reading the actual text.
Since the content seemed to be worthwhile, I'm going to purchase this in either paperback or ebook format, since listening to the author attempt to narrate the book is not an option in this case.
just a note regarding all the reviews that complain about the narration: phooey! i almost didn't purchase this based on those reviews and i noticed NOTHING that would affect anyone's enjoyment of the book...excellent material and perfectly fine narration by the author
There's nothing worse than downloading a book and listening to the whole thing only to find that it did not contain a single grain of information one did not already know. I downloaded this book to gain some insight to help one of my children overcome a problem with getting things done. No insight gained. And the author's narration is very, very difficult to listen to.