It seems to be full of wonderful insights, but really cannot get past the narration. He pauses SO often in random places, as if he lost his spot reading. I really can't get past the first hour, and that took me a month of forcing myself to listen.
Just buy the paper book if you want to actually get through it.
I listen to such a range of books that it is hard to compare them in different categories. In the category of motivational books vs novels or auto-biographies etc---this one is excellent. I got great ideas for actually mapping out change vs just a pep talk.
Lots of examples and stories of how others resolved issues. There was discussion of why certain habits are hard to break and what people routinely do wrong despite good advice. Steps on how to break the cycle of failure or losing interest in the goal. Bite sized chunks of advice that were manageable.
unlike a novel or suspense story, this is information for personal growth so I would have been just as happy to read it vs listen to it. If you had a hard copy you might want to take notes and underline something. It does come with a pdf file so that helps.
JUST DO IT. Do something NOW. Even if the step you take is small, take a step. Don't look at how far away the finish line is. I just applied it to a language course I am taking and I like the results. You could apply it to anything though---smoking cessation, gambling, writing a book, getting your PhD, building a home----the tips suggested can be used for any task or project.
Not every suggestion was helpful to me but that doesn't matter. I only needed one or two that WORKED. Well worth the money.
Surfer, musician, business coach, healthcare facilities management director.
Narration is a bit slow and cadence unusual, but content is great, and very easy to implement, and effective when applied. Good book, gets to the point. Saw behavior changes about halfway through the book, so that we a win!
I did very much enjoy this book. I found his advice and methods to be sound and reasonable, not unrealistic or difficult to implement.
The only issue I had, (and I knew to expect it when I purchased the book, thanks to other reviewers) was that the author had a difficult time narrating. There were moments of awkward pausing, sentences did not flow or sound natural. Not enough for me to stop listening, but if someone is very particular, it might be enough!
He really should have hired a narrator!
This performance was "unlistenable" and I will be returning this audiobook.
I understand that the author literate, but he is by NO means a narrator. The stilted reading, which included constant pointless gaps, started off as a mere distraction but, as it continued, ruined the experience to a greater and greater extent. I was rather shocked to realize that listening to the book was actually making me *angry.* (Seriously, I know that sounds like a nutty exaggeration, but it's the truth.) It wasn't the substance of the book that was infuriating, it was the total lack of respect that the author showed by subjecting his listeners
Anyway, I made it through maybe one chapter before calling it quits and deciding to return it. I might go so far as to buy the book in hard copy so I can just read it -- the subject matter is very interesting -- but, then again, I may look for a similar book by an author who demonstrates less disregard for his audience.
If you're a procrastinator and don't mind an awful narrative, I'd still recommend this book. If, however, the narration matters to you, I would advise you to steer clear of this audiobook.
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This book really shares great tips for kicking procrastination out the door! I'm not saying I'll be perfect, but it's given me some tools to work on myself. I encourage you to take a listen 😉
I was familiar with a lot of the concepts presented from other sources. Some of those concepts are better conveyed by other means, but the specifics of procrastination causes were new to me and very insightful. Worth the read for that alone.
The narration makes this book very difficult to listen to. I've seen other reviews mention it and still decided to purchase the book, and it turned out even worse than I thought it would be.
Author has a lot of valuable practical advice, but encountering a chapter on mindfulness was a pleasant surprise.
While I think the content is great, it is very difficult to stay awake and focus - performance is not engaging and poor.
I don't feel such need.