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.
I have never heard anyone read more slowly than this guy. he needs to take advice from the text and not procrastinate his verbalization of every word. listen at 1.5x the normal speed so you won't fall asleep!!
I could only listen to 10 minutes. The narrator cannot narrate. I tried it at 1.5 speed and still could not listen to the constant breathing in of the narrator at random parts in a sentence.
There may be great stuff in this book, but I did not get to it. I cannot listen to the constant in take of breaths as the narrator prepares to narrate.
I got a refund on this book.
I found the narration sort of robotic and off-putting.
There was some useful information within this book that I hadn't heard before around procrastination.
I have heard evolutionary explanations (ie You're basically at war with impulsivity coming from mammal brain - the immediacy and intensity of which is stronger than longterm goals because they are deeper and older in the brain's structure).
What I hadn't heard was an Emotional-Motivational framework explaining what causes procrastination... I found this intensely useful. Basically the one take-away I have after listening.
**Basically start by telling yourself you'll be okay even if you fail, work out what it looks like if you fail, work out how you will cope and how you'll still be fine. Starting from that POV versus what we normally do (make it life or death and immediately trigger our fight-flight-freeze) will stop you from creating the paradigm that keeps you stuck in paralysis.**
There was a lot of repetitious name-dropping of 'the system' that Neil Fiore created. Lots of recycling of information too.
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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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.
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.
The narration is dreadful, just couldn't listen to it, found myself wandering elsewhere within minutes. Will be useless for many procrastinators, they wont listen to it or wont do the exercises
Way too slow and boring narrative, I found myself falling asleep whenever I listen to it, simply didn't capture my attention unlike other audiobooks
I'd rather jump off a bridge than listen to this
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.
Young mom living in Japan, dealing with commute with audiobooks and knitting.
Having a different narrator. The author's reading is just too slow and awkward.
Speed up, or better yet, have someone else narrate it. It almost felt like the author never read the book in his life before recording it, forget about actually writing it.
The content of the book seemed slow enough, but the narration made it ten times worse.
To be honest, I gave up after an hour or so of listening. Within that time, I didn't learn anything new, because even the book itself seemed too slow, wasting time on establishing credibility and examples of people's problems with procrastination, which I didn't care about. Other listeners said the information is great, so maybe I'll look into the paperback version. I hate quitting on a book, but this might just be one of the very few.
Don't waste credit or money on this. Go to a bookstore, and sample the paperback instead if you can.