I will have to relisten to the book to take notes, but I thought it explained well why people procrastinate. I appreciate the author's statement of having goals that are attainable. Slow and steady is the way to go, but also prepping for a task and letting the past go was also helpful. I did procrastinate on writing this review, but I found a little resting time to come back to it. Also rewarding yourself with some fun is what I lacked in my plans. That is going to change!
The info was interesting, some of it useful but he should have probably hired a narrator. The authors breaths were distracting and the word spacing often difficult to follow.
I really enjoy this book, I'm not done with it yet but so far it is helping me to look at my own motivations for procrastinating. Unfortunately, the author's narration is awkward. I feel that whomever was ever in charge of editing the reading should've done a better job too. There are clear "hiccups" of stuttering the beginning of a word or audible sighs. My biggest problem with the narration though is the random awkward pauses. I listen at 1.25 speed and it is still very noticeable. Not a longer than normal pause at the end of a sentence, these are strange pauses mid-sentence, interrupting the flow. I feel guilty being so critical of the author, I'm sure he did his best but a professional narrator should've been hired for this.
I think Fiore nailed it here. I really enjoyed learning about the psychology underlying procrastination. I now have a much better understanding of why my marriage to a controlling blaming fearful perfectionist did not work out. I also learned a lot about my self including how I can be more on time, and moving to an I choose to attitude versus I must.
This was probably a helpful read, unfortunately it didn't translate well to audio. The narrator was painfully slow, and often pauses for full seconds between words. Even at 1.3 speed, it sounded like a normal person talking, but even then with abnormally long pauses between words. I can't recommend it.
This is one of the worst narrated books ever...and I listen to over 100 books a year. I'm sure the content is decent but I couldn't get past the slow, sleep inducing voice of the narrator. If you put the speed at 1.25 you'll get further than you otherwise would. Don't waste your money on this. Read the book instead.
Mountain mom, wife and Realtor
I gained insight into the reasons I procrastinate and how to retrain my brain with simple fixes.
No. I did not connect with Neil Fiore as a reader. There were awkward breaks in the sentence structure. It never felt like it flowed well. Sort of like being a passenger with a teen driver who constantly taps the brakes. Please don't misunderstand, I did really think the content was quite good.
No, there was some definite repetition in this book. I don't need to hear anymore.
I think the unschedule is an interesting concept. This would have worked very well for me as a real estate agent, but in my current administration role, it's not quite as applicable. If you are self-employed or an independent contractor, I would highly recommend this book.