I agree with a previous reviewer that it would've helped if the author had not narrated this book, however, the information and techniques for overcoming procrastination are communicated pretty clearly and this book is worth listening to if you need some help and motivation. I have definitely benefitted from putting his suggestions into practice.
Learning to break a large project down into smaller achievable parts.
He's not a very dynamic speaker.
Scheduling time to work on parts of my projects. It has definitely helped me feel like I am in control and am achieving my goals.
If you are interested in reading this book, I would get a paperback edition. The narration was unbearable. Do not waste your money on this audio book.
I'm sure this book had good information in it, but out of dozens of books i've listened to, it's the only one i simply could not bear. The narration is so poor and unnatural that I can't believe that the producer didn't put an end to it and pull in a replacement.
save yourself the pain of this one and buy the hardcover.
I've read both The Now Habit and The Now Habit at Work. The content of both books is truly remarkable and I've been able to put some of the tactics to good use immediately.
Unfortunately, the audio book is not read by a professional. Instead, they chose to use the author to narrate. This was a disastrous error. This is easily the worst audiobook reading I've ever heard. It's so bad I stopped reading the book.
Please read the books instead.
Dr. Fiore's information is good but the narration is indeed, well, just bad and therefore very distracting. Still the information is worth the pain of listening to the good doctor's timid and spotty reading of his own work.
Publishers really need to explain that while authors are professional writers they are not professional narrators and do themselves and the listener a huge disservice reading their own words.
The narration is absolutely terrible. The author/narrator takes a breath in completely random places, often one sentence will have two words <breath> one word <breath> two more words <breath>, and so on...
The *content* of what little of the book I could stand to listen to seemed OK, but the narration completely ruins it.
A professional narrator could have made a small difference, but the key problem with this book is that it is Neil Fiore is telling you about the life and times of Neil Fiore. There is little to no reference to scientific experience or findings, with most of the key concepts built around relatively weak case studies by Fiore himself. Compared to "The Willpower Instinct" (which was the previous book I listened to), this audiobook felt like an insult to the listener's intelligence (and a test for patience as far as the narration was concerned).
I'm considering Steven Pinker's "How the Mind Works".
Never. I absolutely love audiobooks and often appreciate the narration even when other reviewers point it out as a weakness, but this was a new level of bad.
Not a book of fiction, so characters are not so central.
If you are looking for an audiobook about human behaviour or the human mind, buy The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal.
Real advice rather than the "it is not your fault" victim mentality it enforces.
Long, slow and drawn out.
it is a great book I have ever seen, I think you will love it because it is not the book that you get nothing out of it.
Sharon Rose Gibson
Read this book! It will give you a whole new perspective on procrastination and enable you to finally achieve your dreams and be more productive!