Simple as possible review. If you want help changing things, habits, and your life; make this one of the set you should have. Listen twice, do the work. Just about like you'd expect it to be. Get it.
This book truly defines the genre of self development. In this incredible book, the authors write in such a language that is very easy to understand, with background stories or parables to help deepen the understanding in even greater detail.
Favorite thing: There is no wishy washy magic fairyland twinklin toe magic formula to use in changing a bad habit (we all have them admit it, esp me.) I've been looking for that majestic formula or 1 easy solution to improve myself. Every single person is an individual. There is no person EXACTLY like you out there. The point; this book helps you to understand yourself better as a person. It's packed full of success stories, and imperative strategies for not just self development, but addiction recovery, or trying to lose wait, etc. There is also a website that has a code contained in the book packed full of information with tips, ideas, and strategies that you tweak everyday consistently, until you accomplish your goal!
Don't like: only thing; book is not long enough because it's so good.
This is my first rating ever and I never rate or care to rate books. Well that was until I ran into this one.
I've listened to it several times. These authors at least 4 other books & 3 of them I've listened to multiple times, bought the physical books, bought the e books & even took the course for the book!
I loved how straightforward it was with the steps of change and then giving many solid example of how to apply them. Definitely going to use teach this to others as well.
Brian is an avid reader. He is interested in great stories and human behavior. His job is as a behavioral specialist in public schools.
I have not only used this information in this book to change me, but I have also equipped my own special education students with the skills needed for change. This book is a life changer! Read it! Take notes! Change!
Of course this book is life changing as that is its purpose. Having majored in psychology, I am drawn to self help and behavioral science books. This book is liberating because it downplays personal motivation, which I have been considering as faulty reasoning before but didn't understand why until I read this. I really do believe I can change my problems and the world, in a sense. Who doesn't want to change the world?
Loved this read! It was a required book for a class I am taking and I am so glad it was. I look forward to applying the 6 sources of influence to many different behaviors I struggle with.
Like their earlier book, Influencer, Change Anything is an interesting and somewhat actionable self-help book that, if I were seriously committed to changing something about myself, I would probably find more useful. They do make change sound like a lot of work, and there's nothing I currently feel that desperate to change to make it worthwhile. That said, I've listened to this book several times and will probably re-listen to it periodically (although I might be better off just keeping notes from it on an index card- the basic tenets could definitely fit on one). I do have to take a few points off for the interview at the end. While it's an interesting summary of the book, it's also a somewhat saccharine circle-jerk, and that's an unfortunate final impression for an otherwise motivating and occasionally inspiring (if periodically melodramatic) book.
I enjoy reading fantasy, science fiction, and horror the most. To improve, I read about language, psychology, spirituality, and art. I read about computer science and business for professional reasons.
A non-fiction book on how to improve behavior. Most examples were on conquering unhealthy habits with higher level thought, planning, and practice. Finances, relationships, diet, exercise, and addictions were described as being products of various influences. Internal personal influences and social influences were described as factors to be assessed for change. Routines for changing the patterns were described as a means of encouraging new good habits to replace old bad ones.
I only found the specifics slightly useful, although a good review on why some habits are good for health and some aren't. I was able to abstract and generalize some good principles on the various influences though. Through the description, I was able to be more conscious of the various factors that create habits, and even dispositions and beliefs. Finally, I liked the "be your own social scientist" perspective, as that was a decided improvement over the "opponent social scientist" perspective encouraged so often on television propaganda and academic environments