This is a great book. I'll listen to it at least once per year for the rest of my life.
Mom, artist, picky reader.
Great how it is.
This book shows how we can fight battles with with tangible tools and teaches how to use them. Willpower is only a nebulous theory that I can't quite get hold of. Now I know why.
This book is excellent. It outlines six simple tactics to apply to change any habit that you want to change. This simplicity of the instructions seems very easy to apply and reframe your thinking about how to change a habit.
I have listened to Change Anything several times and will listen again because it gives helpful, step-by-step methods for successfully changing ingrained habits. The book emphasizes practical application of scientific research to show WHY certain approaches to changing are effective, and others are not.
The scientific research was related to the examples for making behavioral changes in a way I could make sense of and have confidence that if I follow the approach described, I would be successful in making the changes I want.
The examples of people making difficult personal change, the
The narrator brought appropriate enthusiasm and dramatic flair to the reading and presenting of the material. In some places, it could come off a little cutesy or smarmy, but overall I think the narrator did a great job.
So many things... to make change plans that use all six sources of influence. Specific strategies for engaging others in supporting me in making changes. Specific strategies for arranging my environment to support me in successfully making the changes I want. Specific examples of people who have made changes I want to make for myself, and ideas I could steal from those examples and apply to my own life.
If you are serious about making changes in areas that have been difficult, this is a great book to get and work through. Just be prepared to put in the work and to keep trying, keep going back to the model, adjusting your plan, involving others, getting the needed skills, changing your environment, and doing what it takes. If you expect the book to do the work for you, you've come to the wrong place. It does give you a great roadmap, and if you do the work and follow it, you can't help but be successful in making whatever change you are trying to make.
if you are new to "self-help" ideas then this is a great survey book. the book would have been great if the author didn't pitch his website every-other paragraph.other then that i didnt get much from this book