Really liked understanding the neurobiology of a habit (trigger, action, reward) and how its not that's difficult to swap out the middle part if you understand your trigger and reward. This is useful stuff that I'm actually using in my life.
I found the first half more useful than the second, but its all very entertaining. This is a book I recommend for the following categories of people: marketing, sales, small business, entrepreuners and anyone trying to change something in their life.
I sell advertising. My job is to persuade others. I love learning how my mind works so that I can grasp what really motivates me. I also enjoy learning about people who may be very different than me.
I haven't dropped all of my bad habits, but I have replaced a few of them with good ones. Overall this book is well worth the investment.
I had always learned that in order to change a habit one had to have lots of emotional leverage, but it really doesn't require all that. It's just a little "tweak" in behavior that makes a huge difference. Great to learn!
Yes. I've quit caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and doing my second triathlon. I credit this book for the insight in changing my habits.
I am a voracious reader and the captain of my women's book club. Thanks to audible I often get to read at least eight books a month.
While not all of the information is new to me, the material is presented in such an engaging way. I Loved the idea of keystone habits and I especially liked the way the ideas can be used in a group setting.
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A multimillion dollar company falters, sees red. A surprising choice of CEOs approaches the podium before administrators and investors and gives a speech on "Safety Precautions" which seems completely irrelevant to their issues. Yet, Paul O'Niell completely transformed the way Alcoa was running their business, by considering the safety of every worker, he re-built the company from the roots upward.
In the "Self Help" genre, I quickly become bored. Either the authors are telling readers how to live better with overly ambitious and sweet rhetoric, or else they are so scientific, cerebral and monotone that I am "dried out" before the first chapter.
I've read review that suggested this narrator's performance was too cheerful in their opinion. Given the subject matter, Mike Chamberlain read with humor, irony, yes, cheerfulness, but kept me listening because I LIKED the person who was "teaching the lessons". Never monotone.
Already have used the analogy of Michael Phelps', in a classic example of utilizing visualization habits, experiencing a goggle mishap in Bejing Olympics... and subsequent victory.
People may feel that the topics wander, but it seemed to me as if he were using illustrations to enhance his point, and, armed with those, returns for a successful lesson. I will listen again because there is much information to be absorbed and this was a perfect book to listen to while I was multitasking.
I will make a "habit" of listening to this very other month. The concepts and tips are priceless and need to be ingrained by repetition.
The only other book that I would compare it to is Eat That Frog.
I did make me laugh at some points
It amazes me when you come across a book like this. Its like your locked in this dark room and suddenly you find some matches and a candle sitting next to the keys to the door. I am not even totally finished with it and I have already reaped benefits from the earlier chapters. If you are serious about having will power and changing your life course this is a must read for you.
I do not in general listen to books again, but with this one I would
Well he read it like I wanted a fine speed and easy to understand
books are my passion. I love my friends and family. My spiritual well being grows each day because I am living a healthy lifestyle.
Very practical advise that was backup with scientific data. I really want to change how I behave and by applying the suggestions it works.
The whole book is memorable. I have bookmarks all over the place and listen over and over again.
The chapter about willpower
Have an open mind with this book. If you truly want to break a habit this book is for you.
Yes, in fact I plan to in the near future. It was written very well and full of lots of interesting information, explanations, and relatable stories. I also enjoyed the narrator - very nice story telling voice. I highly suggest this book.
I just loved the sound of his voice and his natural story-telling ability.