Focused on a single concept with illustrative examples from different vantage points. A bit too long with some of the narratives but you come away with an actionable framework
very insightful on to the formation and power of habit. unfortunately had some breaks between listening so really want to re-examine and see if more clicks. highly recommend.
I wouldn't say I loved it, but I liked it a lot. It was interesting for the most part. It defined the cue, routine, and reward in every story, which are the basis of good, long-term habits. The only downside was how it dragged in some areas and it was hard to relate to some of the stories. The author jumped back to some of the same stories as if I were to remember the slightest details of them. Overall it was a good read. I would recommend it to a friend.
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. It has been very enlightening. This is not an instruction manual. This book gives many different detailed examples of habits, but due to the complexity of habits and the people who exhibit them, does not give explicit instructions on how to change them. Recognizing the habits in our lives in the first place is a great first step. I've recommended this book to several colleagues and friends.
I like the research that went into this book. The stories help to bring a life to the content. The stories relating to real people drew me in so I could better accept the concepts shared in the book. I felt and could relate to many of the struggles & have a new perception on how powerful habit is for good and destruction. While reading this book I established some powerful new habits. This could be life changing for some readers & life improving for others!
I thought this was going to draw connections from why we do what we do, to how to use that to improve ourselves or correct current habits. It glances over that and continues on different facets of research. The last part of the book was frustrating because it kept trying to manipulate how the reader felt or thought about the woman who was addicted to gambling and the guy who murdered his wife in his sleep. Just present the research and let us draw our own conclusions.
Don't go into this book thinking it's 10 hours of life changing material.
Do go into this book looking for about 20 minutes of very insightful information and 10 hours of really great stories.
People complain that the book has so many stories but the stories are really good and the chapters do differentiate the effects that the power of habit can have. Mike Chamberlain is a warm welcome to the beginning of the day and I genuinely enjoyed listening to him speak.
The book was very enjoyable but again, don't go into this thinking it's going to be 10 hours of life changing information. As everyone has said, it's about 20 minutes worth. I found the entire book quite thought provoking though.