Yes. I learned a lot, but it was really entertaining at the same time. In fact, it was so engaging that although my plan was to just listen to it while I exercised, I found myself continuing to listen to it long after I stopped exercising.
It's pretty well written. I love the style of weaving stories into the research. I find it helps the material stay with you better.
If you can find a way to consistently apply the process outlined in the first half of this book your life might be completely different this time next year.
For a habit to be truly ingrained your brain must learn to crave the rewards associated with it.
The book lost a star because the 2nd half isn't as strong as the first, but I still highly reccomend you pick this up.
I have not read the print version. I do enjoy audio books as I travel quite a bit as a Certified Business Coach.
I think this is a great book to take an in depth look at your habits and if they are not working for you, figure out how to change them.
A very interesting primer on the study of Habits. The stories are good (how Starbucks trains its employees, making Febreze a habit) but they don't always seem to connect to the three main points about habits (Cue, Behavior, Reward). Instead of focusing on major companies, I would have enjoyed more personal case studies done by the author with his colleagues and more "ordinary" people instead of hind sight anecdotes of large corporations.
Definitely worth a listen, but know that this audio book will only take you so far. It's up to YOU to apply this (Identify a cue, change behavior, reward). This book will not change your habits for you.
Narration was solid and I had no complaints with the performance.
In the top. The material is compelling and it can have direct application in one's life.
The breaking down of a habit.
I... I didn't like his "female voice". He kinda alters his voice in a weird cliché-lady-voice when reading quotes from females in the book and it got on my nerves.
How to change a bad habit into a good habit. For real.
Personality: Intellectually Driven
This is a very usefull tool for those of us who allready have a set for the "Life Operations" that complements specially well. Is of course good begining for young and restless.
In particular after having read Napoleon Hill, David Allen and the not so digestible standar on project management, the Power of Habits gets embedded as the missing unifying theory.
It is of my highest recomendation!
I've not read the print version
I really like the narrator. This is a fairly long audio & he does a great job with narration.
Amazing stories, experiences & history ranging from people battling alcoholism, gambling addiction, how Target markets to specific demographics to the success of the civil rights movement. This is a long but fascinating book worth listening to & one of the best out of a dozen I've purchased so far. Fascinating, fascinating stuff!
Yes, he seems like a good writer and his thoughts are interesting.
Used more expression, kind of dull at times.
It was long, but very interesting material.
I generally listen to informative books - things I wouldn't necessarily read (or finish reading!). Really enjoyed this one, a little long but in the end I definitely felt like it gave me a greater sense of control over my own habits by helping me understand how they work. This helped push me to start running again and curb some bad habits. I have to admit that the narrator grated on my nerves a little in the beginning. It seems a little overacted, but I actually do think that the extra emphasis probably makes it much easier to digest when listening. Other similar books have been harder to follow. Overall a great listen!
A good approach to the science of will power.
that habits basically carve pathways in your brain that are never re-written. Rather we need to alter a component of the pathway to overcome the most deeply ingrained habits. A very powerful idea (supported by science).
I have listened to this book and the Willpower Instinct within the last 4 months. I prefer the Willpower Instinct to this though both are good books. Some of the material between the two is redundant, but that is not my basis for preference (that would be unfair -randomness of order of listening should not be a basis for a review).
This book meanders a bit and gets into some more obscure discussion, whereas Willpower Instinct moves a bit more and keeps things more engaging. The books starts well (with good concepts and science) and ends well. I do think the closing of this book is very strong. The last chapter or two are interesting and really snaps the whole science of willpower and habit into focus.