Read it Again
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.
Eureka, concise, thoughtful
Not framiliar with the reader but he did fine
The focus on triggers, routines and rewards was fascinating. I find myself analyzing all of my routinesthat I previously referred to as "default" behaviors. The book gave me a process for deconstructing default behavior and reconstructing it in a more beneficial manner.
An entirely revamped presentation. Enough with 'broadway stage' analogies.
It has made me more cautious.
It felt dis-shuffled & poorly coordinated.
This story are long and boring -- with simply extending a story to 4 chapters!
Audible Addict. My iPod is my security blanket.
Listening to the audiobook made me go out and purchase the print version. (Need to highlight key points in the book, notes, etc.)
Have never heard or read anything like it.
Mr. Chamberlains voice was an absolute asset.
The entire book gave me a rush.