I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who wants to gain greater insight into why we do what we do. It reinforces, for me, why change is difficult (it's hard work and an involved process), but that we can change. If you are interested in the science behind why change happens, this book gives you that information through stories that make it easy to understand for the non-scientific person (me!).
The Power of Habit is like many self-help books about how to create significant change your life. This book, however, gives a lot more of the 'nuts and bolts' of change.
Looking to reinvent myself.
The way that they tied habit formation and the daily life was life altering.
I learned the ways to try to change a habit or adopt a new habit. Habits are not easy to break, but if you understand the ques and rewards, it is possible to change. I have also learned to see habits in other people.
Take perhaps 60 minutes worth of relevant information and then s-t-r-e-t-c-h it out over 12 or so hours with useless fluff. Unless you have amazing patience, I'd strongly pass on this book. "Outliers" is a far better choice if you are looking for a way to understand human behavior.
I found this book fascinating as it is supported by science rather than the feel good, will power approach to habits. I put the information I learned into practice and got back on track with working out every day for over a year. Even through the long dark Alaskan winters, I have continued working out because I established a trigger that solidified the habit that has become so automatic that I don't even think about it anymore.
I would suggest this book to people who wish to change how they live by making their goals automatic to what they do. People who change their habits to align with their new goals will find it much easier to get there. This book is a great way to understand why we do what we do and how to alter that.
My favorite character was the narrator, Mike Chamberlain. He kept the whole thing both interesting and made me feel like he had wrote the book.
It is funny, it seems the entire book is just a lead in to the appendix at the end where it tells you how to spot your habits cues, the routines and the rewards. However the entire book is great to listen to.
Only half way through but I find this book fascinating. Really enjoying it. Can't wait for the rest!
The author does a great job introducing the subject matter of habits and then showing how habits affect many diverse parts of our lives as well as businesses. Then he goes on to discuss how we can change habits and gives a general framework for doing so. I was always impressed every time I finished a section and Mike Chamberlain does a great job of keeping you interested with his narration.
Listening to the story of how an employee in Target's Data Analysis division was able to use statistics and analytics to discern a pattern of customer buying habits and was able to predict when a woman became pregnant to enable Target to better market to these women.
Habits are more powerful than you can imagine.
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.