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John

I'm a big fan of Non-Fiction, mostly business, marketing, and self-help. I really like books that tell you both why AND how to do something.

Salt Lake City, UT, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Problem Is YOU: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Conquer Self-Defeating Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By John Burke
    • Narrated By Jason McCoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
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    (29)
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    This book won't help you with self-defeating behavior. It's easier to spend your life procrastinating, sabotaging relationships, not finishing tasks, fearing failure and keeping other bad habits than it is to change. Just stay the way you are. This is how the voice of self-defeating behavior works on you. It works against your goals and interests in a way that you never get what you want. Opportunities are missed, your habits continue, your relationships don't flourish, and your life becomes one big regret.

    Dan says: "A waste of time and money"
    "This Book is Halfway Done"
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    The author did an excellent job of identifying the problems, with very little effort in offering the solutions. He spends a lot of time perfectly describing the issue, the pain associated with it, and potential causes - and then a wisp of time offering super high-level ideas without getting deep into the answers.

    John Burke seems to love offering these lists of things to do, but doesn't want to spend the time detailing the items in those lists. A "typical" list item would be something like, "try to be more positive in how you perceive your goals", which leaves the listener saying, "well... duh... AND..?"

    The book is 1 hour and 14 minutes. If John could go back and make the solutions and the answers less vague and more concrete and perhaps create a 2 hours and 30 minutes book... then I think he could really have something great here.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jocelyn K. Glei (Editor)
    • Narrated By Fred Stella, Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Are you overextended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda by the time you leave the office? The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace. We’ll show you how to build a rock-solid daily routine, field a constant barrage of messages, find focus amid chaos, and carve out the time you need to do the work that matters.

    A. Yoshida says: "Simple book to build a routine..."
    "Just Finished My Third Time Listening"
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    Manage Your Day-to-Day is a perfect blend of information and insights that I have been able to use immediately in my day to day work. The variety of content is exceptional due to the fact that this is more of a compilation of ideas, which is very beneficial because productivity is more of a "finding what works for you" - so you're sure to find content that meets your style of work.

    Due to the short length, I love the fact that I can re-listen and remind myself of the nuggets that are found throughout.

    NOTE: I would recommend having a way to jot down a few notes while listening, especially when they give you some "hidden" web addresses with additional resources from 99U.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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