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Solving the Procrastination Puzzle Audiobook

Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change

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Publisher's Summary

The new audio edition of the self-published hit, offering powerful strategies to end procrastination!

Why do we sabotage our own best intentions? How can we eliminate procrastination from our lives for good? Based on current psychological research and supplemented with clear strategies for change, this concise guide will help listeners finally break free from self-destructive ideas and habits, and move into freedom and accomplishment. With numerous practical tips for change, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle brings clarity and scientific studies - and a touch of humor! - to the quest for successfully achieving goals. This accessible guide is perfect for entrepreneurs, parents, students, and anyone who wants to get unstuck, stop delaying, and start living their most inspired life.

©2013 Timothy A. Pychyl (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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    Sara 12-03-14
    Sara 12-03-14

    These reviews are just my thoughts and personal opinions. I hope they help.

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    "A Procrastinator at Work Right Before Your Eyes"

    To me this was a frustrating listen. It took so long to get started and had great difficulty being able to get and stay on point. The book opens with an overly long thank you to everyone who helped him by name and academic institution. This was too much information for what is supposed to be a quick and helpful book. He then spends a great deal of time dancing around the overview and background of the book. The whole thing was a perfect example of a procrastinator at work!

    Some interesting insights, but to me, overall a distraction and a frustrating waste of time.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 10-27-14
    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 10-27-14 Member Since 2016

    SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!

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    "A Better One Is—"

    "23 Anti-Procrastination Habits." While "Solving the Procrastination Puzzle" is quite in depth about what, exactly, causes the mechanism of procrastination, "23..." actually has many ways to combat the nasty habits we all fall into. (Hint: Buy the kindle first and you can get "23" for the special price.)
    This book is okay as a Daily Deal, but I'm not sure it's worth the time. As it turned out, I listened to it 'cause I wanted to avoid my daily writing task.
    Besides, the narration, while not the worst, put me to sleep (Oh, gosh! Yet ANOTHER thing that took my away from my chores/tasks!)

    38 of 41 people found this review helpful
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    Oliver Copenhagen 08-07-14
    Oliver Copenhagen 08-07-14

    I teach WordPress web design online, focusing on the *design* part - and fun:) I love learning new concepts, hence all these audiobooks;)

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    "A true gem for procrastinators!"

    This book is short and somewhat comprehensive, yet still very concise and structured. Timothy is a wonderful speaker and narrator. One can't feeling rapport with him.

    Key takeaway from the book:
    Don't give in to feel good now. Do the work now – and feel good later.

    It's one of those books that despite being simple, is one I'm looking forward to relistening to again, in a few months.

    50 of 57 people found this review helpful
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    Mom of 8 04-01-15
    Mom of 8 04-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "What a waste of time!"
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    Poorly written and so frustrating. Speaking of procrastination . . . this book takes forever to actually begin. And even when he does finally start to say anything he spends so much time telling you exactly what he is going to say and how he is going to say it that he still doesn't say anything. For a book that is supposed to be concise, he sure seems to talk forever without saying anything--I finally realized that this is because he has so little of value to say. He seems to want to impress us with the number of professors he can cite, but overall, the information (when you finally get any of it) is so minimal and shallow and lacking that it feels like a HUGE waste of time. My overall reaction was, DUH, you had to write a book to say this?

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    KS 10-28-14
    KS 10-28-14
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    "Starts slow but somewhat useful"
    Would you try another book from Timothy A. Pychyl and/or Timothy A. Pychyl?

    Probably not.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Timothy A. Pychyl? Why or why not?

    Just takes too long getting to the point, then there's a lot of common sense kind of mantra stuff. I just wanted to get into the nitty gritty and felt like it was a waste of time.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Talk faster! I turned up the speed to 1.5x.


    Did Solving the Procrastination Puzzle inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, I think there was some useful stuff in there. Then again, I finished the book and I'm here further procrastinating by writing a review of it rather than doing my homework.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this book would be more useful for someone who is less introspective. So if you're new to the game of procrastination, or haven't really self-analyzed, dive in. I think this would be useful to the average person. If you've struggled for decades, this book is not going to give you any answers.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Leon 01-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The book is better than the Audiobook"

    The book is quite helpful. I think you'll get more out of reading it (and writing out the suggested exercises) than listening to it. I still found the Audiobook helpful as a review of what I had previously read. But if you are only going to do one, I'd read the actual book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy F Munier 11-01-14
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    "this is a procrastination"
    Would you try another book from Timothy A. Pychyl and/or Timothy A. Pychyl?

    No way..


    Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy A. Pychyl again?

    not in my lifetime


    Would you be willing to try another one of Timothy A. Pychyl’s performances?

    nope


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    showed a real procrastinator at work.. the author


    Any additional comments?

    after 4 chapters (of 13) he was still thanking people and trying to tell me how to listen to this ''short' book... I almost fell asleep while driving it was so dull

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    chris Maledon 03-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Procrastinating about the point"

    The book was very pedestrian about its point. Was full of tangents about unimportant things, never getting to the underlying issue. Took long time to even get to the point of the beginning of the book. I felt it was more of a waste of time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TM 12-11-14
    TM 12-11-14

    TJM

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    "Make a Start"
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    The only memorable nugget I got from this book....

    "Make a start".

    If you're procrastinating, just say that to yourself. It helped me a little, but as with most self-help books this one delivers a few bullets worth of content wrapped in blurb. At least it is short and sweet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Craig 12-07-14
    Craig 12-07-14
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    "Text to Speech"

    Just go to the website (mentioned a lot in the text) and let the computer read it out, you will hey the same experience as reading this advertisement for the blog.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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