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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

    I don't review every book--only books I feel strongly about--hence the many 4-5 star vs 1-2 star reviews. Just my opinions--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.

    41 of 43 people found this review helpful
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    The Wall 01-02-17
    The Wall 01-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A failure on so many levels"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I am not sure this could ever be a four or five star book. As another reviewer mentioned the credits to others at the beginning were torture to endure. It might work in academia but if the author really feels these are necessary they need to be at the back of the book.


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

    No


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

    No


    What character would you cut from Solving the Procrastination Puzzle?

    NA


    Any additional comments?

    The book as a whole really didn't give me much actionable content. I am torn over giving a poor review, however when I purchased this book the reviews were much higher and I really felt betrayed spending my time and money on it. In part I purchased this book because the author had a Phd. Those credentials by themselves don't imply a book would be well written, however it should indicate a levels of diligence to insure the product is adequate.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Helotes, TX, United States 11-23-16
    Richard Helotes, TX, United States 11-23-16
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    "Author Procrastinated Writing the Book"

    There might be some good advice in the book but after about 15 minutes of the author thanking everyone who ever helped him (possibly including the dog), I gave up on listening.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Rafael 09-15-16
    Rafael 09-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Too Technical"

    Should use a professional reader/actor. Too many references to research. Overall, terribly boring. I would not recommend.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 05-23-16
    Daniel 05-23-16
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    "Boring and pointless"

    I have read many many books, and this one even though short was so boring and pointless I couldn't finish it even though it was only 2+hrs long. I hope it helps others, but it was not for me

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    SamanthaG Marietta GA 03-20-15
    SamanthaG Marietta GA 03-20-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Didn't give me answers"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    As a habitual procrastinator, I was hoping for some easy strategies to change my habits. I felt that I got more empathy than advice. An interesting read and I'm glad that I have fellow procrastinators, but I wanted more "fix-it" info.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Don't think there was an "ending."


    Which character – as performed by Timothy A. Pychyl – was your favorite?

    No characters


    Do you think Solving the Procrastination Puzzle needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No because this one didn't help much.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Anderson 03-19-15
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    "Yawn"
    Would you try another book from Timothy A. Pychyl and/or Timothy A. Pychyl?

    No


    Has Solving the Procrastination Puzzle turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yeah. I am a horrible procrastinator and I could not finish this book. Ironic I suppose.


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

    Probably not.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    It bored me.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mindy 01-04-15
    Mindy 01-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't help but fall asleep"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who know nothing of their own bad habit of procrastication


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    fiction of some flavoe


    What didn’t you like about Timothy A. Pychyl’s performance?

    so boring!


    What character would you cut from Solving the Procrastination Puzzle?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe there's good content, but I use audio books to stay awake while I drive to work and all three times I tried to listen to this one, I got sleepy each time and had no clue what was being said.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Lench 08-05-16

    wavy@ecosse.net

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    "YAWN! Borrrringggg."
    What was most disappointing about Timothy A. Pychyl’s story?

    Just really dull. Dragged out so so much. All the points could have been made in aprox 4 mins.


    Any additional comments?

    Really boring. I was highly disappointed in this to be honest. The book just dragged out. Very boring stuff. Written in a very very patronising way. Some people may get use out of this, but not for me - SORRY!

    8 of 8 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 2017

    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!)

    47 of 52 people found this review helpful

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