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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Don't think there was an "ending."
No because this one didn't help much.
Yeah. I am a horrible procrastinator and I could not finish this book. Ironic I suppose.
It bored me.
People who know nothing of their own bad habit of procrastication
fiction of some flavoe
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.
Just really dull. Dragged out so so much. All the points could have been made in aprox 4 mins.
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!
SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!
"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!)
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