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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

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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.

    31 of 33 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!)

    41 of 45 people found this review helpful
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    Oliver Nielsen Copenhagen, Denmark 08-07-14
    Oliver Nielsen Copenhagen, Denmark 08-07-14 Member Since 2016
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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.

    52 of 62 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.

    14 of 17 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?

    6 of 7 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

    2 of 2 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.


    2 of 2 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.


    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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