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Commit to Win Audiobook

Commit to Win: How to Harness the Four Elements of Commitment to Reach Your Goals

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Publisher's Summary

What do you need besides motivation and willpower? In Commit to Win, Heidi Reeder, PhD, unpacks over 40 years of research by psychologists and economists to show that the key to reaching any goal, whether it’s to hit the gym more often or to finally quit that dead-end job, isn’t motivation, willpower, or determination. It’s commitment. Busting the myths most of us believe about commitment, Reeder shows that it all comes down to four variables:

  • Treasures: the benefits we get from working toward a goal
  • Troubles: the difficulties we have to deal with
  • Contributions: the time, money, and effort we invest
  • Choices: the number of good alternatives we have.

Together, these variables make up a formula that not only measures how committed we are, but also shows which factors we can change to get our commitment level in sync with what we want to do. Packed with practical examples and action plans for a variety of situations, Commit to Win will allow listeners to stop wishing for things to be different and instead make practical changes that will naturally empower them to reach their goals. It will appeal to readers of Succeed and The Willpower Instinct.

©2014 Heidi Reeder PhD (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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    ANDRÉ ORLANDO, FL, United States 11-07-14
    ANDRÉ ORLANDO, FL, United States 11-07-14 Member Since 2011

    I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.

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    "Practical, but misses passion"

    Commit to Win almost enchanted me. It is practical, well researched, objective, but something slipped from the author's view: I think it lacks passion. Heidi Reeder knows a lot about the subject of commitment and gives us the element to "going all in" or an alternative if it isn't working out (get out of the commitment without being ashamed or guilty), but the vast knowledge couldn't extrapolate to the pages with heart beating words. 4 stars, not five, but a good book after all.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 07-22-14
    Kevin 07-22-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Gives EXACTLY what it promises"
    What did you love best about Commit to Win?

    I loved how the book provided RESEARCH to support its claims. So much of the self-help literature spouts steps, techniques, and processes to make its statements, often only using anecdotes. Dr. Reeder used ONLY research (and a great deal of it, I might add) to give its listener four "no BS" elements that a person can actively work within to increase or decrease his or her commitment to whatever they choose.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the final chapters gave the step-by-step, workbook-fashion instructions of how to use the four elements to increase or decrease one's commitment. I truly dislike when self-help books fill their contents with preaching and motivation while lacking (sometimes COMPLETELY) instructions on how to perform that things promised.


    Have you listened to any of Heidi Reeder PhD’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have read nothing else by this author with which to compare this book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. Admittedly, the book is not "sexy" or engaging a way that makes it irresistible to press pause and take a break. Justly so; I think of it more as an "instruction manual". After reading it, I made definite plans to return to the final chapters to work through the step.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Burns 09-11-14
    Brian Burns 09-11-14 Member Since 2009

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    "Excellent book who wants to become better"
    What did you love best about Commit to Win?

    It is researched backed without being boring. The author does an excellent job with using real world examples backed by research.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a great mix of education and entertainment.


    What about Heidi Reeder PhD’s performance did you like?

    She sounds very authentic and natural.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Makat 11-17-15
    Makat 11-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "It's not about how to commit"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The title is misleading. It doesn't give a DIY guide to commit.


    What could Heidi Reeder PhD have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Oh the narration was fun I give her that.


    Do you think Commit to Win needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not necessarily. I wouldn't buy it.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is not about how to commit. It is NOT teaching you how to commit. It just explains the elements of commitment in a very technical psychological terms.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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