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The Now Habit Audiobook

The Now Habit

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Publisher's Summary

Here's the first comprehensive strategic system for overcoming the causes and eliminating the effects of procrastination.

Here are techniques to help any busy person get more things done more quickly, without the anxiety and stress brought on by delay and pressing deadlines.

If you are a professional, manager, student, entrepreneur, writer, or homemaker, this audiobook will help you achieve your goals more rapidly, whether they are large, complex challenges or the small, essential tasks of everyday life and work. If you now work effectively, even though you have too much to do and too little time, The Now Habit will show you how to prioritize your goals to allow more time for guilt-free play.

Step by step, Neil Fiore, Ph.D. reveals numerous tested strategies for ridding your life of procrastination:

  • Use the symptoms of procrastination to trigger the cure
  • Overcome the perfectionism and fear of failure that lie behind procrastination
  • Benefit from making positive statements about work instead of sabotaging yourself with negative statements
  • Make your worry work for you
  • Use the "Unschedule" time-management techniques
  • Accomplish more in less time through efficient "flow state" work styles
  • Assist the procrastinators in your life in overcoming their problems

The Now Habit promises you the chance to truly enjoy guilt-free recreational time, knowing the work is really behind you.

Download the accompanying reference guide..

©2006 Neil Fiore, Ph.D.; (P)2007 Gildan Media

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    Daniel 04-06-13
    Daniel 04-06-13
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    "Good content. Bad narrator"
    What did you like best about The Now Habit? What did you like least?

    The book seemed to have some good content, but due to the author's intolerable narration, I could only make it about halfway through.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The author narrated his own book, but should have gotten a professional to do it. His halting speech pattern was something like a cross between Captain Kirk and Christopher Walken. At times, it was as if he was having trouble reading the actual text.


    Any additional comments?

    Since the content seemed to be worthwhile, I'm going to purchase this in either paperback or ebook format, since listening to the author attempt to narrate the book is not an option in this case.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Kirkland, WA, USA 06-11-07
    Julia Kirkland, WA, USA 06-11-07
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    "Life-Changing"

    This book is a marvelous treatment of the seemingly intractable habit of procrastination. Fiore does more than simply address the symptoms. Instead, he explores some of the more common reasons why people procrastinate, and manages to do so without boring the listener with too much psycho-babble or victimhood mentality.

    22 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    Mettaphorica Australia 04-17-13
    Mettaphorica Australia 04-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Ok content, painful to listen to"

    Reasonable content, terrible narration. The issue has come up before, and here it is again: just because you wrote a book, doesn't mean you have the skill to read it! The author's narration is flat and monotone with frequent hesitations as he begins another segment of text. It's almost like listening to your 6 year old stammer over his homework reading because he doesn't know how to pronounce the next word. This book is a little like that in many places. I bought the book because years ago I read the hard copy version and remembered that it had some good content. However, not so the audio version.

    The content could be useful, but because he delivers like a robot with the caps lock on, I found I couldn't focus enough on the message to make it useful. Potential authors note; this issue of bad narration comes up frequently in audible reviews, and has certainly steered me away from a book more than once.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Terrie Kirkpatrick Longmont, CO United States 11-17-16
    Terrie Kirkpatrick Longmont, CO United States 11-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Just OK"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I think it would have been better if a professional reader had read it. It was painful to listen to this book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Neil Fiore? Why or why not?

    Not if he reads it.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not get a lot out of this book, perhaps what I struggle with is not really procrastination.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-05-16
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    "What a waste of time!"

    What a water of time!.... I think I will start Taking antidepressants so I can stop procrastinating..... I want my credit back!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melanie Cobbs Creek, VA, United States 10-03-16
    Melanie Cobbs Creek, VA, United States 10-03-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Mindless dross"

    I couldn't barely get through the first chapter. I was hoping for helpful hints on how to improve my performance and eliminate procrastination. Maybe I will try it again but I really don't want to spend time listening to someone who sounds like they need a psychiatrist more than a counselor.

    Seriously I don't want to listen to stories of people whose lives have become a slow moving train wreck.

    Sorry I wasted a credit on this and, ironically, it's too bad that i procrastinated on listening to it since it's too late to return it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Waterkloof South Africa 09-30-16
    Ben Waterkloof South Africa 09-30-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful Insights, Weird Reading Improved by 1.25"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    After fixing up the narration by increasing the reading speed, I found the author's insights to be very valuable. Especially the link between procrastination and fear of failure, and the need to understand the rewards from procrastination (what do you think you win by delaying action? If you understand that about the problem, then you can start to dig deeper into solving the problem.) Interesting insights, if you are willing to look past the narrator's difficulties.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A professional narrator would have been much better. The current narrator seemed to be managing some kind of speech or cognitive impediment (so sorry to have to point this out), which is manifested by weird mid-sentence pauses and a very slow reading speed.
    Turning on 1.25 X reading speed made the whole thing much better, and allowed me to get past the narration difficulties to enjoy the real insights.


    Was The Now Habit worth the listening time?

    Yes!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    deliabee nawRuz160 09-16-16
    deliabee nawRuz160 09-16-16
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    "interesting info - distracting narration"

    The info was interesting, some of it useful but he should have probably hired a narrator. The authors breaths were distracting and the word spacing often difficult to follow.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A. Mandrell Chicago, IL USA 09-13-16
    A. Mandrell Chicago, IL USA 09-13-16 Member Since 2017

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    "Great Topic, Awkward Narration"

    I really enjoy this book, I'm not done with it yet but so far it is helping me to look at my own motivations for procrastinating. Unfortunately, the author's narration is awkward. I feel that whomever was ever in charge of editing the reading should've done a better job too. There are clear "hiccups" of stuttering the beginning of a word or audible sighs. My biggest problem with the narration though is the random awkward pauses. I listen at 1.25 speed and it is still very noticeable. Not a longer than normal pause at the end of a sentence, these are strange pauses mid-sentence, interrupting the flow. I feel guilty being so critical of the author, I'm sure he did his best but a professional narrator should've been hired for this.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    EvanM Novi, MI 09-08-16
    EvanM Novi, MI 09-08-16

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    "Marred by a painfully slow listen."

    This was probably a helpful read, unfortunately it didn't translate well to audio. The narrator was painfully slow, and often pauses for full seconds between words. Even at 1.3 speed, it sounded like a normal person talking, but even then with abnormally long pauses between words. I can't recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "horrible narration"

    the narrator seems...to have a stutter. I'm not sure if it's an attempt at emphasis, a speech impediment or just poor narration, but it's really distracting.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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