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:
The Now Habit promises you the chance to truly enjoy guilt-free recreational time, knowing the work is really behind you.
©2006 Neil Fiore, Ph.D.; (P)2007 Gildan Media
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.
This is one of the worst narrated books ever...and I listen to over 100 books a year. I'm sure the content is decent but I couldn't get past the slow, sleep inducing voice of the narrator. If you put the speed at 1.25 you'll get further than you otherwise would. Don't waste your money on this. Read the book instead.
Mountain mom, wife and Realtor
I gained insight into the reasons I procrastinate and how to retrain my brain with simple fixes.
No. I did not connect with Neil Fiore as a reader. There were awkward breaks in the sentence structure. It never felt like it flowed well. Sort of like being a passenger with a teen driver who constantly taps the brakes. Please don't misunderstand, I did really think the content was quite good.
No, there was some definite repetition in this book. I don't need to hear anymore.
I think the unschedule is an interesting concept. This would have worked very well for me as a real estate agent, but in my current administration role, it's not quite as applicable. If you are self-employed or an independent contractor, I would highly recommend this book.
I found the narration sort of robotic and off-putting.
There was some useful information within this book that I hadn't heard before around procrastination.
I have heard evolutionary explanations (ie You're basically at war with impulsivity coming from mammal brain - the immediacy and intensity of which is stronger than longterm goals because they are deeper and older in the brain's structure).
What I hadn't heard was an Emotional-Motivational framework explaining what causes procrastination... I found this intensely useful. Basically the one take-away I have after listening.
**Basically start by telling yourself you'll be okay even if you fail, work out what it looks like if you fail, work out how you will cope and how you'll still be fine. Starting from that POV versus what we normally do (make it life or death and immediately trigger our fight-flight-freeze) will stop you from creating the paradigm that keeps you stuck in paralysis.**
There was a lot of repetitious name-dropping of 'the system' that Neil Fiore created. Lots of recycling of information too.
I listen to such a range of books that it is hard to compare them in different categories. In the category of motivational books vs novels or auto-biographies etc---this one is excellent. I got great ideas for actually mapping out change vs just a pep talk.
Lots of examples and stories of how others resolved issues. There was discussion of why certain habits are hard to break and what people routinely do wrong despite good advice. Steps on how to break the cycle of failure or losing interest in the goal. Bite sized chunks of advice that were manageable.
unlike a novel or suspense story, this is information for personal growth so I would have been just as happy to read it vs listen to it. If you had a hard copy you might want to take notes and underline something. It does come with a pdf file so that helps.
JUST DO IT. Do something NOW. Even if the step you take is small, take a step. Don't look at how far away the finish line is. I just applied it to a language course I am taking and I like the results. You could apply it to anything though---smoking cessation, gambling, writing a book, getting your PhD, building a home----the tips suggested can be used for any task or project.
Not every suggestion was helpful to me but that doesn't matter. I only needed one or two that WORKED. Well worth the money.
Surfer, musician, business coach, healthcare facilities management director.
Narration is a bit slow and cadence unusual, but content is great, and very easy to implement, and effective when applied. Good book, gets to the point. Saw behavior changes about halfway through the book, so that was a win!
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