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The Now Habit | [Neil Fiore]

The Now Habit

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.
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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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    Katalin New York, NY, United States 12-02-12
    Katalin New York, NY, United States 12-02-12 Member Since 2015

    Young mom living in Japan, dealing with commute with audiobooks and knitting.

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    "Just can't listen any longer..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Having a different narrator. The author's reading is just too slow and awkward.


    What could Neil Fiore have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Speed up, or better yet, have someone else narrate it. It almost felt like the author never read the book in his life before recording it, forget about actually writing it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The content of the book seemed slow enough, but the narration made it ten times worse.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    To be honest, I gave up after an hour or so of listening. Within that time, I didn't learn anything new, because even the book itself seemed too slow, wasting time on establishing credibility and examples of people's problems with procrastination, which I didn't care about. Other listeners said the information is great, so maybe I'll look into the paperback version. I hate quitting on a book, but this might just be one of the very few.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste credit or money on this. Go to a bookstore, and sample the paperback instead if you can.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 11-28-12
    Kevin 11-28-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Good info But I Reading It Because of the Slow Delivery"
    What made the experience of listening to The Now Habit the most enjoyable?

    Receiving the information provided on how to stop procrastinating.


    What aspect of Neil Fiore’s performance would you have changed?

    The speed of the delivery.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Work hard and play hard. You deserve it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mona 09-12-12
    Mona 09-12-12
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    "Profound & motivating-unlike all others on subject"
    Would you listen to The Now Habit again? Why?

    Absolutely, because unlearning procrastination is not something that can be completed in a few hours. This is the type of book that I know will give me new insight each time I read it.

    If procrastination is a problem in your life and other books have not helped, you owe it to yourself to get this book before you give up on ever conquering the problem.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot say enough good things about this book. This is a subject I have been thinking and reading about and living with for 30+ years. Yet, I had never heard all these ideas interwoven in this way before. I know some people have complained about the hesitant style of reading but I really like it because 1) his modulation is excellent. 2)these are ideas that need to be thought over and applied to ones own life, so I appreciate his slower speech which gives me some time to absorb the ideas. 3) one of the reasons that people procrastinate is that they think everything has to be done perfectly which in turn makes them afraid to get started. Therefore, I appreciate the fact that although his style is not perfectly polished, he did not let it stop him from making a truly life-changing audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 07-08-12
    Thomas 07-08-12
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    "Great information...poor narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Now Habit to be better than the print version?

    I agree with a previous reviewer that it would've helped if the author had not narrated this book, however, the information and techniques for overcoming procrastination are communicated pretty clearly and this book is worth listening to if you need some help and motivation. I have definitely benefitted from putting his suggestions into practice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Now Habit?

    Learning to break a large project down into smaller achievable parts.


    What didn’t you like about Neil Fiore’s performance?

    He's not a very dynamic speaker.


    What did you learn from The Now Habit that you would use in your daily life?

    Scheduling time to work on parts of my projects. It has definitely helped me feel like I am in control and am achieving my goals.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy Kritt 05-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely unbearable to listen to"
    Any additional comments?

    If you are interested in reading this book, I would get a paperback edition. The narration was unbearable. Do not waste your money on this audio book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-03-11 Member Since 2015
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    "The only audiobook i quit"

    I'm sure this book had good information in it, but out of dozens of books i've listened to, it's the only one i simply could not bear. The narration is so poor and unnatural that I can't believe that the producer didn't put an end to it and pull in a replacement.

    save yourself the pain of this one and buy the hardcover.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hatef Washington, DC, United States 03-22-11
    Hatef Washington, DC, United States 03-22-11 Listener Since 2003

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    "Five star content. One star audiobook reading."

    I've read both The Now Habit and The Now Habit at Work. The content of both books is truly remarkable and I've been able to put some of the tactics to good use immediately.

    Unfortunately, the audio book is not read by a professional. Instead, they chose to use the author to narrate. This was a disastrous error. This is easily the worst audiobook reading I've ever heard. It's so bad I stopped reading the book.

    Please read the books instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hojobo65 Spring, TX, United States 05-01-10
    Hojobo65 Spring, TX, United States 05-01-10
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    "good information poor narration"

    Dr. Fiore's information is good but the narration is indeed, well, just bad and therefore very distracting. Still the information is worth the pain of listening to the good doctor's timid and spotty reading of his own work.

    Publishers really need to explain that while authors are professional writers they are not professional narrators and do themselves and the listener a huge disservice reading their own words.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Berkeley, CA, USA 11-21-09
    Mark Berkeley, CA, USA 11-21-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Appalling narration"

    The narration is absolutely terrible. The author/narrator takes a breath in completely random places, often one sentence will have two words <breath> one word <breath> two more words <breath>, and so on...

    The *content* of what little of the book I could stand to listen to seemed OK, but the narration completely ruins it.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Frouwien 03-01-13
    Frouwien 03-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Very poor narration and very little science"
    What would have made The Now Habit better?

    A professional narrator could have made a small difference, but the key problem with this book is that it is Neil Fiore is telling you about the life and times of Neil Fiore. There is little to no reference to scientific experience or findings, with most of the key concepts built around relatively weak case studies by Fiore himself. Compared to "The Willpower Instinct" (which was the previous book I listened to), this audiobook felt like an insult to the listener's intelligence (and a test for patience as far as the narration was concerned).


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm considering Steven Pinker's "How the Mind Works".


    Would you be willing to try another one of Neil Fiore’s performances?

    Never. I absolutely love audiobooks and often appreciate the narration even when other reviewers point it out as a weakness, but this was a new level of bad.


    What character would you cut from The Now Habit?

    Not a book of fiction, so characters are not so central.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for an audiobook about human behaviour or the human mind, buy The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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