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
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.
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.
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.
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).
I'm considering Steven Pinker's "How the Mind Works".
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.
Not a book of fiction, so characters are not so central.
If you are looking for an audiobook about human behaviour or the human mind, buy The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal.
Real advice rather than the "it is not your fault" victim mentality it enforces.
Long, slow and drawn out.
it is a great book I have ever seen, I think you will love it because it is not the book that you get nothing out of it.
Sharon Rose Gibson
Read this book! It will give you a whole new perspective on procrastination and enable you to finally achieve your dreams and be more productive!
I like this book as the content is great. However, the reader is horrible. This has to be the first book that he has ever read, and I think it is quite possible he has only one lung as he has to take a deep audible breath after long words like "and" and "or". He also throws in very odd pauses when reading which breaks flow of the writing. Very distracting.
I try to have respect for all books - and maybe it was just me - but I couldn't make it all the way through this one. I think some of it had to do with the narration - but it just stalled out for me. Seemed to be a lot of repetition...
I so agree with the other review's spotlighting the author's choice to read it himself. I can only imagine having to sit through one of his lectures. I'd would have ended up on a roof top with a rifle. Some good info but destroyed by having to listen to this man. Another pet peeve I have which to some may be small but his choices of names for his made up characters got me so nuts I had to actually sit down and write this. All of his subject and case name have got to be bogus. They're gentile names with no diversity. Names like Stan, Jan, John, Harriet, Bill, Mary and so on. Give me a break. If you're going to create sample patients and scenarios, give the people some color and far more challenging occupations. Oh yea, he did slip in a Carlos. Bottom line, people who read these books are looking for some answers. Answers I'm sure that book provides. Just talk to us like we've been around the country once or twice. I actually thought he'd setup a new chapter by saying, "This client came to me for a serious conflict;. His name was "Cookie Monster."
This was my first audiobook, and i was unsure if I could adjust to listening rather than reading a book. However, the Now Habit struck a cord with me so many times that I found it easy to concentrate. The advice is so much better than other books I've read related to procrastination. I've found it easy to put the techniques learned into practice and I'm starting to reap the rewards. I'd recommend this book to anyone who ever puts things off and then suffers with the guilt of doing so.
"Blew me away - he's right. The book works."
I'm a terrible sceptic and have tried just about everything, including multiple courses, to deal with my procrastination. For some people it is a minor irritation, but for me it has blighted my life. I am a bright person who should have done much better in my life, and now I understand why.
My degree is in counselling, but this guy has a level of insight into procrastination and the very emotional and psychological reasons for it that I totally lacked. He has done a lot of research on it and, I believe, has made a discovery. I think he really has found the crux of what causes procrastination for people like me, and it is not (for the most part) anything to do with time management or schedules.
I will not spoil the book by giving away what he found, except to say that it was about two or three chapters in that I had the realisation of my life. For the first time in years I have genuine hope that I can get beyond this handicap I have carried around with me all my life. It is a relief to finally know what causes it and I can never "un-know" this knowledge.
The author narrates his own book, and although he isn't the best narrator out there, you get the benefit of feeling his passion for the subject and he injects real meaning to something he obviously feels strongly about. He strikes me as a really kind and understanding person and, with my counselling head on, this is just what you need from someone who is helping you with a problem that can be as personal and difficult to face as procrastination.
So, thank you very much Neil!
I am not a huge fan of self help books but I have read a thing or two on the topic of procrastination, since I am one of the world's worst! Most of the concepts and information in this book were new to me and left me feeling (for the first time ever) that I might not have to spend the rest of my life in a constant and exhausting battle to get things done on time.
Even if I never manage to fully become as efficient and organised as I hope to be, the reduction in shame that came from listening to this has made it a good read.
"Best book I have read about procrastination"
This is a rare breed of book that makes simple suggestions where you smack yourself on the forehead and say "of course! Why didn't I think of that sooner.
Example - it takes as much effort to procrastinate as it does to do the thing you are avoiding. :-)
I have read it twice now and was impressed with how many things I'd put into action from the first reading.
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