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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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    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.


    2 of 3 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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Danbury, CT, USA 11-02-08
    Julie Danbury, CT, USA 11-02-08
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    "Love to learn it, but CAN'T listen to it..."

    It seems to be full of wonderful insights, but really cannot get past the narration. He pauses SO often in random places, as if he lost his spot reading. I really can't get past the first hour, and that took me a month of forcing myself to listen.
    Just buy the paper book if you want to actually get through it.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda 08-15-13
    Ronda 08-15-13 Member Since 2006

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    "I've Listened 77 Times"
    What made the experience of listening to The Now Habit the most enjoyable?

    I keep listening to it over and over. Because 1) it's a bit boring at times and I'm such an airhead, I keep spacing out so I have to read it over and over to absorb it all, and 2) because it has helped me more than any self-help book to-date.The strategies of just tackling 30 minutes at a time, and repeatedly deciding when is the next time I can START on this project have taken some of the pressure off. Determining what KIND of procrastinator I am (one who becomes easily overwhelmed) has helped me rise above my unspoken, unacknowledged feeling of "if I can't do it all - perfectly - I might as well not even try" mindset.Other small tips, like never ending at the end of a chapter (which goes against my entire being) and not ending at a frustrating part have really made my life better. I highly recommend this book, even if the author does take it a bit too slow at times (like maybe he's multi-tasking in the background in order to complete more work in the same amount of time and forgets that he's reading to us! Ha!)


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great tips, useful strategies


    6 of 10 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.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Gem Avery Centreville, Alabama USA 01-10-17
    Gem Avery Centreville, Alabama USA 01-10-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Authors need friends..."

    ...who will be honest & admit that they (the inner circle) are accustomed to hearing the author's speaking voice but the writing deserves a narrator.

    Anyone new to the self improvement/discovery works might find this valuable. If you're into therapy type reads, instead of action-to-result learning then there's solid information.

    My overall review is: I found it to be hinged on very "painted" examples versus this is step 1 of acting now. That plus the dry, inflection-free voice made it boring. I couldn't get past chapter 3. Wasted a credit; deleted it from my device.

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    Robert H. 07-13-16
    Robert H. 07-13-16
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    "Get ready to be motivated!!"
    Where does The Now Habit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    What does Neil Fiore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Now Habit?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Not every suggestion was helpful to me but that doesn't matter. I only needed one or two that WORKED. Well worth the money.

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    Paul Frew Vancouver, BC 06-30-16
    Paul Frew Vancouver, BC 06-30-16 Member Since 2015

    Surfer, musician, business coach, healthcare facilities management director.

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    "Practical insights, good content. "

    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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    EllePole 06-15-16
    EllePole 06-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great content, worthwhile read"

    I did very much enjoy this book. I found his advice and methods to be sound and reasonable, not unrealistic or difficult to implement.
    The only issue I had, (and I knew to expect it when I purchased the book, thanks to other reviewers) was that the author had a difficult time narrating. There were moments of awkward pausing, sentences did not flow or sound natural. Not enough for me to stop listening, but if someone is very particular, it might be enough!
    He really should have hired a narrator!

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    PACE 05-17-16
    PACE 05-17-16
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    "Very useful especially if you manage people"

    The book starts a little slow .The second half of the book is great especially the information on flow state and how to get into it

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