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  • Procrastination: An Effective Guide on How to Overcome Procrastination, Motivate Yourself and Make Things Happen

  • By: Leonard Bell
  • Narrated by: Warren Keyes
  • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Some оf uѕ рrосrаѕtіnаtе оut оf a fеаr of fаіlіng, a sense thаt we’re nоt up tо the task at hand. We bеlіеvе that wе’rе not going to be аblе to succeed, ѕо actually аttеmрtіng the task is futіlе. Thе thing іѕ very few tаѕkѕ рut іn frоnt of uѕ аrе аbоvе аnd beyond оur ѕkіll level. Wе’rе uѕuаllу аblе to hаndlе all оf them, frоm сhаllеngіng work tаѕkѕ tо tоugh ѕсhооl аѕѕіgnmеntѕ. Thе kеу іѕ tо ѕtаrt chipping аwау аt thе dіffісult рrоblеm, dоіng the ріесеѕ thаt wе саn easily еxtrасt and dо, untіl wе’rе lеft wіth ріесеѕ that dоn’t ѕееm all thаt hаrd. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What just happened!?

  • By jgray on 08-09-18

What just happened!?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-18

The book is only 1.5 hours in length and (I'm being generous) perhaps 15-20 minutes were spent on the subject of procrastination. The majority of the book was spent talking about substance abuse, addiction, and dependency. It would not have been SO bad if he had related this back to procrastination being an "addiction", even in general, but he literally dropped the subject of procrastination almost completely to talk about physical and chemical addiction and substance abuse.
And did he actually just walk me through the entire 12 step program without mentioning the topic of procrastination even once!?
Yes... Yes he did! And for about 45 minutes.
He mentions a couple of clichéd implementation techniques near the end, and then abruptly the book is over!
If you are looking for a book on how to conquer procrastination... Seriously, take a pass. If you are looking for a book to learn how to overcome addiction and chemical dependency, STILL... take a pass. This book doesn't do a good job at either.

  • How to Live in the Present Moment, Version 2.0 - Let Go of the Past & Stop Worrying About the Future

  • Spiritual Books, Volume 1
  • By: Matt Morris
  • Narrated by: Daniel Morin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

How to Live in the Present Moment, Version 2.0 will gently guide you through breaking the shackles of your debilitating thought patterns of the past and future and give you the tools to live in the present moment. The methods I describe will lead you through the unknown jungle of self-doubt, and I will show you how you can forgive yourself and those around you so that you can move on to become who you truly are now, not who you were yesterday.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Am I listening to the right book!?

  • By jgray on 10-25-17

Am I listening to the right book!?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-17

I had to stop halfway through to make sure I was listening to the correct book. It has nothing to do with living in the moment. if anything he spent the entire first half of the book asking us to consider the past and giving random life advice that I am fairly certain he is not qualified to give.
This book was not organized, not inspirational and not at all on topic with the title it was given.
If you are a fan of Eckhart Tolle you will be even more disappointed by this book.
In the spirit of living in the moment, I am putting this book behind me and I suggest you not waste your time or your audible credit.

  • The Miracle Morning

  • The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life - Before 8AM
  • By: Hal Elrod
  • Narrated by: Rob Actis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,379

What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any - or every area of your life was transformed? What would be different? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? More Money? Better relationships? Which of your problems would be solved? What if I told you that there is a "not-so-obvious" secret that is guaranteed to transform any - or literally every area of your life, faster than you ever thought possible?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great program, AWFUL book

  • By Jessica on 05-31-13

SPOILER! wake up an hour earlier (1 chapter) =/

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-17

I enjoy personal development books, there's always a pearl or two of wisdom to be found. You read/hear a lot of the same principles repeated from book to book and then there are authors who have nothing new to say at all and it's basically their book report about a better book.
This book was different. There was one solitary chapter that was worthy of any time at all. I'll even be trying a few of the techniques, but good grief either get to a point or get to "the end" because you are wasting the time you are proposing to help me save.
The rest of the book was either personal stories about his life (nothing to do with title), telling you how this book will change your life, or trying to sell you other services from his website/blog.
Not worth the audible credit. sorry

The narrator did a fine job.

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy!

  • By: Robert A. Glover
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Keefe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,010

Dr. Glover believes there are men who suffer what he calls the "Nice Guy Syndrome". These men listen, offer advice, and jump at the chance to help. But no matter how hard they try to please others, their own lives are incomplete. Here Dr. Glover offers guidance on how to take back control. He suggests ways to achieve fulfillment in emotional, physical, and professional relationships. By redefining his priorities, any man can create the life he always wanted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Things that make you go Hmm...

  • By Nigel on 01-26-16

Not as expected.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-16

I was just looking for a little insight into being more bold at work when the circumstance required.
this book is for guys with severe mommy/daddy issues and who allow themselves to be treated like a doormat.
I was looking for help with.."that deadline is unrealistic. you'll get it next Friday"
This book is more help for..."please love me. I'll let you run all over me and treat me like dirt"

I gave it a fair chance, just couldn't finish it.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Applying the 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace

  • By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Narrated by: Wayne W. Dyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 280

Drawing upon the lessons of great teachers such as St. Francis of Assisi, Viktor Frankl, Jesus Christ, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Buddha, Dr. Dyer helps you discover that you can achieve true inner peace and success by integrating 10 powerful "secrets" into your life that can transform your everyday existence into a path of spiritual enlightenment.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sold as something else !

  • By Ryan on 07-24-06

Not bad, not great

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-16

I enjoyed the fact it makes you think and question yourself in relation to the mindsets of the greatest enlightened figures of history (Jesus, Mandela, Buddha, etc.)
the lecture was very "stream of thought" which adds about 4 hours to the audio, unnecessarily.
all and all...glad I listened to it but don't plan on re-reading (listening to) it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful