• Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness

  • A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation
  • By: Roman Gelperin
  • Narrated by: Paul Brion
  • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-19-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Roman Gelperin
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn to take control of your life through an in-depth understanding of motivation

What is motivation? Why do we feel totally paralyzed to do certain things, and utterly unable to quit others? Too many people conclude, falsely, that they are just lazy or lacking in willpower. But what they lack is a correct understanding of their own minds, of motivation, and the way that it operates.

This audiobook is a self-help manual and a rigorous analysis of the psychology of motivation. It will teach you to stop procrastinating, kick your addictions, circumvent laziness, take control of your actions, and achieve your goals, by thoroughly understanding the way your mind works. 

In it, you’ll learn: 

  • What the nature of motivation is, on its deepest psychological level
  • Why addiction and procrastination are two sides of the same coin
  • Why there’s no fundamental difference between a physical and psychological addiction
  • Why willpower is rarely the solution to anything
  • Why and how emotions motivate

You’ll also learn 15 powerful strategies for motivating yourself, why they work, and how to apply them to your own life. By the end of this audiobook, you’ll possess all the tools you need to take firm control of your daily existence.

©2017 Roman Gelperin (P)2018 Roman Gelperin

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Procrastination Explained...!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness to be better than the print version?

Audio version is great. The book is great. The audio version is more accessible and can be combined into your day to day activity in a seamless and convenient way. However I like to have both.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness?

Most books on procrastination, laziness etc are somewhat repetitive and focus on the HOW... Strategies and techniques that help you overcome this debilitating, exasperating and depressing condition. Mr Gelperin instead, brilliantly focuses on the WHY... Why do we think the way we do...? And what are the thought processes that control and direct our efforts to be focused, efficient and organized. His explanations immediately shine the bright light of comprehension into the power of the subconscious mind. You think your are in control?? Think again... Friends, I hope this book helps you as much as it has helped me. I'm recommending to my partner, adult daughters and to my staff as an essential read for building a successful career and life.

What about Paul Brion’s performance did you like?

Paul Brion has a great voice for this topic. His tone is engaging, and as his explanations are very clear and direct, it seems as though he is also very engaged in the books message. 5 *

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book has provoked a strong reaction in me. I have felt very motivated and somewhat elated since reading. It has provoked a clear feeling of having made a leap in personal understanding and growth. I was searching for this explanation and it fits perfectly with my situation. So Yes... my reaction has been highly positive with immediate application in my family and business. Can't ask for more!

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend.

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Formal text read by monotonous narrator

It's ironic that a book that is supposed to help with motivation and concentration by exploiting the pleasure and displeasure aspects of the brain, uses a narrator that is flat and monotonous and totally displeasing, reading an already way too formal text. I was interested in listening what was being said, but had to keep rewinding because the man kept putting me to sleep... and I was driving!!!! No, really, lost track of what was being said constantly because the narrator is not at all engaging and that paired with such a formal text makes for a very, very boring listen. I will have to re-listen, because on my last drive, I was not able to stay concentrated on the last two chapters. Interesting book though, talks about very common problems for people like me that tend to procrastinate and get distracted with things.

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Good for Psychology Majors

I loved this book as a person with a background in sociology and economics but the average reader would find the scientific nature of the reading a little boring. It's definitely written with the assumption that you have some knowledge of how addiction works and how human motivation works independently of each other. It asks the reader to make some connections that weren't well mapped out. I love the premise of the book but felt it could've been more detailed. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone wondering how to get started on something.

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Great Book

i wish i would have found this book long before now the process that the author suggest was very insightful

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somewhat interesting take on a topic

it's an interesting listen but it's more logical deduction/opinion than science. I found some of the passages to be oddly written and fairly trivial.

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Useless!

Quite a pain to listen to, Did not get any good advice whatsoever, and were so many repetitions. Glad I didn't buy the book to read, but got a free trial to listen to at audio. I was extremely disappointed in this book.

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Oversimplified

I was hoping that the book would have a scientific basis. Instead, we only get anecdotal evidence for the author’s claims. Additionally, the author oversimplifies the human brain into something that seeks pleasure and avoids pain, which is true, but not a complete story.

I suppose if the reader has had absolutely no exposure to psychology this could be a short basic intro, but anyone looking for an in depth cognitive explanation for procrastination, addiction, and laziness should look elsewhere.

I will concede that case studies were a nice way to present the information.

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  • Mrs. F. Smith
  • 06-03-18

An interesting insight

A very interesting insight in to what motivates everything we do and how to overcome hurdles like addiction, procrastination and Laziness.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-18

Boring but useful

Some good points but can get bogged down in theory and large words that wouldn't suit a layman, tough listen at times but good nuggets of info to keep you going