• Brain Hacks

  • Life-Changing Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning
  • By: Lara Honos-Webb PhD
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rogers
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (110 ratings)

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Brain Hacks

By: Lara Honos-Webb PhD
Narrated by: Rebecca Rogers
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Filled with actionable strategies proven to improve focus, increase productivity, and promote well-being, Brain Hacks will help you transform the way you work, live, and feel by tapping into the power of your executive functioning skills.  

Modern life requires a lot of our brains. We need to stay organized, manage our time wisely, and make important decisions. These essential skills - known as executive functioning - affect every aspect of our lives, from how we function at work and home to how we manage stress.  

Written by clinical psychologist and author of The Gift of ADHD book series, Dr. Lara Honos-Webb, Brain Hacks offers powerful guidance and strategies that will improve your executive functioning and help you work smarter, feel better, and achieve more of your goals.  

With chapter-by-chapter concentration on the main areas of executive functioning - focus and attention, planning and organization, cognitive flexibility, emotional regulation, and impulse control - Brain Hacks: Life-Changing Strategies to Improve Executive Functioning offers:  

  • An overview of executive functioning and self-assessments to identify which executive functioning areas pose your greatest challenges. 
  • Explorations of the five core skills of executive functioning, including summaries, techniques, and brain hacks to make them stronger. 
  • Real-world strategies and exercises to strengthen your executive functioning skills and apply them to everyday challenges. 

Using the proven, life-changing strategies in Brain Hacks, anyone can significantly enhance their executive functioning skills. Even those who have struggled with executive functioning in the past can transform from being controlled by their brain to being in control of it.  

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Brilliant! Wish it had an accompanying PDF

This thing is FULL of educational content and self-help exercises from start to finish. The only problem is locating those exercises later. I listen in the car and have to backtrack through the audiobook when I get home to find the exercises again. It’s a little time consuming. Other than that, I LOVE it! I’ll be coming back to this one again and again because of how much advice it has.

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Nonsense.

Save your money. This book delivers poorly written, poorly thought out reductive trash. Nothing new, nothing useful and nothing worthwhile. My condolences to buying it.

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Self Help Book that really Helps

This book is helpful to me and my Coaching Practice I can't thank you enough!

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To the point

Practical ideas in a simple to understand language.
Excellent narrator voice.
Gripping from start to end

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ugh

if anyone on earth did a few of the recommendations here, they might function a little more efficiently for a little while. if anyone does 50% of the items, they'll end up in prison. any more and you're God.
oh and the advice is objectively horribIe.

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Loved it

It really helped me find practical ways to cope with executive function difficulties. Recommendations were accurate for me.

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Wasn’t able to get through book

Comprehensive in nature but too focused on the negative for me. I am a huge fan of Clifton Strengths. I think we all have God given talents that we should focus on instead of our weaknesses. I also found the narrator robotic.

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A little all over the place

The book has some helpful strategies but was all over the place. I did not think it flowed well from strategy to strategy.

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Good information; narration was distracting

I really enjoyed the content for this one, but I didn’t care for the narrator. Her cadence felt a little off.

I appreciated the action-oriented framework, but I recommend finding a way to get a hard copy. There are a lot of questionnaires and tips, and a pdf cheat sheet would have been helpful. I might put my own together.

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Missed on many levels

The book written by highly educated person, with little time in business world. Extremely long winded, spoken in a format to 5th grade level.

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  • Mellissa Collinge
  • 02-12-20

Fantastic Book!

I work in the field of psychotherapy and study as a psychology student. This book has been fantastic at breaking down the cognitive functioning into chunks so that you can understand how you work. I will be listening to it again!!! I definitely would recommend it!

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  • Nirmal Lotay
  • 06-13-20

useful insights brain hacks

this is a very well structured audio book. simple to follow and a pleasure to implement and follow. Great job Lara and Rebecca.

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  • Matt T
  • 08-28-21

The only self help book you'll ever need to read.

Have read many self-help books over the years, however, this I would rate as one of the best ones. It's short however to the point. learning how to manage our Executive Functioning skills can assist everyone (especially those with ADHD) improve their life substantially. This is the type of book that you can read over and over again to really make the ideas in this book really stick with you. Highly recommend this for anyone with ADHD and/or poor Executive Functioning skills such as; impulse control, emotional regulation, & planning/organising. Great read, this book can and will change your life for the better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-23-23

Still have yet to finish

Good...but I honestly got bored and so I started playing a game while listening. And now I'm just about ready to sleep.
I don't think I'm a good student :/

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  • Naomi
  • 11-01-21

Disappointing

You had me until 'I want to interpret dreams'. Lost all your credibility from that point on. Evidence based information please.

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  • 09-12-21

Very useful thanks

It is just dawning on me, as I realise I have many adult ADHD symptoms, why techniques and brain hacks such as the ones outlined in this book, are so important for me to get ANYTHING DONE.

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