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Self-Discipline Audiobook

Self-Discipline: Develop Good Habits. Achieve Your Goals.

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Publisher's Summary

No more quitting.

No more procrastinating.

Develop good habits and achieve your goals in life.

Best-selling author Jennifer Alison brings your her new book for 2017, dealing with self-discipline. A realistic document on how to easily and effectively achieve more in life and develop the sort of everyday habits that will help you reach your goals.

Learn how to stop quitting things, how to eradicate the curse of procrastination, and how to not let pressures and anxieties hold you back.

Discover how to move forward in life, get over failures, and rise again to be a stronger, more efficient, and ultimately happier person.

©2017 Jennifer Alison (P)2017 Jennifer Alison

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    David H 03-07-17
    David H 03-07-17
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    "Excellent book, clear, practical direction"

    I have had major problems with procrastination, disorganization and self discipline in general for quite a long time. I could never apply myself to anything properly. I've dropped out of two night classes, started and dropped several different hobbies and could never seem to stick at anything. I'd read a lot of books on self discipline, but I found them little to no use. The advice seemed to boil down to just suck it up and do it.

    This book has been an absolute lifechanger for me and very different to anything I've read in this field before. The author doesn't make any wild promises about changing your life instantly or that some particular secret only her book has will change everything. It emphasises small, incremental change and building good habits. Those habits go on to be the foundation you build real success on. It was very clear and very practical. The difference between this and other books is that the author has obviously worked in this field in a professional capacity. It contains the kind of realistic advice that only comes from years of doing this in real life.

    One of my first good habits was making 15 minutes each day to listen to this book. It's very well laid out and doesn't overwhelm at any point. By making small positive changes and building on them, I have seen a tangible difference in my life. I'm not totally there but I've achieved more than I thought possible at the start of this year.

    I'd definitely recommend this book for anyone wanting to change and who is realistic about putting the necessary work in.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Earnest 05-01-17
    Earnest 05-01-17
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    "My fave book this year by far"
    Where does Self-Discipline rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This year, the best! I feel like i understand (and therefore am able to apply it better) self-discipline so much better. Very easy to understand, flowed well, great value for money.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Avid Reader. 03-06-17
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    "Good habits made easy"
    If you could sum up Self-Discipline in three words, what would they be?

    Real-world. Convincing. Positive


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite chapter was the one that talked about ways to set goals and how to make them achievable. It was very practical and easy to follow.


    What did you learn from Self-Discipline that you would use in your daily life?

    One key learning that I took from this book is knowing that getting perspective on time is important in goal achievement. By being smart with goal setting, breaking bad habits is easier done. When the goals are realistic, time bound and small, you have a higher chance to succeed which helps increase self confidence and determination to do bigger things.


    Any additional comments?

    Every year, we all make New Year's resolutions. These plans mostly do not see the beginning of February. This book addresses how we can make better goals and have the self-discipline to see them through. You will learn the reasons why you find it hard to achieve personal goals and breaking bad habits. Excuses and procrastination are two major things you will learn to curb from your life if you want to make better goals.

    You will also learn to stop playing the blame game and other bad habits that prevent effectiveness in your personal life. When it comes to making good habits that help you complete your set goals, the book offers a lot of tips and help. Effective goals must be specific, measurable, achievable, recordable and time bound. The author goes deep into how to make goals that can be achieved and getting the necessary motivation, self-confidence and discipline to follow through.

    I highly recommend this book to everyone because it will help you improve as a person no matter which sector you find yourself in. The advice and tips are very easy to follow. The book is also well narrated and will not take too much of your time.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Fred 04-27-17
    Fred 04-27-17
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    "Very very useful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Self-Discipline to be better than the print version?

    I only have the audio version but i love it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not really a story but I just loved how all of the advice was easy to implement, it was realistic and human and most importantly it actually worked.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sasha 04-26-17
    Sasha 04-26-17
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    "Full of useful advice"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Self-Discipline?

    Full of useful advice, easy to understand and easy to implement which makes a huge change for a book of this type.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Charlie 04-07-17
    Charlie 04-07-17
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    "Fantastic book!"
    Any additional comments?

    I have went thru a few other books on this subject but this is the first one I have found that was full of advice everyone can actually follow, not just the select few. Fantastic, easy to understand and most importantly it worked for me. Great book for improving many parts of your life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Simon 05-10-17
    Simon 05-10-17
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    "Pragmatic, pratical, productive!"
    What did you love best about Self-Discipline?

    Good solid advice, learnt a lot of new things I have not seen in other books.


    Which character – as performed by Charles Wells – was your favorite?

    No characters, it is not a fiction book, but the narration was excellent.


    Any additional comments?

    I can not praise this book highly enough, it has had a great positive effect on my own life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Martha 04-25-17
    Martha 04-25-17
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    "Fantastic book, helped me a lot"
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    Highly recommended, fantastic book that really helped me. I have already recommended it to several people. 5/5

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mel Bean 03-07-17
    Mel Bean 03-07-17
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    "Awesome for helping with bad habits"

    This book is another hit by Jennifer Alison. For those of us that have some issues with focusing on completing our goals, Jennifer has some fantastic tips to help us along. They are presented by Charles Wells in such a way that makes them seem doable. Part of the reason why I have never bothered with following self help advice before, is because it never seemed realistically doable. These tips are very helpful, and seem as though they have been put in place by someone that fully understands where someone that is a natural procrastinator is coming from.

    Jennifer Alison is able to get the message across that small goals are important to starting a bigger project. When I started focusing my mind like this, it was much easier for me to actually see the bigger picture. I was able to get one or two tasks done a day, but when I would add those up, I could see my progress. The book was able to get me to change my focus.

    The book is written in a way that helps people with focusing issues focus. The different habits that are suggested are given in such a way that they are easy to follow and understand. this makes it easier to not get overwhelmed when you're doing them. It is also suggested that you take things slowly so that you don't find yourself taking on too much and then giving up before you finish. Since it does this I had no problems finishing the book then going back and following the steps that I needed to change some things. I would take one at a time and make sure that I was able to finish them before going on to the next one. It also helps you to focus and realise that not everything is going to be changed instantly. Things like this take time.

    I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for tips on how to change their focus. Even if you wouldn't say you have a problem finishing tasks, you can still use a lot of the tips in this book to make your life a bit more efficient. Another wonderful title by Jennifer Alison.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tommy 04-13-17
    Tommy 04-13-17
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    "Insightful, Tips To Overcoming Obstacles/Bad Habit"
    What made the experience of listening to Self-Discipline the most enjoyable?

    In our everyday's life, we need something that will stand as a motivator and guide in order to stay firm on the road to achieving set goals. What made the experience of listening to Self-Discipline the most enjoyable is the detailed tips on how to stay focused when things don't go as planned and in the process overcome obstacles and bad habits. This audio book (Self-Discipline) would stand as a guide/motivator to anyone who doesn't have a guide/motivator to motivate them into overcoming failure and bad habits and even those who have motivators and guide around them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I like best about this story is in Section 3. The author mentioned that self-belief plays a large role in one's success and failure. This word has a deep meaning, having disbelief in oneself is a great problem and the bedrock to failure. Disbelief in one's ability also brings along low self-esteem which in turn bring along other problems. The author clearly wants readers to know that self-belief is the foundation of every set goal's success.


    Have you listened to any of Charles Wells’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is the first time I am listening to a Charles Wells’s performance. Rating his performance, Charles Wells pronunciation of every word is clear, his voice is calm and soothing which enables readers to easily understand and assimilate the content of the audio book.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    The idea I will always remember from this audio book (Self-Discipline) is in Section 8 "how to cope with failure". It is inevitable to fail once in a while in some goals we set up and most people simply abort such goals when they are faced with obstacles they think they can't handle or when they fail, however, in this section, the author stated ideas and tips on how to deal with failure when faced with ups and down while trying to achieve these goals. Personally, this book has helped me to understand that failure is an opportunity to start all over again.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a common thing for every individual to make New Year's resolutions, however, achieving these resolutions can most time be unrealistic due to lack of self-discipline and disbelief in one's ability. This audio book offers a way out, the audio book (Self-Discipline) highlights effective ways to make goals and how we can make these goals realistic. This audio book clearly highlights the reasons why achieving these goals seems hard and how we can easily achieve these goals while in the process exterminate bad habits that contribute to failures. For example, effective goals must be specific, time-bound, and achievable. This audio book is right for everyone who has set down goals because this book contains effective guides on how you can easily achieve these goals. Highly Recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Daniel K.
    3/15/17
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    "More than Self-Disicpline"

    I've read many books on time management, goal setting and self-discipline. The onus of these books is often 'just take action and do it!' And when you don't live up to these standards, you feel deflated and think that it was your inability to apply this new habit/system. But perhaps that system wasn't for you personally? This book applies a mindfulness approach to self-discipline, which I felt was refreshing. The biggest take away I got was that we should be kinder to ourselves. And no amount of punishment will make us more disciplined.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Fred
    4/27/17
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    "Top class book"
    Any additional comments?

    I was a little dubious at the very start but having finished it and implemented much of the advice given, I have no hesitation at all but to recommend it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Martha
    4/25/17
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    "Great book, comes highly recommended!"
    Any additional comments?

    An informative (yet entertaining) listen which really helped me properly understand self-discpline a lot better and really assisted on me sticking to some good new habits, breaking some bad old traits and generally developing more self-discipline in my life, something I had previously struggled with at times.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Barry
    5/19/17
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    "Informative and great value for money"
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    Was impressed by the value for money. Very good narration, easy to understand, easy to follow, easy to implement and 90% of the advice really does seem to be working for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    5/10/17
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    "Something that actually works"
    Any additional comments?

    I was grateful to finally find a book that was not full of useless BS and instead contained a lot of useful information, much of it totally original. Really impressed with this one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Earnest
    5/1/17
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    "Very enjoyable and useful book!"
    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable book, easy to follow and full of great advice that really helped me. Good narration and the whole book flowed very well. Will be checking out more from the same author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MarkPT
    4/27/17
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    "A good listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Self-Discipline to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed this book, and part of the initial pull was the short length of it! I've often found many productivity and improvement books are a couple of hours too long, but this was a great length

    Must admit I had heard some of the stuff before in Mini-Habits, another great book, but this gave some good thoughts and takeaways


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Timothy
    4/27/17
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    "Well written and collated in a good way."

    if you've read a few of this sort of book, you aren't going to find anything particularly new here, but you are going to find some very good advice delivered in useful, logical, easily digested chunks. if you haven't read anything like this before then this is a great book to buy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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