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  • Summary

  • The greatest barrier to living a happier life isn’t knowing what to do, but knowing how to turn those good intentions into action. This is an audio series for anyone who is sick of their own excuses. Dr Tim Sharp, 'Dr Happy', busts 15 common excuses for not taking action when it comes to happiness. With his help you’ll take control of your life and stop getting in your own way.

    Dr Tim Sharp is a clinical and consulting psychologist with three degrees in psychology and a distinguished career over several decades. He’s Australia’s very own 'Dr Happy' and the founder of The Happiness Institute.

    This original podcast is 8 episodes in total, please begin with “Ep 1: No More Excuses”.

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Episodes
  • Ep 1: No More Excuses

    Dec 14 2020

    Are your attempts to introduce habits for happiness in your life thwarted by pesky excuses? Get ready to bust those excuses, take action and start by setting some goals.

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    25 mins
  • Ep 2: There’s No Perfect Time

    Dec 14 2020

    Whether you think the timing is poor or you’re happy enough for now, there’s always a reason not to take action. The only perfect time to make change is now.

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    29 mins
  • Ep 3: You’re Never Too Busy

    Dec 14 2020

    How to sort what’s urgent from what’s important — and to make your own happiness and wellbeing the top of your priority list. 

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    29 mins

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Episode 7 is missing.

Episode 7 is just a repeat of Episode 6. Also there is a lot of repetition. But there are lots of tips so you might find something useful. worth a listen, but not the best

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Vague

This book was a waste of my time. Was very vague and repetitive.. did not dissect any of the details he was giving, rather than just glossing over things...

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Don’t bother. Giant commercial to buy his stuff

If you have ever watched Oprah or any daytime talk show you have heard this 100 times. Talks more about how you should buy his other stuff

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Couldn't even get past chapter 3

this is such a generic material, he could have just said: "if you're happy and you know it, clap your hands, therefore clap your hands and be happy". i expected so much more from a trained psychologist... this sounds like it was written by some guy who underwent a 2-weeks coaching seminar.

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Great to play during my workouts

I play Habits for Action during my morning workouts ... Over and over just like the habits I want to create ... like a mantra! not for entertainment but for programming the ideas deeply!

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Very Helpful

If you are actively looking to try to change your behavior and modes of thought, this will be very helpful. It does take some self awareness and self examination which can get uncomfortable, but is absolutely necessary to alter oneself. I piked the fact that he consistently talked about all of the free ways to achieve permanent change and that he wasn’t simply trying to get you to spend money on other things. You will only benefit from this if you are willing to put in some effort of your own.