Just Do the Damn Thing

How to Sit Your @ss Down Long Enough to Exert Willpower, Develop Self Discipline, Stop Procrastinating, Increase Productivity, & Get Sh!t Done
Narrated by: Fran McClellan
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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Are you tired of not doing the things you said you would do and doing the things you said you wouldn't do?  

You have big dreams of changing your life. Or maybe you have small dreams of just keeping your commitments in your work, school, or relationships. Either way, you can’t seem to get it together. You promise yourself you’ll do it later, when you’re refreshed, remotivated, when NSYNC gets back together. 

But here’s the thing, later never comes. Months, even years down the line, you still have a picture of a bathtub full of cash, a Lamborghini, and a six-pack on your vision board, yet you still work retail, drive a car that requires you to click your heels three times in order for it to start, and have last night’s doughnut crumbs on your mouth.  

Asking yourself to sit down and have the willpower and motivation to be productive and not put off doing things you know you should do is like asking a six-year-old to eat steamed broccoli and do your taxes. 

We often know what we should be doing. But let’s face it. Doing stuff is hard. With this audiobook, not so much. You will find:

  • How to “cheat” more hours out of your day
  • How to organize your to-do list for maximum productivity and minimum "I want to tear my hair out and kill someone"
  • The myth of the “morning person”
  • Why you already have what you need to succeed, even if you’re broke, ugly, and talentless
  • The five willpower killers that destroy motivation
  • How to get things done when you’re overwhelmed or don’t feel like it
  • The sometimes friendly, sometimes not-so-friendly kick in the pants you need to make you see and do things differently, change your life, and hopefully laugh in the process

This audiobook has practical, easy-to-apply tips, shared in a fun and relatable way.  

If you’re tired of the same old hippie mumbo jumbo advice from the same dry, boring self-help guides, scroll up and click "Buy Now" to get this audiobook!

©2018 Reese Owen (P)2018 Reese Owen

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Got something good in store for me.

So, with it being the beginning of the year, one of my New Years Resolutions has been to finish what I start. I always start projects and have these big, great ideas and grand plans, but I never finish anything and then wonder why my life is still the same. I went on a self help book spree (I really need it) and this is one of the books I got, and it is my favorite so far. It has easy to follow little tidbits of advice, and is a very easy listen. I imagine it’ll be an easy read too, so I just went ahead and bought the paperback book as well to pull out whenever

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funny AND seriously helpful!

I really liked it! I plan on listening to it again, and buying more of her books in the future! ♡

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sarcastic, witty, & helpful !

i thought this book was going to be mostly yelling to do better, but the author beautifully wove in empathy, personal stories, wit, & positive statements with some hard truths. excellent read!!!! I'm going to read more titles from this author too

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Getting things done.

I have severe ADD. Okay, so that’s technically self diagnosed, but still, I can’t seem to focus or sit still or just discipline myself enough to get something done. This audiobook is a kick in the behind to actually get stuff done!

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Meh, search for another self help book

Not really worth the effort, there are other books out there that address procrastination better.

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Functional self-help book.

There’s been a trend lately of people just telling it like it is. That’s what I call it “telling it like it is” self help. This audiobook is one of those books. And I have to say, I much prefer it to the dry, boring, self help.

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Pretty basic. Good if you're starting from 0.

The book was good, but really focused I'm helping people who are starting from basic zero. If you're in a spot where you hate everything about your life or you are just a complete hot mess, then this is the right book for you. Not quite as practical if you are trying to just improve on a life you're already relatively happy with.

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Terrible book

Terrible disclaimer at the beginning- basically the author says she’s not responsible for anything in the book. Why wrote the book then?

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Good shit!!

I loved this book!! Loved the narrator!! I am ready to "get shit done!"!! Yay!

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Annoying voice

I was hoping for a calming tone and motivation/self esteem advice. This is borderline condescending

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  • mary baron
  • 01-29-19

Simple but striking.

This audio book contains very simple, and some times common sense advice, which some people might not like, but I actually do. I don’t want something that’s over complicated and sounds too hard or like too much work to actually implement, and I hate those authors that try to be all intellectualized and sound smarter than they actually are. So I appreciate her down to earth style and conversational writing. Good audiobook.

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  • Julie Clarke
  • 01-28-19

Hats off to the author.

I had never heard of this author, so took a chance on this book—well, I guess I didn’t really take a chance since I got it with a free credit, but any way, I digress—and I’m glad that I did. This pleasantly surprised (and entertained me). This audio book had me laughing all throughout, which doesn’t often happen with books in the self help genre. Hats off to this new author, whoever she is.



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  • Reyna Collins
  • 01-27-19

getting things done.

We’ve all heard the same stuff over and over, but sometimes you just need to hear an old thing in a new way, and that’s what this audiobook does. I found it to be pretty entertaining.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-24-19

This resonates with me.

This is a good audiobook for anyone who is tired of being the person who no one expects anything out of anymore. I have unfortunately become that person out of my family and friends group. After years of never doing what I said I would do, and always doing what I said I wouldn’t do, I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m sick of disappointing everyone. This audiobook actually resonated with me, so with the help of this book, I’m hoping I can actually stop being the family screw up.

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  • Lisa Cardoza
  • 01-24-19

The author is a pro.

The narrator absolutely makes this book. She did a terrific job on the narration. You can tell she’s a professional and great at what she does.

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  • Diana S.
  • 03-15-19

Quite motivating

Relevant and direct, I like it!! Will listen to this over and over again to reignite...

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  • Donna Reid
  • 01-30-19

I'm highly recommending this.,

My new favorite, go to shower listen. It gets me pumped up and in a good mood while I’m getting ready for work every day. Can’t ask for much more. Happy with this purchase.

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  • Noella Bruns
  • 01-28-19

Enjoyed this.

This is a must listen for any millennial. It was really funny and I have to say I really enjoyed it from beginning to end.

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  • Norma Lewis
  • 01-25-19

Got excited with this.

I listened to the author’s other audiobook that’s also on Audible, and I actually got excited to see that she has another one! Keep them coming!

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  • Riannie States
  • 01-23-19

Witty!!

My favorite part about this audiobook was the funny and relatable stories with the hot mess characters in the book (that sadly resemble me more than I’d like to admit). But if I start actually doing some of these tips in this book, I’m confident I can finally start to get my life together.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-20

For a young audience

If you're over 30, you've probably heard it all before so don't bother. If you're young and need some motivation, it could work for you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-20

Unoriginal and Just Copied from other Sources

This book has nothing original in this field to contribute. It doesn’t even add to these ideas or give a new perspective. The poor attempts at humour are also painful. Don’t waste your time with this rubbish.