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Self-Discipline Audiobook

Self-Discipline: An Ex-SPY's Guide to Hack Your Daily Habits to Build Unshakable Self-Control

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Publisher's Summary

Imagine how different your life would be if you knew a way to hack your daily habits to become a highly self-disciplined and productive person.

You will never quite know how many opportunities you have missed by lacking the self-discipline to truly follow through on your convictions. Whether it's attaining a new body, better job, or simply being more productive in life. All too often people fall short as they aren't equipped with the right mental make-up and mind tricks to actually achieve it.

Not anymore.

James Daugherty is an intelligence expert and former CIA spy who specializes in all forms of human behavior. But there's one trait which is critical to winning, self-discipline. A spy would be worthless without it.

However he never realized quite how much his ability to cultivate a self-disciplined mindset whilst working in the field as an American spy would help everyday people in civilian life.

Imagine if you could arrange your habits and behaviors in a way to achieve seamless success in whatever you are doing.

In this insightful and functional book, Daugherty gives listeners a firsthand look into the trials and tribulations he dealt with in the field as a CIA operative and no-nonsense guide revealing how to:

  • Understand the basic cognitive principles on how the brain actually works
  • The nature of a "habit loop"
  • Why it's critical to identify bad habits and replace them with better ones
  • Tactics to help you naturally cultivate a self-disciplined mindset
  • Strategies to help with delaying gratification and preventing procrastination
  • Day-to-Day habits of a spy to develop extreme productivity
  • Implementing "Habit Pyramiding" for exponential progress
  • CIA fitness training principles for fast results

And much more.

©2017 James Daugherty (P)2017 James Daugherty

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    CHRISTOPHER MCGINTY 10-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "logically based material"

    Great audio book! It uses logic and science to support the message, and it doesn't rely on fluffy feel good rhetoric. This was clearly meant as a learning tool in conjunction with an inspirational tool.

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    aurora 09-14-17
    aurora 09-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Boring, not worthy buying "
    Would you try another book from James Daugherty and/or Tom Taverna?

    Definitely no. Before I bought, I found it's all 5 star comments and I really regretted I bought this one.


    What could James Daugherty have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It's nothing new to reader, it feels like it just put together something we already know and made into a book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Don't like the narrator, the voice made me almost fall asleep


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. Want to return it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    abram 06-19-17
    abram 06-19-17
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    "Great, quality book."
    What made the experience of listening to Self-Discipline the most enjoyable?

    Yes I learned lots of useful information are available in this audio book.


    What does Tom Taverna bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked the way that he was able to simp. if you the material that he was conveying. And he narrator did an excellent job in delivery.


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

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    Any additional comments?

    Although this book is meant to be informative, I gained more than just information. I became motivated to explore the other parts of my personality that I haven’t really paid attention to. The ideas that really struck me in this book are the development of humor and the attitude of gratitude. There are various techniques presented by the author, which any reader can use. We can indeed expand our potentials if we only learn to control our emotions, instincts, and thoughts. While self-control is without a doubt a basic instrument that causes us achieve achievement, thriving, and plenitude, a hefty portion of us continually battle with creating and keeping up self-control. An excellent read!

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    Elizabeth 06-19-17
    Elizabeth 06-19-17
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    "Definitely enjoyed reading it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Self-Discipline to be better than the print version?

    I think both are good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is immensely valuable, and very much needed by most people. It isn't even that the book itself is so fantastic, though it is definitely a good book, clearly written, good ideas, well executed. This book looks at willpower from a scientific point of view and how it evolved with our brains.


    What about Tom Taverna’s performance did you like?

    Clear, good pacing, did a nice job.


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

    It's definitely an eye-opener and an interesting audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    Understand the basic cognitive principles on how the brain actually works It shows you ways of strengthening your willpower. It also shows you how your brain plays tricks on you to make you do things you don't necessarily want to do. If you're interested in either starting or stopping any kind of behavior, this book is well worth your time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    talithabenjamin 06-18-17
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    "The concepts are easy to understand on their own"
    Where does Self-Discipline rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 2


    What other book might you compare Self-Discipline to and why?

    This is a well researched, well-written, and well-thought out book. The concepts are easy to understand on their own, but the author gives extensive and easy to follow explanations on habits, motivation, and willpower. Nothing to compare


    What about Tom Taverna’s performance did you like?

    The presentation of the book is so simple so anyone can easily understand it


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Its 2 hrs and 45 mins so i listen in 3 sittings


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful tips on how to change the way you think about yourself. This book is absolutely worth listening..

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    rabhia 06-18-17
    rabhia 06-18-17
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    "Motivating Book With Great Ideas !!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Surely i'll recommend this book. Very well written book,straight to the point with good insight on how to achieve your goals. A quick read full of helpful information for digging deep to strengthening self-discipline so you can get things done


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the structure of each chapter; it had a very logical layout. Additionally, the end of each chapter contained a bullet point list of the concepts covered with a quick summary of each. Highly recommend it for e everyone that needs a few guidelines and a kick in the rump to get motivated.

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    NabilaBarry 06-18-17
    NabilaBarry 06-18-17
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    "Really good book. Yes"

    That was a really, really good book. Yes, although I have read a lot of other books in that genre, I learned something new from this one! Besides that, I was encouraged to continue working on having a positive and grateful pattern of thinking, because that’s what makes such a colossal impact on your life. Not only on how you PERCEIVE life, but your actual living conditions. That’s how you transform your life beyond what you think is possible.
    I have used the techniques described in the book earlier, and I am here to testify that they work! So, when I was recommended the book by a friend, I bought it right away.
    I can only recommend that you do the same.

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    jency 06-18-17
    jency 06-18-17
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    "A Worthwhile REad"
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    This is a fascinating book, written in narrative form that works pretty well. The concept is powerful but the narrative gets a bit cute at times. It's a book I'm going to need to re-read a couple of times for the concept to become "imprinted" into my thinking. The approach it suggests is applicable to companies, nonprofits and even individuals.

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    Mthujan 06-17-17
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    "Such a life-changing listen"

    These books have given me so much useful information and at the same time enjoyment while reading them. Such a life-changing read! I would seriously recommend this set of self-help books. I think this is just an amazing set of books on self-help and self-growth. Just tons of vital strategies and techniques to practice and deal with low self-confidence and negative thinking and so much more. Definitely recommended! I'll recommend this to everyone. It's quick and easy listen with lots of insights.

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    dylan 06-17-17
    dylan 06-17-17
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    "Practical Advice on Developing Self-Discipline"
    Would you listen to Self-Discipline again? Why?

    Yes listen it again and again..


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

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    To my surprise, it reads more like a personal coach’s guide on how to perform more effectively. It is well written, easy to understand, and filled with practical advice. Strong self-discipline, obvious internal, enhances performance. The book offers guidance on goal setting, strengthening your endurance and tolerance, accountability, visualizing long-term rewards, and recovering from slips. Much useful advice in a concise package.

    This book is really a great resource for those who want to learn more about Self-Discipline.

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