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The Now Habit Audiobook

The Now Habit

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Publisher's Summary

Here's the first comprehensive strategic system for overcoming the causes and eliminating the effects of procrastination.

Here are techniques to help any busy person get more things done more quickly, without the anxiety and stress brought on by delay and pressing deadlines.

If you are a professional, manager, student, entrepreneur, writer, or homemaker, this audiobook will help you achieve your goals more rapidly, whether they are large, complex challenges or the small, essential tasks of everyday life and work. If you now work effectively, even though you have too much to do and too little time, The Now Habit will show you how to prioritize your goals to allow more time for guilt-free play.

Step by step, Neil Fiore, Ph.D. reveals numerous tested strategies for ridding your life of procrastination:

  • Use the symptoms of procrastination to trigger the cure
  • Overcome the perfectionism and fear of failure that lie behind procrastination
  • Benefit from making positive statements about work instead of sabotaging yourself with negative statements
  • Make your worry work for you
  • Use the "Unschedule" time-management techniques
  • Accomplish more in less time through efficient "flow state" work styles
  • Assist the procrastinators in your life in overcoming their problems

The Now Habit promises you the chance to truly enjoy guilt-free recreational time, knowing the work is really behind you.

Download the accompanying reference guide..

©2006 Neil Fiore, Ph.D.; (P)2007 Gildan Media

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    Jeremy Kritt 05-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Absolutely unbearable to listen to"
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    If you are interested in reading this book, I would get a paperback edition. The narration was unbearable. Do not waste your money on this audio book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Grant NANTUCKET, MA, United States 07-08-10
    Grant NANTUCKET, MA, United States 07-08-10 Member Since 2009

    caffeinated

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    "Yeah, well."

    There's nothing worse than downloading a book and listening to the whole thing only to find that it did not contain a single grain of information one did not already know. I downloaded this book to gain some insight to help one of my children overcome a problem with getting things done. No insight gained. And the author's narration is very, very difficult to listen to.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Danbury, CT, USA 11-02-08
    Julie Danbury, CT, USA 11-02-08
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    "Love to learn it, but CAN'T listen to it..."

    It seems to be full of wonderful insights, but really cannot get past the narration. He pauses SO often in random places, as if he lost his spot reading. I really can't get past the first hour, and that took me a month of forcing myself to listen.
    Just buy the paper book if you want to actually get through it.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda 08-15-13
    Ronda 08-15-13 Member Since 2006

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    "I've Listened 77 Times"
    What made the experience of listening to The Now Habit the most enjoyable?

    I keep listening to it over and over. Because 1) it's a bit boring at times and I'm such an airhead, I keep spacing out so I have to read it over and over to absorb it all, and 2) because it has helped me more than any self-help book to-date.The strategies of just tackling 30 minutes at a time, and repeatedly deciding when is the next time I can START on this project have taken some of the pressure off. Determining what KIND of procrastinator I am (one who becomes easily overwhelmed) has helped me rise above my unspoken, unacknowledged feeling of "if I can't do it all - perfectly - I might as well not even try" mindset.Other small tips, like never ending at the end of a chapter (which goes against my entire being) and not ending at a frustrating part have really made my life better. I highly recommend this book, even if the author does take it a bit too slow at times (like maybe he's multi-tasking in the background in order to complete more work in the same amount of time and forgets that he's reading to us! Ha!)


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great tips, useful strategies


    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Berkeley, CA, USA 11-21-09
    Mark Berkeley, CA, USA 11-21-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Appalling narration"

    The narration is absolutely terrible. The author/narrator takes a breath in completely random places, often one sentence will have two words <breath> one word <breath> two more words <breath>, and so on...

    The *content* of what little of the book I could stand to listen to seemed OK, but the narration completely ruins it.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    K Brian Boca Raton, FL, USA 09-27-08
    K Brian Boca Raton, FL, USA 09-27-08
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    "Horrible Narrator"

    Out of all the books I have downloaded I can't seem to listen to this one since the narrator is so awful. I've actually been forcing myself to listen since some of the material is actually quite useful. The narrator is so monotone I find myself thinking of suicide - just a little humor

    Buy the book instead.

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    paul g. batista 05-16-17
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    "Helpful"

    Great book, I will continue to use the steps outlined in the book. Must read.

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    "great book"

    Have you tried David Allen's gtd but did you fell of the wagon because of procrastination? Then this is the book for you

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    Will O. Alexandria, VA 04-27-17
    Will O. Alexandria, VA 04-27-17 Member Since 2014

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    "The readers cadence drove me insane"

    Maybe the book works, maybe it doesn't. I found myself procrastinating just because I hated the narrators performance. It took me several weeks to finish this book, because I never looked forward to listening to it

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    Rebecca 04-10-17
    Rebecca 04-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This guy should not be allowed to narrate..."

    It's honestly a shame that the author chose to narrate, because he is so terrible, I am finding it difficult to make it through the book. Pausing at confusing and unnecessary times, and speaking in an almost robotic cadence. It is PAINFUL. Truly doing a disservice to the content I am trying to glean.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Julie
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    11/25/07
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    "Fantastic Help"

    This was my first audiobook, and i was unsure if I could adjust to listening rather than reading a book. However, the Now Habit struck a cord with me so many times that I found it easy to concentrate. The advice is so much better than other books I've read related to procrastination. I've found it easy to put the techniques learned into practice and I'm starting to reap the rewards. I'd recommend this book to anyone who ever puts things off and then suffers with the guilt of doing so.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    OMAGH, United Kingdom
    11/24/12
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    "Blew me away - he's right. The book works."

    I'm a terrible sceptic and have tried just about everything, including multiple courses, to deal with my procrastination. For some people it is a minor irritation, but for me it has blighted my life. I am a bright person who should have done much better in my life, and now I understand why.



    My degree is in counselling, but this guy has a level of insight into procrastination and the very emotional and psychological reasons for it that I totally lacked. He has done a lot of research on it and, I believe, has made a discovery. I think he really has found the crux of what causes procrastination for people like me, and it is not (for the most part) anything to do with time management or schedules.



    I will not spoil the book by giving away what he found, except to say that it was about two or three chapters in that I had the realisation of my life. For the first time in years I have genuine hope that I can get beyond this handicap I have carried around with me all my life. It is a relief to finally know what causes it and I can never "un-know" this knowledge.



    The author narrates his own book, and although he isn't the best narrator out there, you get the benefit of feeling his passion for the subject and he injects real meaning to something he obviously feels strongly about. He strikes me as a really kind and understanding person and, with my counselling head on, this is just what you need from someone who is helping you with a problem that can be as personal and difficult to face as procrastination.



    So, thank you very much Neil!

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    12/23/12
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    "Interesting stuff"

    I am not a huge fan of self help books but I have read a thing or two on the topic of procrastination, since I am one of the world's worst! Most of the concepts and information in this book were new to me and left me feeling (for the first time ever) that I might not have to spend the rest of my life in a constant and exhausting battle to get things done on time.



    Even if I never manage to fully become as efficient and organised as I hope to be, the reduction in shame that came from listening to this has made it a good read.



    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma
    6/17/16
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    "useful tips"

    a good guide of ways to limit procrastination and perfectionism. read well with informative case studies

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lucia
    Bucharest
    3/25/16
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    "Life Changing!"

    Good, organized and practical tips , plans and advices that generate results literally in a couple of hours. It is simply amazing!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jamie
    4/1/15
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    "practical revelations and insights"

    loved this book. the whole journey was just a series of revelations and insights about how I work and deal with procrastination. zero pop psychology and finally some non-judgemental insights into procrastination. this book is definitely worth spending a credit on. listen, implement and finally get on with things.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/17/17
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    "The similarities to my habits are uncanny!"

    I hope this information will improve my effectiveness and efficiency in everyday life aswell as work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. J. A. Ball
    Spain
    5/2/17
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    "Beat procrastination"

    A useful book with good tips and techniques for beating procrastination without beating yourself up. I'll definitely revisit this content again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B. Ward
    Oxford, UK
    4/23/17
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    "Actual tools to overcome procrastination "

    Found myself on a self help audio book binge at the moment. They tend to blend into each other. This one has stuck in my head. Instead of cheerleading me with positive thought and platitudes it helped in two ways:
    1) helping identify procrastination behaviour
    2) recognition that I don't have to martyr myself to work and instead schedule fun, relaxation etc without guilt as long as I can just start

    The delivery is a bit odd, slow and hesitant, but speeding up the playback really helped. The faults actually added a bit of fallibility to the delivery, stopped it sounding didactic like so many other self help books.

    Get past that and there's something really sincere and useful in here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr J A Cilliers
    12/6/16
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    "very good lessons for procrastination."

    loved it. listened to it twice already. It's not just about procrastinating. ..but about the reasons we do procrastinate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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