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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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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?

N/A

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!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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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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.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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  • brittany
  • 08-13-18

5 out of 5 excellent grab!!

Good explanation and definition of self-discipline.There are some strategies that can help you stay on track and give you an advantage on a day to day basis to help you stay disciplined to achieve any task.Listening this also help me to develop a self discipline mindset.Good thing that I grabbed this book.

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  • Victoria
  • 08-13-18

An Ex-SPY's Guide

I found this book very insightful and helpful. Self-discipline is indispensable if you want to accomplish anything in life. This book continue to act as a great reminder of what I need to achieve and values I should continue to emulate.The content is great and I learned so much from it. It makes me want to start being productive again, it's very motivations and will definitely guide you correct your mindset and help you plan your way back to your goal. 💖

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  • corneliusdavid
  • 08-09-18

Worth the time to listen

It is extremely detailed and it's simply put, easy to listen and understand. The inspiration and tips included in this book helped me to step up and move into action right away. So its a definite to listen even if you don't think you have You can help a friend with this understanding

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  • Hannah
  • 08-09-18

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 listen! 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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  • albert
  • 08-09-18

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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  • kazim
  • 08-07-18

You can try this book!!

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

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  • uvashi
  • 08-07-18

This is a valuable purchase!!

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.

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  • sharmila
  • 08-07-18

Really worth recommending!

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.

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  • Vincent!!
  • 08-07-18

Exciting and well done

Mindset truly is everything. No matter what you want to do in life, you have to have the mindset to be disciplined and stay the course. It's something I struggle with to this day but Self-Discipline has inspired me to take some action. The insights in this book have helped me to see where I need to make changes to get my life to the next level and achieve my goals. I found it to be Insightful, Informative, probably the best book on the subject. One of the best Self-Improvement books I've ever listen.

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  • queen
  • 08-07-18

What a performance!

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.