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Self-Discipline

An Ex-SPY's Guide to Hack Your Daily Habits to Build Unshakable Self-Control
Narrated by: Tom Taverna
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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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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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.

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Great 📖 i ❤ it

Great narrator i love the 📖great for self esteem self help when you need it

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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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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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Self-improvement audible for self-discipline!

If you could sum up Self-Discipline in three words, what would they be?

Self-control, productive and self-discipline!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Self-Discipline?

All!

What about Tom Taverna’s performance did you like?

Speaks clearly and soft.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Self-Discipline?

I learned the way to hack our daily habits to become a highly self-disciplined and productive person.

Any additional comments?

Daughtry, gives deeper understanding about the basic cognitive principles on how the brain actually works. Teaches us good mindset and tactics to help us to become naturally have self-discipline. Includes also strategies to help us with gratification and preventing procrastination.

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This is an excellent helpful guide !!

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Self-control and self-discipline go hand in hand. Being disciplined involves controlling your urges and impulses that will reflect in the way you speak, your attitude and emotions and your relationships with those around you. Excellent time management involves a change in focus from activities to results. Without failure success may only be as much as the vision you have when you go to bed at night. Recommended!

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Smart and to the point.

Where does Self-Discipline rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely in the top 5 books i've listened to. Truly amazing.

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

As a person who struggles with temptation and impulses I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can use and practice what's in it. Nothing to compare

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I recommend repeated listening though to solidify what's gleaned. narration was clear and there were spots of humor I enjoyed and found refreshing. recommend you buy this one.

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Worth the time to listen

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

Change is the only constant thing in this world that is why changing one's bad habits can be very possible to have a successful life

What about Tom Taverna’s performance did you like?

The reader is very good. He has a nice, soothing voice.

Any additional comments?

It is extremely detailed and it's simply put, easy to read 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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  • 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.