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  • The Now Habit

  • By: Neil Fiore Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Neil Fiore Ph.D.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Help

  • By Julie on 25-11-07

Surprisingly good...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-18

This book has this "self-helpy" vibe to it (mostly due to narration) and I was sceptical at first. I've read too many of those self-congratulatory pamphlets that just force their dogma while backing it up with incorrect facts. Too often self-help gurus just barely touch the surface levels of behavioural psychology, leaving me perplexed and doubtful.
But Neil quickly dispelled these wrong assumptions as he got deeper and deeper into the root of the procrastination issues. I really found the book helpful as it expanded on the emotional psychology of time management that "The Big Leap" (the other fantastic book on life purpose and goal setting) only glanced at.
I really needed to understand the habitual and sequencing patterns of behaviour and thinking that kept locking me into the procrastination mode. Neil comes up with thorough explanations and really wise advises on how to steer your mind in the right direction. Without all this uneducated hutzpah around "getting over being lazy" I see too often at "orange spiral stages".
I know it sounds exalted and lofty but in a sense, the book has changed my life. Or at least put me on the right path as there is work on my part yet to be done...

Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Psycho-Cybernetics

  • Updated and Expanded
  • By: Maxwell Maltz
  • Narrated by: Matt Furey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Since its first publication in 1960, Maltz's landmark best seller has inspired and enhanced the lives of more than 30 million readers. In this updated edition, with a new introduction and editorial commentary by Matt Furey, president of the Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, the original text has been annotated and amplified to make Maltz's message even more relevant for the contemporary audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ahead Of His Time

  • By M. Neale on 05-06-17

A fantastic self help book for beginners

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

This was the very first self help book I've ever read. I was still at uni and I was looking for ways to improve my life and optimise my learning abilities. After a few pages it already surpassed all my expectations. Psycho-cybernetics set me on journey I'm still on today and I was very lucky to have found this book early on (it was completely random!).
Now after 10 years I'm revisiting it again. This time in English. And I'm absolutely baffled how much I've outgrew the book. I've been integrating the core premises for over 10 years now. To my surprise, it wasn't really "back to the basics" type of reread I was hoping for. It wasn't even "lets revisit the foundations" feel I thought I'd get. Rather, I was bored and often cringed on some of the more basic tenets of the book. Frankly, I was bit annoyed with my reaction to it. But I've listened to it till the end anyway. What I got from it this time was the perspective of how much I've evolved in the last 10 years; but also, the book reassured me that I'm still on the right path Maltz's ideas have put me on years ago. For that I'm eternally grateful. And I'll probably revisit the book again in some distant future...
Most recommended especially for beginners and all those who feel like they lost their way.

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic read

  • By Matthew Henry on 16-11-16

Didn't like the voice

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-16

The author makes it sound trivial and sort of like a collage pamphlet rather than a timeless book about how to live your life.
I value it for pointing to (reminding rather...) the right set of attitudes one should cary with himself all the time and just during the crisis.
Hence I'll dig deeper in stoicism which I probably wouldn't have done so without hearing this audiobook.
That's 4 stars right there.

  • Sane New World

  • Taming the Mind
  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684

Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An out standing book!

  • By mark on 23-06-14

Wild Wild West mind-spirit rediscovery

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-15

Ok but nothing new... Will be great for beginners looking to get into the mindfulness and spirituality. Otherwise it does not go too deep. It is easy and funny audiobook though...

  • The Power of No

  • Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness
  • By: James Altucher, Claudia Azula Altucher
  • Narrated by: James Altucher, Claudia Azula Altucher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

"No" is sometimes the hardest word to say. It's also the most necessary. How many times have you heard yourself saying yes to the wrong things - overwhelming requests, bad relationships, time-consuming obligations? How often have you wished you could summon the power to turn them down? This program will help you take back your power by showing that a well-placed "No" can not only save you time and trouble, it can save your life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth listening to more than once

  • By karenb13 on 21-09-14

Waste of my time...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-15

I didn't know what to expect from the book as I picked it up by random. Maybe if I had done a little bit of research first into the authors and their writing I wouldn't have listened it on the first place. But that's on me...
So here's why this book is not for me:
- the book is dedicated for people who are at the very bottom of mental and emotional state, depressed and/or on the edge of committing suicide.
Not for aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to understand how word "no" can improve their lives and businesses - or how they can excel in being more assertive etc.
- weak writing - 70% of the book has nothing to do with the main theme - "saying no" ... The plot is all over the place and appears more like a copy-paste of punch-lines from writings of Tolle, Covey and Greene ... And without the necessary context.
- lots of unnecessary fillers. Really. A lot....
- that said, nothing you couldn't find elsewhere on some random self-help blog summarised in one longer post...
I've finished over half of the book on 1.5 speed just to complete it (should have deleted it really but that's on me again ...)
Don't buy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Creativity Inc.

  • By: Ed Catmull
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896

As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: To make the world’s first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breaking the concrete

  • By Lucas on 17-04-15

Breaking the concrete

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-15

Pixar created something truly amazing.
Rising from a small "special effects" company to a world-class creative powerhouse, Pixar set a major milestone in the motion-picture history through persistent innovation and ... revamped the culture of corporate behemoths setting up ingenious organization and establishing powerful practices.
Yet nothing is really that "science-fiction" about their innovative approach and uniqueness. 
What made Pixar and their people special was their ability and willingness to dive deep into our true human core and found what really make us tick.
They found keys to human "soul" and crafted meticulous instruction on how to use them.
Pixar's universal principals truly resonate with us and it is now obvious that no "concrete corporation" would have ever produced something as touching and as moving as Toy Story, Wall-e, Up! and all others.

Same as 20 years ago Toy Story shaped the world of this little kid buried in the old, oversized cinema seat...
This Story - the Pixar Story - will change the way we shape our businesses and organizations.

Thank you Ed for sharing this timeless lesson on how to have fun, create with passion and love what you do.
Thank you Steve for making this all happen.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Pitch Anything

  • An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
  • By: Oren Klaff
  • Narrated by: Oren Klaff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million - and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation. Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas. According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art - it’s a simple science.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Limited relevance outside of US finance

  • By H. B. Warren on 13-04-15

Excellent for any social encounter

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-15

I've expected another sales book telling me how to use this trick or that line and a lot of hoopla in between... Instead I was quickly engaged in a fantastic story of one of the best delivered social encountering teaching books I've read/listened so far.
And what is more important - Oren's idea goes so much beyond simple sales method it can be used in literally any social situation.
Everyone should listen to that book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Waking Up

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From bestselling author, neuroscientist, and “new atheist” Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the increasingly large numbers of people who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is Important.

  • By Lucas on 15-02-15

This is Important.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-02-15

Possibly one of the most important book you can read about spirituality today.
Performance wise is also top level. I have read Sam's books and follewed him for some time on YT, blog and podcasts. I knew the book will be of the highest quality but the audiobook somehow enhanced the experience even more. Listening to Sam's voice is so much better than merly reading the book in your own voice inside your head...
This is an ultimate journey to spirituality guided by one of the most important figure in line of scientific and spiritual/religion field.
You simply cannot afford to miss it.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,307

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Rachel on 04-03-06

Timeless

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-15

One of the most important non-fiction books in your life. Whether you are self development junkie or not you have to read it/listen to it. The earlier in your life the better. Not sure why I was not introduced to it earlier in school...

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

Eat That Frog! cover art
  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How to Write a List

  • By Geordie Girl on 17-09-14
  • Eat That Frog!
  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy

One of those...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-15

... Books where if you take notes it's impossible as every single word is essential. Multiple rereads required for full absorpsion. Best of all, it gets you straight to action.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful