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59 Seconds: Motivation

Narrated by: Richard Wiseman
Length: 44 mins
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Summary

Overcoming procrastination, how to achieve absolutely anything by creating the perfect plan, the dark side of visualization, and employing doublethink....

Most people would like to be more motivated. For years, gurus and ‘life coaches’ have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from visualization to self-affirmation, are ineffective.

Fortunately, psychologist Richard Wiseman is on hand to provide fast-acting, myth-busting scientific answers to a huge range of everyday problems. From creating the perfect plan to really losing weight, personal and professional success may be less than a minute away.

©2009 Richard Wiseman (P)2010 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Not worth it

There must be better advice on motivation out there. I regret spending my monthly credit on this audiobook since it’s quite short and not very insightful, especially for someone who has read other books on the topic of motivation.
The last chapter deals with weightloss and suggests eating in front of a mirror, which reminds me of “tips” I’ve read in pro anorexia forums - not a great idea and possibly triggering to ED sufferers.

The whole concept probably works better in written form, since it’s made up almost like a work-book with questionnaires to fill out.

Not completely terrible, but wouldn’t recommend the audiobook.

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Helpful if you want to lose weight

No earth-shattering ideas, but useful and simple ways to focus on the task in hand

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  • AshaMem
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 02-02-12

This is really a good book and i recommend it !!

This is really a good book and i recommend this book to everyone and worth buying this book .

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