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  • Habits for Action

  • How to Stop the Excuses and Do What You Know You Should
  • By: Dr Tim Sharp
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)

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Summary

The greatest barrier to living a happier life isn’t knowing what to do, but knowing how to turn those good intentions into action. This is an audio series for anyone who is sick of their own excuses. Dr Tim Sharp, 'Dr Happy', busts 15 common excuses for not taking action when it comes to happiness. With his help you’ll take control of your life and stop getting in your own way.

Dr Tim Sharp is a clinical and consulting psychologist with three degrees in psychology and a distinguished career over several decades. He’s Australia’s very own 'Dr Happy' and the founder of The Happiness Institute.

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©2020 Dr Tim Sharp (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd

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Nothing Revelatory

This starts with Dr Sharp describing millions of results on a Google search for happiness. Essentially, he's not offered anything deeper than a compilation of what he's determined as the best bits. I found it preachy. He titled the book Habits for Action and starts with the premise that you are not happy and working on happiness solves your problem. Therefore he hammers home the messages of "how to be happy" with some basic tenets of habit-forming mindsets. I purchased the book to address deeper issues around executive functions and was disappointed. I found it all a bit superficial with no insight any deeper than any article you'd find in those millions of Google search results.

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mildly interesting vagueness

I think this series could have been much shorter and to the point. In each episode there were 'interview' pieces with people which were good because it put the ideas into a practical setting. And in each episode there were probably 2 or 3 main/key points or sentences. If you can sift through the other waffle to these then there were some good ideas.

Overall it was a bit too vague and aimless, which is ironic.

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Excellent!

This course gave me so much more than just stating the obvious. I almost felt he was right beside me, knowing me and talking to me personally about my struggles. He has very much insight, great tips and gave me a new perspective on many things. He also used many examples of other peoples struggles which made me feel more normal and not alone. Now just hearing his voice makes me feel better. Highly recommended!

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Real talk

Everyday issues that we take for 'normal behaviour' gets explained here. The talk, the examples are challenges from life itself. If you look for a way to get started, without excuses, this is your book!

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Worth a listen

As someone suffering from depression and anxiety hearing a breezy voice making suggestions can be irritating and trite. But it is absolutely worth listening to good advice. The suggestions you have probably heard before but the theme is important habits that eventually need to become part of your life. I have practiced some of these suggestions in the past and they do work to an extent and this is a reminder to follow good habits and keep the demons away!

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Good timing to read this book

Since we are still on the lockdown for a year now, i really appreciate this book among others that I'm reading.
Its helping me with mental health, i recommended highly this book.

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thank you.

thank you for sharing all your wisdom Dr Tim you're helping me and also helping me help others. probing one person can spark a chain reaction that can change the world.

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Good advice. Thanks.

The information is not new but it helps to hear it and keep on at the things that resonate to achieve habits for action. Well read. Well organised. Is helping me identify and see a way out of my procrastination. Thanks Dr. Happy.

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straight talking, to the point and relatable

straight talking, to the point and relatable. Great insights with useful tips. I found the last two were the most useful

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It's just what I do

Loved it. Narration is pleasant. Life quality should be improved after applying these words. Thanks.