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How to Stop Procrastination & Get More Done Audiobook

How to Stop Procrastination & Get More Done

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Publisher's Summary

The 2017 updated version of the best-selling solution to end procrastination forever and get more done in life.

Over 10 years of research lead to Alan Coulter writing the original book in 2014 which has now been updated with the latest methods for 2017. Cutting through the nonsense, this book offers a simple and easy to understand solution to beating procrastination and getting more done in life. No fancy gimmicks, just solid and actionable advice.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:

  • Effective methods to become more productive in life
  • Twenty-one unique and proven methods to beat procrastination
  • Procrastination at work and in your career
  • Romantic partners, friends, and family
  • Building willpower
  • Good habits
  • Time management skills for your life
  • And so much more!

©2017 Alan Coulter (P)2017 Alan Coulter

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    Anonymous 20/08/2017
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    If you could sum up How to Stop Procrastination & Get More Done in three words, what would they be?

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    Narrator was very good, nice to listen to and really helped to enforce the points. Great book!!!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Justine 07/09/2017
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    "Finally found what i was looking for."
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    Finally found a book that actually gives me what i wanted and needed to know, in a very simple to understand format. No mumbo jumbo nonsense which makes a huge change from the other books i have tried. Had it for a week now and i can already see an improvement in my productivity and general self-discipline.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 22/08/2017
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    What did you like most about How to Stop Procrastination & Get More Done?

    I found it very interesting as a lot of the material was not only original but also very easy to follow and to implement into my life.

    Narration is top! Only thing i didn't like was the cover artwork ha! Very good book if you want to increase your productivity and decrease your procrastination.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alice N. 09/09/2017
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    "Unlike Any Self Help Book I've ever Listened to!"

    How to Stop Procrastination and Get More Done is a self help ebook like you’ve never experienced before. You’ll usually find that self help books follow a stuffy and linear narrative however Coulter has injected his invaluable advice with sardonic wit to make the audio book enjoyable as well as educational. He tears apart the modern misconceptions around procrastination and our current disregard for its dangerous repercussions that hinder our daily lives in ways that we’ve never really contemplated. He illustrates how millennial's have created a joke around this apathetic mentality, however in reality, we’re wasting our lives and increasing our anxiety and stress levels.
    The narrator follows a great pace which is easy to understand and gives you a complete understanding on the psychological reasons why we procrastinate due to our subconscious thought patterns, fears and anxieties. The book will equip you to deal with procrastination in respect to your home life, relationships and professional lives and makes you consider how your environment reflects in our mind sets.
    Throughout the book Coulter offers thoughtful and practical advice which is proven to enhance your productivity so you can reach your full potential and override harmful thought patterns such subconscious fear of failure, fear of success and fear of not being good enough.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Fiona 06/09/2017
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    Some interesting concepts. Everything was put in a simple to understand and follow format. I found the narration a tiny bit annoying at times but nothing drastic. I am definitely finding myself getting a lot more done since getting this book

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Coffee4Life 17/11/2017
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    "Very very good"

    Got this book recently and i have to say since listening to it i have a new feeling of motivation - im getting more done and with less stress and anxiety. Really good

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "repetitive"

    I don't know what I was expecting (some help) but it's for people that aren't well read in similar areas. was disappointed for the price there was not one bit of information I didn't know. no nice surprises no gems.

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    Evo keo 06/09/2017
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    "some food for thought"

    i did take some things away from this book and am starting to see improvements already.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    "Repetitive and uninspiring"

    The tools in this audiobook are at best geared to the person who doesn't want to do the washing up and needs a little motivation. I was expecting some advanced sociological tools that would help a busy mind. I just found an overzealous, over enthusiastic, 'boot up the ass' colloquially annoying narrative.

    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    First impression is underwhelmed and I don’t think I’ve taken anything away from it. As it’s a short book I may give it another listen.

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  • David H
    25/08/17
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    "Full of very helpful methods that work, great book"

    I found this audiobook to be very helpful in combatting my procrastination. If I was to describe it in one word, it would be practical. It's literally full of different methods to try. The author recognises that everyone is different and the root causes of their procrastination are different. He focuses on providing a wide range of solutions so you can find what works for you. I would recommend the Pomodoro and 1-3-5 methods in particular. They made a huge difference to my life in a very short space of time. I couldn't believe what I could get done in a day when I was organised and actually applied myself. The author's methods also had a way of not seeming daunting and insurmountable, which was a huge problem I found with other books, methods etc.

    The author does give some background info on the causes of procrastination and they are a great help in understanding why the different methods work and for whom they might be suitable. However, it is very focused on doing, which is exactly what procrastinators need. It doesn't expect miracles overnight and emphasises the importance of consistency to achieve your goals.

    The chapters are well laid out and flow into each other nicely. The narration was clear and easy to follow. I found the information was organised into nice sized blocks, just the perfect amount to listen to on my commute to work each morning. I would highly recommend this book, definitely for those who have developed procrastinating habits from depression like me. The lift you get from actually getting things done is amazing!

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    19/10/17
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    "An excellent guide to beating procrastination"

    An enjoyable and useful listen. A good mixture of education and entertainment. I was glad to find out it was not the usual stuffy style. Procrastination was a lot easier to beat and I am definitely seeing a dramatic increase in my productivity!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Avid Reader.
    10/10/17
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    "Practical guide for everyone"

    There have been many books written about procrastination, and they all seem to pass across the same message. This is one that I’ve learnt tips that make a positive difference in the way I manage my time. The author is right to indicate that a lot of procrastination comes from the lack of the willpower to do things that we are otherwise not compelled to do otherwise.

    Building willpower is one of the things that I learned from this book that I believe everyone can benefit from. It’s not just knowing all the tips and tricks to do more. It is having the will to do stuff when nobody is looking or egging you on. This majorly applies to people that work from home like me. We always have deadlines that we have to do with and sometimes even seeing a lot of the timers count down to zero, it does little to motivate you to work on your overdue tasks

    Once the willpower is in place, productivity increases and more work gets done. The author also gives the readers twenty tips that I think are even too much to do. If you can commit to at least 10 of them, you will see a definite change in your work ethic. The flow of the book is awesome. The chapters flow well into each other and it makes an easy read from start to finish. The narration is nice, even-toned and an easy listen.

    If I had to recommend, I’d say the Pomodoro method and goal-setting tips worked the best for me. The good thing about this book is that there is something for everyone. No matter your lifestyle, you’d find something that works for you and is adaptable to different industries. If you find it difficult doing your work on time, I recommend this book to you

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    22/08/17
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    "Helpful, informative, unique, easy to understand"
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    As I said in the title, this book was helpful, informative, unique, easy to understand and easy to follow. Procrastination is never an easy thing but i can sincerely say my productivity and self-discipline has at least doubled since getting this book. Very good, superb narration and great value for money. Very impressed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Milecvic
    21/11/17
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    "Pragmatic approach to procrastination."

    The audio-book explains pragmatic approaches to erase procrastination in our lives. I like the practical nature of the author as it can be applied by everyone to enhance their lives. The author combines the story with great quotes from famous people making it easier for him to drive important points home. The book is highly informative and the flow of the story is simple to follow and understand. I also enjoyed the narration as the narrator had just the right tone to tell the story. She is a great story teller. I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to enhance their lives by being more productive and doing away with procrastination. The good thing about procrastination is that everybody can suffer from it and everybody can completely erase it from their lives.
    This is a great audio-book narrated by a great narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andria J
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    19/10/17
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    "Helpful and easy to understand"

    As other people have said, I am impressed that this book was actually easy to understand and to follow. It was not the usual complicated endless mess - it was well spaced out, good sections, easy to understand and easy to implement.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    30/09/17
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    "An excellent guide!"

    An excellent guide to beating procrastination. It really helped my general productivity and helped me with my thoughts on it all, how to overcome the tendencies to delay or avoid bad or difficult tasks (and mundane ones!). Found this one very interesting, I kept rewinding parts, as a LOT of info is contained in this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    20/08/17
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    "Enjoyable and informative"
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    Really liked this one. Already had it in print format but wanted to get the audio version so I could listen to it when commuting. Awesome book, can't recommend this highly enough

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • gabriel
    23/11/17
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    "Great Help to Individuals of Societies "

    Coming across this book is such a great delight to my mind and it has been a basis of a reorganization process that has already begun. The lessons learnt will continue to have consecutive effects in one's day to day activities.

    As a student, there are countless times in which i have procrastinated the start of an activity (such as study, assignments, report and some other social activities). This has robbed me of deep knowledge in some things. Most times i end up starting the activity in a short time frame which then causes me to rush through it, thereby loosing the most important information and benefits of that activity.

    From all that I have learnt in this book, I can boldly say that it is a great help to the society. As for me, I have acknowledged the causes of my procrastination and a Drastic change has begun.

    Great Book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ha
    19/10/17
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    "This is Inspirational."

    This is a very inspirational book. I loved it in a sense that it not only gives you different tips and advice to get up and complete your work but also encourage you with its tone and words that you can do it. Procrastination has always been one of my big problem and this book by Alan Coulter is something that i will recommend it to everyone with this problem. It even tell us that how our family members or friends can help us in leaving this bad habit. It helps us in listing the priority list and how to skip out the useless or unimportant activity and work through the more important tasks on time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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