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Routine Machine

Narrated by: John Lamerton
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Summary

Ordinary people + everyday habits = extraordinary results.

How does a 'normal bloke from Plymouth' achieve more success than he could ever have dreamed? By becoming a Routine Machine. This book will show you how you can follow a simple, everyday plan to achieve your goals without requiring superhuman effort or natural-born talent. 

In this book you will learn: 

  • Why morning routines don’t need to start at 5 a.m.
  • The one routine that makes everything else easier
  • How '90s TV show Gladiators can cure your procrastination 
  • Why John goes dog walking with Arnold Schwarzenegger 
  • Plus insights from other Routine Machines, including Rik Mayall, Warren Buffett, Sir Richard Branson, Hulk Hogan, John Lennon, Stephen King, Sir Bradley Wiggins and the 1993/94 Plymouth Argyle squad
©2019 John Lamerton (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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I'm getting results in just over a month

I didn't want to write a review on a book about daily habits before putting the content into practice and seeing if they would stick. Well! I am pleased to say they HAVE and I'm getting some great results.

Routine Machine is the only book I've read a second time straight after the first - John's advice to have a book debriefing before moving onto the next self help book and instead absorb the content and putting at least some of it into practice.

I am now actioning small tasks (without fail) each and every day which in turn is propelling me closer to my goals, giving me more energy and enthusiasm and freeing up time to do more of the things I love.

I've tried this all before! Information garnered from other books over time, excitement to get started and buzzing each time I ticked something off my list - but they didn't stick, not for more than a week anyway. This time was different, John has a way with words, he's down to earth and his voice projects this sincerely. He sounds more like a friend giving good advice than a multi-millionaire entrepreneur who is so far from your own mindset that the kind of lifestyle they live seems unreachable. None of this 10x bulls**t which obviously won't work for everyone, just small simple steps every day that move you towards your goal.

This is a book that I will return to again and again. Definitely recommended.

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More no nonsense advice from Mr Lamerton

I read Small Big Businesses a year or so ago and have adopted so much of the advice found in there. When I saw John had written a new book, I downloaded it immediately.

Mire great advice on getting into those all important routines to allow you to make a dint in life.

Yes, a lot of this is from other books, but having it all in once place AND having a UK-centric point of view rather than an American slant (which most of this sort of book tends to be), makes it somehow more accessible and therefore adoptable.

so, if you are looking at starting a new routine, yes, I can thoroughly recommend this book.

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Nothing new

Mr Stitch X below summed it up really - I lasted til 2 hours left of this book then had to stop.
Yes what he says Is true, nothing wrong there, it's just a bit dull tbh and could have been a lot shorter and to the point.

It's kind of a mini accumulation of many self help books, but just nothing new .... which is kinda the point to regular success (!!) but not an ideal listen if you've read/listened to quite a few of the top books

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Nice enough but nothing new

I like John Lamerton. He seems like a nice guy who's had some good success and learned a lot along the way. I enjoyed his previous audiobook - Big Ideas for Small Businesses - and had high hopes for this one.
The book fulfils its objective as it explains how routines can make life easier, but by the end of it I wasn't convinced that I'd heard anything particularly new. John references some great books, including the epic Why We Sleep, and it felt like those, and other books, make the same points he raises, but with much more success.
On reflection, the best advice in the book is to set one goal for the day that will benefit your business, and to do that first, but I think that argument might have been better made by other people as well.

John's narration is good fun and, as I said, he's a good guy, so it pains me to criticise him.

If this is your first ever business book, you'll get some goodness from it, but if, like me, you've read all the big titles in this space, I'm not sure you'll get much from it.

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Easy to follow and a great listen

I really enjoyed Routine Machine. I'm not an aspiring entrepreneur or even a business owner, but I was looking for something to give me a few ideas on how I could make my working / personal life a little more organised. This book is so easy to listen to and John Lamerton makes the time fly with witty anecdotes, real life facts and much more. I really hope I can take something away from this book, but regardless I really enjoyed it.

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It doesn't just work, it REALLY works.

The most simple, easy to understand and implement, 'get your sh*t together' book I've ever listened to. And I've listened to a lot!
Focus on 1 thing and get it done each day. However small, it's about consistent, daily action towards your goal. Simple!

Great advice on how to discover your goals, as well as step-by-step guide for breaking those goals into 90 day, 30 day, weekly and daily action.

All been said before, but simply put. And I do simple!

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Life changing

I have both John’s books and not only are they easy to listen too but they are bloomin funny too. The most important thing is that you will learn loads. He has a way of making complicated things easy both in the way you can use them at home, in work, in business yourself and also in the way he teaches them.

I cannot rave about this book enough

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Lots to think about

Simple changes really do add up.

Not your usual self help business book, but a simple routine, then another and so on will charge your life if you stick at it

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Fantastic book, brought everything together!

I've been waiting for someone to write a book on routines and schedules. There are alot of good habit books and business books but this book brings you back to your own core priorities. I will be implementing a weekly email and quarterly newsletter as a priority after reading and I realise I need some admin staff to help me aswell as so.e time blocked to write up my business processes. Thank you for an enjoyable and humorous read. I have plenty of take aways from this book. Excellent!

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Useful

Someone said this idea rehashed ideas written elsewhere. Maybe it does, but that's useful too. I got in sale and found the book useful.