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Self-Discipline

Develop Good Habits. Achieve Your Goals.
Narrated by: Charles Wells
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

No more quitting.

No more procrastinating.

Develop good habits and achieve your goals in life.

Best-selling author Jennifer Alison brings your her new book for 2017, dealing with self-discipline. A realistic document on how to easily and effectively achieve more in life and develop the sort of everyday habits that will help you reach your goals.

Learn how to stop quitting things, how to eradicate the curse of procrastination, and how to not let pressures and anxieties hold you back.

Discover how to move forward in life, get over failures, and rise again to be a stronger, more efficient, and ultimately happier person.

©2017 Jennifer Alison (P)2017 Jennifer Alison

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More than Self-Disicpline

I've read many books on time management, goal setting and self-discipline. The onus of these books is often 'just take action and do it!' And when you don't live up to these standards, you feel deflated and think that it was your inability to apply this new habit/system. But perhaps that system wasn't for you personally? This book applies a mindfulness approach to self-discipline, which I felt was refreshing. The biggest take away I got was that we should be kinder to ourselves. And no amount of punishment will make us more disciplined.

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This was great!+

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would because for once i got a book which was actually realistic and full of proper good information and not just the usual nonsense repeated over and over.

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Informative and great value for money

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Was impressed by the value for money. Very good narration, easy to understand, easy to follow, easy to implement and 90% of the advice really does seem to be working for me.

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Something that actually works

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I was grateful to finally find a book that was not full of useless BS and instead contained a lot of useful information, much of it totally original. Really impressed with this one

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Excellent and well presented

I have listened to many self help and motivational books but i have to admit this is by far the best i have encountered. The material is well presented and the narrator is good, the content is not the usual rehashed same old tired material. The book seems to be logical and methodical in the presentation and instead of repeating the same old stuff he actually imparts a lot of original ideas.

Usually these books start of well by firing you up and then they let you down because they never tell you what you need to do. This book not only tells you how to tackle the problem but also gives you reasons as to why we do what we do and then lays out a plan of attack to use.

excellent i have listened to it once and am on the second round, i have already used some of the ideas and seen the difference it makes in my life.

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Top class book

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I was a little dubious at the very start but having finished it and implemented much of the advice given, I have no hesitation at all but to recommend it.

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Great book, comes highly recommended!

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An informative (yet entertaining) listen which really helped me properly understand self-discpline a lot better and really assisted on me sticking to some good new habits, breaking some bad old traits and generally developing more self-discipline in my life, something I had previously struggled with at times.

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Phenomenal listen.

phenomenal read. It is definitely a good investment. This isn't a book that one listens to only once, for you to gain the virtue of being able to become self discipline you must listen to this audiobook many times and concentrate on what the author is telling you.

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The Key to Mastering Self Discipline.

There is so much that we demand out of our modern lives to be successful, happy, stable, yet so often we overlook the secret to unlocking self-gratification; Self-discipline.
It’s hard to look for the source of the problem within yourself, however in this audiobook Alison takes you on a reflective journey that allows you to see how you’re hindering yourself and provides effective tools so that you can embrace the world you want to live in. Throughout the audiobook it teaches you how to overcome your short comings and accept that life will never be ‘fair’ so you can excel in the future by identifying your strengths and weaknesses. I’d thoroughly recommend this audiobook to anyone that’s feeling a little listless and apprehensive about approaching the future.

In the audiobook you’ll find practical skills to build dedication and confidence and learn ways to cope when life doesn’t go you that way. It’s a holistic book of motivation that will help you enhance every aspect for your life by telling you methods of effective goal setting, and how important it is to be important with yourself.

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If you're going through something

listening to this will help you very much there is hope you need to applyit

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  • Tamar
  • 22-07-17

Life-changing audio book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend this book to all of my friends because there are many things to learn which could improve the quality of life that we are living in this busy world.
I found this audio book quiet by accident and I am happy that I did because finally I know how to develop good habits and keep them in my life.
I will definitely check the other books from the author. Cheers!

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  • David H
  • 07-03-17

Excellent book, clear, practical direction

I have had major problems with procrastination, disorganization and self discipline in general for quite a long time. I could never apply myself to anything properly. I've dropped out of two night classes, started and dropped several different hobbies and could never seem to stick at anything. I'd read a lot of books on self discipline, but I found them little to no use. The advice seemed to boil down to just suck it up and do it.

This book has been an absolute lifechanger for me and very different to anything I've read in this field before. The author doesn't make any wild promises about changing your life instantly or that some particular secret only her book has will change everything. It emphasises small, incremental change and building good habits. Those habits go on to be the foundation you build real success on. It was very clear and very practical. The difference between this and other books is that the author has obviously worked in this field in a professional capacity. It contains the kind of realistic advice that only comes from years of doing this in real life.

One of my first good habits was making 15 minutes each day to listen to this book. It's very well laid out and doesn't overwhelm at any point. By making small positive changes and building on them, I have seen a tangible difference in my life. I'm not totally there but I've achieved more than I thought possible at the start of this year.

I'd definitely recommend this book for anyone wanting to change and who is realistic about putting the necessary work in.

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  • Mel Bean
  • 07-03-17

Awesome for helping with bad habits

This book is another hit by Jennifer Alison. For those of us that have some issues with focusing on completing our goals, Jennifer has some fantastic tips to help us along. They are presented by Charles Wells in such a way that makes them seem doable. Part of the reason why I have never bothered with following self help advice before, is because it never seemed realistically doable. These tips are very helpful, and seem as though they have been put in place by someone that fully understands where someone that is a natural procrastinator is coming from.

Jennifer Alison is able to get the message across that small goals are important to starting a bigger project. When I started focusing my mind like this, it was much easier for me to actually see the bigger picture. I was able to get one or two tasks done a day, but when I would add those up, I could see my progress. The book was able to get me to change my focus.

The book is written in a way that helps people with focusing issues focus. The different habits that are suggested are given in such a way that they are easy to follow and understand. this makes it easier to not get overwhelmed when you're doing them. It is also suggested that you take things slowly so that you don't find yourself taking on too much and then giving up before you finish. Since it does this I had no problems finishing the book then going back and following the steps that I needed to change some things. I would take one at a time and make sure that I was able to finish them before going on to the next one. It also helps you to focus and realise that not everything is going to be changed instantly. Things like this take time.

I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking for tips on how to change their focus. Even if you wouldn't say you have a problem finishing tasks, you can still use a lot of the tips in this book to make your life a bit more efficient. Another wonderful title by Jennifer Alison.

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  • Katherine Calister
  • 02-05-18

It is simply wonderful....

This book is one of a kind. Setting goals has never been a problem for me but achieving them, on the other hand, is a cause for concern.
A friend advised me to get this audiobook and it has turned out to be the best advice she ever gave me.

The book not only teaches me how to be self-disciplined and achieve set goals but also how to develop good habits which in turn helps in actualizing my dreams.

Goals continue to be a dream until we work on it to make it a reality and this book have taught me how to achieve my dreams.

The steps taught in this book is so practical and easy to work with and you don't need a degree in problem-solving to be able to make them work for you

Get this book, you will be glad you did.

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  • Penelope
  • 29-07-17

Glaringly Pragmatic, Genuinely Inspirational

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Not one of your over-the-shelf cliche self-help books. This one really helps. It accounts for a simple yet highly efficacious approach: Habits make a man perfect. The book deviates from the traditional paradigm of discipline as a mere "set of rules" to follow and presents a new perspective. It is our habits deeply enrooted within us that determine our success rates. These habits can be molded, albeit with a lot of hard work. Self-discipline, in turn, becomes the taming of these habits. Once these habits begin to settle, our path becomes clearer and our goals achievable.

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  • Yigosh
  • 18-12-17

Best book on the topic

I searched "self-discipline" and "discipline" on Audible and purchased more than 10+ titles. I listened them all. This is the only I was able to finish. This one is the real deal. This one just cuts the mustard.

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  • Judith
  • 03-09-17

Goes way beyond deep breathing and hypnosis

Very practical advice that gets at the heart of human procrastination. This one's a keeper.

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  • Earnest
  • 01-05-17

My fave book this year by far

Where does Self-Discipline rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This year, the best! I feel like i understand (and therefore am able to apply it better) self-discipline so much better. Very easy to understand, flowed well, great value for money.

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  • Simon
  • 10-05-17

Pragmatic, pratical, productive!

What did you love best about Self-Discipline?

Good solid advice, learnt a lot of new things I have not seen in other books.

Which character – as performed by Charles Wells – was your favorite?

No characters, it is not a fiction book, but the narration was excellent.

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I can not praise this book highly enough, it has had a great positive effect on my own life.

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  • Fred
  • 27-04-17

Very very useful

Would you consider the audio edition of Self-Discipline to be better than the print version?

I only have the audio version but i love it.

What did you like best about this story?

Not really a story but I just loved how all of the advice was easy to implement, it was realistic and human and most importantly it actually worked.

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