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Superhuman by Habit

A Guide to Becoming the Best Possible Version of Yourself, One Tiny Habit at a Time
By: Tynan
Narrated by: Tynan
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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Summary

Our willpower is limited, yet we rely on it every day to get our tasks done. Even if we build willpower slowly over time, it's never enough to reach all of our goals. The solution lies in habit creation, the method by which we transform hard tasks into easy ones, making them automatic and independent of our will power. Each of us has millions of habits, in how we do our work, interact with others, perceive the world, and think about ourselves. Left unexamined, these habits are just as likely to hinder our progress as they are to push it along. Without a deliberate system for building habits, we become our own worst enemy.

Superhuman by Habit examines habit building in depth. It covers the principles and philosophies of habit building, as well as the practical nuts and bolts implementing those habits. The second half of the audiobook is dedicated to specific habits in every major area of life, covering the pros and cons of each, the path to implementing them, and specific notes about each one.

©2014 Tynan (P)2015 Tynan

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Straight to the point

I usually don't purchase any audiobook that is under 4hrs length but made an exception for this. I'm someone who's already very organised but unfortunately I started slipping on productivity due to having kids etc.

This book goes directly to the point & doesn't faff around. Found myself writing down a lot of notes due to how practical the scenarios & advice were. I'll be implementing quite a bit of the strategies especially in my goal to read at least 40 books this year.

One distinct area which stood out for me was how the brain in all its magnificence can undermine you without you even knowing it.

"For all of it's glory & genius, your brain can be a stubborn selfish, lazy brat sometimes. Until you fully train the habit, your brain will try to sabotage you".

The only negative comment about this audiobook is that in his narration, he repeats an area he'd already read. Got me a bit confused - apart from that, it's definitely a recommended read if you're looking to grab life by the cajones

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Definitely worth the read!!

Great read if you want to fully understand the importance of habits and exactly why and how they can make us excel.. I find I am looking forward to implementing some of his habit suggestions now!

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Good book, but badly edited.

A good little book. Nothing really new but a nice reminder of some important ideas. However, the actual recording has a few obvious mistakes that must have been missed in the edit. It makes it all feel a bit sloppy, which is a shame.

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great book

it was an easy to understand and follow book with some good techniques to use everyday.

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Worth coming back to

If you're struggling for motivation, but desire to improve any aspect of your life, this is good place to start.
It's not perfect by any means, and it's not going to change your life on its own, but it will give you enough ideas where to start and what to do, that it should help you.
The reading is a little monotonous at times, but overall it's fine.
It's also one of those books worth coming back to, to remind yourself of its messages.

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Great book to help on your way to good habits

Loved it and smashed through it in a day or two. would highly recommend it as a great place to learn how to build new habits.

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very useful self development book

I've read a few books in my time in the area of improving yourself and this is one of the best. very practical, not at all repetitive like many of the genre. I don't know much about the author, he's some sort of "blogger" but he's condensed the nature of habit into something understandable and given examples of many useful habits worth adopting and the pros and cons of adopting them and ways of doing it and the risks to staying on course.
I rarely write reviews but I felt I would here because this book might help someone.

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Life changing!!!

Does exactly what it says on the tin! Since applying this I've been able to exercise every day, and wake up at 4:30am and go straight for a walk. Now those two habits are almost automatic I'm adding meditation into the mix, Tynan's method makes it effortless! Thank you : )

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  • Hanne E.
  • 27-06-17

Useful book

Love the content of the book. Good examples. However, there are production mistakes that annoy me in the Audible version.

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  • K.P.
  • 05-05-16

Reads like a self-published e-book

I really liked the concepts in this book, and it's nice that the author spells out exact examples of how to implement them. I can also appreciate that the author is narrating his own book, and that is the only reason I gave the performance 2 stars instead of 1. Authors are not the same as performers, and so when an author narrates their own book, mistakes are more acceptable because they are really writers, not narrators. Bad narration can be made up for by good editing, but this book doesn't have good editing. At one point you can even hear the narrator ask himself how to say a word. This audio book is cheap and it's obvious when you are listening to it. But I guess you get what you pay for.

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  • Wagner Family
  • 10-09-19

Gets better as it goes on

There’s definitely some great advice within. I like that each topic is separated by chapters but he never named them so unless you can’t use this audible book to refresh any of its ideas. I would at least hope that his kindle or paper versions have names for each chapter topic.

The content is excellent and very helpful. I just wish he named those chapters so I could actually use this book for more than the initial once-through listen.

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  • Kathryn Adkins
  • 26-01-17

Some Gold Nuggets But Very Distracting

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Had some good ideas but might be better to read the actual book as the performance was distracting.

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There were weird cuts where the author/narrator messed up and didn't even finish the sentence. He also wasn't the best performer. It sounded like it was read in the guys basement with not great equipment (which I kinda suspect is the cast). For me it was quite distracting in trying to soak up the info.

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  • Kori Miller
  • 30-12-15

A good addition to your habit formation library

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I've spent several months finding, reading/listening to every book I can find about habit formation. Some are rich with science to back up why habit formation is at the core of who we are. Others, like this one, are practical, down-to-earth and easy to digest.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-05-20

INCREDIBLE!!

Habits will either make us or break us! This book will guide you to putting together phenomenal habits.

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  • Steve Bode
  • 05-05-20

Wow!! The simplicity!

It's your daily habits that are holding you back. I completely overhauled my life after reading this book. I use to skip breakfast, work all day, skip lunch, come home exhausted, eat a huge meal, and fall asleep. My dreams were just that, dreams.
After reading this book I learned the power of habits on your life - they are your life.
I systematically cut out all my bad habits, from watching tv, to skipping meals, and replaced them with good habits, like exercising, and reading. My life has taken a complete 180 degree turn around, and it's been a rocket ride. Woot woot.
I even wrote and published my own book. :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-19

Inspiring

I breezed though this book. The writer made it easy to enjoy. Now it has become an inspiration to polish my day to day routine and get rid of my bad habits by replacing them with new ones. The only thing I didn't like is that it doesn't have a scientific point of view on habits but in the writers personal experience and recommendations. Nonetheless, it has done great things for me and has given me a new look into my life so that's more than enough to consider buying it.

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  • Bobby
  • 17-06-19

Poor guy ... omg. Horrendous!!!

The audiobook is abysmal. The book isn’t bad, but the reader is horrendous, worst I’ve ever heard, he mumbles and gets mad at self as he reads way too fast. At least he tried but it’s nearly impossible to listen, but the information wasn’t decent. I’m returning this mess.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 03-06-19

Recommended!

a very easy to listen and straight book.. highly recommended for picking up bad habits you have and work on them!