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Improving your life is much easier than you think. Whether it’s losing weight, sleeping more, or restoring your work/life balance – the secret is to start small.

For years, we’ve been told that being more healthy and productive is a matter of willpower: that we should follow the latest fad and make constant changes to our lifestyles. But whether in our diets, fitness plans or jobs, radical overhauls never work. Instead we should start with quick wins — and embed new, tiny habits into our everyday routines.

The world expert on this is Silicon Valley legend BJ Fogg, pioneering research psychologist and founder of the iconic Behaviour Design Lab at Stanford. Now anyone can use his science-based approach to make changes that are simple to achieve and sticky enough to last.

In the hugely anticipated Tiny Habits, BJ Fogg shows us how to change our lives for the better, one tiny habit at a time. Based on twenty years research and his experience coaching over 40,000 people, it cracks the code of habit formation. Focus on what is easy to change, not what is hard; focus on what you want to do, not what you should do. At the heart of this is a startling truth — that creating happier, healthier lives can be easy, and surprisingly fun.

Includes a bonus PDF of graphs and diagrams.

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©2019 BJ Fogg (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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One to avoid

I am an avid reader of habit and focus based books, so I was really looking forward to this. Unfortunately, I found it so difficult to listen to that, after struggling through the first few chapters, I admitted defeat. Firstly, the narrator speaks really slowly with a weird intonation, which makes the book hard to listen to and unnecessarily long. Next, the content is far too drawn out and convoluted. The author seems to take good basic concepts, and, to make them his own, complicates them with rambling anecdotes, unusual terminology, and impractical solutions. I'd suggest listening to Atomic Habits by James Clear instead, it's far better in my opinion.

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Buy it, Read it, Put it into practice - it works!

B J Fogg lays out his behaviour model and teaches you how to use it. He is not just another chump with a system to sell. He is a renowned behaviour scientist based at Stanford and if you follow the instructions you will be able not just to understand the model but to put it to work... and it really works!

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Life changing, one celebration at a time

This book teaches the skills of change. No matter where you stand on the nature or nurture debate- this book tells us how- by nature- our mind can be hacked to embrace and propel change. Changing what we do and consequently who we are. While there are many books on each specific area- for example. how to eat better or how to manage your finances, this book is more fundamental: how do you actually change your day to day behaviour so that you succeed to eat better or manage your money better. I have worked with the book for few months now and have succeeded in cultivating many new behaviours in my life. The principal I found most ground breaking was the importance of celebration in the formation of new habits. These are not empty, out of thin air, meaningless 'positive affirmations', but rather- well prescribed and tuned moments of shine, that wire in the new habits.
Get this book if you want to have a better life. This just might be the route forward.

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Such important content

Definitely worth listening to. BJ’s work is incredibly important and he articulates it so clearly and well. I believe this is essential teaching across schools, universities, and workplaces.

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The best habits book so far

I’ve read lots of habit building formula books but this is by far the most likely to work. I’ve already got a couple of new habits formed thanks to this book and feel confident to take on more with the simple skills learned.

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Professional Narrator can change everything

Seems this recording was done using some kind of filters and modification. Contents seems interesting.

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Perfect distillation of why we do behaviors

I heard BJ Fogg on curiosity daily podcast. what he said seemed at odds with alot of other behavior change models currently out there + well articulated I was sure this was worth exploring. Bought the book . but I find audiobooks easier so true to tiny habits I bought that with my audible credit. BJ s book is grounded in his academic research , so backed by his science.
I found that it explained alot of my behaviors good and not so good , so it gave a framework for me to understand my and others behaviors and gave me the tools to design and change my behavior . so the journey starts , this one has yielded results already, and feels like its a real game changer . the authors reading ,I found initially abit slow so I speeded it up but now I put it back to original speed, its somehow worked out better that way after a few listens. You also incidentally might notice that BJ has the personal touch.

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Best book I have listen in my whole life good book

I love this book it change my life excellent book I suggest to read every one

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I needed a bike powered phone to listen to this

Although I was really drawn in by the narrator/authors story about his voice at the beginning, the very systematic and methodical approach soon turned this into a snooze-fest. I loved the story about the bike powered TV but I felt I sometimes needed a bike powered phone to listen to this on Audible (and I was already listening during my daily walks). Although sound methodologies are referred to, I didn't like the fact that these strategies seemed to be given names by the author. I suppose it's understandable but I felt a bit like I was in a factory having it all explained to me in so many easy steps how the process works. The repeated sniggers/snickers were also off-putting and only served to distance me further from the author. I only got as far as most of the way through chapter 8 (with a bit of skipping to get there) before deciding I'd heard more than enough.
I suspect this title is more readable in hard copy form than it is listenable via Audible - at least I hope it is. I definitely didn't find it to be a good choice to listen to on a nature walk though.

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Fantastic book that every person should read 😍

Fantastic book that every person should read 😍
Thank you BJ Fogg! i appreciate your work!

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  • Jorge Eduardo Jiménez
  • 27-06-20

Wow

Sencillamente el mejor libro que he leído sobre como accionar cambios en nosotros para movilizarnos hacia lo que sea que deseemos

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  • 24-05-20

Awesome

This is a great book if you want to start off with reading about Habits The fact that it starts really with tiny changes makes perfect for starting small.

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  • trueintaiwan
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Erudite and Practical

The content is easy to understand and put into practice. There are no oversimplifications. The methodologies are built on solid research and presented clearly and cojently.

The author reads it himself, a brave choice given his voice struggles. I found it better to listen at 1.2 or 1.3x speed as it’s a bit slow at normal speed.

Thank you, Dr Fogg, for getting your work into the world. It’s inspiring work. I believe you are saving and improving lives and I will recommend your book to people in my circles.

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  • Juliana Franchin
  • 08-12-21

Life changing book

I wanted to make meaningful changes in my life, change the way I saw myself and the mindset of what I was capable of doing, so I bought this book. Read it over and over, practiced and shared this concept with others around me. It is worth it every minute!

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  • Sylvia Masika
  • 29-10-21

Awesome

Loved it. it's written and narrated in a way that makes it very easy to understand and put it into practise.

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  • darren
  • 12-08-21

Loved it.

loved it. applying it right now. trying to get a hold of BJ too to help him share his message.

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  • Louis Shaffer
  • 06-08-21

Understand behavior

If you want to understand behavior in a simple, well explained and practical manner, this is a great book. If you have trouble breaking bad habits or building good ones, buy and read this book and follow its straightforward guidelines.

Your time to shine is here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-06-21

Another punch at it

Maybe it’s too early,maybe it might not be yours truth, but I want to read Top3 habit books (tiny,atomic and power) of habit and start training at work/with my circle
I already adopted some small things and simply love it
I was always trying to start a day in a positive way,but now i do Maui habit😍 i used to push ups but love to do 2 against tree,wall,counter and remind of DR BJ
I also adopted some from JAmes Clear and life is more fun now😇💪

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-21

Most Inspiring Book I Ever Read (True)

This guy BJ FOGG has a dream to change in the best way imaginable the world.
In the book the change that a person can do with himself is huge, imagine a seed that grows into a tree that polinates and creates a whole forest.
This is how habbits work, they start small and then grow and grow.

He explained the material so articularly that the techniques he is teaching naturally connect with you, he teaches in a way that he himself using techniques to implement the information thoroughly into the brain.

Love his Ninja style.

Super recommended.

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this is my first recommendation after reading about 50 books.
I just had to recommend it, this book resonates deeply.

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  • Nasrullah
  • 06-03-21

Eye opener, Life changing action pla by an expert.

It's a transformative, life changing work book. Never thought formation of good and bad habits could be explained in simpler terms. It's only a matter of time that, from teachers and parents to all big multinational players in the world, will be naturally using these principle of behavior design. Well done BJ for lighting the candle of hope for perpetual procrastinators like me. Never thought I will be able to make 15 tiny habits in 3 days. Thanks again.