Stop not doing what you know you should do!
You might think laziness, lack of willpower, and/or low motivation are to blame for the fact that you aren't achieving your goals. But fascinating research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology has revealed another, far more likely possibility. One with the potential to transform your life in a dramatic way.
The typical excuses for not doing what you know you should - I'm too stressed out... I don't have the time... I don't have the energy, etc. - are, in fact, manifestations of a complex, interconnected web of psychological, chemical, and neurological factors.
When activated, these factors can effectively paralyze you - making it virtually impossible for you to take the actions needed to create change in your life.
In other words, even if you're highly motivated... if you've got these internal circumstances operating, you aren't going to be able to do it.
But while the biochemistry may be complex, the solutions are actually quite simple.
Dr. Nick Hall reveals these solutions - and the fascinating science behind them - in I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It? You'll learn:
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If you have the patience and can get past the self loving attitude of "Nick Hall" and his amazing self you can learn something. So.... if you can sift through his ego theres nuggets of knowledge.
Interesting approach. The authors pompous voice, his try hard humour and the poor recording quality and quite difficult to deal with.
Pompous, try hard
Yes. Though it was tedious.
The basic language used and references to real life applications and situations. Ideal for all.
This is a 10-hour compilation of physiology/pathophysiology medical lectures. Seriously, 50 minutes of every hour is nothing but straight physiology and pathophysiology. And he doesn’t just graze the subject either he goes very deep into the subject passing multiple layers that will completely lose the average listener. The other 10 minutes actually has to do with what the title suggests.
Even being a medical professional myself I quickly became annoyed and wanted him to get to the point instead of describing every minute detail of the anabolic/catabolic response, neurological pathway, and the cellular chemical responses of the brain etc.
Honestly I felt a little conned when I found out this wasn’t an audio book but was just a bunch of lectures he compiled from speaking at various events. Sometimes he even asks questions to the audience and then you have to listen to some random person’s question/response. He even repeats himself too and uses the same examples from a previous lecture you listened too 2 hours prior.
Sure there are a few gems here and there but after the 1st hour I found myself wishing I purchased something else.
"Good, but not what I expected"
This book is fascinating, yet not what I was expecting. Most of it is on nutrition and his the brain / body works, which was interesting to me but only because I am in healthcare. There was good ideas on beliefs, visualization, etc. However, the interview at the end was horrible. The "interviewer", some big-wig at Nightingale, had the most insincere candor and was obviously not there for the interview, and was a huge insult to our intelligence. Otherwise, a good listen.
Intellectually stimulating, but informationally overwhelming at times. There were times where I had to review a chapter several times in order to understand it.
"Title & description are misleading"
I purchased this book based on the title and description and assumed it was about self discipline and why I don't do what I know I should be doing. Why don't I go to the gym? Why don't I do my bookkeeping regularly? Why do I procrastinate on my taxes? etc ... Instead it was a detail heavy book about physiology and why athletes get sick after competitions and how people with friends live longer, etc... Near the beginning of the book, I did learn something that I could use with regards to what the title suggest, but to be honest I can't even remember what it was at this point, and the book is cut up into such large chapters that I don't expect I'll ever find it if I go back looking for it.
One of two things would've made this book more enjoyable:1. A completely different book which is inline with what the title & description suggest it's about.2. A title which describes what the book is actually about.
Don't get me wrong, this would be a rather interesting book and the author has a lot of information on the subject. He's a great speaker and brings a lot of value.
Bring titles more in line with the book's actual content and do a better job with book chapters. Ideally, audiobook chapters would have actual titles instead of just 'Chapter 1', 'Chapter 2', etc ... and they'd be small enough that you could actually find things.I'm extremely disappointed, have buyers remorse, and would've returned this book if I could.
This book is the most comprehensive arrangement of factors and fixes I have ever seen. I am very pleased and will go back to listen again.
"Loved Nick's content"
Content and story was great.
Did not like the last part where he was being interviewed, the person or the computer interviewing him sounded like a computer generated voice.
Kept me entertained and the material was very thought provoking. If you are a fan of Tim Ferriss you will enjoy this book.
"Not what I expected but still worth my time."
The title of this series is a bit misleading if you ask me. While Mr Hall does try to elaborate on the relevance of the title, I thought that the take away from this material was anything but "I know what to do so why don't I do it". Hall is a very experienced, intelligent man and uses his research and personal stories to relay a lot of interesting, scientific knowledge about an array of topics, yet even after completing the series, I still don't completely know why "I know what to do so why don't I do it". I would recommend this to the people who are interested in the science (and big scientific terms) behind our physical, mental and emotional designs, but for those who are frustrated or overwhelmed by scientific mumbo-jumbo, do not venture into this series because you will be in over your head (and vocabulary)!
"Not another "you can do it" book"
Don't be fooled by the title. It is not another seminar/lecture about personal development and procastination. I
t is a well balanced blend of physiological chemestry and behavioral analysis that provide you with actual knoledge to use right away after reading it.
Great book. Was surprisingly great information and delivery! Highly recommend! Looks at all aspects of why we don't do what we know we should!
"Absolutely brilliant and just what I needed"
Yes, in fact I am only a third the way through but am so inspired I wanted to review it now as I feel this is the best spent credit I have ever used. I read the reviews before I bought it, and so knew I was taking a gamble, but my gut told me this is what i was looking for.
I can only say that, if you have had one or more major setback in life, you know you can be more than you are, you have listened to and read endless motivation, success and other personal development books but you still aren't doing what you want to do and know you can, then definitely take a chance on this.
Some reviewed it as too scientific, I can only say it is scientific enough to know why these methods and understanding work but no more.
Some said it was repetitive, well hearing the same thing over and over reinforces its meaning and you will remember more as a result.
Understanding that my apparent current failure and endless procrastination is not only understandable and I am not alone BUT there are strategies to change it other than my current method of forcing motivation by setting goals and making myself feel guilty.
Some said it was 'just as series of lectures pieced together' - well, yes, and...your point is? Listening to Nick Hall presenting live with meaning to a live audience brings the whole thing to life, rather than a wooden narrator just reading words.
I've never heard him before, but Nick Hall is funny, dry, fascinating and clearly very clever and he puts his information across well in a very engaging form.
YES!!! Can't put it down, carrying my tablet with me all day so I can keep listening
10 hours is a long audiobook and if I could I'd take a day off and just listen!
Please ignore the other reviews saying this is not what the title says. It is exactly what the title says. I can only think that the people who wrote negative reviews were looking for something else, a quick fix and a motivational pep talk maybe.
This book will give you the tools and understanding you need to change your own way of thinking, patterns and approach to success.
"Nothing to do with the title"
I thought this might be some awesome insight as to why I procrastinate sometimes and what actions I might take to combat that. Instead it's many hours of a droning Dalek like voice of some clever dude who seems to have mastered the art of saying a lot but not very much at the same time. So glad I didn't pay full retail for this. I gave it five hours but no more.
"Valuable content but poor format"
I would recommend it only for people who already have enough willpower to go through poor sound (and editing) quality recordings. Comparing to quality of other productions, this one sounds surprisingly poor.I find the way the talks were edited quite annoying (music and fake interview at the end).
This audiobook consists of many 1h talks recorded with really poor quality equipment.Nick delivers his talks in very didactic fashion, that creates distance "teacher - student" like, even when he shares his personal stories.
I wasn't looking for inspiration, but for solid knowledge, facts, research results, etc.. In spite of over 10h of material, there was more Nick's own advice than details about specific studies.And in some cases, the physiological details were completely out of proportion comparing to the entire production.
I find the content valuable, but unfortunately poorly balanced. Also quite difficult to listen to because of Nick's "didactic" style.
"Nothing new here"
I think if Nick went back and listened to himself he might take this off the shelves. very disappionted to have wasted a credit on this.
"I still don't know why I'm not doing it"
This is not an audiobook. It's a set of recordings of past seminars.
This means that you'll hear about the author's great kayaking achievements multiple times as well as lot of other repetition.
It is not very structured either. The final chapter for instance, starts with a 2 minute introduction about the author.
This is all a bit annoying, but once you revise your perception (as the seminars teach) it's not such a big deal.
I'm glad I listened to it in the end as it has some very interesting and posdibly useful info in it.
If it was turned into an audiobook, the listening time could probably be reduced by two thirds.
"just what the doctor ordered."
If the friend is fed up not 'getting on getting on'...absolutely. Very inspritional and funny - good brain food...but will only work...if you work it.
I enjoyed it in it's entirity.
His voice and the humour there in.
Yes. Find out for yourself.
"Too scientific for my needs"
It is too scientific, too in-depth, listening to it is like wading through treacle.
His voice drones on. He is very brilliant but too caught up in the minutiae
Todd Smith (Cycle of Duplication). His enthusiasm is infectious.
Not really, I know it's a clever book but I found the delivery so tedious my mind kept wandering.
I know this man knows his subject inside out, but this book was hard work because it was more like a science tome than a self-help book.
"A phenomenal piece of art"
The best book I listened this year. A life changing book. I would like to thank the author for the effort and time devoted to create this amazing book. I am going to listen this book again and again.
And use it as much as possible.
"Very interesting, really gives answers!"
This is brilliant, I recommend it to everyone. Whatever you are facing or even if you just want some common sense answers to human behaviour this book is a must!
"Content vs style"
The context of this book and the performance from Nick was engaging and interesting. However I found the obvious differences in the audio recordings switching between locations distracting, the music between sections was a bit corny and the interview at the end was badly edited and almost unlistenable. The content makes it very much worth while but I just wish it had been edited together better.
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