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.
Good scientific data interspersed with anecdotes and examples to keep me focused ;) Easy to understand and motivational without being preachy. I was expecting a sort of step by step how to increase motivation but what I got was a slow introduction into why we think and do things the way we do and how to overcome these barriers. I already plan to listen to this again down the track to refresh. Great book!
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.
"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.
Intellectually stimulating, but informationally overwhelming at times. There were times where I had to review a chapter several times in order to understand it.
5Its not really a book, per se. This is just multiple recordings of presentations. Did I miss something in the description?
The author, did not stay on the topics but I felt he was boasting about his accomplishments.
No, I will be more selected but I will keep away for this author.
everything, I lost interest because he did not stay on the topics nor hold my interest.
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.
"Watch out: this is not a book"
Mostly live events recorded. Most of the stories are repeated throughout the different recordings. I had a tough time ploughing through the repetitive sessions.
"a little too detailed for my blood."
although dr. Hall explains the psychological Parts in detail I feel like he goes to detail with it. At some points he loses me or my interest so to speak. The ending of the book did get to the point.
"Disappointing and Not What I Was Hoping For"
A clear and concise plan to enable me to make changes to my physiology and thinking when required.
I would have like to feel that I have a relatively easy plan to follow that would allow me to change my physiology as required but this was lost in the explanations. A summary at the end of the book would have been helpful.
On balance I have to say I am disappointed with this book. I do not feel that I am now any nearer doing what I want to do, if that makes sense. So I am rather disappointed. There were interesting scientific explanations about physiology which I suppose, in fairness, does shed light on why we don't do what we want but I was hoping for something more to take away
I do not feel the book was well organised as it seemed to jump from one area to another and back again.
It's like listening to a seminar not an audiobook. You feel like someone just pressed record illegally and now you've stumbled across it. Quality is that bad. He drags on and on about nothing. Lots of filler stories. I wouldn't recommend this at all.
"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.
"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.
As others have said, more a series of lectures, with much repetition, than an audiobook.
Some useful tidbits, but certainly doesn't justify the title it has.
Maybe my expectations were too high, but that was due to the title and book blurb.
A few good parts but mostly a diluted self - help material squashed into one book. Over - simplifies some complex topics. If someone is coming cold to personal development then they get a whistlestop tour, but nothing much new in here for me.
Also the preaching and patronising tone seems not a good fit for the material. The know it all tone doesn't really seem to fit with the content to me, especially given that the content isn't exactly groundbreaking. Also, not sure when this was recorded but the masculine / feminine stuff sounds like ancient history and seriously over - simplified.
"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.
"Ruined by awful soundtrack"
Sorry but could not get past the stupid soundtrack that prevents me focusing on what is being read out. If I wanted to listen to music I would choose to do so, I expect it when watching a film not when I have purchased an audible book. I simply want it read, if a soundtrack must be added then make it optional and not force it on the listener
didn't like the conference feeling I got from this book, could not get into it at all. waste
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