- Paperback: 130 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 2, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1499341474
- ISBN-13: 978-1499341478
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (544 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less 1st Edition
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About the Author
In his books, S.J. provides daily action plans for every area of your life: health, fitness, work and personal relationships. Unlike other personal development guides, his content focuses on taking action. So instead of reading over-hyped strategies that rarely work in the real-world, you'll get information that can be immediately implemented. When not writing, S.J. likes to read, exercise and explore the different parts of the world. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
Now that I have read it....I am ANGRY. What a waste of money!
I found the idea of HABIT STACKING interesting, but his list in the last half of the book how to make these small changes was insulting. I you are looking for a "process book" this is not it.
Here are 5 of Mr. Scott's "small life changes" that just irked me:
#55 Collect Dirty Laundry
#69 Practice Simple Grooming
#84 Brush your Tongue
#85 Microwave your Sponge
You get the idea.
BLUF The author got my $7 don't let him take yours.....
I was expecting a bit more than obvious things like:
#1 Drink a large glass of water
#7 Remove distractions before working
#18 Return calls and text messages ("Check for missed calls first. Return your calls in the order they were received. Apologize for missing the call.")
#34 Put loose change in a jar
#46 Make your bed
#51 Throw something away
#69 Practice simple grooming ("Men should groom their facial hair or apply cologne if desired")
#82 Eat nutritious foods
#86 Go outside
Scott admits at the end of the book that most of the things in the book are things we've all heard millions of times before, and that's correct... Which is why I was hoping there would have been a bit more meat to his book than single-page ideas which are more or less common sense.
If you've ever said to yourself "I wish I could read a buzzfeed list in a printed book without the gifs" this is the book for you.
Otherwise... Instead of spending the time reading this book, spend the time doing one of those common sense things you know you should do.
I can sum up this book for you with this statement, "when building habits keep them small and simple so they are fast and easy to accomplish." The rest of the book is 97 examples of habits that most of us already do or know about.
Save your money.
In contrast THIS book should help people to improve multiple categories of life.
The premise is that "Big doors swing on little hinges", meaning that small changes can produce life changing benefits. Rather than the narrow definition of success of researching, writing, or editing X number of words per day, S.J. includes checklists, benchmarks, and suggestions for SEVEN whole CATEGORIES of life:
Health and Physical FItness;
It's rare that I read a book in a single sitting. But I downloaded this at 5:00 am local time and am now writing this review at about 8:00. It's a page-turner and an eye-opener.
Best takeaway from the book: 5 minutes is enough to change your life if you decide to make a consistent habit of doing something purposeful daily with that five minutes. DO this in one category and you'll find it easy enough to add another. Try to "overhaul" your entire life with lofty goals and several big changes all at once and you'll likely fail.
Five stars, baby. Thanks S.J. for a perfect companion to Writing Habit Mastery.
I enjoy books by S.J. Scott, because they are written in such a clear and concise manner. He explains and gives examples, but doesn't bore you with needless junk.
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I recommend this book for anyone who needs help jump starting their routines and adding more value in their day. Very realistic suggestions!Published 7 hours ago by Organize This...365
This book gives you a lot of great , SMART and realistic ideas and tips on how to improve your daily life. I recommend to people stuck in a rut.Published 1 day ago by Nubia
Great advice shared in a simplistic way. The information is sure to make a significant impact. Thank you so much.Published 2 days ago by B. Winbush
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The best aspect of this book is that it is 100% actionable. Sure, some of the habits are obvious and you might already do them, but if that is your focus while reading this book,... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Alex