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The Motivation Hacker Paperback – May 25, 2014
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I bought this book off a forum recommendation on the premise that it will explain motivation, not 100 pages of bragging about coding an app called skritter, knife throwing and various other personal achievements that have little application to the average person.
He explains motivation as a formula of expectancy + value divided by impulsivity and delay but then the solution to these are tracking daily routines. His other ideas are nothing more than simple advice like plan for the worst and hope for the best, give it a try like its your last chance. None of these have any scientific backing other than what everybody else can tell you. Motivational hacking is just a poor attempt at marketing, there isnt really amy hacking here.
His main keypoint is these succes spirals, which basically says if you are successful you will accumulate more succesful beliefs and gain more motivation, and vice versa. I seriously did not need to buy a book to hear that, any child have heard of the self fulfilling prophecy, and taking baby steps? Come on...seriously - thats what you call hacking? This guy reeks of ego, though he is honest, i sincerely believe this book will be a waste of time for anyone wishing to gain more productivity or effeciency.
There's a lot more to it than that, separating short term goals from long term and a lot of tips on tools and how to create your own.
The one downside I found was at the end of the book, where the last chapter was literally a list of all the things he did and accomplished. Seeing as he addressed most of those during the course of the book as helpful examples, I didn't think they were very necessary and they didn't offer any additional tips. You can easily skip them, which makes the book significantly shorter, where I feel a better wrap up could have occurred. There is also 15% of the book taken up by sourced links alone (the index at the very end).
Seeing as the book definitely taught me a number of things and has great insight, I still rated it pretty highly and would suggest buying it.
Nick has got amazing results.
Anyone who wants to make a big impact on their own lives or on the world and is ready for a rewarding challenge, this book will provide all the levers you need to reach your goals.
I find that Nick has deeper and more profound understanding that anybody else I've read or met and he's leveraged and layered motivation to maximize results.
Please see the above comment in light of the fact that I became a best-selling author of a DOS book (Waite Group/Macmillan) in 1990 when I worked in Silicon Valley, and since then I've written a few books with the goal of "changing life" of the reader. Two of books have helped over 500,000 students, so I do know a bit about motivation.
Now, I have added extra goals without taking away from main goals. This book will help you do the same.
The biggest problem you may face is the fact that all of us are very lazy. We watch football, baseball and basket ball, but most of us don't play. We are just happy to cheer our teams.
By the way, I just sent a paperback to my daughter who's in 6th grade, and I am asking her to check it out. I'll report back here if and how she changes because of this powerful book.
Get the book. He's also kind enough to price it just $2.99.
Not all of the techniques he puts forth are applicable to everyone but a lot are worth a try and he refreshing style in presenting the tools and approaches makes this a more more genuine help book than much that is out there. Highly recommended.
Personally, this book inspired me to get a little crazy. I always thought super achievement required giving up balance - that you can't be number #1 and still have a life. Nick showed me wrong.