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The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win Hardcover – January 9, 2018
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Advance praise for The Motivation Myth…
“This isn’t just a groundbreaking approach to making millions or melting off extra pounds. It’s a life-changing mental shift toward enjoying the process. Why the f*ck not?”
—Sarah Knight, author of Get Your Sh*t Together
“Jeff Haden knows what many people don’t: that success is less about searching for motivation and more about muddling through until you achieve something motivating.”
—Adam Grant, author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg
“Sometimes, your computer gets stuck, and the pros know you can press Command+Option+ESC to break out of the loop. Jeff Haden's book is like that, but for your life. Read it and learn how to break out of your negative loops without needing a complete shut-down.”
—Dharmesh Shah, Co-founder and CTO of HubSpot
“A must read for all entrepreneurs, company executives, managers, parents, coaches, and wellbeing hackers.”
—Dr. Dan Reardon, co-founder and CEO of FitnessGenes
"Jeff Haden is one of the biggest writers working online today not because he's a genius but because he follows the advice in this book. It's not about motivation, it's about process--and hard work."
—Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy
" Jeff Haden takes everything we've been taught about goal-setting and turns it on its head, redefining success in the process."
—Cara Alwill Leyba, author of Girl Code and master life coach
"Jeff Haden upends a traditional trope: that motivation breeds success—by showing us that it is success that breeds motivation. Once you understand this, everything changes."
—L. David Marquet, former Navy captain and author of Turn the Ship Around!
"Jeff Haden’s writing lives at the intersection of science, emotion, success, and irresistible story-telling. Once you read The Motivation Myth, you’ll never sit around waiting for inspiration or motivation to hit, like some kind of gift from the gods. Instead, you’ll go out to get it."
—Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief of Inc.
“The whole book is shockingly good. Jeff contradicts common wisdom about how to tackle big goals. He argues that if you wait for motivation to motivate you, nothing will change in your career or life. Go grab yourself a copy of this superb book.”
—Bruce Kasanoff, writer
About the Author
Jeff Haden is Inc.com's most popular columnist and one of LinkedIn's most widely-followed Influencers. His work has also appeared on Time, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Small Business, MSNBC, and CNBC.
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Here I state some of the best motivating and inspiring statements in the book that you would expect:
1. "Small successes are FUN and MOTIVATING,"
2. "The ONLY way is the HARD way,"
3. "Starting provides the MOTIVATION to finish,"
4. "DO what the pros do,"
5. "To trust people: Teach, Train, Explain, Guide, Verify and then TRUST,"
6. "When you think "PROBABILISTICALLY", you begin to see SUCCESS as the game it really is,"
7. "Success - Motivation - More Success - More Motivation - More Success"
and much more as well as plenty of real and motivational stories.
This book will change your life; I promise. It's beautifully written, fun to read, and wonderfully informative (and definitely eye-opening/gut-checking). I'd almost call it an autobiography, because although Jeff downplays it a lot in the book, he's incredibly successful with a beautiful, healthy family and his dream career. His book describes in explicit detail exactly the path he took to achieve those things. Want to know the path? Buy his book! You'll be glad you did.
Many books give you fluff that is fun to read but not reality. This book is dead on with reality and I will recommend it as it says it better than I ever could!
CEO of XO Group
Author, The Career Manifesto
I have previously struggled a LOT with huge goals, even becoming depressed because I didn't know how to achieve them. Since
encountering your book, I am now living my dreams one 'grind task' per day. I've lost 5 lbs (in one week!), started working on business ideas, and stopped drinking too much. I and am MUCH, MUCH happier. I owe it all to this book!
I know, when writing reviews, I am suppose to write at least one way to improve it. I honestly can't think of anything at this time.