I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It? : Nightingale-Conant: Personal Development

  • by Nick Hall
  • Narrated by Nick Hall
  • Series: Nightingale-Conant: Personal Development
  • 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

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:

An extraordinarily powerful stress-fighting tool that very few people take advantage of.
An easy way to instantly regain control and stay focused in an emotional emergency.
Six things to do when you think you've taken on more than you can accomplish in the time you have.
The mistake almost everyone makes when they organize their to-do list.
A simple exercise that can instantly tell you which side of your brain is dominant at any given time.
The first-thing-in-the-morning action that will literally reset your internal clock and have a profoundly positive impact on your energy level for the rest of the day (and it is SO easy to do!).


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Title & description are misleading

What disappointed you about I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It??

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.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

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.

What does Nick Hall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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.

What character would you cut from I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It??


Any additional comments?

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.

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- John MacIntyre

Big Disappointment!

What disappointed you about I Know What to Do, So Why Don't I Do It??

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.

Would you ever listen to anything by Nick Hall again?

Probably not.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-14-2014
  • Publisher: Nightingale Conant