• by James Daugherty
  • Narrated by Tom Taverna
  • 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Imagine how different your life would be if you knew a way to hack your daily habits to become a highly self-disciplined and productive person.
You will never quite know how many opportunities you have missed by lacking the self-discipline to truly follow through on your convictions. Whether it's attaining a new body, better job, or simply being more productive in life. All too often people fall short as they aren't equipped with the right mental make-up and mind tricks to actually achieve it.
Not anymore.
James Daugherty is an intelligence expert and former CIA spy who specializes in all forms of human behavior. But there's one trait which is critical to winning, self-discipline. A spy would be worthless without it.
However he never realized quite how much his ability to cultivate a self-disciplined mindset whilst working in the field as an American spy would help everyday people in civilian life.
Imagine if you could arrange your habits and behaviors in a way to achieve seamless success in whatever you are doing.
In this insightful and functional book, Daugherty gives listeners a firsthand look into the trials and tribulations he dealt with in the field as a CIA operative and no-nonsense guide revealing how to:

Understand the basic cognitive principles on how the brain actually works
The nature of a "habit loop"
Why it's critical to identify bad habits and replace them with better ones
Tactics to help you naturally cultivate a self-disciplined mindset
Strategies to help with delaying gratification and preventing procrastination
Day-to-Day habits of a spy to develop extreme productivity
Implementing "Habit Pyramiding" for exponential progress
CIA fitness training principles for fast results

And much more.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great, quality book.

What made the experience of listening to Self-Discipline the most enjoyable?

Yes I learned lots of useful information are available in this audio book.

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

I liked the way that he was able to simp. if you the material that he was conveying. And he narrator did an excellent job in delivery.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


Any additional comments?

Although this book is meant to be informative, I gained more than just information. I became motivated to explore the other parts of my personality that I haven’t really paid attention to. The ideas that really struck me in this book are the development of humor and the attitude of gratitude. There are various techniques presented by the author, which any reader can use. We can indeed expand our potentials if we only learn to control our emotions, instincts, and thoughts. While self-control is without a doubt a basic instrument that causes us achieve achievement, thriving, and plenitude, a hefty portion of us continually battle with creating and keeping up self-control. An excellent read!

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- abram

Definitely enjoyed reading it!

Would you consider the audio edition of Self-Discipline to be better than the print version?

I think both are good.

What did you like best about this story?

This book is immensely valuable, and very much needed by most people. It isn't even that the book itself is so fantastic, though it is definitely a good book, clearly written, good ideas, well executed. This book looks at willpower from a scientific point of view and how it evolved with our brains.

What about Tom Taverna’s performance did you like?

Clear, good pacing, did a nice job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It's definitely an eye-opener and an interesting audiobook.

Any additional comments?

Understand the basic cognitive principles on how the brain actually works It shows you ways of strengthening your willpower. It also shows you how your brain plays tricks on you to make you do things you don't necessarily want to do. If you're interested in either starting or stopping any kind of behavior, this book is well worth your time.

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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2017
  • Publisher: James Daugherty