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  • Habits for Action

  • How to Stop the Excuses and Do What You Know You Should
  • Written by: Dr Tim Sharp
  • Length: 4 hrs
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  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The greatest barrier to living a happier life isn’t knowing what to do, but knowing how to turn those good intentions into action. This is an audio series for anyone who is sick of their own excuses. Dr Tim Sharp, 'Dr Happy', busts 15 common excuses for not taking action when it comes to happiness. With his help you’ll take control of your life and stop getting in your own way.

Dr Tim Sharp is a clinical and consulting psychologist with three degrees in psychology and a distinguished career over several decades. He’s Australia’s very own 'Dr Happy' and the founder of The Happiness Institute.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 8 episodes to your Library now.

©2020 Dr Tim Sharp (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd

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very good for listening when we are doing our chores, exercise so as to keep you motivated and engage in action for happiness.

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Good but not great

It's a good book. One line I found funny "Eat less vegetables to protect the environment". Overall it hits the target. It could have been better if author had avoided unnecessary elaboration.

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Guide for being Happy

Go through this book and we learn a lot pleasure listening to all chapters. some we all know but that there are something which we don't know and can implement . all the best.

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it's ok

he didn't say anything new what other self help books and people have said.but anyway it's good with peoples voices and experiences..but could have been better.

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Practical & Very useful advice

I really enjoyed each and every module. Advice was simple, straightforward and immensely practical. I feel like listening to it again and again. Thank you Dr. Tim sharp for your great work.

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simple and amazing hacks for action taking

wonderful and simple step for action taking and increase happiness of the person. steps are so simple and psychologically solve the issue.

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  • E. Kay
  • 27-12-20

Nothing Revelatory

This starts with Dr Sharp describing millions of results on a Google search for happiness. Essentially, he's not offered anything deeper than a compilation of what he's determined as the best bits. I found it preachy. He titled the book Habits for Action and starts with the premise that you are not happy and working on happiness solves your problem. Therefore he hammers home the messages of "how to be happy" with some basic tenets of habit-forming mindsets. I purchased the book to address deeper issues around executive functions and was disappointed. I found it all a bit superficial with no insight any deeper than any article you'd find in those millions of Google search results.

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  • Steph H
  • 06-01-21

mildly interesting vagueness

I think this series could have been much shorter and to the point. In each episode there were 'interview' pieces with people which were good because it put the ideas into a practical setting. And in each episode there were probably 2 or 3 main/key points or sentences. If you can sift through the other waffle to these then there were some good ideas.

Overall it was a bit too vague and aimless, which is ironic.

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  • Kristoffer S.
  • 21-12-20

Excellent!

This course gave me so much more than just stating the obvious. I almost felt he was right beside me, knowing me and talking to me personally about my struggles. He has very much insight, great tips and gave me a new perspective on many things. He also used many examples of other peoples struggles which made me feel more normal and not alone. Now just hearing his voice makes me feel better. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-12-20

Real talk

Everyday issues that we take for 'normal behaviour' gets explained here. The talk, the examples are challenges from life itself. If you look for a way to get started, without excuses, this is your book!

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  • Deborah
  • 01-01-21

Worth a listen

As someone suffering from depression and anxiety hearing a breezy voice making suggestions can be irritating and trite. But it is absolutely worth listening to good advice. The suggestions you have probably heard before but the theme is important habits that eventually need to become part of your life. I have practiced some of these suggestions in the past and they do work to an extent and this is a reminder to follow good habits and keep the demons away!

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  • Anjasan Ramdass
  • 24-05-21

Amazing Work

This is another great production from the Doctor. He goes in depth on why we always make excuses for say we are going to do something and we do not. And helps with ways in changing our thinking and mindset to getting the job done.

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  • Jon sweet
  • 22-04-21

I guess it's stating the obvious.... nothing new

mmmm..... wanted something new but still good to be reminded so thanks for that bye.

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  • Clive
  • 11-03-21

Some excellent points raised

After being locked down for so long listening to a book such as this was just the right thing at the right time. Well done.

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  • Xhyljeta
  • 07-02-21

Good timing to read this book

Since we are still on the lockdown for a year now, i really appreciate this book among others that I'm reading.
Its helping me with mental health, i recommended highly this book.

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  • Stephen
  • 04-02-21

thank you.

thank you for sharing all your wisdom Dr Tim you're helping me and also helping me help others. probing one person can spark a chain reaction that can change the world.

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  • Rebecca Ray
  • 16-12-20

Dr Tim Does It Again

I can't get enough of Dr Tim Sharp's down to earth wisdom and actionable tips for happiness. I've listened to his other titles in this series and this one is just as brilliant. Highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-02-21

Glad it was free

Couldn't get past the second chapter and turned this off after Sharp repeated himself once too often when suggesting Google becomes your new best friend. "Don't know how to do something? No excuses! just google it!" was his mantra. What's the point in downloading the book? There was nothing new or interesting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-21

If you want to lectured to buy this text

You can be happy if you would just be happy. Its your fault trope

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-21

Excellent podcast

Easy to listen to. Helpful for figuring out a few of my excuses for inaction!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-21

Awesome!

Great advice! I would listen to it again and again to take everything onboard.
Thank you Dr Happy. 😊👍

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  • kris
  • 11-06-21

straightforward and foundational

this book covered all the foundations that is needed in just about the most straightforward way possible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-05-21

A Good Reminder

Nothing said that we don't already know, but that's the thing - we know. We just need a reminder sometimes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-03-21

Positive habits

Loved it easy to follow. This has validated the way I work and given me a focus in my professional development.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-21

straight up

Thanks very much ! very informative and helpful. If your sensitive or very depressed please note he gets straight to the point. Seems q bit harsh but it will help. just have a friend or family member around.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-21

Helpful, easy listening

This was a very digestible read. Great value for money. Most of the advice seemed very sound and applicable to daily life.