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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
New material would have been good and to have been delivered at a faster more concise pace. It was really dull.
What was most disappointing about Brendon Burchard’s story?
He took a good hour at the beginning to get to even explain what the habits were. I know now that's because they are nothing that anyone in personal development won't already know.
How could the performance have been better?
Faster, more engaging, better stories, and having something to actually say instead of constant redirects to various of his websites to get you into his funnel.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from High Performance Habits?
All of it, he isn't as engaging as Robbins, as energetic as Cardone, or original as Rohn.
Any additional comments?
I like Brendon and whilst I have only seen a few of his videos I always thought he had a lot to offer. In this book he doesn't do that. In the genre it is slow paced, dull and nothing original. He gives a vignette early on where an old client asked him to give him the gold or take the hi-way, well there was no gold in this Brendon so time to take the hi-way!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
After an hour of being told relentlessly and repeatedly of how amazing this book is with minimal substance I gave up. I figured that when someone has to sell their book this hard it probably isn’t that good. I had other books of similar topic I’d be better of spending my time on. The author is unbearable.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The first hour-plus will loop around the premise of why high performance habits are key to your success followed by Mr. Burchard's case for why he's the trainer to show you how only to be followed by another exhortation of why high performance habits are key. If that sentence drove you a bit batty, imagine having to listen to one elongated intro that extends nearly two chapters. You'll get to Chapter 3, roughly 15:12, before he names the habits that comprise the set.
What might frustrate you: You're advised to take the free performance assessment. Once you run through the questionnaire, you'll be inundated with marketing emails, some of which do not include a link to unsubscribe. (Borderline violation of CAN-SPAM.) The book seems set up to accompany the questionnaire and so you find yourself in this multi-layered ad campaign for his training advisement.
(One irony: He makes a point of how one client wrote to him about how conventional assessments like Myers-Brigg and personal attributes (e.g. gender and race) don't really tell the whole story of personal potential. And yet, on the questionnaire, you'll be asked questions about your race, gender, and marital status.)
He has a pretty good reading voice. Unfortunately, he over-performs at times, by effecting the cadence and pitch of certain clients, as with the case of Kate, a female executive (and yet not for John, a male executive). This can across a bit off-putting.
172 of 179 people found this review helpful
I couldn't listen to one more word from this book. The first hour or two consists of him just talking about all the research he did for this, and how we might hypothetically be feeling right now. The actual habits are okay, I guess, but this book should have been less than one hour long.
GET TO THE POINT. That's definitely not one of this guy's habits.
116 of 122 people found this review helpful