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I don't finish 90% of the audio books I listen to. More often than not, they're this single idea or a small set of ideas that could easily be fully exhausted in just a few pages that have been "inflated" into a book with endless of repetitive stories, and many chapters before you even start getting to the "good stuff".
This audio-book (or "retreat, the way the author calls it) is different. He is very mindful (no pun intended) about conveying useful information and leaving the fluff out.
I've been doing meditation on and off for years (unfortunately more 'off' than on'...), but I've never thought about doing meditation for the sake of being more productive throughout my work day (as opposed to just improving my health, mental health, relationships, etc.).
This audio book takes an entirely different approach to productivity and I absolutely love it.
The author is also the narrator and he's very pleasant to listen to.
This impressed me. I've explored a lot of meditation resources (Headspace, Simple Habit, Calm, 10% Happier, Jon Kabat-zinn and UCLA's mindfulness course). I've never heard any of them make as persuasive a case (for me) as Chris did for WHY to meditate. He shows that a minute invested in mindfulness meditation yields 9 minutes back. He makes that point with convincing data and studies. He also provides many great tips and bits of perspective. My favorite was about becoming fascinated by your breathing. And that meditation is valuable BECAUSE it's boring and hard. I even chuckled out loud at some of the jokes. Most importantly, my meditation motivation has never been higher. Two big thumbs up!