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The Procrastination Equation

Author : Piers Steel
ISBN : 9780307366382
Genre : Business & Economics
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DON'T WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK: The world's leading expert on procrastination uses his groundbreaking research to offer understanding on a matter that bedevils us all. Writing with humour, humanity and solid scientific information reminiscent of Stumbling on Happiness and Freakonomics, Piers Steel explains why we knowingly and willingly put off a course of action despite recognizing we'll be worse off for it. For those who surf the Web instead of finishing overdue assignments, who always say diets start tomorrow, who stay up late watching TV to put off going to sleep, The Procrastination Equation explains why we do what we do — or in this case don't — and why in Western societies we're in the midst of an escalating procrastination epidemic. Dr. Piers Steel takes on the myths and misunderstandings behind procrastination and motivation — showing us how procrastination affects our lives, health, careers and happiness and what we can do about it. With accessible prose and the benefits of new scientific research, he provides insight into why we procrastinate even though the result is that we are less happy, healthy, even wealthy. Who procrastinates and why? How many ways, big and small, do we procrastinate? How can we stop doing it? The reasons are part cultural, part psychological, part biological. And, with a million new ways to distract ourselves in the digitized world — all of which feed on our built-in impulsiveness — more of us are potentially damaging ourselves by putting things off. But Steel not only analyzes the factors that weigh us down but the things that motivate us — including understanding the value of procrastination. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Business & Economics

Solving The Procrastination Puzzle

Author : Timothy A. Pychyl
ISBN : 9780698148314
Genre : Self-Help
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The revised edition of the self-published hit, offering powerful strategies to end procrastination. Why do we sabotage our own best intentions? How can we eliminate procrastination from our lives for good? Based on current psychological research and supplemented with clear strategies for change, this concise guide will help readers finally break free from self-destructive ideas and habits, and move into freedom and accomplishment. With numerous practical tips for change, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle brings clarity and scientific studies—and a touch of humor!—to the quest for successfully achieving goals. This accessible guide is perfect for entrepreneurs, parents, students, and anyone who wants to get unstuck, stop delaying, and start living their most inspired life.
Category: Self-Help

The Now Habit

Author : Neil Fiore
ISBN : 1440684952
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 67.31 MB
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Learn how to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free play! One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated. Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism.
Category: Self-Help

The Art Of Procrastination

Author : John Perry
ISBN : 9780761175001
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 81.25 MB
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This is not a book for Bill Gates. Or Hillary Clinton, or Steven Spielberg. Clearly they have no trouble getting stuff done. For the great majority of us, though, what a comfort to discover that we’re not wastrels and slackers, but doers . . . in our own way. It may sound counterintuitive, but according to philosopher John Perry, you can accomplish a lot by putting things off. He calls it “structured procrastination”: In 1995, while not working on some project I should have been working on, I began to feel rotten about myself. But then I noticed something. On the whole, I had a reputation as a person who got a lot done and made a reasonable contribution. . . . A paradox. Rather than getting to work on my important projects, I began to think about this conundrum. I realized that I was what I call a structured procrastinator: a person who gets a lot done by not doing other things. Celebrating a nearly universal character flaw, The Art of Procrastination is a wise, charming, compulsively readable book—really, a tongue-in-cheek argument of ideas. Perry offers ingenious strategies, like the defensive to-do list (“1. Learn Chinese . . .”) and task triage. He discusses the double-edged relationship between the computer and procrastination—on the one hand, it allows the procrastinator to fire off a letter or paper at the last possible minute; on the other, it’s a dangerous time suck (Perry counters this by never surfing until he’s already hungry for lunch). Or what may be procrastination’s greatest gift: the chance to accomplish surprising, wonderful things by not sticking to a rigid schedule. For example, Perry wrote this book by avoiding the work he was supposed to be doing—grading papers and evaluating dissertation ideas. How lucky for us.
Category: Self-Help

Procrastination

Author : Jane B. Burka
ISBN : 9780738211305
Genre : Psychology
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Based on their workshops and counseling experience, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and at times humorous look at a problem that affects everyone: students and scientists, secretaries and executives, homemakers and salespeople. Procrastination identifies the reasons we put off tasks—fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment—and their roots in our childhood and adult experiences. The authors offer a practical, tested program to overcome procrastination by achieving set goals, managing time, enlisting support, and handling stress. Burka and Yuen even provide tips on living and working with the procrastinators you may know. Wise, effective, and easy to use, this new edition shows why for 25 years Procrastination has been an immediate must-have for anyone who puts things off until tomorrow.
Category: Psychology

Don T Eat The Marshmallow Yet

Author : Joachim de Posada
ISBN : 1101043776
Genre : Self-Help
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Arthur is a chauffeur who is intellectually gifted. Jonathan is no less bright than Arthur, equally hard-working, and a billionaire. So why is Jonathan in the back seat of the limousine and Arthur in the front? What explains the difference between success and failure? And what does it mean to you and your children? Joachim de Posada, a world-renowned motivational speaker, found the answer in a landmark Stanford University study of children who were able to delay gratification-in the form of a marshmallow they'd been given to eat-with the promise that they'd be rewarded with an additional marshmallow if they resisted eating the first for fifteen minutes. Ten years later, the children who held out had grown up to be significantly more successful than those who had eaten their marshmallow immediately. Posada saw that the key difference between success and failure is not merely hard work or superior intelligence, but the ability to delay gratification. "Marshmallow resisters" achieve high levels of success while others eat all their marshmallows at once, so to speak-accumulating debt and dissatisfaction despite their occupations or incomes. But it doesn't have to be that way. Using a simple parable and real-life examples (including basketball great Larry Bird and major league baseball catcher Jorge Posada, Joachim's cousin), this life-changing book shows readers how the moves made today can pay off big tomorrow-if they just don't eat the marshmallow...yet!
Category: Self-Help

Geek Logik

Author : Garth Sundem
ISBN : 0761140212
Genre : Games
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Here for the geek in all of us are fifty foolproof equations that take the guesswork out of lifeÑand the funniest twist on an idea since Richard SmithÕs The DieterÕs Guide to Weight Loss During Sex. Call it the algebra oracle: By plugging in the right variables, GEEK LOGIK answers lifeÕs most persistent questions. It covers Dating and Romance, Career and Finance, and everyday decisions like Should I get a tattoo? Can I still wear tight jeans? Is it time to see a therapist? How many beers should I have at the company picnic? How does it work? Take a simple issue that comes up once or twice a week: Should I call in sick? Fill in the variables honestly, such as D for doctorÕs note (enter 1 for Òno,Ó 10 for Òyes,Ó and 5 for Òyes, but itÕs a forgeryÓ), R for importance of job(1-10, with 10 being Òpersonally responsible for EarthÕs orbit around SunÓ), Fj for how much fun you have at work (1-10, with 10 being Òpersonal trainer for underwear modelsÓ), N for how much you need the money (1-10, with 10 being ÒI owe the mobÓ), then do the math, and voilˆÑif the product, Hooky, is greater than 1, enjoy your very own Ferris BuellerÕs Day Off. Includes a pocket calculator so that prospective geeks can immediately solve the equation on the back cover: Should I buy this book?
Category: Games

10 Steps To Earning Awesome Grades While Studying Less

Author : Thomas Frank
ISBN : 1517004446
Genre :
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Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades - but it'll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty book that will guide you through ten steps to achieving those goals: Pay better attention in class Take more effective notes Get more out of your textbooks Plan like a general Build a better study environment Fight entropy and stay organized Defeat Procrastination Study smarter Write better papers Make group projects suck less Whether you're in college or high school, this book will probably help you. But not if you're a raccoon. I want to be very clear about that; if you're a raccoon, please buy a different book. This one will do absolutely nothing for you. How did you even learn to read, anyway?
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The Motivation Hacker

Author : Nick Winter
ISBN : 0989279820
Genre : Quality of life
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"This is your field guide to getting yourself to want to do everything you always wanted to want to do"--Page [4] of cover.
Category: Quality of life

How To Stop Procrastinating And Start Getting Things Done Now Procrastination Procrastinate Getting Things Done Productivity Effectiveness Time Management Smart Goals Procrastination Book Self Help Books

Author : Peter Turla
ISBN : 1506143660
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Discover how to stop procrastinating permanently and finally become the productive person you've always wanted to be. Procrastination is a problem that almost everybody in the world faces at one point or another. Procrastination is an unforgiving enemy that can take a huge toll on your life. It will conquer your life if you don't learn to conquer it. How to stop procrastinating and start getting things done now is a guide that will help you to break free from the shackles of procrastination and skyrocket your productivity to levels you never thought possible. Obliterate your procrastination habit once and for all! Download your copy now! Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. Tags: how to stop procrastinating, getting things done, stop procrastinating, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinating, effectiveness, procrastination book, procrastination workbook, procrastination handbook, procrastination habit, procrastination equation, procrastination cure, procrastination pen, procrastination puzzle, self discipline, time management, time management books, time management for dummies, getting things done pdf, getting the right things done, get more done, get more done in less time, the now habit, anti-procrastination habits, stop being lazy, eat that frog, time warrior, procrastinate on purpose, procrastination why you do it what to do about it, solving the procrastination puzzle, procrastination planner, planning, plans, goals, goal setting, smart goals, leadership skills, leadership, leadership qualities, effectiveness, time management books, time management skills, how to manage your time and life, time management made easy, productivity secrets, productivity books, productivity habits, productivity tips, productivity unleashed, business, book, kindle books, kindle book, kindle, personal development, personal transformation, self help, success, personal growth
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