The Complete Idiot's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, 2E

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Penguin, Sep 4, 2012 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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Everyone procrastinates from time to time. But when putting things off becomes a habit, it can be debilitating and have devastating effects. Clear, concise, and highly usable, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Overcoming Procrastination, Second Edition, will help anyone who has a hard time getting things done - from the occassional procrastinator to the worst of the worst. This new edition is more streamlined and written to give readers strategies they can apply right away.

Part 1 starts with key insights on why we procrastinate, how our surroundings (and our brains) affect our tendency to put things off, and how simply changing our thinking can be key to changing our bad habits. Part 2 gets more into the nitty gritty of how we can begin to change our behaviors, and gives clear, simple steps so they can quickly banish the clutter, get organized, and get things done. Part 3 moves into more strategic thinking with specialized strategies for overcoming procrastination at work, in school, in relationships, and with everyday matters (even in a reader's digital life).


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The Whats Whys and Woes
The Environmental Causes of Procrastination
The Internal Causes of Procrastination
Fears That Hold You Back
When a More Serious Issue Might Be to Blame
The Path to Becoming an Ex
Decluttering and Organizing
Getting Rid of Stuff
Make Better Decisions to Take Better Action
Making MajorLeague Decisions
Whats Your DecisionMaking Style?

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About the author (2012)

Michelle Tullier, PhD, specializes in helping people and organizations reach their goals. As a regional vice president for a leading global consulting firm, she leads the design and delivery of career coaching and talent management solutions for major corporations, including many of the Fortune 100. As a counselor and seminar leader for more than twenty years, she has conducted workshops on overcoming procrastination and time management for New York University, served as a career counselor with Barnard College of Columbia University, and was selected as a keynote speaker for the National Association of Professional Organizers.

Michelle is the author of eight books, including the Unofficial Guide to Landing a Job, and was a contributing writer and editor of Find a Job through Social Networking. She completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Wellesley College and her doctorate in counseling psychology at UCLA.

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