The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-free Play

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Penguin, 2007 - Business & Economics - 205 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - automatthias - LibraryThing

The book makes a number of good points, especially about how our actions are a result of our opinions and beliefs. Procrastination, given certain set of beliefs, becomes the "rational" choice. Read full review

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User Review  - porch_reader - LibraryThing

How do you overcome procrastination? It may seem counterintuitive to start with play, but that is what Neil Fiore recommends. If you approach a task feeling like you "have to" do it, you'll be ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
WHY WE PROCRASTINATE
11
HOW WE PROCRASTINATE
36
HOW TO TALK TO YOURSELF
57
GUILTFREE PLAY QUALITY WORK
78
OVERCOMING BLOCKS TO ACTION
95
THE UNSCHEDULE
118
WORKING IN THE FLOW STATE
144
FINETUNING YOUR PROGRESS
162
THE PROCRASTINATOR IN YOUR LIFE
183
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Neil Fiore, Ph.D., guides managers, executives, and their employees to new levels of peak performance. Drawing from his experience as a lieutenant with the 101st Airborne Division, a manager with Johnson & Johnson, a statistical analyst for Shell Oil, and a psychologist and career counselor at the University of California, Berkeley, Fiore brings practical tools for life and work to his seminar participants. He holds a doctorate in psychology and a B.S. degree in economics.

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