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The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done Hardcover – Dec 28 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Canada; 1st Edition edition (Dec 28 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307357163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307357168
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3 x 24.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #235,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The Procrastination Equation will teach you how to bust the excuses that are preventing you from doing your best work and living your best life. You’ll learn some surprising facts about procrastination as well as practical techniques for short-circuiting the temptation to dawdle. So don’t put it off any longer. Read this book. Today.”
 — Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

“I put off writing this blurb until the last minute. I thought it was because I was too busy, but after reading The Procrastination Equation, I know the real reasons. Piers Steel will help you tackle the goals—big and small—that always seemed just a little out of reach.”
 — Richard Florida, author of The Great Reset
 
“Procrastination is the saffron spice of human behavior, where even small amounts of this tendency can shatter the best of intentions. In this illuminating book Piers Steel shows us the secrets of procrastination, how it affects us and how we will, one day, be able to prevail.”
 — Dan Ariely, author of The Upside of Irrationality

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Do you surf the Web instead of finishing overdue projects? Do you always say you’ll start that diet . . . tomorrow? Do you stay up late watching television instead of going to bed?

You are not alone. In fact, you belong to the 95 percent of the world that admits to procrastination. We are hardwired to procrastinate, and with so many new ways to distract ourselves in the digitized world, putting things off has never been easier.

Using a mix of psychology, science, self-help advice, and his own research, Dr. Piers Steel—internationally recognized as the foremost authority on procrastination—dispels the myths and misunderstandings of motivation, replacing them with a clear explanation of why we put off until tomorrow what we should be doing today and providing cutting-edge techniques you need to get things done in the workplace and at home.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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This book has made an immediate impact on my life. At 63, you'd think I might know how to get 'to it' but Piers Steele explains how I've been coping for a long time and how to make real improvements - this is a must read!!
David in Prince Edward County, Ontario
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The author of "The Procrastination Equation" knows more about me than I do. That is, he knows more about why I procrastinate than I do, and he lays it out in play sight, and simple language. If you're looking to kick this rotten, wealth-robbing, confidence-draining, success-stealing habit, this book will first tell you what the actual source of the problem is and how then how to fix it. I've already started applying many of the principles in this book, and have felt more confident in facing deadlines, responding to emails, paying bills, starting projects early, etc.

I also felt better finding out how many other people procrastinate, both in school and in the business world: a lot of us!
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In the engineering industry we often lead people expecting them to be able to motivate themselves. This book has helped me understand that people don't necessarily perform poorly because they're lazy or they don't care. Sometimes it is simply due to the fact that they are unable to motivate themselves. Procrastination is tremendously common through all people and this book provides the tools to help minimize the lost time it can lead to.
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This book teaches you a lot about why you behave the way you do; and it teaches you how to manage your behaviour towards your own personal goals. It can change your life and your self-image. Through this book, I learned how to increase the likelihood of success when I do goal setting.

There is a great section about how to control short-term impulses and the inner child we all have. The author presents the principles and based on those he provides you with practical advice that you can use for every day challenges. I already changed the way I approach tasks and the way I spend my time every day. This book has changed my life for the better.
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