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The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done, 2nd Edition

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The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-352686-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-352686-8

In this groundbreaking book, the world’s leading expert on procrastination, Dr Piers Steel, reveals the truth about why procrastinate – and shows us what we can do about it.

Using a powerful mix of psychology, science, self-help, and a decade of his own research, Dr Steel shows us what effect procrastination has on our lives, and offers real hope to sufferers everywhere.

New to this revised edition, Dr Steel shows exactly how to apply the techniques in common problem areas, resulting in a step-by-step procrastination busting guide for work, money matters and losing weight.

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Table of Contents

Author's note

1  Portrait of a procrastinator

2  The Procrastination Equation

    The result of eight hundred studies plus one

3  Wired for procrastination

    Putting off is human nature

4  Procrastination

    How modern life ensures distraction

5  The personal price of procrastination

    What we miss, what we lose and what we suffer

6  The economic cost of procrastination

    How businesses and nations lose

7  Optimising optimism

    Balancing under- and over-confidence

8  Love it or leave it

    Finding relevance in work

9  In good time

    Managing short-term impulses and long-term goals

10  Making it work

    Putting the pieces into practice

Postscript: Procrastinations's Chapter 11

A step-by-step guide to getting things done





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