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How to Overcome Procrastination

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Overcome the obstacles that prevent you from starting difficult high-priority tasks.
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Almost everyone is guilty of an element of procrastination. Sometimes it is easier to focus on easy straightforward tasks rather than face the difficult or time consuming high priority tasks.

This eBook provides practical and useable tactics that control and overcome one’s tendency to procrastinate. It helps you to identify which of the seven triggers cause you to put off important tasks. You can also pass on these tactics to help others and beat this productivity killer.

Almost everyone is guilty of procrastination occasionally. High priority tasks are usually difficult or time consuming and it is often easier to find straightforward, less important tasks to do instead. This eBook is a practical guide to overcoming your own tendency to procrastinate and to help your team members to overcome theirs.

You will learn:

  1. The psychological basis of procrastination and why it is so difficult to overcome.
  2. Why quick fix solutions to this problem never work.
  3. To identify the seven triggers that cause people to put off important tasks.
  4. To isolate the origin of procrastination on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Practical and useable tactics to beat this productivity killer.
  1. Introduction
  2. Why People Procrastinate
  3. Understanding the Triggers for Procrastination
    1. The Task Appears Boring or Pointless
    2. The Task Involves a Possible Confrontation
    3. You Resent Being Given Responsibility for the Task
    4. The Task Appears Overwhelming
    5. You Don’t Know How to Proceed
    6. You Are Afraid of Failure
    7. You Are Afraid of Success
  4. Summary
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About the Author

Paul Newton

Paul Newton has worked in IT and Project management for over 30 years and has also developed several internet based enterprises. He was a co-founder and director of ITT Ltd where he was responsible for the development and marketing of software-based management training tools. Clients included Microsoft, IBM, Pfizer, Sun Microsystems, UK National Health, Ministry of Defence, Barclays and many other internationally known organisations.

Prior to that, he worked as an IT consultant specialising in developing IBM mainframe software for many of the company's clients including: Rockwell, Severn Trent Water, SWEB, SWALEC, and Eagle Star Insurance.

He also owns www.psychometric-success.com, a leading provider of practice aptitude tests. This website helps over a million people per year to pass job selection tests including: numerical, verbal, abstract, spatial and mechanical reasoning tests. It has 16 free practice tests available to download - visit www.psychometric-success.com.

You can contact him at paul@free-management-ebooks.com, paul@psychometric-success.com or via his personal blog www.pcnewton.com.