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4 Steps to Getting Anything You Want in Life

It is in the nature of human beings to want things – to desire appreciation, good health, better feelings, kids, a loving spouse, good relationships, peaceful sleep, maybe a beautiful home, a respectable career, or the freedom to travel the world. There’s no denying it. Unless you’re an enlightened being or are willing to meditate for […]

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Guilt and Procrastination – How Understanding This Demonized Emotion Helps You Unlock New Levels of Productivity

Guilt is an emotion all too familiar to most procrastinators. It often leads to a vicious cycle: You feel guilty for procrastinating, then the guilt makes you feel so bad that you procrastinate even more, which makes you feel even more guilty, which leads to even more procrastination, and so on. I’ve been stuck in that loop […]

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The Exact Browser and Desktop Setup I Use to Maximize Productivity [Video Walk-through]

What’s the fastest and least painful way to change your behavior? Changing your environment. If you’re familiar with Philip Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment or with Ellen Langer’s Counterclockwise Experiment, you’re aware of the insane changes different environments can lead to, and quickly. In Zimbardo’s case, good people became evil in a matter of days. In Langer’s experiment, they literally […]

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The Art of Productive Procrastination: You Still Procrastinate… But You Get a Lot More Done

Recently I was reflecting on my personal procrastination journey. I was proud about how far I’d come when I realized something interesting: It’s not that I don’t procrastinate anymore. It’s just that I procrastinate on a much higher level nowadays. Today, I’d call myself a positive or productive procrastinator. Let me explain…My Procrastination Struggles… Then & NowIn the past, […]

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8 Must-Read Books on Procrastination

In a recent article, I told you about the four most important steps I took to overcome severe procrastination. Step one was all about becoming a learning machine. I describe in the article how the life-long learner mindset has played a crucial role in helping me improve many aspects related to procrastination, such as self-discipline, self-compassion, […]

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“Solving The Procrastination Puzzle” by Timothy Pychyl (Book Summary)

Solving The Procrastination Puzzle by Timothy Pychyl is a super short book with lots of actionable advice on how to overcome procrastination. Pychyl is a psychology professor and one of the world’s leading experts on procrastination. He’s been researching about it for 20+ years and distills his favorite ideas into this little book. Due to its short […]

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3 Anti Procrastination Habits: Install These in Your Life and Watch Your Productivity Soar

(EXCITING NEWS: I recently published a book on overcoming procrastination. You can check it out here on Amazon!)“Neurons that fire together wire together.” This statement, attributed to neuropsychologist Donald Hebb, means that every experience we have becomes embedded in our brains, and the more an action is repeated, the stronger the connection between these neurons (brain […]

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