The Procrastinator's Guide to Getting Things Done (Paperback)Monica Ramirez Basco (author)
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Everyone waits till the last minute sometimes. But many procrastinators pay a significant price, from poor job performance to stress, financial problems, and relationship conflicts. Expressly designed for people who want to make changes but would be easily daunted by an elaborate self-help program, this concise, motivating guide is packed with highly practical tips and suggestions. Engaging quizzes and exercises help readers determine what type of procrastinator they are, outsmart their own delaying tactics, and build crucial skills for getting things done today. Cognitive-behavioral therapy expert Monica Ramirez Basco peppers the book with easy-to-relate-to examples from "recovering procrastinators"-including herself.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
"I thought I had my self-defeating procrastination habits under control, but when I saw myself in so many of this book's scenarios, I realized I still have work to do. Fortunately, Dr. Basco provides simple steps to move from overwhelmed to active; from stalling to success. I gained new insights, great reminders, and thoughtful encouragement--all of which have helped me to shift the way I approach tasks and safeguard against falling into the same old traps."--Susan L. Franzen, Director, Leadership Institute, University of Texas System
"Do you hold off to the last minute on those less-than-pleasant tasks? Are you typically off by 50% on your 'that-won't-take-long-I've-got-time' estimates? Think you are a capital-P Procrastinator for life? With this guide, you'l get the quick-and-easy shortcuts around all your excuses. You'll gain the tools to find your personal stall tactics and the repair kit to fix them. When you're done, get ready for your reward: efficient productivity and more time for fun."--Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Don't Panic
"Filled with examples of people who have overcome procrastination, practical and powerful advice, and helpful forms, this book can help you change your life. Read it and use it--what are you waiting for?"--Robert L. Leahy, PhD, author of The Worry Cure
"Turns out it does take one to know one! As a procrastinator of many years, I found observations and examples I could relate to in every chapter. Dr. Basco will help you understand why you keep procrastinating, even though it does more harm than good--and how to beat it once and for all."--Eric A., lawyer
"This book is a treasure trove of practical methods to break procrastinating habits. Dr. Basco will inspire you and cheer you on as you learn how to become a 'doer.' I wish this book had been available sooner. It would have saved me many hours and days of spinning my wheels."--Jesse H. Wright, MD, PhD, Professor and Kolb Endowed Chair of Outpatient Psychiatry and Director, Depression Center, University of Louisville
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