Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Readers who are willing to invest in their own self-development and personal and professional improvement.
Q: What is the book about?
A: The usual will power and discipline strategies people use to overcome procrastination aren’t sustainable; we try them and then beat ourselves up for not making a complete and permanent change. But there’s another set of strategies – for example: You need to drop your goals… right now and get lots more of the right things done. Learn what the heck a hit man has to do with following through, how to stop taking yes for an answer, and how being “normal” is crushing you… and what to do about it.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: I’ve helped hundreds of people who have been putting off tasks, goals, and dreams, to achieve them. I’m the author of another book on procrastinaton: Productive Procrastination (Echelon Press, 2007) – and consultant and coach to individuals and organizations, with multiple credentials in my field. I specialize in improving performance and productivity, following through with goals and objectives (the other side of which is procrastination), work/life balance, time and resources mastery, and sustaining effort through challenges. I have internationally recognized programs on time management, getting balanced and organized, saying no, and getting things done. My clients are executives, small business owners, professionals, and corporate organizations like NASA, Sony, Hilton, and Volvo. I was recently quote in TIME magazine as a procrastination “nichepert”.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: Ending Procrastination is much easier than you think…and you’ll be surprised at how you do it! That’s what’s completely different about the system this book is going to teach you. It’s not called radical for nothing! More of what’s in the book:
- The “secret pain” of people who do things immediately – and why you as a procrastinator are better off and much closer to getting things done than you think.
- The story of Jo – whose procrastinating “diversion” from her goals got her exactly what she wanted … and how you can do the same.
- The difference between “want to” and “have to” projects – and how to focus on the right type.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: How many procrastinators does it take to finish a long book on procrastination? None – they’ll finish it next week. That’s why this book is short and sweet, a breezy and entertaining read, printed in easy-to-read font, and will prompt new insights and perspectives on procrastination.