The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

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Learn how to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free play!  One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated.

Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and ...

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Overview

Learn how to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free play!  One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated.

Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s techniques will help any busy person start tasks sooner and accomplish them more quickly, without the anxiety brought on by the negative habits of procrastination and perfectionism.

This book offers a comprehensive strategic system for overcoming the causes and eliminating the effects of procrastination.

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"It is rare to find a book that translates academically sound research into wise and helpful advice."
—Jeffrey P. Prince, University of California, Berkley

"THE NOW HABIT is the definitive bible for releasing anyone's procrastinating past and becoming a 'producer.' This book is my go-to recommendation to my clients (and myself!) for beating procrastinatiomn and the guilt that comes with it."
—Lisa Rothstein, The DaVinci Dilemma

"I recommend THE NOW HABIT to my coaching clients and friends and family members because it provides clear, practical, effective advice for gettingthings done without beating yourself up."
—Liisa Kyle, Ph.D, co-author of Happiness Awaits You

"If procrastination is a major problem in your life – or even a minor problem – this book is well worth a reading. The techniques in this book are mostly psychological, but that does not mean they’re not incredibly powerful if used appropriately. Plus, the techniques here dovetail well with many other personal development philosophies, so you don’t have to toss out what you already know and what already works for you in order to adopt THE NOW HABIT"
—The SImple Dollar

"’I've found THE NOW HABIT by Neil Fiore, Ph.D. to be a phenomenal resource for many clients who struggle with procrastination. Fiore helps you figure out why you are procrastinating and offers concrete exercises and strategies to overcome the most common blocks to getting started. This is a fantastic book."
—Carrie Spaulding, The Thirty-something Coach

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585425525
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/5/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 178,987
  • Product dimensions: 5.63 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Fiore, Ph.D., guides managers, executives, and their employees to new levels of peak performance. Drawing from his experience as a lieutenant with the 101st Airborne Division, a manager with Johnson & Johnson, a statistical analyst for Shell Oil, and a psychologist and career counselor at the University of California, Berkeley, Fiore brings practical tools for life and work to his seminar participants. He holds a doctorate in psychology and a B.S. degree in economics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2011

    Lots of prose for a few ideas

    **Note: my book says it was published in 2007, but the cover looks different than the one featured here**

    First off, for anyone that has read a book or two about procrastination and its underlying causes, the first half of the book shouldn't come as much of a surprise. What may come as a surprise, however, is how many times Fiore can repeat the same idea, over and over again. The first half of the book I found myself thinking, "okay, I get it. Please don't remind me again." I was also irked by gimmicky phrases like "the reverse calendar" and the "unschedule," but that may just be me.

    There are a couple of ideas that he proposes that I thought were worth considering, though -- like focusing on starting instead of finishing and scheduling in time for fun and only writing in time actually spent doing 30 minutes of quality work (instead of feeling guilty for scheduling in "work time" and not doing it). He also suggests freeing yourself from tasks that you don't want/will not do: instead of having them loom in the back of your mind, consciously choose not to do them.

    So, if you're looking for a book with a couple new tricks (not the standard "prioritize, and do what's most important first"), you may want to give this book a try. Just be prepared for lots of repetition and catchphrases along the way.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2009

    A different approach than most books

    I've read procrastination books in the past that labeled the practice merely a bad habit you need to shame or bully yourself out of. This book looks deeper into the psychological reasons behind why you avoid tasks- much of the time it's a fear of failure, not laziness. Realizing this has helped me "get going" on tasks and handle the challenges as they come.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

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    If Procrastinate Buy this Book Now!

    Great resource for those of us who are perennial procrastinators. Understands that procrastination is a symptom and helps you address the cause to cure the disease. The most insightful, effective book I've ever read on resolving the delaying game. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 1999

    Don't Leave This Book in a Used Book Store

    One of the clearest presentations about the procrastination and its roots in our personal fear of failure or rejection. Examples of how to change our self-talk and a new plan called the 'unschedule' allow a person to start enjoying positive work and guilt-free play.

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