When a procrastinator procrastinates, he or she doesn’t sit down and starts a rational thinking process about how to waste time. Of course not.
But neither does it just kinda happen. That might be what it feels like, but underneath that feeling, there’s an unconscious decision-making process going on which drives us to act a certain way in certain situations.
Whether you procrastinate occasionally, or do it hardcore, this course is for you.
Around 20% of the population admits to be a chronical procrastinator. 20%. That’s one out of every five individuals. And if you’re reading this, chances are you are one of them.And me, I was one too. I know everything about the guilt and the shame, the hours ticking away doing something completely different than what I was supposed to do... until a couple of years ago, I was really sabotaging myself. I was hating myself for it, but it seemed stronger than myself.
But today, I'm not a procrastinator anymore. What happened? To find out, you’ll have to enroll in this course.
I’ll share everything with you: my journey, my research, my findings: Everything, from surprising insights to over a dozen highly effective strategies to tackle procrastination. We’ll even cover the upside of procrastination. oh yes, there is one. I’ll show you how you can even use procrastination to your advantage.
The Science behind the course...
Don't be fooled by the light tone in this fun and engaging course. It is based on the latest scientific findings in habits, self-control, willpower and temptation.
To understand procrastination, we have to understand where it comes from, understand our behavior. Why we do the things we do the way we do them.
The psychological model used to dive into our subconscious drivers is the result of a cross-disciplinary synthesis ranging from neuroscience over cognitive psychology to behaviorism.
I’m a strong advocate of uncovering the unconscious drivers behind our behavior. We like to see ourselves as rational beings, but we’re not. We’re most definitely not. Don’t get me wrong, we are capable or rational thought, but that doesn’t make us rational beings. No, we are social beings, emotional beings, contextual beings, even instinctive beings, long before we could consider ourselves rational beings.
My personal experience
Now what I would like to share with you, is this course about procrastination. As far as I remember, and even before that, I’ve been procrastinating. So you can say I'm a subject-matter-expert. However, today, I've managed to overcome that nasty habit, and I wanted to share my experience and journey with you. This course has been specially designed to appeal to procrastinators, as it is light and fun. The insights are surprising and counter-intuitive, based on break-through research from these past few years. And most importantly, the strategies to beat procrastination do work, as I have extensively used them myself.
I'm really excited to have you here, and hope you'll enjoy this course as much as I did creating it.
See you inside,
Discover the unconscious decision-making process behind procrastination
Meet 9 different types of procrastinators.
Which one are you?
A case against willpower: Find out why the supposed lack of willpower is not the real problem.
Introduction to the different strategies to beat procrastination
5 strategies based on managing our dopamine levels
5 strategies based on the context we're in
3 little brain hacks that will trick your mind into action
and one more super powerful strategy to overcome procrastination
As well as a way to turn procrastination to your own benefit.
Hi, my name is Gregory Caremans. I'm the founder of the Brain Academy.
I'm a psychologist with a Master in communication, specialized in the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach. I'm the former Director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism in Brussels (Belgium).
Today, I've specialized in writing and producing high quality brain-related content. I have my own blog and create online courses. I'm very proud to say that The Economist contacted me to start a partnership where they offer my courses to their readers. My courses were also recently featured in the magazine Entrepreneur.
Here at Udemy I teach over 50.000 students and most of my courses are best-sellers:
A lot of people who follow my blog or enroll in my courses are quite curious about this NBA-thing, the Neurocognitive and Behavioral Approach. When you google it, you hardly find information on it. The reason for this is simple: The NBA has its origins in France, and is called ANC, l'approche Neurocognitive et Comportementale. Now when you google that, you'll find loads of information, unfortunately, the vast majority of it is in french…
So that's where I come in. I have been the Director of the Institute of Neurocognitivism, which task is to spread the NBA, for several years. I worked directly with the founders of the NBA, Dr. Jacques Fradin and his colleagues, and became an expert in his approach.
in 2014 I created my Brain Academy and took the decision to take the NBA one step further by elevating it's reach from a regional scope to a worldwide reach, by translating the work of Jacques Fradin into English, and make it accessible to everyone. With my team, we decided to translate the NBA into every day, real life applications: How to use the NBA to raise children, to become a better manager, to deal with stress, and so on… We've added new perspectives and insights from brilliant minds such as Daniel Kahneman, David Brooks, Dan Ariely, Antonio Damasio, Steven Pinker, and many more
My blog and these courses were born out of a frustration, that regardless of the time and effort me and my team would put into coaching and training people, we would only reach so many people. It's great to have a vision to change the world, but if you don't have the means to activate it, your vision is no more than a fantasy…
By the end of 2014, the first course got online. Since then, over 40.000 people have joined us already. Still, personally, I won't rest before reaching at least 100.000, and then one million, and more. And there's a simple reason for that: Understanding how our brains work and their impact on our behavior has a major impact on how we see ourselves and others. It helps us be at peace with ourselves and be more tolerant towards others. In other words: it makes the world a better place to live in.
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