Productivity Strategies to Destroy Your Inner Procrastinator
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Dive deep into the secrets of psychology and learn how to hone your most important weapon: your mind!
4.5 (109 ratings)
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Created by Zach Obront
Last updated 11/2013
English
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
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What Will I Learn?
  • Only one goal here: to change your actions
  • Choose the right goals
  • Change your mindset
  • Make yourself accountable
  • Maximize your will power
  • Hone your focus on what's important
  • Build a productive lifestyle
  • And much, much more...
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Requirements
  • Computer
  • Internet Connection
  • Open Mind
Description

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day?

Do you have graveyards full of dead goals that you’ve given up on?

Do you want to make sure that next year is more productive than last year?


You’re in the right place.


For a long time, I tried to improve myself in the same way you’d improve a robot. Set goals, make schedules, execute, and results should naturally flow, right? Unfortunately not. That isn’t how humans work. Our biggest barriers come from our own psychology.

If I wanted to accomplish more, I’d need to learn to understand how my mind works.

This course is the result of my journey. By diving deep into the research on psychology and neuroscience and directly applying the findings to my life, I completely transformed myself from slacker to superhero. I found myself taking on extra projects and still having heaps of spare time. I was amazed by how easy it all was once I understood the machinery.

I’ve distilled my findings into six key lessons. There will be lots of insights into psychology, motivation and human behavior, but the heavy focus is going to be on action. Results come from doing, not from watching videos. If you’re here to fill your brain with knowledge without applying it, this isn’t the course for you.

What you can expect, however, are step-by-step, actionable guidelines to transform your life by completely changing the way you see the path to achievement.

I’ll see you on the other side.

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone (except Jack Dorsey ... that guy's productive enough)
  • Are you ambitious but feel like nothing ever gets done?
  • Do you often find yourself not doing what you know you should be?
  • Are you ready to take action and change your life?
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
7 Lectures 14:52

*Note: We've decided to switch the order of the 4th and 5th weeks.

Preview 03:41




Check out this study on the power of writing down your goals for more details.

Action: Define Your Goals
01:37

Action: Get Specific
01:33

What have we learned about setting the right goals?
2 questions
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Start Yesterday
7 Lectures 22:24
The Hardest Step
03:09

Oliver Emberton's Blog (check it out, trust me)

Start with Mindset
02:05

I wrote a piece on ego protecting self-sabotage that fits in with this nicely.

Perfectionism
03:43

Scott Britton's Blog (you'll meet him later, in the Sleep Hacking section)

Dane Maxwell and Andy Drish on BlogcastFM

Learn more about MVPs and Lean Startup Methodology

Iterate, Iterate, Iterate
03:51

An Interlude
00:41

Want more Seinfeld wisdom? Here you go.

Tiny Habits
07:28

Action: Little Goals and Tiny Habits
01:27

What have we learned about just getting started?
3 questions
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Hack Cognitive Dissonance
5 Lectures 23:57
What is Cognitive Dissonance?
01:59

The Power of Cognitive Dissonance
03:53

Make Yourself Accountable
07:20

Sebastian Marshall's Blog (be prepared to spend days digging through the archives)

Time Tracking Principles
05:58

My Personal Time Tracking System
04:47

What have we learned about cognitive dissonance?
3 questions
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The Surprising Science of Will Power
6 Lectures 35:22

Interested in the Whitman case? David Eagleman talks about its broad implications as neuroscience takes its role in the court room.

Understanding Will Power
04:04

Will Power: Essential
03:10

Want to learn more about Obama's productivity? Read some more.

To see will power reserves in action, check out Tynan's blog

Will Power: Exhaustible
05:38

Will Power: Exercisable
07:17

Meditation 101
04:13

A Guided Meditation
11:00

What have we learned about will power?
4 questions
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Make the Long Term, Short Term
5 Lectures 16:26

This model of procrastination was inspired in part by Luke Muehlhauser's The Science of Winning at Life sequence over at Less Wrong.

Procrastination 101
06:20

Make it Short Term
03:45

Make it Pleasurable
03:19

Sign up at stickK

Make Failing Painful
01:31

Action: Create a Stick
01:31

What have we learned about making goals short term?
3 questions
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Stop Multitasking
5 Lectures 26:20
Why Do We Multitask?
02:39

Monthly Multitasking
09:36

Daily Multitasking
04:26

Hourly Multitasking
07:32

Music and Multitasking
02:07

What have we learned about multitasking?
3 questions
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The Productive Lifestyle
7 Lectures 28:29
The Importance of Lifestyle
01:39

If you don't have time to go to the gym, the scientific seven minute workout is a great way to get your heart pumping quickly.

Exercise
01:44

Eating Habits
03:17

If you're interested in Scott's course, check it out here (and don't forget to use the coupon code TEAMBOB)

Sleep Hacking
08:48

You can find Colin's amazing blog and books here.

Minimalism with Colin Wright
05:58

Boost Your Happiness
02:42

Stoicism with Ryan Holiday
04:21
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Goodbye!
2 Lectures 05:36
Recap
04:51

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Next Steps
00:45

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About the Instructor
Zach Obront
4.5 Average rating
109 Reviews
3,881 Students
1 Course
Entrepreneur, Psych Nerd, Productivity Junkie

Zach Obront is the founder of Book in a Box, a publishing startup focused on helping people with great ideas create books.