Productivity Strategies to Destroy Your Inner Procrastinator

Dive deep into the secrets of psychology and learn how to hone your most important weapon: your mind!
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  • Length 3 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 10/2013 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer
  • Internet Connection
  • Open Mind

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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...

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?

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

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

Choose the Right Goals: Passion
Choose the Right Goals: Doable

Check out this meta-analysis of the benefits of an internal locus of control for more info.


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

Action: Get Specific
What have we learned about setting the right goals?
2 questions
Section 2: Start Yesterday
The Hardest Step

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


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


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

An Interlude

Want more Seinfeld wisdom? Here you go.

Action: Little Goals and Tiny Habits
What have we learned about just getting started?
3 questions
Section 3: Hack Cognitive Dissonance
What is Cognitive Dissonance?
The Power of Cognitive Dissonance
Make Yourself Accountable

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

My Personal Time Tracking System
What have we learned about cognitive dissonance?
3 questions
Section 4: The Surprising Science of Will Power

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

Will Power: Essential

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: Exercisable
Meditation 101
A Guided Meditation
What have we learned about will power?
4 questions
Section 5: Make the Long Term, Short Term

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

Make it Short Term
Make it Pleasurable

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Action: Create a Stick
What have we learned about making goals short term?
3 questions
Section 6: Stop Multitasking
Why Do We Multitask?
Monthly Multitasking
Daily Multitasking
Hourly Multitasking
Music and Multitasking
What have we learned about multitasking?
3 questions
Section 7: The Productive Lifestyle
The Importance of Lifestyle

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.

Eating Habits

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


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

Boost Your Happiness

Ryan's blog (and an awesome guest post he wrote about Stoicism on Tim Ferriss' blog)

Section 8: Goodbye!

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What's next?
3 questions

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Instructor Biography

Zach Obront, 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.

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