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!
4.0 (115 ratings)
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Created by Zach Obront
Last updated 11/2013
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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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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
44 Lectures
7 Lectures 14:52

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Preview 03:41

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Action: Define Your Goals

Action: Get Specific

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

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

Start with Mindset

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

Iterate, Iterate, Iterate

An Interlude

Want more Seinfeld wisdom? Here you go.

Tiny Habits

Action: Little Goals and Tiny Habits

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

Time Tracking Principles

My Personal Time Tracking System

What have we learned about cognitive dissonance?
3 questions
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

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: Exhaustible

Will Power: Exercisable

Meditation 101

A Guided Meditation

What have we learned about will power?
4 questions
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

Make it Short Term

Make it Pleasurable

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Make Failing Painful

Action: Create a Stick

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

Monthly Multitasking

Daily Multitasking

Hourly Multitasking

Music and Multitasking

What have we learned about multitasking?
3 questions
The Productive Lifestyle
7 Lectures 28:29
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)

Sleep Hacking

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

Minimalism with Colin Wright

Boost Your Happiness

Stoicism with Ryan Holiday
2 Lectures 05:36

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About the Instructor
Zach Obront
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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.