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

by Neil Fiore

Do you need to develop the Now Habit?

Do you struggle with procrastination?

Originally published by Tarcher in 1988, The Now Habit, has sold more than 58,000 copies, and is as relevant as ever!

Author Neil Fiore offers the first comprehensive strategy to overcome the causes of procrastination and to eliminate its deleterious effects. His techniques in the The Now Habit, will help any busy person get more things done more quickly, without the anxiety and stress brought on by failure to meet the workplace's pressing deadlines. This revised, redesigned edition includes a new introduction and a section that provides strategies to understand and deal with the complex role technology plays in procrastination today.

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About the Author

Neil Fiore, Ph.D., guides managers, executives, and their employees to new levels of peak performance. 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.

Other Readers Comments

  • "This book just might change your life. It changed mine. I had read every other book on procrastination before finding this book, including the others mentioned in these reviews. This is, quite simply, the BEST book; completely different from the rest. It is quite possibly the best self-help book I have ever read. It may also be one of the best books ever written on anxiety and on achieving one's goals in life - subjects which I have learned are all connected."

  • "I found The Now Habit, very helpful -- easy to read, smart and dead on in it's observations of why people procrastinate and which approaches tend to work (and which don't). From the start, the author makes clear that, for most people, beating yourself up isn't the way to beat procrastination. If it was, you'd have solved your challenges long ago. He explains how procrastination is often a rational defense against fears of failure or success. This alone is worth the read and the book delivers quite a bit more. I also liked the book's tone, which is conversational and matter-of-fact. Fiore doesn't talk down or suck up or try to "motivate" you. "

  • "This book is great, it gives you practical advice combined with theory, such that you want to follow the program, and once you do, it works for you.
    I've read lots of books on productivity, this is the best."

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Reviewed by Margo
November 2010

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