Increasing Productivity by Beating Procrastination

One of the most significant threats to our productivity at work is procrastination and the difficulty in getting focused. This course will teach you how to understand procrastination and offer practical tips for beating the habit and getting focused.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 11, 2018
Duration
1h 43m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Dec 11, 2018
Duration
1h 43m
Description

Lack of productivity at work can happen to you at any time where you can not get enough focus to complete your essential tasks, and you will do anything but work. Social media and video streaming sites do not help either as they become seductive distractions. The author of this course used to suffer badly from procrastination to the point where it was severely affecting his day job. He decided to take a stand and regain focus and understand what procrastination means. This course is the result of Stephen's research and practice. In this course, Increasing Productivity by Beating Procrastination, you will look to understand what procrastination really is and offer practical tips for beating the habit and getting focused. First, you will learn the definition of procrastination. Next, you will look to understand what it is, and its impact on us. Then, you will look at ways to overcome procrastination in your life. Finally, you will explore ways to develop your ability to focus and how you can create new habits. By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of how to beat procrastination by becoming productive and successful in your career and personal life.

About the author
About the author

Stephen Haunts is an experienced Software Developer and Leader who has worked across multiple business domains including Computer Games, Finance, and Healthcare Retail and Distribution. Stephen has worked in languages ranging from Assembler, various forms of BASIC, to C and C++, and then finding his love of C# and .NET.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Stephen Haunts, and welcome to my course, Increasing Productivity by Beating Procrastination. One of the most significant threats to our productivity at work is procrastination and the difficulty in getting focused. It can happen to any of us at any time where we can't get enough focus to complete our essential tasks, and we literally do anything but work. Social media and video streaming sites do not help either, as they've become seductive distractions. Even I used to suffer badly from procrastination to the point where it severely affected my day job. I decided to take a stand and regain my focus and understand what procrastination really means. This course is the result of my research and practice to regain my productivity. Since putting in the effort to resolve my procrastination problem, I've been able to author over 15 Pluralsight courses and write over 7 short books, as well as many conference talks and workshops. So if I can do it, so can you. In this course, we'll take a look at understanding what procrastination is and offer practical tips for beating the habit and getting focused. First, we'll define procrastination, and then we'll look to understand what it is and how it impacts us. Then we'll look at ways to overcome procrastination from our lives. We'll then look at ways to develop our ability to focus and how we can create new habits. Procrastination is something that can affect all of us, but with some guidance you can beat it and become productive and successful in your careers and personal life. By the end of this course, you'll have all the information you need to get rid of procrastination and build better habits to focus on your career. Watching this course is only part of the picture though. With the knowledge gained, you'll need to spend time putting the theory into practice. This course is aimed at anyone who's struggling to focus on their work and deliver on time. You may be a software engineer, or you may be an administrative office worker. Fundamentally, there is no difference, and this course is designed to help anyone. I hope you'll join me on this journey to help yourself reduce procrastination and regain focus with my course, Increasing Productivity by Beating Procrastination, here at Pluralsight.