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Summary

Outsmart your lazy and undisciplined tendencies. Become a productivity machine and achieve your goals in record time.

Procrastination is the monster that we are always running from. It lurks around every corner, and can completely sabotage your life. But you can learn to defeat it every time.
 

A blueprint for getting into motion from a complete standstill. Understand and defeat your psychological blocks.

The Science of Getting Started is a deep dive into our tendency to push things until the last minute possible. It uncovers the biological and evolutionary science behind procrastination, and how we can beat these instinctual drives to triumph in our career and personal life. A plethora of studies are analyzed and put into illuminating contexts.
 

Best of all, it’s a book of scientific solutions boiled down to everyday usefulness. You’ll be able to apply insight from this book immediately to slay your procrastination monster and get ahead of the pack.

Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and entrepreneur. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience. He has battled the procrastination monster his entire life and brings proven techniques to you.
 

Discover discipline, willpower, and motivation that works for you. Defeat your inner sloth.

  • A scientific and biological overview of your procrastination habit.
  • Warning signs to monitor your work ethic.
  • Psychological tactics to trigger your brain to productivity.
  • How to structure and schedule your life to safeguard against procrastination.
  • Simple yet effective tactics to get off your butt and into action.
  • How to beat analysis paralysis and other causes of mental freezing. 

Get more done in less time so you can enjoy your life instead of avoiding it.

Become the most reliable person you know. Break your habit of missing goals and letting people down. The ability to defeat procrastination is the ability to accomplish exactly what you want and gain access to wherever you want to go.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Patrick King (P)2019 Patrick King

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  • Henry Reimert
  • 05-10-19

WARNING This book will get you started!

This book ruined my morning commute! But not in a bad way. I listen to audiobooks on my daily commute and this book broke up my typically smooth drive. I had to keep pausing it and backing up so I could really listen to what the author was saying. This is no fault of the author or the narrator. There was a lot of very valuable information being presented. I started bookmarking sections so that I could go back and take notes when I got to work. I would then listen to the section again and research the topic to get a deeper understanding. In The Science of Getting Started, Patrick King discusses the many reasons why we procrastinate and why we fail to start. He not only tells us why, but he covers several tools and methods to help combat procrastination. These strategies can be used at work and at home. I think many of us don't understand what makes goals so daunting, or what makes large projects seem too daunting to start. Patrick King takes several well-researched methods and breaks them down into simple, easy to understand and easy to implement tools.

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  • Sarah Anne
  • 30-11-19

Downer

This book was kind of a downer. Yes, it goes through why it’s hard to get started on projects and why procrastinating is so easy but it’s not that encouraging.

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  • Christopher R. Price
  • 02-08-19

Powerful resource

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest and impartial review: The book delves into how to combat procrastination and comes up with countless ideas, strategies, and techniques on how to defeat procrastinating at its core. Not your usual useless fluff, but a book with a ton of meat on its bones.

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  • The Reviewer63
  • 03-01-20

Excellent Book!! Comprehensive!

Not only did the author describe the symptoms as others do, but the solutions on how to overcome procrastination. Talking about reading some of the issues I'm facing to the tee, he nailed it!

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  • D. TAYLOR
  • 24-08-19

getting off your butt and getting busy

Very well written. I am now motivated to getting more things done on a schedule.

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  • DCGavril
  • 30-06-19

Interesting perspective on getting the work done

The book has many useful ideas on how to get started and not lose time with nonsense, but it's a bit hard to follow in the first chapters at it uses way too much the "procrastination" word and it gets a little tiring to understand the essence of the book, so it just needs a little bit of improvement. The narration is pleasant. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Sweetppp
  • 13-11-19

Ineffective Approach

Get this audio of you enjoy being berated by an author. For some folks, the problem isnt laziness but other factors like ADHD

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