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Our book, The End of Procrastination, written by Petr Ludwig & Adela Schicker is dedicated to overcoming the habit of putting off tasks and responsibilities and improving your long-term motivation.

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  • Over 120 scientific studies

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Simple, science-based tools to stop procrastination

Even with overflowing inboxes, thousands of unread notifications, and unmet deadlines, most people still can’t manage to take control of their time and stop procrastinating. The End of Procrastination tackles this ubiquitous issue head on, helping you stop putting off work and reclaim your time. Author Petr Ludwig shows that ending procrastination is more than a wise time management strategy―it’s essential to developing a sense of purpose and leading a happier, more fulfilled life.

The keys to overcoming procrastination are simple. With eight clear, approachable tools―from quick daily worksheets to shift your perspective to to-do lists that actually help you get things done―The End of Procrastination provides everything you need to change the way you manage your time and live your life.

Based on the latest research, The End of Procrastination synthesizes over one hundred scientific studies to create a program that is based on the way our brains actually work. By understanding exactly why procrastination happens and how our brains respond to motivation and self-discipline, the book provides readers with the knowledge to conquer procrastination on an everyday basis.

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Peter Ludwig's important new book, The End of Procrastination, provides endlessly brilliant insights into the nature of this phenomenon as well as timely advice on overcoming the barriers to productivity that procrastination erects. Read it, and refashion your thinking about this problem, and share with others who need to be more Doers than just mental tinkerers.

Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D.,
Professor Emeritus, Stanford University


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The book will help you learn:

  • What science knows about why we postpone things and why we are indecisive and ineffective
  • How we can motivate ourselves so that we like what we’re doing, feel less stressed, and focus more
  • How to avoid becoming a goal junkie―a highly achieving but never really satisfied person
  • How to not be dangerously dependent on extrinsic motivation
  • How to organize your daily life and follow your vision
  • How to motivate and inspire loved ones, clients, and colleagues
  • How to indefinitely acquire new positive habits and stop with the bad ones
  • How to cope with decision paralysis and own biases
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Petr Ludwig - Author

Petr Ludwig is a science popularizer, entrepreneur, and consultant for Fortune 500 companies. He explains crucial and difficult things simply and easily. Peter helps to improve intrinsic motivation, efficiency, and the happiness of people at work and in their personal lives. In his book and talks, he transfers the knowledge of neuroscience and behavioral economics into practice.

The motto of his life is: “A person who goes with the crowd usually does not get further than the crowd itself. However, a person who is able to leave the crowd can get to places where no one has ever been.”

Adela Schicker - Author

Adela Schicker is the co-founder of, the institute that helps companies and individuals reach their full potential. Adela translated The End of Procrastination and is helping it reach the international audience. She speaks at conferences and trains companies worldwide, making sure that science can be explained simply and made useful for everyone.

The motto of her life is: “Better self. Better world.”

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Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 6.1 inches
ISBN-10: 1250308054
ISBN-13: 978-1250308054

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