Sunday, 9 September 2012

Book ~ "Taking Action Working Through Procrastination and Achieving Your Goals" (2012) Jay Earley

From Goodreads ~ Do you find yourself avoiding important tasks? Is it hard for you to make decisions and take action to move your life ahead? This book shows how to work through the psychological issues that drive Procrastination so you can take action and accomplish your goals.

You will learn about the different types of Procrastination, the fears that drive them, and the childhood wounds behind them. You will learn how to work through your fears and practice overcoming procrastination so you can achieve your dreams.

This book is based on the Pattern System, a comprehensive and detailed map of the human psyche.

Taking Action is more than a book. It includes:
  • An online workbook
  • An online quiz
  • Recorded guided meditations
  • An online community

Do you find yourself avoiding important tasks?
Learn about the part of you that doesn't want to do them.

When you are faced with a project that must be completed, do you get distracted or busy with other tasks?
Uncover the fears that are behind this avoidance.

Do you decide to do something and then forget about it?
Explore the childhood origins of your fears about taking action.

Is it difficult for you to discipline yourself to exercise, meditate, or eat well?
Understand the part of you that may rebel against your best intentions.

Is it hard for you to make decisions and take action to move your life ahead?
Work through your fears so you can move forward with confidence.

Do you want more self-confidence and success?
Create a practice for overcoming procrastination and accomplishing your goals.

I received an ecopy of this book at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

I tend to be a procrastinator.  If there is something I want to do, I'll jump right into it.  But if it is something I don't want to do, I have no problem finding other things to do to avoid it.  I tend to avoid doing things that I think may lead to failure.  If I don't start it, I can't fail, right?  I've read that it's a characteristic of being being a first born.  Plus, I'm easily distracted.  So I thought this book would be helpful.

I did the Accomplishment Quiz online and here are my results:

You scored 75 out of 100 for the Ease Capacity
The Ease Capacity means accomplishing tasks in a relaxed, easy way, without stress or striving. This score indicates that you probably DO have the Ease Capacity.

You scored 75 out of 100 for the Work Confidence Capacity
The Work Confidence Capacity means being confident that you can work well, accomplish tasks, and produce excellent work, and actually doing this. This score indicates that you probably DO have the Work Confidence Capacity.

You scored 40 out of 100 for the Sloppy Pattern
The Sloppy Pattern means caring very little about your work and appearance, doing as little as possible and having low standards. This score indicates that you probably do NOT have the Sloppy Pattern.

You scored 38 out of 100 for the Procrastination Pattern
The Procrastination Pattern means avoiding tasks that need to be done. This score indicates that you probably do NOT have the Procrastination Pattern.  (Note:  I thought I'd score higher on the Procrastination Pattern ... this is the kind of procrastinator I think I am with tasks I don't want to do).

You scored 29 out of 100 for the Perfectionist Pattern
The Perfectionist Pattern means believing you must always do everything perfectly; that it's never okay to make a mistake. This score indicates that you probably do NOT have the Perfectionist Pattern.

You scored 25 out of 100 for the Taskmaster Pattern
The Taskmaster Pattern means pushing yourself unmercifully to overwork, often in an attempt to be very successful, and judging yourself harshly whenever you don't. This score indicates that you probably do NOT have the Taskmaster Pattern.

You scored 20 out of 100 for the Resigned Pattern
The Resigned Pattern involves not having confidence that you can accomplish your goals or get anywhere in life, and therefore not trying to do anything or be anything. This score indicates that you probably do NOT have the Resigned Pattern.

Once you figure out your patterns, there are worksheets and stories to help you overcome your pattern.

5 comments:

BJ said...

Is this half a review?

What happened after you read it? Was it easy to get to work on the exercises from the book and apply them to your life?

Teena said...

I didn't want to give too much info because then you wouldn't buy the book.

BJ said...

I understand that you don't want to give away the contents of the book.

But the way your review is written right now, I wouldn't buy the book either.
I don't know if it worked or not.

So let us know. What happened after you read it.
Did you continue to use the exercises?
See any changes in behaviour?

Teena said...

According to the quiz, I wasn't a procrastinator but I think I am. So I did use the things the book said and I find that yes, I got better.

BJ said...

Great.
Thanks for the review.