I will be teaching my time management and antiprocrastination courses for FREE to activists at MIT on Sunday 11/13, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with a lunch break. The classes will be in Room 66-110. The closest T station is Kendall and there will be parking available on Ames St. and Memorial Drive.
Please spread the word to other activists, and please come yourselves! Descriptions below – the workshops will help you with your activism, your studies, and your life.
Workshop descriptions below. RSVP essential: priority seating goes to MIT students, so if you don’t RSVP you might show up and not have a seat. RSVP to Karthik Shekhar karthikshekhar nullatnull gmail youknowwhatgoeshere com.
I will also be selling copies of my new book The 7 Secrets of the Prolific, at a discounted $20 including sales tax (cash or check).
Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, Blocks and Fears
This workshop helps participants overcome procrastination and blocks, and
increase their work tempo. We characterize the specific nature of
procrastination, underproductivity and blocks, and explain why people
have trouble overcoming these problems. We also discuss the key
procrastination symptoms of perfectionism, negativity and fear of
failure/success. After precisely characterizing the problem, we discuss
solutions, including how to overcome blocks; how to optimize your work
process; and how to find and work with mentors. After the workshop,
participants typically feel energetic and empowered and eager to go
home and make some of the changes we’ve discussed. Many later report
making more progress on their goals than they have in a long time.
This workshop begins with a discussion of how time should be viewed and valued; why one needs to
manage it; and how successful people view and use time. Then we move
onto the five foundational principles of time management, and contrast
examples of managed and unmanaged time schedules. We then discuss right
and wrong ways to use time, lifestyles that support and inhibit
success, and techniques for budgeting and tracking your time. We also
discuss how to set priorities; how to decide and maintain boundaries;
and how to “create” time through delegation and other techniques.
Finally, we discuss tips for sticking to your schedule, and dealing
with unsupportive people. After the workshop, many participants report
being more productive and less stressed.