The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer's Block

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You are not lazy, undisciplined, or uncommitted!

Procrastination, perfectionism, and writer's block are habits rooted in scarcity and fear. If you know the seven secrets of the prolific, you can "magically" recover all the energy, discipline, and commitment you thought you had lost.

Author, coach and workshop leader Hillary Rettig characterizes, in great detail and depth, the major causes of underproductivity, including: procrastination, perfectionism, resource scarcity, time scarcity, an ineffective writing process, bias, ambivalence, internalized oppression, traumatic rejection, and exploitative career paths.

Then she tells you how to conquer each. The solutions are:

1. Identify and Overcome Perfectionism
2. Abundantly Resource Yourself
3. Manage Your Time
4. Optimize Your Writing Process
5. Understand and Claim Your Identity as a Writer
6. Cultivate Resilience in the Face of Rejection and Harsh Criticism, and
7. Create a Liberated Career.

Those are the 7 Secrets of the Prolific! And whether you write fiction or nonfiction, or poetry, screenplays or something else - or whether you write for business or school - those secrets will help you speed your output, lower your stress, and bring you joy and fulfillment.

Special sections include:

*writing on the Internet (and how to withstand the Internet's harsh culture)
*coping with the many clueless and/or challenging comments and questions people direct to writers (e.g., "When will you get that thing done?") and,

*Publishing Without Perishing, a special Appendix just for graduate students and other academic writers. 

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Infinite Art
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Published on
Nov 17, 2011
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Pages
188
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Language
English
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Genres
Self-Help / Creativity
Self-Help / Self-Management / Time Management
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From the author of the best-selling The 7 Secrets of the Prolific, Say Sayonara to Perfectionism! is a short volume that gets to the core of what you need to know to recognize, and overcome, perfectionism.

Perfectionism not only slows you down, it sucks the joy out of your work and life. The big mistake people make is confusing it with high standards, and since everyone wants to have high standards, the confusion leaves them powerless to tackle their perfectionism.

But perfectionism isn't the same as having high standards—not even close! And once you understand its true nature, you will be well on your way to defeating it. Author Hillary Rettig has identified 18 (to date) characteristics of perfectionism, including grandiosity, shortsightedness, over-focus on outcomes, over-identification with the work, relentless comparisons, arbitrary categorizations, and false pride. She discusses all these and more in Say Sayonara to Perfectionism!, and also shows how perfectionism fuels procrastination, underproductivity, and blocks. Then she offers solutions that will immediately help you take charge of your work, get more productive, and feel less stressed.

Say Sayonara to Perfectionism! consists of the first two chapters of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific (The Mechanics of Procrastination and Overcoming Perfectionism), plus an original chapter summarizing the other productivity techniques discussed in The 7 Secrets, including time management, optimizing your writing process, overcoming ambivalence, and coping with traumatic rejections. Those seeking comprehensive discussions of those techniques should read The 7 Secrets of the Prolific; while those wishing to focus mainly on overcoming their perfectionism will find all the information they need in Say Sayonara to Perfectionism! 

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