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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Nov 17, 2011
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188
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English
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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! 

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! 

¡Dígale Adiós al Perfeccionismo!, de la autora del más vendido Los Siete

Secretos del Perfeccionismo, es un breve volumen que aborda los

conceptos fundamentales que usted debe conocer para identificar y superar

el perfeccionismo.

 

 

 

 

El perfeccionismo no solo pone frenos, sino que extirpa el placer de

de su labor y de su vida. La mayoría comete el gran error de confundir el

perfeccionismo con estándares elevados, y como la ambición de todos es

alcanzar niveles altos, esta confusión les impide afrontar el problema.

 

 

 

 

Ser perfeccionista no es lo mismo que apuntar a niveles altos, ¡ni siquiera

es parecido! Una vez que haya comprendido la verdadera índole del

perfeccionismo, usted habrá avanzado ya bastante para derrotarlo. Hillary

Rettig ha identificado hasta el momento dieciocho características del

perfeccionismo, entre ellas: grandiosidad, miopía, enfoque excesivo en

los resultados, identificación excesiva con la obra, comparaciones

implacables, categorizaciones arbitrarias, falso orgullo. En ¡Dígale Adiós

al Perfeccionismo! la autora analiza estos y otros puntos, y muestra de qué

manera el perfeccionismo promueve la procrastinación, la baja productividad

y los bloqueos. En fin, ofrece soluciones que le ayudarán inmediatamente a

tomar las riendas de su labor, aumentar la productividad y disminuir el

estrés.

 

 

 

 

¡Dígale Adiós al Perfeccionismo! contiene los dos primeros capítulos de

Los 7 Secretos de los Prolíficos (Los Mecanismos de la Procrastinación y

Superar el Perfeccionismo) y un capítulo nuevo que sintetiza las otras

técnicas para mejorar la productividad que se analizan en Los 7 Secretos,

tales como la gestión del tiempo, cómo optimizar el proceso de la escritura,

cómo superar la ambivalencia y cómo afrontar los rechazos traumáticos. A

quienes deseen profundizar tales técnicas se recomienda la lectura de Los 7

Secretos de los Prolíficos, mientras quienes quieran centrarse

principalmente en superar el perfeccionismo encontrarán toda la información

necesaria en ¡Dígale Adiós al Perfeccionismo! 

Usted no es holgazán, indisciplinado ni irresponsable.

La procrastinación, el perfeccionismo y el bloqueo del escritor son hábitos radicados en la escasez y el miedo. Conociendo los siete secretos de los prolíficos, usted podrá recuperar "mágicamente" toda la energía, la disciplina y la responsabilidad que creía haber perdido.

¡Usted puede recuperar su productividad!

Hillary Rettig, autora y asesora en gestión del tiempo, describe detalladamente y en profundidad las principales causas de la baja productividad, entre ellas: la procrastinación, el perfeccionismo, la escasez de recursos, la escasez de tiempo, los procesos de escritura ineficientes, el prejuicio, la ambivalencia, la opresión interiorizada, el rechazo tóxico/traumático y las experiencias de explotación durante la carrera profesional.

Luego explica cómo resolver cada una de ellas. Las soluciones son: 

1. Identificar y superar el perfeccionismo 
2. Proveerse de abundantes recursos 
3. Administrar el tiempo 
4. Optimizar el proceso de la escritura 
5. Comprender y "poseer" la identidad de escritor 
6. Cultivar la capacidad de resistir frente al rechazo y a las duras críticas 
7. Crear una carrera profesional libre 

¡Estos son los siete secretos de los prolíficos!

"Nunca había leído un libro tan sabio, práctico y humano sobre la superación del bloqueo del escritor. Tus estrategias me han ayudado enormemente."  —Advance Reader

"Diste en el blanco. Sentí que lo habías escrito solo para mí."   —Advance Reader

Hillary Rettig es autora, asesora personal y conductora de talleres. Su especialidad consiste en asistir a las personas que desean mejorar su productividad para construir empresas y carreras eficientes y fortalecedoras. También es vegana, donante de riñón, ex madre adoptiva de cuatro refugiados sudaneses (conocidos como “Lost Boys”) y amante de los perros y otros animales. Su libro anterior, El Activista Vitalicio (The Lifelong Activist), una guía de auto ayuda para personas progresistas, se encuentra enteramente disponible en www.lifelongactivist.com.

Para más información acerca de Hillary y su trabajo, visite hillaryrettig.com. 

Para comunicarse con ella, envíele un correo electrónico a hillaryrettig@yahoo.com. 

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