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Get Things Done Without Procrastinating

2 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

How to Wire Your Brain for On-Time Performance

Hosted by

Dr. Deborah Teplow and Glen Lubbert

Co-Founder, Institute for Wellness Education & Be Your Own Best Coach

Course overview

If You’re Like Most People Who Struggle With Procrastination . . .

You tried last year’s Top-Ten Tips for Stopping Procrastination, hit all the milestones in the previous year’s Three Steps for Avoiding Procrastination, and pledged to adhere to Six Foolproof Ways to Conquer Procrastination the year before that. Of course, you’ve also added the latest second brain productivity apps and practically memorized the entirety of Atomic Habits.


You may not have plunged into those exact programs, but we bet that you placed at least some of your chips on others just like them.


All to the same end: Shining success at the start followed by an unstoppable downhill slide that brought you all the way back to your starting point.


We get it! Procrastination sucks. And unfortunately most of the solutions out there simply don’t work. At least not well enough. Or long enough.


But that doesn’t have to be the way the story ends.


This course is different because we’re agnostic. We don’t believe there’s just one solution–whether it’s expressed as ten tips, three steps, or six ways–to the agonizing problem of procrastination. We don’t pledge allegiance to a single theory or approach.


As passionate researchers, scientists, and practitioners in behavior design, we’ve spent the long hours necessary to synthesize the best of what’s out there to offer you an integrated, transtheoretical model for crushing the daylights out of procrastination. We give it to you in a way that’s concise but covers all the bases.




Manage the Overwhelm, Fear, and Dread That Make Procrastination So Appealing

Get everything you need to crush procrastination. Instead of struggling with too much work, unclear priorities, competing demands, lack of focus, and the fear of failure, learn how to keep all the balls in the air without the usual stress and anxiety. Face the tasks, even the tedious or difficult ones, with a sense of possibility and optimism.

Who is this course for

01

For anyone struggling with overwhelm, too much to do in too little time, setting the right priorities, and keeping your head above water.

02

Parents who want to do well at work and at home but feel guilty because they let too many things slip and items on the todo list remain.

03

For anyone who’s suffered with the anguish and distress of perfectionism, paralyzed until it’s almost too late to make important deadlines.

What you’ll get out of this course

Two rules and two strategies that are critical for shifting from a procrastinator’s mindset to a get-it-done-on-time mindset


Why SMART goals, second brain processes and tools, and time-management systems aren’t enough to overcome procrastination


A four-step process for nailing the skills it takes to produce on-time performance


How to maximize the power of the four key factors that must be present to maximize on-time success


How to work with the stress and the nervous system when the mouth says “yes” but the gut is screaming “no”
Six environmental elements that can be manipulated to increase productivity
The crucial role of play and fun even when the stakes are high and deadlines are looming
How to work through a four-part model for behavior change that transforms incremental progress into exponential gain

What people are saying

        "One word: Mindblowing! I walked away with a renewed understanding of the powerful benefits of positive self-talk.”
Dahlia Ashford, MS, CPC

Dahlia Ashford, MS, CPC

Asst Dir for Residence Education North Carolina A&T State University
        Like many people, I have developed procrastination habits. This course is helpful because it provided tools, discussion, and inspiration to develop new habits to overcome the deeply ingrained habits I have that limit my effectiveness in my interpersonal and professional life.
Mark Hiemenz

Mark Hiemenz

Principal, Wiser Paths LLC
        Where was this course all my life?!? It really shaped the science behind change--the dynamics and structure of coaching your own self to change. Easy going and upbeat, fun and truly interesting,.I can't say enough about this course... But, that I strongly encourage experiencing it for yourself. It's a game changer!
Ashley Rodgers

Ashley Rodgers

        Deborah and Glen provided insights that I really never got to learn in school or in the corporate career path. The exercises got me thinking daily about my own perception and attitude towards myself. These classes inspired me to live more mindfully as I achieve my dreams. Thank you!
Gabe Medina

Gabe Medina

Product Manager at Disney
        “Learn. Do. Adapt. Do it as soon as possible so you can be more effective in your life.”
Minesh Kapadia

Minesh Kapadia

Physiotherapist
        This course is a very digestible, clear and focused course that allows you to learn and/or enhance on one's desire and knowledge around making actionable and lasting change in areas of your life that are important to you
Mackenzie Mee-Lee

Mackenzie Mee-Lee

Director of Sales

Meet your instructors

Dr. Deborah Teplow

Dr. Deborah Teplow

Co-Founder, Institute for Wellness Education & Be Your Own Best Coach

Deborah is an expert in the science of behavior change and language of caring to help people make positive, lasting behavior change in their lives.

Deborah is co-founder and CEO of the Institute for Wellness Education, which created the national occupational standards and training curriculum for the US Department of Labor’s registered apprenticeship in wellness coaching. 


Deborah works with federal, state, and county public health and social service agencies to train staff in behavior design and solution-focused practice with the goal of reducing mortality and morbidity in underserved populations across America.


Her students often comment that the behavior design model and principles of positive self-talk they’ve learned have significantly reduced their tendencies to procrastinate.


In the last month, Deborah has conquered one small but pervasive procrastination habit in a totally unexpected way that she can’t wait to share with you!

Glen Lubbert

Glen Lubbert

Founder, Stamina Lab & Co-Founder of Be Your Own Best Coach

Glen is currently the co-founder of Be Your Own Best Coach and founder of Stamina Lab, which helps people improve their performance and enhance their wellbeing. Before that, Glen has founded an award-winning, multi-million dollar tech incubator in the health and medical industry.


As a serial tech entrepreneur, Glen is always looking to enact change. He realized procrastination to be a consistent problem for different people. To solve that problem, Glen leverages behavior design to manage procrastination to help individuals achieve flow states, feel your best, and perform at your best.


In addition to helping people level up their performance, Glen has studied mindfulness with University of Massachusetts’ Medical School professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is certified in Stanford Behavior Design Lab founder Dr. BJ Fogg’s Tiny Habits® behavior change methodology, and is a certified sleep expert as well as a former Division I athlete.

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Course syllabus

01

Why Procrastination Seems So Hard To Beat . . . But Doesn’t Have To Be

Learn how to identify the three kinds of stressors that lead to procrastination and which strategies pull the plug on their power. Discover the four parts of the anatomy of procrastination and how to manipulate them to boost on-time performance.

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Laying The Foundation To Get Things Done On Time And Designing For Change Part I: The Power of You & The Folks Around You

Learn how to capitalize on the unique properties and features of goals, dreams, and outcomes. Practice a step-by-step method for assessing, evaluating, and capitalizing on the myriad kinds of social connections that can get you to the finish line of productivity without procrastination.

03

Designing For Change Part II: The Power Of Externals – Setting, Space, & Objects

This module offers a deep dive into the external factors that can fuel the fire for motivation, inspire action, and boost your capacity to do the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right amount.

04

Putting It All Together Into An Iron-Clad System

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by competing demands, which is one significant factor that drives procrastination in the first place. In this module, you’ll learn when and how to take a macro (bird’s eye) view to assess where you’re at and when and how a micro (worm’s eye) view serves you best.

Course schedule

3-4 hours per week
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays

    1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

    Meet twice a week for two weeks beginning Tuesday, February 14th and ending Thursday, February 23rd.

  • Weekly Videos

    30 min per week

    Short videos provide the scientific foundation for this approach to behavior change. Each turn theory into action with in-depth discussions of the practical application of the concepts  covered in each session. Each video is bite-sized for quick, power-packed lessons for change.

  • Weekly projects

    2 hours per week

    Crushing procrastination doesn’t happen if ideas stay in your head. Each week, you’ll get a variety of techniques and practices to work on that open the door to immediate change that results in greater productivity and more on-time results.

Free resource

Use Exceptions to Crush Procrastination

For anyone struggling with overwhelm, too much to do in too little time, setting the right priorities, and keeping your head above water, this Action Guide will kick start your journey to get more things you care about done on time.


No one’s perfect, which means you don’t even do your problems perfectly.


In the case of procrastination, this little insight holds the key to transformation.


Download this Exceptions & Instances tool we use in our Get Things Done Without Procrastinating course to see what we mean.

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Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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