Worthless ebook

Don't waste time on this thinly veiled advertisement.

How to Overcome Procrastination is not a piece of software. Rather, it's a 61-page PDF containing 101 tips for overcoming procrastination. Although some of the tips are helpful, overall, we were not impressed.

The e-book is broken down into several chapters, including sections on procrastination at home, at school, at work, and in human relationships. Here and there we found helpful advice, but for the most part the tips seemed to consist of "This type of behavior is procrastination! Don't do it!" Rather than actually giving readers tools for beating procrastination, the book is filled examples of all sorts of problems that people may encounter in life, which it then tries, often unsuccessfully, to relate to procrastination. Tip No. 70, for example, describes a woman who has an overbearing mother-in-law. The advice the book gives? "If the woman is as smart in the human relationships department as she is in the kitchen, she'll know how to deal with her mother-in-law. But she better take action now or she'll end up soaking her in a pot of scalding soup!" Wow, thanks for the insight!

This book really seems to have been written less as an attempt at helping people and more as a device to make money. Although the book is free, users are required to submit their email address to get an unlock code. There are also links throughout the book to sketchy-looking Web sites that will try to get you to buy things. Overall, we do not recommend this product; there are many better resources for dealing with procrastination.

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