This practical business book by an internationally acclaimed time management expert helps listeners understand why they're not finishing projects and what to do about it, including using Dr. Yager's unique F-I-N-I-S-H technique. It also goes beyond a "do this, not that" approach to help you develop a deeper insight into what you should be committing to in the first place!
The book is divided into three parts. Part 1, "Causes", begins with a provocative chapter entitled "The Epidemic of Unfinished Everything and Its Consequences." Chapter 2 explores 21 behaviors, beliefs, and bad habits that might be at the root of not finishing. The remaining chapters in this part explore specific causes of unfinished tasks including "Having Too Much to Do at Once", "Dealing with Procrastination", and "Having an Unrealistic or No Deadline".
Part 2, "Cures," probes such remedies as "Using F-I-N-I-S-H", "To-Do Lists That Work", "Learning to Say No", and more.
Part 3, "Additional Thoughts and a Conclusion", includes a chapter entitled "The Exception That Proves the Rule: When Failing to Finish is a Good Thing" as well as the chapter "Summing Up", with pivotal examples and information to help you finish everything you start.
A selected bibliography with a list of cited works, resources section, and appendix of useful supporting materials complete this time-saving book that will help you to get more done.
How to Finish Everything You Start is based on Dr. Yager's 3+ decades of research on time management plus new interviews and surveys focusing on finishing with more than 242 men and women from throughout the United States and internationally.
"This book is just what I needed! I had gotten into the bad habit of starting so many projects and never getting them finished! I used to get distracted. I procrastinated. I got stuck. Then I started to apply the principles that I learned from "How to Finish Everything You Start" and it has been helping me to escape the constant feeling of being overwhelmed that I used to experience each day. I am definitely finishing more than before!" (Gina Carr, MBA, speaker and marketing strategist)
"Unfinished tasks are truly an epidemic. I was inspired by reading Jan Yager's How to Finish Everything You Start and I also experienced deep introspection in doing the exercises." (Ajeet Khurana, CEO)
"Dr. Jan Yager’s new book, How to Finish Everything You Start, zeros in on the real reasons why we often don’t finish what we begin, and more importantly, what we can do to get over the obstacles that stand in our way." (Don Gabor, author of How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends)