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Roman Gelperin is an author, biographer, philosopher, and forever a student of the human mind. Roman holds a BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University. He is the Author of “Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness: A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation”.
About the book:
What is motivation? Why do we feel totally paralyzed to do certain things, and utterly unable to quit others? Too many people conclude, falsely, that they are just lazy, or lacking in willpower. But what they lack is a correct understanding of their own minds, of motivation, and the way that it operates.
This book is a self-help manual and a rigorous analysis of the psychology of motivation. It will teach you to stop procrastinating, kick your addictions, circumvent laziness, take control of your actions, and achieve your goals, by thoroughly understanding the way your mind works. In it, you’ll learn:
• What is the nature of motivation, on its deepest psychological level
• Why addiction and procrastination are two sides of the same coin
• Why there’s no fundamental difference between a physical and psychological addiction
• Why willpower is rarely the solution to anything
• Why and how emotions motivate
You’ll also learn fifteen powerful strategies for motivating yourself, why they work, and how to apply them to your own life. By the end of this book, you’ll possess all the tools you need to take firm control of your daily existence.
Romans book “Addiction Procrastination and Laziness: A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation”. Darren explains before addiction became apparent in his life, he lacked drive, lacked motivation. It is part of being a human being he adds and it doesn’t necessarily have a lot to do with someone having an addiction or someone losing their self to addiction. The title of the book is basically supposed to be an intriguing title and makes someone think “What do these 3 things have in common?”. Someone may wonder how they relate and the same thing for all of them is that they are all motivational problems. What unites all of them is that they are failures of human motivation. And the book explains the psychology of human motivation. Roman’s book covers the psychological strategies of motivational problems and how to overcome those problems. When it comes to getting over an addiction and putting it to rest, you need to have a reason why you want to quit, if you don’t have some big goals for some big reasons why you want to quit than it may be harder to pursue that.
What brought Roman to write this book was his own struggles with addiction and lack of motivation. Roman struggled with Technology addiction, he was addicted to anything that you could get addicted to behind a screen, tablet, phone, including video games, TV shows, movies, binge watching Netflix, pornography, and social media. From an early age of five Roman was very addicted to video games and for a while Roman quit video games. When Roman started working on a self motivational project, he found out that he experienced motivational problems that he never thought he would experience.
Roman Gelperin is an author, biographer, philosopher, and forever a student of the human mind. Roman holds a BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Roman’s books include:
(1) Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness: A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation
(2) And It Was All Your Fault: Unraveling the Inner Psychology of Depression, How It Begins, and What Cures It
(3) Self-Actualized by Poker: The Path from Categorical Learning to Free-Thinking
(4) The Master Mind of the Self-Actualizing Person: The Life and Legacy of Abraham Maslow, and My Sudden Awakening into Self-Actualization
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