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So, we all know what procrastination is.   The word itself is of Latin origin from the word crastinus meaning “of tomorrow”.  Procrastinators are in favor of castinating, or putting off until tomorrow, believing that there is time to do particular things tomorrow, although there’s time to do it during the current day.  They typically look for distractions and follow that path to keep from doing what’s at hand.

How many times have you found yourself faced with a task to complete, the time and tools to do it, but instead you look for something else to do?  Some procrastinators tell themselves and others that they work better under pressure, so they wait until the last minute to get something done and often tell themselves that the task they are avoiding is not important so that they can try to escape the guilt that comes along with procrastination.  I’m sure that you may already be relating first hand to what I’m saying, and it’s perfectly all right.

Here’s a fun look at procrastinators:

The Procrastinator’s Creed

  • I believe that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already.
  • I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or find excuses.
  • I will never rush into a job without a lifetime of consideration.
  • I firmly believe that tomorrow holds the possibility for new technologies, astounding discoveries, and a reprieve from my obligations.
  • I truly believe that all deadlines are unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given.
  • I shall never forget that the probability of a miracle, though infinitesimally small, is not exactly zero.
  • If at first I don’t succeed, there is always next year.
  • I shall always decide not to decide, unless of course I decide to change my mind.
  • I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when I get around to it.
  • I obey the law of inverse excuses which demands that the greater the task to be done, the more insignificant the work that must be done prior to beginning the greater task.
  • I know that the work cycle is not plan/start/finish, but is wait/plan/plan.
  • I will never put off tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.
  • I will become a member of the ancient Order of Two-Headed Turtles (The Procrastinator’s Society) if they ever get it organized.
  • I shall meet all of my deadlines directly in proportion to the amount of bodily injury I could expect from missing them.

~Author Unknown
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Seriously though, we all procrastinate at some point in time on something and we’re all familiar with this scenario:  You put off doing something and probably have absolutely no idea of how long it takes to do the task you’re putting off.  You can end up living in chaos simply because you’re putting off something that will take you just a short time to do.  For some, procrastination can be chronic.  When we procrastinate constantly, we give up our power.  Getting rid of procrastination allows you to get your power back.  It’s easy to try what I call the “surface solutions”.  They work temporarily, but just when you think you’re headed in the right direction, you’re right back where you started from.

How would you like to have a program that gave you access to the means for getting rid of your procrastination?  A program that would have you work on multiple levels to leave behind this not so supportive habits?   A solution that will let you stop paying the ever-day cost of putting things off?  If so, then take advantage of my B’Day special and get my Procrastination Annihilation program that regularly goes for $197 for just $67 Just click this link and you’ll be on your way.

 

 


Okay, people, half of the year is up. That’s right, it’s gone.  Never to return and with it goes all of the precious time that you wasted.  What have you accomplished so far? If you aren’t even close to where you expected to be or if you haven’t done much it’s probably because you’re fighting that losing battle with procrastination.

If you’re like most people, you have been challenged at some point when it comes to procrastination.  You may even be struggling with it on a regular basis, which we both know is not a good thing.  You might even want to take the next step toward something that you want or a goal, but have something inside that’s keeping you from it.

If procrastination is holding you and your goals hostage, it’s time to eliminate that nasty habit and move forward with not only the things that are on your daily to-do list, but to move forward in your business. You may be at a point where you’ve started to put off the doing the things that will get you to that next level that you desire so much.  Because of that you’re confused; wondering how, if you want that next level so badly for yourself and if you’re ready for it, why you continue to procrastinate and struggle.  You’re doing it silently, thinking that no one knows where you are in your head and your heart.

People struggle at this point because there’s something else going on inside; the procrastination is just the outcome of the internal stuff that’s going on.  Procrastination takes away your personal power and it takes control, leaving you in the back seat. You can’t really get results and reach your goals from the back seat, even if you created them along with a plan for achieving them.  Instead of struggling every day to beat procrastination, take a step back and start to look at what you’re putting off and what it’s costing you.  Make a list of the things that you’ve been putting off.  Then go back over the list and make a quick note about why you think you’ve been procrastinating on each item on the list.  This won’t be the real reason that you’re procrastinating, but beginning to think about why you might be putting it off starts the process to uncovering the root cause of your procrastination.

Next comes the scary part.  Look at the time that you’ve wasted because you’ve been procrastinating.  Then multiply that amount of time by your hourly rate.  So, if you’re a coach your hourly rate might be $150.  Multiply the number of hours that you’ve wasted by that rate.  See what I mean by scary?  If you were able to spend that time with clients, that money would be in your pocket.  You won’t be able to have that and more in your pocket until you break the habit of procrastination and, more importantly, what’s causing it.  To get back your personal power you’ve got to delve deep to get to the root cause of your procrastination.  Until you do, you’ll continue to pay the cost to put it off.

Just think about it. What would your life look like if you stopped procrastinating? How much more productive would you be? How much could you get done?  How would it feel? Wouldn’t it be great to get results?!!  What if you had a way to get the big picture of your procrastination and uncover the real reason that you procrastinate?  Well, there is a way for you to do just that and get back in the driver’s seat.  It’s called Procrastination Annihilation.  This program will take you through the steps to get that big picture view of your procrastination and then guide you through uncovering what’s going on beneath it all; the real reason for your procrastination so that you can eliminate it and be on the road to accomplishing your goals and making good use of the remaining half of the year.  The best part is that right now this 12 week program is deeply discounted by almost 70%.  All you have to do is click the following link to get it.  Don’t put it off.  The time is now! http://bit.ly/Nby1TJ


This is the final audio in the series.  You’ll remember that in Audio 1, I gave you the 101 List exercise to do.  To refresh your memory, this is a list of the things that you’ve been procrastinating on; the things that you’ve been waiting to get around to but just haven’t done.  If you’re like most, chances are that you haven’t started your list, so I encourage you to take the steps right now to do so.  In this audio, I’m going to walk you through the process so that you can get this done right now.   Making this list adds to your clear picture of what’s going on with you when it comes to procrastination.  Now, although you may not be able to come up with 101 things, the idea is to get the list started and begin to generate your awareness around the things that you’ve been putting off.

Audio 4 Your 101 List

Once you listen to this audio your list will be complete (if you take action) and you’ll have the big, clear picture about your procrastination.  You can’t stop procrastinating until you get to its root cause; until you know why you’re doing it.  The “why” is the key to you being able to stop procrastinating for good.  If you’re ready and you’re serious about getting rid of this habit, my Procrastination Annihilation™ program is exactly what you need. Click the link to get started with your first lesson right now.

 


When it comes to productivity, one of the biggest obstacles is procrastination. It’s one of the biggest reasons people fail to reach their goals and it can take a toll on your life.  We all procrastinate for one reason or another, but what happens when it begins to negatively impact your life?  We all know how it is, you put off doing something and probably have absolutely no idea of how long it takes to do the task you’re putting off.  You can end up living in chaos simply because you’re putting off something that will take you just a short time to do.  Are you one of those people who shuffle through the pile of papers on your desk?  If so, you probably spend more time shuffling through them each day than it would if you’d stop procrastinating and sort through them one final time and toss, file or process what’s there in the pile.

Many people face this challenge every day, and it can really become a regular challenge.  There are ways to remedy it; get rid of it for good, but first you have to identify it; to know what it looks like.  So, what exactly does procrastination look like?  Here are some indicators:

  • Wait until the last minute to start something
  • Putting off doctor & dentist appointments
  • Put off decision making
  • Waiting for the “right time” to make that call or confrontation
  • Last minute seasonal tasks (like holiday shopping and filing your tax return)
  • How long have you been waiting to do______?

I bet that you could fill in the blank on that last one in a number of different ways.  People put things off thinking that the time will come and the truth is that it never does. If  any of the indicators above are present for you, take a deeper look at what you’re doing.  Start by looking at what you’re procrastinating on.  Create your 101 List.  This is a list of everything that you’ve been procrastinating on.  Now, you might not be able to come up with 101 things, but you get the idea.  Just start writing and see what you come up with.

The next step is to look at those things on the list that you come up with and determine why you’re putting them off.  Next to each thing that you list, list the reason that you believe you’ve been putting it off. Then think about the other things that come into play when you engage in that behavior.  As you look at your behavior, look to see if  there a “routine” that you have and what things you tell yourself when you put something off.  What emotions, if any, surface when you are procrastinating? Maybe there’s a certain way that you feel when you put things off.

These are key steps that will start the process of eliminating your procrastination.  Not only will they bring things to the surface that you may not see, but they will lead to the reasons for your procrastination, which is what you have to uncover before you can start working to eliminate it once and for all.  If you successfully complete these key steps, you’ll be on your way to eliminating this thief of time from your life.

If you’re looking for something to help you through this process, I invite you to have a look at my Procrastination Annihilation program.  It’s a 12 week program that will help you discover where and why you’re procrastinating, how to use procrastination to support productivity and how to eliminate it for good.

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