"Procrastination is like a credit card
it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill."
Have you ever felt the stress caused by procrastination? Of course you have! We all have, because we all have a little Procrastinating Princess in us, whether it's laundry, putting off paperwork or avoiding the doctor...the reasons vary, and so does the extent of the damage caused.
Procrastination comes in many forms and if you're self-employed, "putting things off" can be a slippery slope that creates a huge amount of UNNECESSARY STRESS and lost opportunity (and sales!).
So far, it's the most common problem I hear from entrepreneurs: whether it's regarding time management, productivity, overwhelm, or just not knowing what to do on a daily basis... I've been listening to how much stress it causes and I want you to know you're not alone (I know the struggle).
For myself I didn't realize it was really a problem until I started a business and became 100% in charge of my own goals & deadlines (or lack of). Right away, I had to develop new structure and habits that enabled me to take control of my actions and build momentum.
It's also one of the reasons I so strongly believe in the importance of working with a coach - a little external accountability goes a LONG way and for myself, working with a coach has helped me accomplish so much more in my business and was a big confidence booster.
This post isn't about how we need to find a cure for procrastination. I don't think even should be 100% cured. What I do know, is it can be highly controlled and contained so that it doesn't take a negative toll on your life and business...
Putting things off can SOMETIMES be beneficial, and save us from putting valuable energy into a task we don't fully believe in or want. It can be a sign that we need to rethink our goals and pay attention to what our intuition is calling us to do instead...
The rest of the time, I believe it almost always boils down to mindset, planning, and especially
fear. Fear of failure, fear of success or fear of the unknown. This is why it's so important to have a clear system in place while also understanding what the root cause is individually. This way, we can decide what goals are worth taking immediate action on and start to make serious progress in business & life.
I recently created a free Toolkit (see below) designed to WAKE UP the Getter Goddess inside of you. The one who is a warrior, ready to take the lead and get shit done! Let's stop procrastination in its tracks by eliminating distractions and creating habits that align with your goals and desires in life. Sound good?
I encourage you to take full advantage of this free offer so you can say "BUH-BYE" to feeling lost & tired and hello to being focused & inspired!
The toolkit includes:
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Mindset Prep Work
Swap This For That: Go-Getter Guide
Get Shit Done Checklist
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- Megan Barker
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