In the last few months I’ve stumbled across the most counterintuitive cause of procrastination you can imagine. More than half my clients have this problem. It slows them down. It gets in the way of accomplishing their goals. And it has led them to think they’re stupid. Or lazy. Or both. The cause? Growing up … Continue reading Is Being Gifted Holding You Back?
Over the past year I’ve noticed an interesting cause of procrastination in both my clients and myself. Sometimes we procrastinate because it has become soooo hard to do something to reach a goal that we subconsciously decide it’s not worth trying. And because we feel that it’s too hard to achieve our goal, we find … Continue reading What If Your Life Were Easy?
Not knowing what you want is the most effective form of procrastination there is. It stops you before you even get started. It can be baffling, too. Everyone else seems to know what they want. What their goals are. What direction they want to take in life. And you just can’t decide what you want … Continue reading But I Don’t Know What I Want
Most of us reach for the same tool to get ourselves to stop procrastinating. We think that the way to get moving is to yell at ourselves. Call ourselves “lazy,” “stupid,” or other names when we don’t get enough done. Call up our inner Drill Sergeant in an effort to force ourselves to get moving. … Continue reading Dismiss Your Drill Sergeant!
Sometimes we procrastinate because of a metaphor. That’s what happened to my client “Rita.” Her metaphor destroyed her first business and almost did the same to her second business. Watch the video to find out where the metaphor came from, what it did to Rita, and how we finally got rid of it and … Continue reading A Surprising Cause of Procrastination
I met a woman who dreamed of creating beautiful jewelry but didn’t because she was “lazy.” Or so she said. The truth was she was following a “rule” given to her years ago by someone else—someone who was no longer even in her life. If you are not living the life you’re meant to yet, … Continue reading You Are NOT Lazy!
In my last two tips I’ve described the benefits you get from using optimistic explanations when you have setbacks in your business (“What Optimism Will Get You”) and what the elements of such an optimistic explanation are (“The Elements of Optimism That Can Unblock You”). I have culled this information for business owners from Martin … Continue reading How To Get Optimistic
Last week I started a series on the practical application of Martin Seligman’s Learned Optimism to improve your results in your work. Last week in my post What Optimisim Will Get You I explained why using an optimistic approach can get you past some of your blocks and when to use it. This week I’ll … Continue reading The Elements of Optimism That Can Unblock You