I was thinking about what to do for my email marketing update and procrastination came to me, together with with several recent conversations with some friends, potential clients, clients and heck, even myself! Now, I don’t claim to be a time management pro like my pal Jackie Harder, and she is amazing by the way, but it’s always so much easier looking in from the outside or looking back. So, I thought that others could benefit from this same topic and have made it a blog… so let’s get to it!
Do you ever procrastinate so long on something because you know it will take forever to do and just knowing that makes you dread doing it… so you don’t? (me too)
Does that thing you keep procrastinating about stress you out by not doing it but you still put it aside? (yep, me too)
Do you know that you could advance to something else, learn something from it or feel relieved to be done with it when you do? (omg, yes, me too)
Did you answer YES? (I know I did)
If you answered yes to any or all of those (admit it, you know you did)… can you tell me…..WHY ARE YOU STALLING? Why are you impeding upon your success? Why do you keep putting it off knowing it won’t do itself or knowing you HAVE to do it eventually? Is it fear that is getting the best of you? Is it overwhelm? Is setting it aside killing all of those feelings? NO, you know it isn’t! Let that sink in for a moment….
You aren’t alone!
Now that it has set in, you don’t suck… just know, you aren’t alone. I started my business just over 3 years ago and hemmed and hawed over my website. It just HAD to be perfect. I debated over just about every single piece of it and got to the point, just freaken do it and be done, then move on knowing I can come back to the finished product at ANY time. It’s not the best, but decided it had to be done to move on, and I did. Now, 3 years later I am working on a fresher look.
I did the same thing with my email list because it was a PIA (pain in the a$$) and I didn’t want to deal with it. Sure, I could figure it out but I just “didn’t wanna”. Did you hear that pouty Kristen with the whinny voice? Yep, that was me. I think it was about a year later I finally started with the simple opt-in box on my website. Then I created my opt-in, then the pop ups.. and I don’t have a ton on the list, but I bet I would have more than I do right now had I started a year earlier.
I have friends, clients and potential clients doing the very thing. Folks, you are not alone. And lastly, if you are one of the lucky folks who bought into my Facebook Video Series and still haven’t finished the videos… get to it folks.. you will learn so much and can begin working on your Facebook business page right now, why are you waiting?
There never will be extra hours or a “better time”… it just doesn’t happen. #procrastinatorClick to tweet
You need to make the time for needs to be done… and if it is for your business, whatever it is.. you need to determine what is going to benefit your business most and just get er done!
Why do we procrastinate?
Why do we procrastinate and put things off KNOWING that we will feel better after it’s started or done? Why do we do this knowing we will learn something from it? Why do we do this knowing that it won’t automatically be done for us or go away? Why do we do this knowing it will still take the same amount of time when we finally get around to it? Why do we do this knowing it is stressing us out MORE and LONGER?
I can’t speak for you, but I know my persona and I like to check things off. So, me completing 10 little worthless things seems to make me feel better than 1 big worthwhile thing. I know, it doesn’t make sense. I know that it stresses me out longer so I make a point to check it off… but know, I still push it off for a little while and then give myself a wake up call and get it done.
It’s your turn – Get off your A$$
So…. I am telling you… please…GET OFF YOUR REAR and do those things you dread, ONLY if they are essential to your business. If it wasn’t meant to be done or isn’t needed, get it off your list and put it on the… Do If I Want To Do list. We all have the same number of hours in a day, same number of days in a week and we ALL have to make choices about what is important for us. So, take those things, determine what is most important, really more important and just do them.
If there is anything that I offer that could help you, help alleviate your stress, take off your Must To-Do list, please contact me RIGHT AWAY, don’t procrastinate! lol