The Inner Marketer Day 2
To be a good marketer, it helps to put all the pieces of each “daily puzzle” on the table, when attempting to solve immediate problems, or organize daily tasks. Once everything is in place and you’re looking at your vision board and plotting your success strategy… there is one stinking thing you might find that you’re telling yourself. Later. I can get to this later. It’s called “procrastination”.
“I’m clear on my task, I know what I’ve got to do, and I’m all set… but first, let me check my email, my Facebook messages and while I’m at it, brew another cup of coffee.”
Does that sound familiar to you?
There are so many things you need to do in a day that sometimes it’s just easier to Procrastinate! If you find yourself doing this, pay attention.
The underlying cause of procrastination can sometimes be fear. It can be fear you are not even aware of. It can be locked away in the subconscious mind and triggered by a new opportunity. Maybe an opportunity for you comes along and you are not comfortable to get out of your comfort zone. Sticking to what we are familiar with is usually a common behavior, but getting out of your box can be a wee bit frightening. You may feel frightened to go to that uncharted journey where you have never been before. Much cozier to check emails and Facebook messages.
Did you ever notice that when you procrastinate, the thing you’re avoiding seems to tug at the back of your mind? When that happens you are “should-ing” on yourself. I “should” be doing this and I “shouldn’t” be doing that. This, in turn, can effect your self esteem. When that happens, you may find yourself lacking the confidence to even get back to the task that initially, you were just putting off for a brief spell.
Procrastination is a pretty big hindrance to achieving your goals. Often, it is the biggest one.
So, my friends, I have put together a 7-part Video Series on how to Breakthrough Procrastination. You can find it on the right hand side-bar of this blog. Just sign in beneath the video box, click the “Give Me Access” button and you will get my secrets for overcoming procrastination, and becoming a self-confident, high-achiever.