The Easy Trick to Stop Procrastination
Let’s talk about something we’re all familiar with: procrastination. And its evil twin, “I can’t or it’s just not possible”. Both of these mindsets are like second nature to us and they absolutely stop us from achieving our best lives. I learned from one of my earliest mentors how to stop this in its tracks. This article shows you how and it’s not that hard to do!
Just Do It Already!
When I was in my mid-twenties, I was working in New York City as a receptionist in this little practice and one of the owners, Ann Bianchi, would come into work, maybe three days a week for maybe two hours a day. While I was there from 9 to 5 answering the phones, taking messages, working all day. I noticed that she would come in and do a little work. Then go. Not there the next day. Come the next. Do a little more work. Go. I was really impressed with this! So, one day asked her, “Ann, how do you do this? How do you have a company and work and make money but you're not here that much? You don't seem to be working that much.”
Her answer changed my life. Her answer was, well, you just do it.
And this mantra, you just do it, is something that has guided my entire life. My husband is another example. We lived in Europe for many years and most jobs there give employees four to five weeks of vacation time each year. But he took between eight to ten weeks of paid vacation a year. How? He just did it. He worked out a way to build up overtime so he could take the vacation time he wanted.
If You Want It, You’ll Find a Way
What excuses, what procrastination is keeping you from getting what you really want? We know the usual litany: you have little kids or busy teens or young adults; you need more money; you don’t have enough time; you don’t “feel” like it or you’re lazy today; you want to watch a very good Netflix series; or you’ll get it done after something else happens (like losing weight, the holiday is over, etc. etc. etc.).
The truth is you can do it right now. You can have your own business. You can live anywhere in the world you want to live in. You can set your own hours. You can make whatever money you want to make in your life. You can do this!!!
So, let's all follow Ann Bianchi, my good friend. Who taught me so many years ago: you can do it.
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Who is Leslie Kuster?
I became a 7-figure woman entrepreneur in my 50s -- with my successful Back from Bali clothing brand! It took some getting real with myself to finally say, “Damn it, I want money!” Now I am here to ignite women entrepreneurs -- like you -- to experience the empowerment, independence and joy of creating a business that brings you both money and freedom. Read more about my story here.