Reasons Why you Procrastinate


We all do it.

But why? Why do we put off doing what we know we need to do?

Let’s cover the “why” and then the “how”.

5 Reasons why you procrastinate

Reason number one for procrastinating:

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Let’s face it, sometimes a task is so gross, so gnarly, so time-consuming or so entirely complicated, that it just cramps our brain even to think about it. This is one of the reasons why some people shove the task to the back side of their brain…it’s just too painful to think about.

 

You want to do it, but you are overwhelmed

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Yea, I think we’ve all been at this place. Overload is a key reason for putting things off, even when we know it’s important.

 

 

Procrastination reason number 3.

 

You don’t think it’s a big enough priority to do it now..

“Why do today what can be done tomorrow?”

Many procrastinators think this way. Unless their backside is in flames, they prefer to wait….and wait…and wait. The good news is, many of these midnight hour, crunch-time types actually work better under pressure (which is not very comforting to more rigid-personality type planners, but it works for them).

…or ever

Some people who are accused of procrastinating are not actually procrastinators. It’s just that, they have no intention of ever doing the task. But somehow, they know that society expects them to

Go back to school

Lose 10-pounds or even

Clean that top shelf

So to make people empathize with them, they join the ranks of “someday I’m going to” stop smoking, get rid of this old piece of furniture, or…whatever it may be. Probably, they are not bothered all that much with their habit, weight, or less than perfect lifestyle. But it makes them fit in to complain with the others and set resolutions they have no intention of reaching…or even trying to.

Reason number four:

Sometimes people procrastinate doing something, because they want attention…

We’ve all heard the story of the kid that misbehaves because they are being neglected by Mom and Dad. In relationships, some adults do this, because if their partner never had a complaint, they’d both never talk to one another.

…Or because, they resent having to do it.

This is not to say that the task is something that they dislike, or even that it is something that they wouldn’t cheerfully do, if weren’t for…the grudge. Yes that’s right, many heel-draggers consciously or subconsciously put off a task that they really don’t mind working on, just because they resent being told that they must do it. Sometimes the request is a reasonable one, but the person asked to do it, doesn’t think it’s fair. Or sometimes, the reason that the procrastinator won’t do the task, has nothing to do with resenting the task, but with driving the other person crazy….because of a long standing grudge that they have toward that person. That’s called Passive Aggression, and you can  learn more about that here

How about you; do you ever procrastinate? Would love to hear your comments!

When is FREE a bad thing


So many websites on the internet offer “freebies”. Free downloads, free gift offers, even free vacations.
When you sign up for something free, there is (almost) always a trade off.
Here’s a list of some of these freebies, and their reason for being free.

1. Free Samples.

We’ve all sampled free food at grocery stores with little to no “catch”.  But on the internet, or at trade shows, there is usually something they want in return.

Many places will want you to sign up for a free sample and most of the time, they will indeed send you something free. But along with that free certificate or voucher comes a catch: your information gets sold to third parties who will send you offers that you may, or may not want.

2. Free insurance quote.

 

Steer clear…if you really want a quote, you would do better to call several of the major insurance claim companies, unless you want insurance agents from EVERYWHERE calling you day and night.

3. Free email.

We all know about this, but what most of you don’t know is that many free email accounts have a clause in their “Privacy” (hmmph!) policy, that says they can show your emails to anyone they choose. It’s usually marketers who don’t know you personally and use your information for market research purposes. Harmless, probably unless you just happen to be one of those people who think that your personal emails should be… well,…personal

4. Free information.

This can be good or it can be a nightmare. Most people who send you free information are hoping to keep you “in their loop “ so that you will return to their website and think about buying their product. Of course, there is no guarantee that you will ever visit their website every again, once you get that free download; but they hope you will.

Well, that’s the innocent side. But the very, very invasive side to free information are the people who shamelessly sell your email address to third party vendors who flood your email with unsolicited offers.

It is illegal for anyone to sell your information without your permission, unless they specifically state in their “terms of service” or “privacy policy” that they may do just that. So read the fine print.

Do you have any crazy stories about not really free samples? Would love to hear your story or comments

My (not) perfect New Year’s Resolution


 

We all do it. And fail. So what IS a perfect new year’s resolution? Well, it’s one that resolves the right thing.

A lot of people do this bait and switch thing. They say that they are going to lose weight, they even write it down, and then the first time they fudge (pun intended) and go of the rails with their psuedo diet, they quit.

Say whaaat? Dude/dudette, your resolution was to lose weight. But look what happened in your mind…

( I call it the internal mind twist).

Your resolution was to loose weight, but you switched it in your head. It started off with a goal of “lose weight” but your perfectionistic, exacting, cruel task master of a brain changed that simple resolution to a ball and chain.

Here’s what your brain told you. “This year I resolve to never, ever, under any circumstances (including death in family, divorce, job loss or any “are you kidding me?” Covid restrictions to ever ever take a bite of anything fatty.”

And then, it happens. The break up. The shut down. The isolation. The job lay off. And now, here you are sobbing in a corner with your roommates hostess ding dongs staring you in the face. And you bite.

 

I almost think that people set themselves up for failure, knowing they won’t be perfect.

Am I right? On Monday morning, doesn’t everyone jokingly ask their coworkers, “How long did it take YOU to break your resolution this year?”

(um, like….10 minutes?)

This year, write your resolution on the wall. And when you forget to

go to the gym

abstain from something

Or work on that daily do list toward your goal,

remind your self… my New year’s resolution was not a perfect year of implementation and performance. My New Years resolution was to reach that goal.

Then look at the calendar, and remind yourself how much time you have left.

Better yet, break that goal down into monthly increments.

And finally, be easy on your self. These Covid restrictions have hit all of us hard, so give yourself a break, and enjoy your favorite desert before Midnight tomorrow :>

Organazing your day (the easy way)


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Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling feeling like all of life is hitting you in the face?

Some days, I wake up and just feel pounded with everything there is to do.

It seems like there is just NO WAY to cram everything into one 24 hour period, unless I never sleep.

Now, what I used to do is, I’d start hitting each task HARD, before I forgot to do it.

Then one day, as I was losing it, I saw a verse out on some surface in my house (I read the Bible a lot) and I read the verse that we all know, we’ve all heard of, but that is so hard to follow.

“My yoke is easy and my burden is light”

Man, I thought. I have really missed it. I know I have, Lord, because my yoke SURE isn’t easy, and my burden sure isn’t light.

So I actually sat down and read the whole thing…the part where He says come unto me and rest.

Now, I’ll tell you, I was a bit annoyed. I knew that if I stopped for a moment, I wouldn’t get it all done. But then, I did it. I took a quiet moment and just did …..

nothing.

And in three brief moments, I knew instantly what my problem was. I hadn’t put the Lord first. That’s why everything wasn’t fitting.

Alright Lord, I’ll stop and pray and read my Bible. But as I began to do that, I felt like the Lord was encouraging me just to take a moment and write down everything that had been weighing on me. So, I did.  And within 30 seconds, I could see at a glance, what my problem was.

I felt so strong in my spirit that i just needed to schedule a time to do each of these things.

Not just a to do list, but an actual start and end time.

And suddenly, that mountain of tasks was so…. nothing.

Reader, have you ever taken the time to schedule a time for what you need to do today? Tell me about it!

Positioning Yourself for Greatness


If you want to be successful selling in your internet marketing business, there are some basic steps to follow

Choose the Right Product.

Maybe you love pickled herring for a snack each night. That doesn’t mean everyone else does. Choose a product that has enough potential customers for you to make a profit.

Sell to the right market.

Just because you drive a harley and like quilting doesn’t mean tha you are the typical consumer. Find out where your average prospect hangs out and meet them there.

Branding

Shakespeare was wrong. A good name is everything! Make sure that your company name is relevant, meaningful, and memorable.

Size up the competition.

If you want to sell books online, you most likely will be eaten alive by Amazon. Make sure the market is not saturated. Once you pick the right market, find out what your competitors are up to. Price your product accordingly.

Write good content.

All of the internet runs on information. Your customers go online to find information about what you are selling, not just to find out where to buy it. The more informative you can be, the better. So write some good articles and post them on your website.

Promote your content.

If you can afford it, get one of your competitors to post an article of yours on their website, with a link back to yours (I cover other promotional strategies in my internet marketing program).

Buy the best advertising you can afford

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