“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” - Napoleon Hill
“Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” - Wayne Gretzky
“Why do now what can be done later?” – Rich Gee
Face it – we all procrastinate in one form or another. It might be at work. It might be at home. You might be like some of my clients and do it EVERYWHERE.
During my 10 years of coaching executives, I’ve found that procrastination can be simplified into four ‘obstacles’:
- You don’t have enough information/ability/tools to make a decision or act.
- You find that the task at hand is too big or complex to handle in one fell swoop.
- You are afraid of the consequences of tackling the task.
- You just don’t want to do it.
Let’s tackle each one: [click to continue…]
Here’s something I’ve found to help me open up conversations, give people a lift, and raise my self-esteem at the same time.
There’s nothing like a warm, sincere compliment to make your day. Instead of waiting for one, why not give one out? Take it from me, the more you give, the more you find you’ll receive.
Make your compliment specific.
“That necklace looks really good on you” makes a bigger impact compared to “you look really good today”. The more specific the better, it makes the person feel like you notice them. [click to continue…]
A new report finds 53% of financial services executives say that adhering to ethical standards inhibits career progression at their firm. A former Wall Street trader describes why. Check it out HERE.
For the original article from the Economist, click HERE.
Bloomberg had a great article a few weeks ago and I just finished it – check it out!
Did you ever have a day not only hit your expectations, but surpass them?
Yesterday was one of those days for me. I started out meeting with my sales team (all 45) who were engaged, enthusiastic, and ready to hear what I had to say and what to do next for my company. In addition, one of my dear friends, BJ Flagg, president of Nurenu Brand Marketing, was my guest (her team developed and runs this site).
I then contacted my favorite barbershop – Montana For Men in Stamford and was quickly given a perfectly-timed spot to get a haircut (even though I have little to work with!). [click to continue…]
Many people tend to put things off in life. And the bigger the decision, the harder it is to make a choice.
Especially when it comes to your families’ estate. Be it yours, or your parents, a lot of people tend to either make quick, emotional decisions, or no decision at all. And that’s a bad thing. [click to continue…]
Over the past few months, I’ve been asking clients, colleagues, and friends what time management tips they use to get more done in the limited amount of time we all have.
What I’ve heard is a mix of managing your time more effectively and procrastination. By the way, if you feel that you’re the worst offender in the world, get in line. We ALL suffer from these ailments. Here are their comments: [click to continue…]