And let’s be honest, when we procrastinate, it’s not like the thing we’re procrastinating doing goes away.
It’s still there.
Sitting on our brain.
Taking up mental space.
Last week I shared the 4 most common reasons creatives struggle with time management and this week I'm giving you the tips on how to combat those issues so let's jump right in:
I just stared in disbelief. It wasn't until Kelly Slater came racing down from the stands to yell at this guy to pay attention that I sort of snapped out of it and thought to myself - WTH!?
While my clients usually come from diverse creative backgrounds, they’re all working on one thing - learning to become better leaders in their businesses and in their personal lives.
*Super personal share, here.
I've talked about my marriage and divorce in the past but usually just in passing but because communication is such an important issue to me, I wanted to share this one quick bit so hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes.
Almost all of us have dreamed of doing something different at some point in our lives. Maybe we hate the situation we're in, we're bored or we know we have the potential to do SO much more.
June is the perfect time of year to take inventory on what you set out to accomplish, figure out what didn’t get done and then readjust what you want to spend the second part of the year on.
While this year started off amazing business-wise (I had my biggest January in terms of numbers, continued to steadily build my email list and had invested substantially in a business coach and mastermind!) personally, it was something else.
The Nomadic Wife focuses on the idea that if you make small shifts in your life in the direction of health, love & mindfulness, they eventually build up enough momentum and become a well-rounded nourished & mindful life.
Creating, sticking to and executing a proper to-do list is all about taking you from where you are today and bringing you closer to where you want to be.
We Don't Get What We Don't Ask For
It seems like a simple concept, but if you don’t ask for something - chances are slim you’re going to get it.
How many times have you put something off because you felt you just weren’t ready to do it.
You weren’t prepared enough or you hadn’t done as much research as you might have wanted to. (Ah more research - this is my favorite one - guilty here!)
After talking for a few minutes, she came to realize that our call was exactly what she needed to help her get her mind clear and focus on what her exact steps were to start; something she'd been struggling with and the reason she put off calling me!
One of the biggest reasons we don't move forward in our businesses (and lives really) is because we're not taking the time to actually do the work. We talk about the big picture of what we want to accomplish but when it comes down to it, we drop the ball.
Promotion after promotion seemed to be leading Mark on the path to Vice President but when he enrolled in a course on learning how to facilitate & lead trainings, the idea occurred to him that there might be something else out there for him besides Showtime.
No one is going to say, "Hey, you look like you need a break! Why don't you go home and get some rest."
It's up to you to figure out what you need and then make sure you're getting it.
Aside from all of her successes - like being featured along side Barack Obama and Taylor Swift in Time Magazine, creating & designing products for companies including Target, Microsoft and Nod and releasing her third book this year - what I love most about Joy is how down to earth and relatable she is.
Finding myself starting over again at a time when most people my age were already settling down, I realized that I had a choice - I could sit around, mope and let myself wallow in my situation or I could continue to let fear drive me to the Or I could take what I had learned about myself and use it to propel me into the next phase of my life.
Kymber could have easily been discouraged by the fact that since she travels with her husband while he’s touring, she’d have to hit pause on her business while on the road but instead she found a way to make her business mobile.
I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my career to get ahead, and to be honest, I don’t regret any of them. Sure not all my crazy tactics worked, but I definitely owe a large part of my career success to the risky moves I took when I was just starting out.
We’ve all been there. Red faced and stunned when we’re caught off guard by a snippy comment, heated accusation or rude insult.