So I have been MIA for the past couple of weeks and have been enjoying the summer. The temperature’s have been soaring and that has made it extremely easy to head down to the beach to relax and work on my tan. Sometimes being your own boss can be a bad thing, if you don’t have the discipline to work through and push through some of the days or I guess in my case weeks.
August really should be a month when you should be hustling, as most people are taking it easy. You should be preparing yourself and your resources to totally be ready for September. As most people are coming back and starting to ramp up, you have already got that fundamental piece covered and are ahead of the pack. To help me pull myself out of my procrastination blues, I follow some very simple and practical steps to get my mojo back.
- I find an accountability partner – Brett my carpet cleaner friend is someone who I would lean on. Every Monday’s at 8:00 AM we would have an accountability call and declare to each other what are our goals for the week.
- I establish bite sized goals – instead of looking at the entire picture and getting overwhelmed with the excuse I will do it later, I break down my goals into bite sized tasks. They are more manageable and as you complete each task you feel a sense of accomplishment.
- I take myself out of my comfort zones – if I find that I am getting lazy around my business office, I head down to the local coffee shop and conduct my tasks with a cup of java.
We all hit those roadblocks in our journey to become successful in whatever we pursue. However, simple easy steps and the right mindset can certainly pull us out of our procrastination blues.
Hope to hear what your strategies are for breaking your bad habits.