Overcoming procrastination will bring you joy and increase your bottom line.

Procrastination costs entrepreneurs both energy and money and typically results in one of two outcomes:

  1. Important tasks are not completed, because they are continually put off until tomorrow. For example, if sales and marketing initiatives do not get done, this affects the amount of money made.
  2. The tasks are completed, but at a high emotional cost due to the anxiety and stress caused by the procrastination.

Examine both the internal and external consequences of your actions (or lack thereof) in a particular situation to determine procrastination’s effect on your life and business and whether implementing a process for overcoming procrastination is needed. For example, let’s consider what happens if you procrastinate the writing of a report to use as a free opt-in gift on your website. This report is the key to collecting the email addresses of your website visitors that opt-in. These are the potential consequences:

External – you lose the opportunity to connect with potential customers since you aren’t capturing their email addresses.
Internal – this consequence varies based upon the value you put on the external consequence. In this case, if you desire to grow your email list, the internal consequence could be feeling disappointed in yourself for not following through with the creation of the opt-in gift, feeling hopeless because procrastination is a pattern, or worse.

If the internal consequence leaves you feeling bad about yourself, then it’s time to implement a process for overcoming procrastination. Following the five-step Conscious Transformation Process™ will make overcoming procrastination easier for you. [click to continue…]

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This phrase is frequently found in writings about transformation and change.

But just what does it mean?

Experts define it as the ability to trust that your life is moving towards what you want despite outward appearances to the contrary.

That’s a hard concept for me to practice.  I don’t know about you but as a perfectionist, I’ve spent much more of my life attempting to control outcomes rather than trusting that everything is unfolding perfectly.  I’ve been re-active.

Can you relate to what I’m saying?  It always happens during that period when you are not feeling at the top of your game, when your world seems upside down, when something unexpected happens that you label as “bad,” when you feel defeated or when you believe you might be on the wrong path.

However, I noticed that I get my power back and begin to feel much more relaxed about the future when I release the emotion and fear related to the existing circumstance.  How do I do that?  I decide to truly believe that I am a co-creator of my life.
And guess what?  There is a process to being a co-creator.

Step 1: You take control of the one thing that is yours to control  – your desires!  Yes, you are in control of deciding what you want that is different from what you are experiencing.  Get very clear about what you desire, the outcome you want to experience and how you feel about that. [click to continue…]

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