Procrastination Guilt Trip
By Jim Meisenheimer
I'm guilty of procrastination. And I should know better. My newest book, 57 Ways To Take Control Of Your Time And Your Life," covers the time management subject in considerable detail.
I need to re-read chapter 6, "Discombobulated" on page 14. While I'm at it chapter 34 on page 80 called, "The Key To Finishing Is Starting," is another one for me to look at again.
Sometimes I vascillate between being really organized and feeling overwhelmed and my desk is a good way for me to judge which end of the spectrum I'm in at the moment.
I wish you could see my office right now. I'm surrounded by boxes. These big boxes are filled with three ring binders for my new "The Ultimate No-Brainer Selling Skills Manual Volume I," which is now available.
There are even more boxes that were delivered to me yesterday containing my three audio book albums.
Then there's my desk - what a sight to behold. It includes 6 unread magazines, a stack of mail, and thankfully a stack, at least it's prioritized, of things to do, and a stack of pending projects to be worked on.
My desk is huge - yet it isn't big enough for me. So the answer must be for me to get a bigger desk. Wrong answer.
The good news is that I'm not always like this. Usually I'm pretty organized. But from time to time I do lose my grip on things going on in my home office. Then it's back to the book on time management, that I actually wrote, and I'll find the cure again on page 39 chapter 17, "Don't Stash It - Trash It."
I only need the biggest trashcan liner I can find and about 10 minutes. This radical therapy simply says I should throw away everything that isn't absolutely essential to my success as an entrepreneur.
I seem to do this ritual every three months or so. When I fill up that trashcan liner with everything I haven't used during the last three months - I feel liberated from the chaos all that stuff created.
Trust me this works. I suddenly feel calm and comfortable again after I trash my office.
The guilt trip flares went off today as I was re-reading a copy of my October 27th newsletter. In it I said I was going to discontinue the special pricing on my Boot Camp-In-A-Box on November 1st.
If you ever get to feeling about your office the way I'm feeling about mine right now - try trashing it.
Right now I'm getting the trashcan liner so I can get rid of the stuff that's been driving me nuts for the last two weeks.
In just a few minutes my procrastination guilt trip will be vaporized.
Let's go sell something...
PS - Now available, "The Ultimate No-Brainer Selling Skills Manual Volume I. Go here to see what the bonuses include: http://www.meisenheimer.com/products/manual.htm
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