Here at She’s Got Systems we believe that it’s not enough to know what needs to be done, you need a plan and action steps and deadlines to get it done. Most of us have our goals and vision but struggle when it comes to take business from dream to reality.
See the procrastination infographic below for more insights on why and how often we procrastinate and the impact on our lives and businesses.
Does this procrastination infographic sound familiar?
Distractions are abundant! So if you find yourself losing focus, try these 3 targeted tips:
*stop desktop notifications of new emails and use filtering to move non-urgent emails into folders to check later
*disable notifications on your phone from Facebook and Twitter – being tagged in a post is not important enough to distract you from your work!
*set a countdown timer on your phone or use an egg timer from the kitchen to work on whatever task you need to finish for just 10 minutes, you’ll be surprised how much you can get done
The tips at the end are great, here are some ways to implement them in your business:
1. Set deadlines for your goals whether it’s submitting an article for a news magazine or reaching out to potential clients about new packages.
2. Start small and be consistent. It’s more important to do the right 5 things 100 times each than try 5,000 different things once. Remember that your habits will build over time so don’t break the chain.
3. Find accountability that works for you – some people work best with a friend over coffee, others need a group setting, and many entrepreneurs need a coach who they pay to keep them on track over several weeks and months. Be honest about the type of accountability you need and implement it in your business to beat procrastination.
Big thanks to OnlineClasses.org for this great infographic on procrastination!