- June 2, 2019
- Posted by: Dennis
- Category: Business Growth
So you have an idea? You have a Non-Disclosure Agreement in place for people to sign, and you do a survey of your idea to see who is for it and who is against it. Now what? Do you have a plan to implement your idea or is the idea just a part of your mind? What do you do next?
If you are a procrastinator, most likely you sit on your idea, because it never left your mind, and you start to doubt that it will work. You start to stress and begin to have anxiety over your idea, and you slowly start to talk yourself out of this bright idea. Then – boom! Some months later, your idea is mainstream on social media, and you think to yourself, “I came up with that idea first!”
The steps outlined in the first paragraph are crucial to assisting a would-be business owner from being a never-been business owner. Yes, that is a phrase I just came up with, but think about it. In your mind, you picture yourself implementing your idea and making money off of it; however, in the reality of the world outside of you, you never initiate the steps it takes to move your idea from mind to matter, so you set yourself up to never be a business owner.
Take a look into patterns in your life; notice them. Do you procrastinate on other things such as making important buying decisions, getting out of stagnant relationships due to the familiarity, or even fixing things around the house? If you answer yes to any of these, you most likely have become a habitual procrastinator, and it will effect your business ventures.
Even if you are already in business, procrastination can kill your revenue or potential revenue. You may need to hire help and don’t because you procrastinate due to being busy in your business; this is actually cutting back on your productivity since your hired help can pick up the slack that you need released. Or you may need to build your business credit before it’s actually time for you to need it, and you procrastinate hiring a professional due to being busy bringing in revenue for your business. Whatever, the case it takes some serious self-evaluation.
So how do you stop this business killer, procrastination from over-taking you any further? You write your plans down and set dates and deadlines to accomplish these tasks. When you get good feedback from your research and surveys, you go ahead and move the plans forward until you see your vision a reality. You recognize that you procrastinate and kill it – not your dreams and goals.
In life, make it a practice to do the same. Write a list early-morning, each morning of the things that you need to accomplish whether in your personal life, around the house, spiritually, or in business, and implement them. You will break the habit of procrastination. Inevitably you will be very proud of yourself for breaking this habit.
Feel free to tell us how you are breaking your habit of procrastination.