Procrastination Is Opportunity’s Assassin – 5 Steps To Getting Stuff Done!

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Let’s face it, we all procrastinate at times…

Unless you are uber-excited to get a job done, it feels urgent AND you are confident you can do it, there is always the risk of a bit of procrastination creeping in!

So today, I want to help you out, giving you a few tips to help, should you find yourself faffing about getting nowhere fast!

You see, the key to understanding your procrastination, is to  understand when it happens, which will help you understand why it happens, and once you know that, you can take active steps to clear the clutter and get the job done!

So to be clear, we need to:

Notice WHEN it happens

Understand WHY it happens

Create NEW mindset and actions to achieve your goals & GET THEM DONE!

WHEN?

When do you procrastinate? What job or action are you avoiding by procrastinating?  Got it? Write it down…

WHY?

Why are you avoiding this task or action? Is it fear of some kind? Is it because it’s overwhelming? Is it because you doubt the merit of completing the task? Does the completion of the task then mean more worry for you? Be honest with yourself and discover why you are avoiding the task. Then write that down…

TAKE ACTION!

There are many reasons why subconsciously, we avoid tasks, however here are 5 of the most common reasons and the solutions I have used to get the job done!…

1. Find a bigger ‘WHY’

To help you feel enthused to complete a task, you must relate that task to something exciting & compelling to you.

Think about what completion of this task will say about you…

Will you be an achiever? Will completion show that you have integrity? Will it be a step towards financial security for your family? Will it show you that you have control of your life? Will clearing this task make you proud? Is completion required for you to step into the person you are destined to be? …

Make the action you want to take MATTER. The key is to give completion of the task a bigger meaning and feelings that inspire you to GO DO IT!

2. FEAR 

It may actually be because of FEAR that you do not take the required action … because subconsciously you lack confidence or belief…

So ask yourself “What would make me feel confident to move this task forward?” … “What skills am I currently lacking?” … “Who’s help do I need?” … “What do I need to do first?” … “Where could I go for the help I need?” …

Once you have your answers, get the help, or learn what is required,  FIRST, and then completing the task will be a breeze! You simply need to step back and work out whats holding you back, and then write down and take the action steps needed to get you to a place of confidence and ease.

3. DISTRACTIONS 

When working from your laptop or PC, it’s so easy to get distracted by Facebook notifications & new email notifications. If that’s you, make a habit of turning off all distractions first thing and restrict yourself to ‘catch up’ at specified times in the day only. Focus only on your one important task until it’s done, and add hours of productive time to your day!

4. OVERWHELM 

When tasks are big, they can stop us in our tracks. I have found that the best thing to do here, is break the task down into smaller pieces and then schedule a piece per day. This way, each piece is manageable, and you feel a sense of achievement each day as a piece is completed and you move closer to your overall goal.

5. PLAN AHEAD 

And finally, if there’s one single thing that has increased my productivity more than anything else, it has to be planning ahead…

I now plan my whole week, or even month in advance. I’m talking day-by-day action steps – clearly defined. This way, it not only takes away overwhelm, but provides overall structure to my day. The introduction of deadlines through specifying the day a task is to be completed also creates urgency and focus. Just try it – I think you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!

To Your Success, Happiness & Wealth

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‘L’ Is For Love Yourself

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I’m here to tell you that the most important thing anyone can say in their whole life is “I love Myself”…

So why is it so important?

Well, If you can’t love yourself, there’s really no lasting happiness…

Yet when we love ourselves, there is a peaceful confidence about us, a sense of knowing that we are enough…

We have stopped fighting ourselves and instead we can feel our significance and we’re solid in who we are…

There’s a warm glow that radiates from us that others can feel….we become attractive to others because people feel safe around us, because we are who we say we are….we have nothing to hide….we are comfortable in our own skin…

We need to change the way we see ourselves….change what we believe about ourselves…

I’m not talking about ego or vanity, i’m talking about authentically appreciating yourself for your qualities and for the person you are inside and out…and forgiving yourself as you would others…

You see,  when we don’t love ourselves, we can be overly critical of ourselves, can’t we?….we have a tendency to go overboard trying to get others to like us, and it’s just plain tiring!….yes? When we don’t love ourselves, we can feel unhappy for no specific reason….and as a result, I think we’re more apt to judge and be overly critical of those around us…

I truly believe that each one of us is worthy of a tremendous amount of love both from others and from ourselves….we are women….and whatever our circumstances and whatever has happened to us in our lives, there’s one thing that is without doubt….each of us women were born to love above all else. You’ve come a long way, you’ve pushed through fear & you’ve been strong – it’s time to reflect and feel good about how far you’ve come…

You know, each of us have unlimited potential and we already have beautiful qualities, each one of us, so we need to notice when we do things right….notice our strengths, notice our qualities, and the easiest way to do that is through regularly asking better questions …. to get the answers you need to feel good about yourself…

‘What do I do well?”

 ”What am I grateful for in my life?”

“What are my qualities?” …. ask yourself the questions that will get you the answers you need to empower you…

And acknowledge yourself for your successes, don’t just let them go by un-noticed. Give yourself a pat on the back when you do it right….notice and reward yourself….

If you’re unhappy, it may just be that you’re not being yourself….you’re trying to be someone you’re not – which makes anybody miserable … get back to yourself!

So let me ask you a great question…

What is it about you that makes you the unique woman that you are? What are your qualities?  … Take a moment to really think about it…. what else are you? If you had to name 3 positive words that would describe who you really are, what would they be?….Take a few moments to really think about it right now…. Do you have them?  Now I want you to really feel that – take in those qualities and own them.

Isn’t it crazy how so often we are not prepared to say out-loud or even acknowledge to ourselves, the great qualities we already have?  Each one of you is beautiful in your own way….we’re not all supposed to be the same – so don’t compare yourself to others. You need to take the time to remember who you really are, what you value and to love and appreciate yourself…. As women, we all worry so much about fitting in and what others think, when in reality we were each born to stand out.

Carry nuggets of your past success to remind you of the many hills you have climbed & what you are really capable of….

Don’t worry about being inferior to others, just know that you will be…and it’s ok! Everyone, yes everyone, is inferior to everyone else in some ways…but on the other side of the coin, you’ll be superior to everybody else in ways too….you are UNIQUE with QUALITIES that help you rise above the crowd – be proud of who you are…

Remember, in your eyes, one woman may have more beauty or money than you, however maybe she can’t have everything you have….maybe she can’t have children…. maybe she’s in an unloving relationship. So make sure you control what you compare things to in a way that empowers you….don’t be forced to judge yourself based on other people’s standards of what equals success. Let go of the expectations of others, and find your own brilliance based on your own values…you’re amazing just the way you are, so focus on what you have that’s more and better….

And something else…

You can’t be liked by everyone….nobody is!…. that’s right…. nobody!….it’s not a reflection of you, it’s just the other person’s values and rules are different to yours….or maybe your niceness or attractiveness shows up their own flaws and they find it hard to be around you….or to be nice to you….who knows?  But you can’t possibly be liked by everyone – it’s just not possible! ….none of us can be everybody’s cup of tea!…so be ok with it… and let it go…

In business be who you are! some will want what you’ve got and some won’t…don’t be put off by a ‘no’, use that ‘no’ as an opportunity to discover more about what your client really needs….

And trust yourself….saying ‘no’ in the right situation may not only alleviate stress on you, but also command respect from other people – we end up saying ‘yes’ to avoid conflict & confrontation because we want certainty that we are liked & we’ll seek it out even to our own detriment. To say ‘no’, we need to overcome our mindtalk, and think “I have the right to say yes or no for myself…I have the right to state the difficulties that the requests of others will cause me….because you have!

And I’m going to remind you right now of something that you already know, but most of us forget to make it a priority….it’s one of the easiest and best ways to feel really good about yourself….this is something you can integrate into your life every day to feel more alive and fulfilled and loving than you can imagine….and here it is…..

Be a giver….give first….pay it forward….if you give love, you can’t help but feel it, and you’re gonna feel great about yourself! Even if it’s just giving someone a smile, or a compliment to someone on the till at the supermarket, or smiling & holding a door open for someone….Just trying giving a bit of love to everyone you meet for one day & see how you feel….I guarantee you’ll want to do it again!

Not only will you brighten someone else’s day….you will feel so great. Start the day with an attitude of giving and at the end of every day, you’ll be able to ask “How have I made a difference to people’s lives today?” and you will have a string of self-affirming answers to give.

You know, people are scared of change, but if you really want to love yourself, you also need to respect yourself and and the quickest way for you to do this, is for you to start taking some new action….do things in a different way, learning some new things, give yourself some new references to build new empowering beliefs about who you are and what you’re capable of….

If you want to change your life, you’ve gotta decide to take new action & you’ve got to follow through & your reward will be the best life you can imagine…

To Your Success, Happiness & Wealth

Claire xx

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Unbroken – You Are Powerful

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What A Difference A Year Makes!

HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND!!! I hope you’re eating way too much chocolate and spending time with your family and friends…

Today I want to share something with you that is pretty personal to me and even a little embarrassing to admit…

This time last year I was a struggling Life Coach…I had clients but they were far from frequent enough to make a good living…

I had spent £4,000 ($6,500) on a personal business coach, which I had hoped would magically improve my income…but it didn’t…

I loved the idea of my business, and my passion was (and still is), helping people break through their personal obstacles to a happier and more fulfilled life…

But I lacked the understanding and marketing skills, perhaps the confidence, and most importantly the mentorship to create a business that worked…

You see, all of that money I spent on my business coach was for one full day of coaching and then 6 phone calls after that – no more.

It got me focused and gave me direction to start…but what happened when, after a couple of months of pursuing her strategy, I realised the direction didn’t play to my strengths?…that I doubted I was on the right path?… Answer: I was left with no strategy at all.

As an entrepreneur, our business is a work-in-progress…

We discover new passions and thats why an online business is so great…we can build these passions into our business instantly…and so easily.

We learn as we go through trying different things…

What I realise now is that one-off training days are fine…learning how others achieved success is always beneficial, but what really counts is mentorship and support as you move forward and grow…every step of the way…

The more entrepreneurs we are exposed to, who have succeeded where we want to succeed, the larger variety of strategies we will be taught and the more likely we are to find one that plays to our own strengths ensuring us the greatest chance of success…

We start to see what is possible, in real terms – not just theory – and the different proven routes available to us to reach our goals and dreams…we can be inspired by other incredible people and find the most enjoyable and effective way of building our business…

My business coach taught me her way…but it wasn’t MY way. Her methods for success just didn’t fit with who I am…

So, this is why joining the Six Figure Mentors (SFM) has been one of the greatest decisions of my life..

Through joining this incredible community of successful entrepreneurs, I have surrounded myself with wisdom, experience and know-how…

I have always had a big purpose, but now I have a huge selection of proven strategies, & the technology, training and support I need to make it a reality…

So if you know you have a LION inside of you but you’re struggling to make it on your own…

If you know you have the potential to create your own wealth and success…but you’d love a hand to guide you…

Then don’t waste time, get yourself around those who have the experience you need…who can guide you, encourage you and show you the way…

If there’s one other thing I’ve learnt, its that there’s no shame in getting help. All successful people have mentors to help them…
For me it was the Six Figure Mentors

When you surround yourself with those on the same mission as you…your learning is accelerated and you keep the faffing and the failing to a minimum…

Essentially, you get yourself off to a fast start…and build your business quickly…

I know that’s what’s happened to me…and I wish you the same.

 

To Your Success!

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