Back To Work! (OR WHY I NEED A HARD HAT TO STOP PROCRASTINATING!)
What makes YOU procrastinate? I know for me it is fear and I'm pretty sure artistic fears are the same as yours: being seen as bad, wrong, and inadequate. And at least for me I would add when something seems hard or overwhelming. What to do. Hm-m-m. Here is one approach I use: 1. Think of 4 hard things that you have completed well and one by one mentally give yourself a gold medal for each (with applause). 2. Think of 1 hard thing on your to do list and imagine yourself starting now and accomplishing it well and proactively, giving yourself a gold medal (with applause). 3. When the urge to give in to fear (and procrastination) comes, pause and say "Fear of _______, I see you and feel you but that is not who I am. I am a gold medalist." 4. WEAR A HARD HAT (seriously this works). Check out some of the poem pieces™ that have made it beyond my tendency to procrastinate. And here is my medalist entry for this week: I'm highlighting 4 new products this week on my website. What is your entry?