You’re a toddler. A screaming pile of id.
Don’t take it personally — so am I. In the end, we’re all big toddlers really. Which is why we find it so facking difficult to get anything done.
I’ve done a lot of Borrow My Brain and coaching calls over the past couple of weeks, and one thing came up over and over again: how to “find time” to get all this work stuff done.
Answer: we don’t “find time”. We make time. Simple, right?
Because we can’t even get started most of the time… procrastination is by far my biggest problem, and I’ll wager it’s a big problem for you, too — so you’re in luck, because this week’s podcast is all about why you can’t get started…
And how to kick procrastination in the teeth by executing your inner toddler.
Here’s why you want to tune in this week:
- Why Victor Hugo nearly didn’t write The Hunchback of Notre Dame — and how he eventually got his arse into gear to do what he had to do (on pain of pain from his publisher)
- Why we’re biologically programmed to procrastinate (and how understanding this will help you get more done)
- You have two selves — and one of them is an idiot (this is the inner toddler that needs a good beating)
- How to motivate yourself to take that tiny but seemingly impossible first step (and why the reward for doing so is far larger than it seems)
- How you can use the marshmallow experiment to train yourself to get on with it
- Why I have mentors and coaches — and why you should have them too
So, that’s it for this week. Give yourself 20 minutes to listen to this – it’ll be one of the most valuable things you do this week.
Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.
PS Don’t put it off. Do it now. Ahahaha…