I meant to get this newsletter out sooner, honest but I started to research procrastination and found that it could actually be a positive thing so then
well... yeah, ya know what happened.
Now there is good procrastination and bad procrastination and as with everything from cholesterol to investments, you want to encourage the good and limit
the bad, or at least learn to tame it.
In this newsletter there are some recommended links to articles and videos on procrastination that you could look at now, or maybe you'll do it later
Ted Talk - Tim Urban's Inside The Mind of a Master Procrastinator
Blog Post - Procrastinate Later
Video - 7 Simple Ways To Tackle Bad Procrastination, Fast Company
Book - The War of Art, Steven Pressfield
So you can put off that report you need to write, stop writing that email to your client or avoid that tough conversation with your direct report and watch
Tim Urban's TED Talk
- Inside The Mind of a Master Procrastinator
Tim talks about 2 kinds of procrastination - the type with a deadline and the type without and discusses 2 parts of our brain - the rational decision maker
and the instant-gratification monkey. Which one is steering your ship...?
Here's a quick video
from Fast Company on 7 simple ways to tackle bad Procrastination
For those of you procrastinating on big stuff or looking to "create" something - like writing that book, starting a business, finishing that painting,
sticking to a diet or running a marathon then Steven Pressfield's best-selling book The War of Art
may be the kick in the pants you need. Steven helps you
identify and defeat your inner barriers including, you guessed it, procrastination.
We are all procrastinators - what are you putting off...? And, is it worth it...?