What are you putting off?

Are you a procrastinator, especially when it comes to things you don’t want to do? If so, do you feel guilty about the things you put off? Do you always seem to have a lot of loose ends? I know I am guilty on all counts.

My wife and I have made the decision to organize our house and downsize the stuff we have. We’ve been living in our home for over thirty years, and we’re collectors of everything! Sometimes just the thought of this project is overwhelming, and I really wish that we had not let this go for so long! Another source of anxiety is the idea of parting with some of our things. Anyone who collects can probably relate to this issue. (more…)

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To go to a Meetup or not go to a Meetup?

Meetup groups serve a very useful purpose to bring together like-minded people who share a common interest. The meetings are normally in person and provide a safe way for people to socialize.

There’s a Meetup group for any kind of interest imaginable. Go to http://www.meetup.com, type in your interest and zip code or country, and you’ll find a group in your immediate area. It’s easy and you don’t have to make a commitment to go to other meetings if it’s not right for you. (more…)

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Do you need to be motivated?
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Do you need to be motivated?

You know something important needs to be done, but somehow, you lack the drive to take action. You might feel guilty, and this alone will make you less motivated.

Success can’t be achieved without motivation. Where is the source of your motivation? Where can you turn for the inspiration to propel you forward? Below are some suggestions:

  • Visualize completing the task and reaching your objective. Never lose sight of your ultimate goal. It could be getting a job promotion and a bigger paycheck, or finishing another chapter in the book you’re writing, or losing five pounds by the end of the month. Seeing yourself achieving these goals will motivate you to take action. (more…)

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What is the cost of perfectionism?

What is perfectionism? Perfectionism is defined as a meticulous drive to attain excellence. My next question is…At what cost are you willing to attain excellence?

Perfectionism is generally regarded as good and desirable. Imperfection in business is perceived as bad or negative. This false perception hinders the creative process, which in turn stifles the productivity of the business. How can you succeed, if you’re afraid of not being perfect? (more…)

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