Steps to procrastinate less

Over the past two weeks I’ve completed over a dozen informal, short interviews with women entrepreneurs about productivity.

I’m still looking at the information, but one thing that came up quite a bit was time management and prioritization.

I want to look at something this week that is embedded in both of those topics: procrastination.

Specifically, we’ll look at why we procrastinate and steps to take to procrastinate significantly less.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #48

We talked about

  • Common reasons we procrastinate
  • Why self-care is so important
  • Productive and Unproductive procrastination – what they both look like and what to do about them

One thing to do before you set your goals

Let’s talk about one thing to do before you set your goals.

No, this isn’t about reviewing the past year.

It’s about becoming clear about the things you currently have going on in your business.

It the all-important brain dump.

Normally, once the brain dump is done, I hear one of two things:

  1. It’s so overwhelming to see it all written out like this!
  2. It’s so empowering to have all of that out of my head and to see what actually needs to be done!

So, I’ll cover how to move from the first response to the second one.

And it won’t take very long to cover this!

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #47

In the LIVE:

  • Why it’s important to do the braindump before you set your goals
  • How to do a successful brain dump (some areas to think about)
  • The difference between it being overwhelming and empowering

What are you grateful for? (a bit of gratitude and dreaming)

We’re almost halfway through the week after Thanksgiving!

Are you back in your regular grove?

It’s almost December and one of the things I like to do is think about what I’m thankful for.

Thanksgiving ushers in the topic for me.

I also like to think about what I want more and less of in the new year.

And I review my wishlist and remove anything that’s no longer relevant and add things that I’ve been thinking about.

For me, December is a time to step back, BE, and notice what comes up.

And even though it’s not December yet, I’m thinking about these things now that Thanksgiving is over (it was very early this year).

So, for this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie (at 1pm CST) we talk about:

  • What you’re thankful for
  • What you want more of
  • What you want less of
  • Creating (or editing) your business wish list

Basically it’s a bit of gratitude and dreaming.

Wednesday LIVE with Evie #45

How do you decide to say yes?

I was thinking this morning of last week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie titled Saying no with confidence. And I was wondering what topic would build on that a bit.

I thought about different ways to more clearly know in advance what to say no to.

I thought of how we say yes and no to things that take our time or end up on our to-do list.

I thought of a previous video I did called How to decide to say no (it’s under five minutes).

And I thought of things I’ve recently said yes to and how I decided to say yes.

I realized I had some pretty clear criteria (and it ties to how to know in advance what to say no to).

There were already things I had thought out and decisions I had made that allowed me to fairly quickly say yes when the opportunities arrived.

And on the flip side, they allowed me to quickly know what’s not a fit and say no to or not pursue certain things.

They boil down to three questions that I thought you’d be interested in.

So, in this week’s Wednesday LIVE with Evie (at 1 pm CDT) let’s talk about those three questions.

Update: You can watch this Wednesday LIVE with Evie here.