This is such a great article, by Bryan Worn of www.bryanworn.com, highlighting the Good, the Bad and the UGLY Truth about Procrastination and the impact it can have on our businesses.
By Bryan Worn
As we approach the end of the year many business people are working harder than usual to achieve as much as possible before the break.
Unfinished objectives and projects now appear larger and larger. Often the reason we end up with this situation is not because deadlines were not set, but because we procrastinated over starting the work.
Reflecting on what has worked and what hasn’t, through a ‘procrastination filter’ of The good, The Bad & The Ugly, can be both revealing and useful in setting goals for 2017.
Procrastination can keep us from making mistakes because nothing changes. It offers security because we maintain the status quo. This is fine if we are under stress or pressure from other people to do things for their reasons. (Putting off a decision or not implementing one that does not need to be done now, is not procrastination).
Not booking that holiday you need. Not booking flights while they are discounted. Delaying contacting a customer or friend. Not paying a bill on time e.g. credit card
Some of the biggest costs in business do not appear in the P & L. They are caused by the worst procrastination. Some examples:
LOSS of revenue from LACK of investment in:
- Website update
- Training sales and customer service staff
- Technology upgrades
- Marketing and advertising
To avoid procrastination ask yourself some questions:
- What is it I am I not doing now that needs to be done now?
- How is my procrastination serving me? [Or NOT]
- If it is something I do not like doing – can I outsource it or delegate it?
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Bryan makes SO many great points about the types of activities we “Leave until later” that could be DAMAGING our business. This includes our website being updated and ensuring we have a consistent stream of marketing that is work for us throughout the year.
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