#44 A Simple Tactic Guaranteed to Stop You Procrastinating

The 360 Leadhership Podcast, Episode 44, 26 October 2022 by Lucy Gernon

Want to know how to stop procrastinating?

You are not alone.

So many people procrastinate and get in their own way. Maybe you are a perfectionist and are afraid you’ll get it wrong. Are you currently putting off a complex project that has tonnes of paperwork? Or having a difficult conversation?

Yep. I’ve been there.

But did you know that procrastination is simply fear in disguise? I remember when I first started out in management I asked my team for feedback. One of my team members, Christa gave me the most valuable feedback when she said “You find it hard to make decisions and this stops me from getting my job done”.

She explained that when she’d ask me for a decision, I’d procrastinate. This meant that she was stuck and couldn’t move forward.  So I decided to do something about it and did one simple thing… keep reading. The only thing stopping you is fear; fear of judgement, fear of failure, fear of inadequacy but that is just your mind playing tricks on you.

This simple tactic which I’ll share will help you stop procrastination in its tracks

In this episode of the podcast you’ll learn: 

[02:10] The first step to getting yourself out of a procrastination rut

[05:19] A simple tactic that is guaranteed to stop you from procrastinating

[06:53] The ONE question you need to ask yourself to stop putting things off

Don’t procrastinate on listening to this one!

Why not send this episode to a colleague who could use this simple tactic?