At the encouragement of Jessica Hughes, Craig Schiller and Ginger Sala, I'm writing this blog regarding perfectionism and procrastination.
Craig posted a question on his blog asking how much time people spend in ARand if they can quantify an ROI on that investment in time and it got me thinking.
One thing everyone, including myself, must guard against is that this type of site can become a very addictive place and can become a form of procrastination that keeps us from doing real business activity.
We can get lulled into thinking we're doing stuff to improve ourselves and our business, when in reality we are coming here because its comfortable, friendly and we don't really face the rejection we may subject ourselvles to by making the calls and putting ourselves in the position we need to, to really build our business.
I know this because I guard against it every day. When you come to AR, do so wtih a direct purpose and plan in mind. Set a time limit. Get in, Get Out and Get something of value every time but don't lurk around and surf endlessly.
Procrastination is a killer of our hopes and dreams, its a killer of our self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth and causes much undo stress. A few years ago I created a program to help business professionals with this issue, it's called, "End Procrastination NOW!" and perfectionism is really just a fear of failure and rejection and is another form of procrastination.
Just my two cents (or maybe 3-4 cents)...hmm, maybe this should be my next blog posting, thanks CRaig for stirring my thoughts on this subject...
Now, I know from working with both realtors and mortgage professionals that procrastination IS an issue for many. Therefore, I'd like to help, but I need your help. That's why I have created a Procrastination/Peak Performance Survey just for Active Rain members, for those of you who decide to take part in my survey, you will receive access to an hour-long radio interview on ending procrastination I gave last summer.
Once I get feedback on the key issues from the survey, I'll share the results so no one feels alone, and see if I can provide some strategies to help break through.