Coaching a cure for procrastination?

Good business coaching can save you time and money.  As we all learned in school, procrastination is the thief of time.  Our inclination  to put  jobs off until some time in the future , to avoid doing  jobs that really ought to  be done is a more common disease than the flu.

 Yet, how fulfilling our existences really  could be if we conquered this mental malady. How much less  stress would we carry if we did not allow ourselves to be emotionally and mentally weighed down  with unfinished tasks hanging over us.

There are various reasons for procrastinating from negative self talk, “ I can never seem to get this done right  ,” to being unclear about the task or not seeing the relevance of the task, to finding the task boring – especially true with repetitive tasks, to poor time management.

 Regsardless of the excuse or reason, procrastination is a mental thing and with the right motivation we can learn to rise to the occasion “mentally,” and get it done. Boring and repetitive tasks are often the most difficult to find motivation for.

 In the business world, procrastination drains massive amounts of profit .  With procrastinators,  it can be the corridor meeting, surfing the net, or the coffee pot – they all work against inertia . And yet, just creating movement is quite often all that is needed to change the inertia.  Motion encourages more motion. 

Procrastination isn’t just something that afflicts employees, it also affects business owners – especially when things aren’t going well.  To fix procrastination in the workplace, the  perfect place to start  is with the owner or manager of the business.   It’s a bit of a rude ask to get your team to stop procrastinating if you do it yourself all the time. .

If you find that you repeatedly have difficulty motivating yourself to start and complete tasks on a personal level, or if you  own a business and find that your team are always struggling to meet deadlines ,  it might be a worthwhile idea to secure the services of a  business mentor who is adept at teaching people to overcome procrastination. Business owners and employees both enjoy the workplace much more when they have learned to self start and overcome procrastination.

 If you would like more information about business coaching, check out Perth Business Coach.

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