September 2002 Anticrastination Tip Sheet

Want to blast away your Procrastination?
THE ANTICRASTINATION TIP SHEET
A monthly Idea and Tip Sheet to
Help You Avoid the Procrastination Habit
From Rita Emmett
Author of THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK

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Quote of the Month:

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it;
 boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
---- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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My second book, THE PROCRASTINATING CHILD: A HANDBOOK FOR ADULTS TO HELP CHILDREN STOP PUTTING THINGS OFF, will be released to bookstores October 15.

There are some exciting things happening with this book:

  1. The publisher, Walker & CO., has already sold 6 foreign contracts even before it's been published: Canada, the UK, France, Spanish rights for Latin America and Puerto Rico, Japan and Dutch world rights.
  2. The E-book copy was offered in August in a special "Sneak Preview" of several books, and now it is number 4 of the top-ten best-selling Palm Digital E-Books list.
  3. We've received approval to offer this book to schools as a FUND-RAISER. Walker & Co., will sell it to schools at a generous discount, so any schools using this promotion will:
  • generate money
  • help the children blast away habits of putting things off
  • ease the stress of both parents & teachers who have been agonizing over children who procrastinate
  • be looked upon as a hero in the community for promoting a fund-raiser that actually helps families.

We will begin by offering to only 300 schools, so if you are interested in having us include a certain school, call or email me and give me the information (Name of school, of principal or Superintendent and contact information)

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Happy New Year! A Time For New Beginnings
As many of you know, I've always believed that September FEELS like the new year. The lazy days of summer end, we used to go to school with renewed ambitions that this will be a great year, and that feeling just seems to still be around for many of us.

Well, one of our perceptive readers, Gwen Packard, (Aren't ALL readers of this Tip Sheet outstandingly perceptive people??) wrote to tell us that September truly IS the beginning of a new year. Gwen says, "The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah (literally meaning "head of the year") begins after sundown on September 6, 2002 (the beginning of the year 5763 on the Jewish Calendar). At this time, Jews cast away their sins, ask for forgiveness, and vow to strive for righteousness in the coming year. What better way to start a new year, with a clean slate and a worthy goal?" No matter how you look at it, this truly is the ideal time of year for new beginnings, fresh starts & high hopes. It's time to start something NEW that you've been MEANING TO DO but have put off most of your adult life.
Here are:

16 Ideas To Help You Think Of Some New Project Or Activity You Can Begin This Month

  1. Start a new sport or exercise class.
  2. Learn to play a musical instrument.
  3. Join a new group.
  4. Start a new friendship (invite someone to go to the movies or museum with you, join you for a meal or go for a walk, play tennis or some other activity.)
  5. Renew an old friendship
  6. Start a new tradition in your family (game night, or everybody eats a meal together once a week without TV or phone interruptions, or try one of the other ideas in this list with your family.)
  7. Attend a fall Folk Fest, PowWow, or concert.
  8. Go on a hayride or horseback riding.
  9. Visit your nearest Botanic Garden, Arboretum or museum.
  10. Gather friends together to go to an orchard and pick apples.
  11. Ride a bike.
  12. Attend a local high school or college football game.
  13. Go to a planetarium or ask a friend to teach you one new constellation that you can see in the September sky. Stay outside one night till you spot that constellation.
  14. Start writing that book you've been putting off. (See the "Wanted" section below)
  15. Do ALL your holiday shopping this month.
  16. Learn a new skill on the computer. (No, not a new game; a new skill!)

Happy New Year. May This Be The Best Year Of Your Life.

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Wanted

Aspiring authors who have a book in their hearts but have put off writing it because they just can't seem to get started.

Three Special Reports have been added to our product page:

Report #1: WRITE YOUR BOOK NOW: SECRETS TO GET STARTED WITH THAT MASTERPIECE YOU'VE BEEN MEANING TO WRITE

Report #2: A SIMPLE PLAN TO HELP YOUR NON-FICTION BOOK PRACTICALLY WRITE ITSELF (& Some Ideas That Will Even Work for Your Fiction Book)

Report #3: OK! I'M READY TO WRITE MY BOOK - NOW WHAT? The Talk-Type-Trim Strategy to Write a Book FAST

These three Special Reports sell for $8.77 each, but until September 30, you can buy all 3 for $18.97. Go to www.RitaEmmett.com, click products, and you'll see an explanation of what you will learn from each of these Special Reports. People who have worked with advance copies tell me that they actually have started writing books that have been put off for years.

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NEWS FLASH:
The September Issue of FITNESS magazine features an article on reaching goals, and they quote me and my book, THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK six time throughout the article.
My daughter said, "Wow, reading this would make someone think you're important --- unless they know you .... well, I don't mean that in a bad way....."

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Next month: October is the month of Halloween, ghosts and goblins, and in keeping with a "Spooky" theme, we'll explore the Fears that can cause us to procrastinate.

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