January 2003 Anticrastination Tip
What's the opposite of Procrastination?
THE ANTICRASTINATION TIP SHEET
An Idea and Tip Sheet to Blast Away the
Procrastination Habit From Rita Emmett Author of
THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK & THE
PROCRASTINATING CHILD: A Handbook for
Adults to Help Children Stop Putting Things Off
Happy New Year
Wishing You A Year That Brings
True enjoyment in each moment,
True fulfillment in each goal,
True contentment in your heart,
And true delight within your soul.
Want to hear an interview with Rita?
We don't usually list Rita's radio interviews because
there's never been one that EVERYONE could hear. Well,
this is something so different, you just might love it.
Rita Emmett will be interviewed on "The Inside Success
Show", Friday, January 3rd, at 5 pm Central Time (6 pm
East Coast Time). Rather than list each time zone, we
trust you to figure out when this interview takes place
where you live. Besides, we tend to get time zones
backwards. Every time we call Europe, we get mixed up
and end up calling them in the middle of the night.
The show is hosted by Randy Gilbert, author of "Success
Bound" and Dan Argiro. They are skilled interviewers
and they will get Rita to reveal her inside success secrets
and proven strategies for dealing with procrastination.
Did you ever take part in a teleconference? That is where
a group of people from all parts of the world dial in to a
"bridge line" (like a conference call) and hear someone
teach about a subject, or listen to an author or someone
else be interviewed. Sometimes the interviewer opens
the last part of the hour to anyone on the bridge line who
wants to ask a question. Sometimes, they invite questions
to be emailed during the interview.
Usually teleconferences cost from $29 for an hour up to
over $100. This will be like a teleconference, but it is
FREE. You can join Rita and Randy on the show during
the interview by calling 1-507-726-3300 and using the
Your cost is just the cost of the phone call. I believe that
in all the continental US, you can dial 10-10-636 and it's
only five cents a minute, so the whole hour is only $3. I've
been told it works in all states and you don't even have to
sign up for it; just dial it, followed by the number above,
and if you never use it again, that's OK.
It's fun. It's free. It's a newfangled high-tech way to
communicate. Why not try it?
Another option for those of you who like to wander web
sites, is that you can hear the interview for one week after Friday at
Happy New Year
At this time of year, we tend to think of new year's
resolutions, new starts, and sometimes regrets. It's those
regrets that often lead to procrastination.
We set impossibly high goals or year after year we make
the same resolutions that we know we won't keep, then
we start to think of ourselves as failures, losers or
worthless worms. That frame of mind doesn't lead to
ANTICRASTINATION; it more likely causes us to not
try new things or to simply give up trying anything.
Let's kick off 2003 on a more positive, productive note.
Instead of setting goals, look at the past year and focus
on all the good things you did that you can be proud of.
Write them down. None of this has to be huge. Just think
of the things that make your life good, the way you want
to be living it. For example:
- Took part in a new project at work
- Had fun building a snowman for the
first time in ages
- Donated blood
- Had many good times with friends and
- Volunteered for a community
- Learned something new on the computer
- Joined a new committee at church
- Took a wonderful drive with the family
to enjoy the fall colors
- Learned to relax
- Cleaned out a closet & donated lots of
clothes to a worthy cause
Nobody expects anyone to have
accomplished ALL of the
above, they are just random examples. But this list might
trigger some ideas for you. Take your time, write down
everything you can think of that you are happy to have done,
leave the paper out for several days, post it on a wall or a
mirror and enjoy adding to it. As you list your positive
achievements of 2002, let yourself wallow in feeling good
about yourself, your life, and your accomplishments.
Doesn't that sound like more fun than making up a ton
of resolutions? Don't forget that old saying: "Success
breeds success". As you wallow in feeling good about
your achievements, you just might find the energy and
desire to move forward on something you've been putting
off for a while (or a lifetime).
If that should happen, here's a question you can also
write out and stick up on a wall or mirror (It's one of my
favorite questions to ask at a New Year's Eve party).
Here it is:
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
May 2003 be the very best year of your life.
Happy New Year
From now till January 31, order either book, THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK or
PROCRASTINATING CHILD: A Handbook For Adults To
Help Children Stop Putting Things Off, from our website,
www.RitaEmmett.com and receive a free copy (your
choice of a CD or audio tape) of Rita's two radio interviews
in Ireland. Each interview covers procrastination issues
and is about 17 minutes long.
Whether you are buying the book for yourself or to give
as a gift, Rita will be delighted to personalize it and
autograph it. Let her know whose name she should
inscribe it to - yours if you're keeping it for yourself or
the person you are giving it to if it is a gift.
Heading North to Canada
Random House is sending Rita on a book tour in
Toronto for THE PROCRASTINATING CHILD: A
Handbook For Adults To Help Children Stop Putting
Things Off at the end of January.
It's not finalized, but right now, it looks like she'll be
there from January 28 to February 2. Watch for her on
TV and contact her if you want to schedule her to speak
to your business or organization