June 2004 Anticrastination Tip Sheet
THE ANTICRASTINATION TIP SHEET
An Idea and Tip Sheet to Blast Away the
From Rita Emmett
Author of THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK
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Quote for June
Lord, help me to sort out what I should do first, second and third today
and to not try to do everything at once and nothing well.
Give me the wisdom to delegate what I can, to say no when I need to, and
the sense to know when to go home.
--- Marion Wright Edelman
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If you are a speaker or author or want to be either, this might be just
what you're looking for. Rita attributes much of the success of her
speaking and writing to strategies she's learned by attending weekend
seminars offered by Dottie Walters and Mark Victor Hansen.
Now, not only is she ATTENDING one, she's actually SPEAKING at Dottie
Walters "2004 Magnificent Marketing Symposium" September 16-19. If
you're interested in attending, you'll be part of a small, select group
(including Rita) that will spend the weekend
together sharing information to help you generate an income that will
quickly return your investment many times over.
If you're interested, go to www.SpeakandGrowRich.com, or call Dottie at
626-335-8069 or contact Rita. All her info is at the end of this Tip
Are You a S.A.N.E. Procrastinator?
Sometimes people put off starting or completing tasks because they are
constantly drawn to new activities. One example is a type of "Super
Attention" procrastinator which, although it seems to vary from person
to person, many people recognize in themselves the minute they hear
Here's how Michelle, president of a successful business, describes it.
"Since I was a kid, I've had this weird souped-up attention. It would
snap into gear and I would zero in on
something that interested me, become very enthusiastic about it, and not
think of or hear or notice anything else.
If a teacher caught my attention, I couldn't tear myself away. If I'm
reading a terrific book, nothing else in the world exists. But then,
something else would grab me and take over my full, undivided, super
attention and I'd forget about the first thing. The result was
Super Attention can take control of your life. Your Natural Enthusiasm
results in too many projects going at once (none finished) because
halfway through one amazingly interesting idea, another comes along that
is even more interesting.
Your calendar is packed with dates, meetings, get-togethers, parties and
classes you are so enthusiastic about that you need a nap. The result is
a life of excitement, exhilaration ... and exhaustion.
You're usually reading more than one book at a time. You may have the TV
and radio going while you work. In conversations, you tend to jump
quickly from one topic to another, never finishing any of them. I call
this behavior pattern Super Attention & Natural
Four Signs that You're a S.A.N.E. Procrastinator
- When you're so engrossed in what you're doing
you become oblivious to what's going on around you.
- While you are in the middle of one project, you
reach for the phone or start another before completing the first one.
- Your interest in activities is fleeting. For
example, you're excited about planting vegetables in your garden, then
by harvest time, the thrill is gone so you leave everything to rot on
the vine. Or you have many unfinished craft and hobby projects around
the house (also, sports equipment and musical instruments which are
- Your desk or dining room table is covered with
clutter but you know exactly how to find everything in all the stacks,
piles and boxes.
Ironically, many overachievers seem to display
signs of having Super Attention and Natural Enthusiasm, and because
their attention bounces from one thing to another, they leave lots of
projects and plans unfinished. If you relate to this, you don't have to
curiosity or enthusiasm for new things in order to complete the project
you've started. But you DO have to select one project and complete it.
For example, set a timer to focus your efforts on the present task. Or
when you think of a new project or idea while you're working on
something else, let starting the new project be your reward for
completing the present one.
Using these and other anticrastination strategies in The
Procrastinator's Handbook, you'll learn to stick with a task or to keep
track of -- and return to - projects instead of abandoning them when
something else captures your attention.
--- from The Procrastinator's Handbook by Rita Emmett
The return of the WOW!
We're offering our Week of Wisdom (WOW) Special (both the CLUTTER and
AUTHOR series) again because we just received this kind and encouraging
message about the AUTHOR Series:
I was working with a client who had great ideas for a book, but no order
to them. I used your Author Series of E-Reports and it was the perfect
tool to focus her ideas!
Dianne Morr, Collaborative Writer
we've received these kind words about the "Wisdom Mug" (description
My first order was for the 'God Created Company' mug, and when my sister
saw that, she immediately identified with, and decided it must have been
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SO, if you hope to EITHER conquer your clutter or write a book (in a
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JULY, you will receive an EVEN BETTER DEAL than that special deal. Have
fun with your new wisdom:)