I was recently interviewed on a podcast (online radio show) and wanted to share this with you on my website. You can listen to the podcast below or read the transcript.
Reaching your goals in business requires a disciplined focus and execution. Procrastination is common, especially as things become more challenging in your business. In this episode, Chris Cooper shares tips you can use to overcome procrastination and reach your business goals.
Chris is one of the most dynamic, engaging and accomplished authors, coaches, trainers and speakers in America. As a lifestyle and procrastination expert, Chris helps professionals and entrepreneurs stop procrastinating, stop quitting and start succeeding in business and in life.
For more information about how Chris can help you, visit Chriscooperlive.com.
Business owners tend to procrastinate on certain things, including some of the most important things for the long term growth of the business. Here are tips you can use to overcome procrastination and reach your goals.
Take That First Step
In business, even a little first step is seen as one step in the right direction. By getting momentum towards your goals and keeping that momentum going, you can keep yourself on the path of making progress towards your goals.
Make A Plan With A Timeline And Follow Through
Design a plan of what you need to do to get to where you want to go.
- Have a timeline of when you should be at each step of that plan and follow through with each step.
By having a plan of action in place, you have a guideline of what you need to do to actually reach your goal.
Use Accountability To Stay On Track
Discuss with people around you about your goals. By telling people about your goals, you’re able to get them involved in your pursuit of those goals.
- Chris shared a tip to preferably, tell somebody that has done this before and can guide you in reaching your goals.
The bottom line is having somebody else aware of your goals enables you to have accountability in place to keep you on track if you start to fall behind.
Keep The Goal In Front Of You
Chris mentioned reminding yourself constantly of the goal you have set.
- Look back on your goal each day to understand where you’re at on your path to that goal so that you can continue progress.
If you design a plan and have a goal but do not actually look back on that goal over time;
- It becomes difficult to keep making progress, and
- It becomes easier to procrastinate.
Additional Resources and Next Actions
As a next step, you can get a sample of Chris’ audio book for free on his website Chriscooperlive.com or book a complementary consultation directly with him.