At the beginning of this year, I was actively working on my business website. Then, I started this blog and had so much fun that I used it as a reason for not pursuing my business website and the leadership blog associated with it.

In some ways, I think it was a valid reason. However, in other ways, I think that I was quite relieved to have something that meant so much to me suddenly taking up time that I “should” have been spending on building my business and developing my next career steps. I guess my journey blog is known to me. My business website was filled with uncertainty. What do I know about kicking off a business?

A couple of weeks ago, I was in a way of being where I really wanted to make progress on my business website. However, there was something stopping me. It had got to a point where not only could I not find anything to write about on my business blog, my journey blog was suffering as well. I was getting cranky because I have made commitments to myself about how often I will post and I was not meeting those commitments.

And that’s when I decided to have a couple of weeks off blogging. My assessment was that, with my self-imposed deadlines removed, I would free myself up to create whatever it is that am trying to create.

Now, with the two weeks nearly finished, I am thrilled that I gave myself permission to take a break.

In my time off, I have found time to interact more with a couple of the ontological groups that I am a part of. I have also made some new ontological contacts. I have accepted offers of help with a couple of my business ideas. I have come up with some ideas for blog posts on this blog (there is definitely one coming about accepting offers!) and, I have finally written a new blog post for my business blog! Yes, I have done it! I am so excited about this! I have been wanting to start contributing leadership posts to my business blog all year and haven’t got there. The blog post topic is also one that has been brewing for a while, and it was so exciting to see it come to fruition.

So, this week, I am saying “Take that, Procrastination!” I have taken my next steps, and I am excited about what is to come!

Thank you for your patience during the past two weeks, and thank you to those who got in touch – it was great to hear from you! Oh, and if you would like to read about how leaders contribute to organisational culture without even realising, then here is my first leadership post for 2019!

An Invitation to Reflect…

  • What could you give yourself permission to do that might help you to feel more free?

As a leadership and life coach, these points are all points that I am able to help people to explore. If you feel that it would be useful to HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH ME, please feel free to visit my contacts page or view my services on the Leading and Being website.

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3 thoughts on “Take That, Procrastination!

  1. It is so easy for us to be distracted by something we enjoy to (knowingly) procrastinate something we really want to do but is unknown to us! Sounds like your time off was much needed to give yourself a break from the pressure you were putting on yourself.
    Fantastic news about the contacts you have made and the business ideas! All very exciting and great progression! Brilliant that you also wrote a new business blog too. You can definitely kicked procrastination’s butt! Looking forward to reading your leadership post! 😃

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it was nice to just “be” during that time, and it is interesting how many ideas came to me when I took the pressure off the creative process. My next step is to post another leadership blog post, which I am working on and it isn’t quite where I want it to be yet.

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