Do you find yourself looking back at the end of the day asking yourself “what did I actually get done today”? Despite being busy all day-most likely you were “busy”, you just did not really do anything that moved the needle on your business. We can all fall into this trap easily, and I am not talking about getting caught in the rabbit hole of social media either. I am talking about doing “busy work”, doing tasks that keep you occupied but distract you from what you really should be doing-you are “Productively Procrastinating”. Furthermore, I will point out the types of perfectionist tendencies, and what the downside of those behaviour are.
-Productive procrastination is the act of being busy while still procrastinating on your most valuable tasks.
-By distracting yourself with keeping busy, but at the end of the day you really have not moved the needle very far
-Aim to get the harder tasks done earlier in the day when your energy is high
-“Eat the frog”
-Typically these low value tasks are “easier” to do
-Perfectionism can stop you before you even start
-Perfectionist need to aim to product B+ work