Midlife Entrepreneurs

Procrastination - How to overcome it and achieve more in your life.

May 03, 2018 Season 1 Episode 3
Midlife Entrepreneurs
Procrastination - How to overcome it and achieve more in your life.
Chapters
00:00:48
The challenge - Create 2 Podcasts
00:01:40
Open the folder
00:02:09
My first Podcast
00:02:48
My first book - The Job Delusion
00:03:41
The Power of Accountability
00:04:54
Please subscribe to my podcast
Midlife Entrepreneurs
Procrastination - How to overcome it and achieve more in your life.
May 03, 2018 Season 1 Episode 3
Business Coach Kevin H. Boyd
Procrastination, we all do it! Professional Coach Kevin H. Boyd tells a tale of his own fight against it and how he overcame it.
Show Notes Transcript Chapter Markers

Show notes at http://midlifeentrepreneurs.net/season-1-episode-3/

In this episode of the Mid Life Entrepreneurs podcast Business Coach, Kevin H. Boyd talks about Procrastination, how we all do it and he tells a tale of his own fight against it which along the way involved a long search for a new loo-brush but then he details how he finally overcame it a and created two new podcasts!

This show is sponsored by Audible a great place to read a book with your ears! To get a free audiobook plus 30 days of free access, click this link http://www.audibletrial.com/MidLife

If you want to support the show with a small monthly donation then click over to https://www.patreon.com/MidLife

Come and join our community on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/midlife.entrepreneurs/

Support the show

Speaker 1:
0:01
Upward spiral coaching podcast. Number three, procrastination and podcasts. When my coach Mark Lewis asked me to create two podcasts before our next session, my first experience was fear. Oh my God, how on Earth am I going to create two podcasts? I've spent a whole year thinking I'm going to make a podcast and not doing it and now I've got to do to by next week. So I did the thing I always do before any project, I procrastinated. I went round the house and I did all those little odd jobs that needed doing. I even found myself on Amazon ordering a new Lu brush like that was important, but I really needed a clean toilet before I could record a podcast. By the way, I did get a great new blue buttons, really good things around the edges. Amazing. Anyway, and then I remembered a trick that I often use on myself when procrastinating. It's called open the folder with any project that you're not getting on with. Just get the folder out and open out. Now in modern days, we don't have folders anymore, but what I did was I went and got the microphone stand, got the microphone out of the bag, plug that all in. So now all I had to do was press one button and the podcast could begin.
Speaker 1:
1:30
For the first podcast I just did free association. It was about the time I went to the gym for six months, got myself a personal trainer so it could be fit enough to go to Bali and learn how to surf. It was great fun. Just talking out the microphone. It was really interesting to see what came up actually. Um, but it did involve an awful lot of editing afterwards because I was rambling along and making mistakes and praying too hard to do it well. But for the second podcast about how I achieved financial freedom, this is a more serious subject. I felt. The first thing I did was take the book. I had written about it four years ago off the shelf. The book was called the job delusion. And it was about my journey of how they, first of all side to understand how wealthy people act and behave.
Speaker 1:
2:21
And right at the beginning of the book I had written, I am writing this book to help others wake up to how the wealthy behave, but most of I'm writing this so that I can remember what I have learned. So I reread the book and I was amazed at how well it was written and how clear the ideas were. And it just showed me again that I can create, when I put myself in the right condition and the right condition is to have a deadline because I set myself a deadline of writing 500 words a day. And after three months I had a book and now I had another deadline. The deadline was produced two podcasts by next week.
Speaker 1:
3:02
So I was reminded again of the power of deadlines and also another key thing, the power of accountability. I knew that I had to get those podcasts done because there was no way I was going to embarrass myself by telling my couch, oh, sorry. I didn't actually do the homework you sent me. I'm paying you all this money so that I don't actually do what I say I'm going to do. I'm to Scottish to do that. Paying someone all that money to then not do it. So the power of accountability, the power of paying for something and the power of social embarrassment. But I haven't done the thing I said I'm gonna do. Drove me onto first write that book and was now going to drive me on to do these podcasts. And when I shared the two podcasts with my friends and my coach, I got amazing feedback. They were so positive about what I had done and it made me realize that I can create something that people can be inspired by. So thank you coach, and thank you procrastination and thank you Amazon for delivering me an amazing new Lou brush. Thank you for listening. This is being Kevin Boyd of upward spiral pitching. Please subscribe to my podcast and follow me on Youtube and get in touch if you want to discuss how I can help you transform your life.
The challenge - Create 2 Podcasts
Open the folder
My first Podcast
My first book - The Job Delusion
The Power of Accountability
Please subscribe to my podcast
×

Listen to this podcast on