Top 7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating NowWritten by Julie Jordan Scott
We have all experienced it. Putting things off, not doing what we believe needs to get done. Finally, we commit to process and leap into getting our "stuff" done, and we are amazed at both how simple AND how energizing it was to complete all our tasks.
This Top 10 list keep you in action and out of procrastination. So what's stopping you? Nothing except you. Don't just stand there! Do something!
1. Be Vision Directed in tasks before you. If your tasks do not match your values or purpose, naturally your heart will not desire to check that particular task off your list. Bring your task into congruence or take it OFF list.
2. Begin and end each day with a solid foundation. Before you end your day, spend five to ten minutes reviewing your day. Take a moment to craft a plan for next day. When you begin following day, spend five or ten minutes reviewing your plan and revise as necessary. Also, be sure to spend some foundational time either in quiet contemplation or reading inspirational or motivational material.
3. Release yourself from perfectionism. One of biggest challenges is believing everything has to be just so.....and therefore we don't do anything if we can't be guaranteed perfection. Either/Or thinking such as this is guaranteed to lead to stagnation. Practice saying, "Oh, well!" After all, what is absolute worse thing that would happen from taking action?
Four Easy Steps to Winning Friends on the WebWritten by Marie Williams
Most of you will be familiar with works of Dale Carnegie and, in particular, his best-selling publication 'How to Win Friends and Influence People.' People.' It may be over half a century old, but this powerful book is still largely relevant today. Some of his basic ideas need just a little modification for running a successful online business. Here's how to win (and keep!) friends on web:
1) GET PERSONAL. Dale says: 'Remember that a man's name is to him sweetest and most important sound.' Political correctness aside, he's spot on. We're less likely to trash personalised emails, are more likely to open these first, and (providing email is also well-written) we'll be better disposed to actually reading them. Limited use of names within body of email can also draw attention to important points, but if this is overdone it will loose its effectiveness.
2) PRAISE WHERE IT'S DUE. Dale says: 'Begin with praise and appreciation.' This is a great technique when promoting products or services. A small amount of praise can go a long way - as long as it's sincere and you've done your homework. Take a look at following two notes:
a) Hi there friend! Great site! I've got a great new product to share with you at a very special price ...
b) Hi Name. Your articles in X Ezine are top-notch. Your ideas have helped to turn my website into a goldmine. By way of thanks, I'd now like to share some exciting new ideas of mine with you ...
No points for guessing which letter will get results. The first smacks of insincerity and contains no personalization or indication that writer has even visited your website. The second letter uses a small amount of targeted praise as a great introduction to sales patter. This helps to establish an element of trust - necessary if you hope to make any sales.