Stone Payton: [00:00:00] And we are back with Business RadioX Pro Tips, Lee Kantor and Stone Payton here with you this afternoon. Lee, we can do this later if you want, but I thought maybe we’d talk about some ways to beat procrastination.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:13] Yeah. Procrastination is something we’re all battling every day. And I find that a way to kind of counteract procrastination is by creating a routine or habit that you kind of lean on every day. Like, these kind of rituals that happen kind of predictably and reliably kind of protect you from yourself when it comes to putting things off. So, one of these kind of rules that I try to use every day is I try to kind of identify before the day begins what is that most important thing that I want to accomplish tomorrow, really? So that when I start the day, I’m just heads down, I’m going to knock this thing out.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:00] I forgot, one of the sales kind of gurus has – what do they call it? – eating the frog or something, that you just deal with the thing you drag the most first and get it out of the way. So that even if nothing else gets done, at least you’ve done that, and you feel pretty good about yourself and you feel like you’ve done something, and move the ball a little bit that day.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:20] Another thing is, to focus only on that task at hand, because you win each day task by task, play by play. It’s like in sports you can only play that one play. It does no good to focus five plays from now, tomorrow, next quarter. All of that stuff is irrelevant. You just got to win the day, task by task, play by play.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:44] And then, thirdly, I think it’s important to have an accountability partner, check in with that person, use somebody else’s kind of peer pressure as a way to hold yourself accountable. And don’t forget to celebrate the wins. If you win a little bit every day, that’s going to compound over time and you’re going to win in the long run. And sometimes we lose sight of small wins. And you got to really celebrate the small wins because that’s the kind of energy and the gasoline that will help you get to the next win. Because you’re going to have ups and downs and you’re going to need to help sometimes to kind of get through those tougher times. And you got to remember those wins that you’ve had in the past in order to kind of push you forward to win in the future. So, do a little bit every day, put it in the calendar, mark it down, do it, knock out the hard stuff. And all those wins, over time, will compound and you will win and create the success you desire.