How About Now?

What Happens When You Procrastinate?

Tomorrow Never Comes

This is a phrase my Mom said all the time when I was growing up…Arg! My Dad would reply, “Your Mom wants everything done yesterday”! I’m sure you’ve also heard or even said the following yourself; “I’ll take care of that tomorrow or I have more time tomorrow”. Is this the start of procrastination or will you really do it tomorrow?

Are people really too busy to get things done?

  • “59% of all Americans say they are too busy.” (Source: Wall Street Journal)
  • “60% of Americans feel they do not have enough time to get everything done.” (Source: Vital Stats)

Procrastinating Is Costly

Example: Procrastinating (5) minutes 12 times a day is an hour lost. That’s (5) hours a week. At a billable rate of $50/h., that’s $250 a week in potentially lost revenue. That adds up to about $12,500 over the course of a year.

What do you procrastinate most often:

  1. Hitting the snooze button one or more times before getting up

Result: You’re late for work or a client meeting.

Cost: Losing your job or business clients = losing income.

2. Grocery shopping

Result: You don’t have food in the kitchen to make meals when you get home. You and your family want to eat now! You have to stop what you’re doing or go after work every day to make something for dinner.

Cost: You will spend more by purchasing items for just one meal at a time. Not to mention the time and gas to get to the grocery store.

3. Managing your money and paying bills

Result: You don’t keep up with or reconcile the balances on your bank accounts. Or you pay your bills late because you don’t know when they’re due or you don’t know where your bills are.

Cost: Bank NSF are $35 each hit and late credit card payments are $25+ AND the chance that your interest rate will soar past 30%. This adds up to A LOT of wasted monies that could be put to better use.

How About Now?

People are not born procrastinators, it’s a habit that you learn on your own or from those in your environment as you’re growing up. Don’t blame others, it’s totally your choice.

You can break the learned habits and create new habits that will better service you. Here’s how:

  • Set up systems that support your new habits is easy to create.
  • Start with small and easier achievable habits. Once those are set into place start working on the larger, more challenging ones.
  • Be patient and keep practicing. It is said to take at least six-weeks for a new habit to take hold. Don’t stop just because you think change isn’t happening…it is!

See all the rewards and gains you will receive when you just “Get it Done”. It doesn’t need to get done yesterday but…

How About Now?

Call Mary today at 206-466-8890, or see contact page to submit your contact information and any questions for follow up.

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Mary Boisselle, Chief Concierge of My Concierge LLC., started her first organizing business in 1996 to help her clients have more free time to do what they love. She has perfected her organizational, project management, and people skills to become the trusted concierge of many busy executives and successful professionals who are leaders in their fields.
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Mary Boisselle, Chief Concierge of My Concierge LLC., started her first organizing business in 1996 to help her clients have more free time to do what they love. She has perfected her organizational, project management, and people skills to become the trusted concierge of many busy executives and successful professionals who are leaders in their fields.