Why We Procrastinate

I used to think that procrastination was just plain laziness. Recently, however, I discovered that procrastination is a type of self-soothing activity to avoid anxiety. A self-soothing activity is something…

Idea Killers

Idea Killers

Multislacking

  I stumbled upon a new word the other day completely by accident: multislacking. It is the act of doing a lot of without getting anything done. Now, you might…

Finishing Last is Better Than Quitting

You probably never heard of John Stephen Akhwari. He was a runner from the country of Tanzania in the men’s marathon during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. During…

Procrastination in Disguise

Procrastination is the enemy of productivity.  Procrastination does not, however, always come in the form of delays or laziness.  Procrastination is cleverer than that.  Sometimes, procrastination will actually disguise itself…

Avoiding Failure Does Not Lead To Success

A common theme among my clients is the fear of failure. They are so afraid of failing that they are unwilling to press the “go” button to get their lives…

Confessions of a Snooze Addict

I’ll admit it.  I am a recovering snooze addict.  I was addicted to staying in bed, wrapped up in its warmth.  But it was always temporary, and it was never…