As coaches, we all have important work that we need to do. Whether it’s coaching sessions with clients, marketing our business, or developing new programs and offerings, there’s always something that needs our attention. But sometimes, instead of doing the important work, we find ourselves inventing things to do just to avoid it.
Sound familiar? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. In fact, this is a common problem that many coaches face. The good news is that there are strategies you can use to overcome procrastination and get back on track.
Here are a few tips to help you stop inventing things to do and start focusing on the important work:
- Identify your most important tasks: Make a list of the tasks that are most important to your coaching business. These are the things that you should be focusing on, rather than inventing other tasks to avoid them.
- Set specific goals: Once you’ve identified your most important tasks, set specific goals for each one. This will help you stay focused and motivated, and will make it easier to measure your progress.
- Break tasks into smaller steps: If a task feels overwhelming, break it down into smaller steps. This will make it feel more manageable and will help you avoid procrastination.
- Use a timer: Set a timer for a specific amount of time (e.g. 25 minutes) and work on one task without any distractions until the timer goes off. This can be a great way to stay focused and avoid procrastination.
- Get an accountability partner: Find someone who can hold you accountable for your progress. This could be a friend, colleague, or coach. Knowing that someone is checking in on your progress can be a powerful motivator to stay focused and avoid procrastination.
Remember, procrastination is a habit that can be overcome with practice and persistence. By identifying your most important tasks, setting specific goals, breaking tasks into smaller steps, using a timer, and getting an accountability partner, you can stop inventing things to do and start focusing on the important work that will move your coaching business forward.
So take a deep breath, get focused, and start taking action toward your goals.