Studies show that 1 in 5 people are chronic procrastinators. I think it’s more like 5 in 5. Who doesn’t procrastinate sometimes?!
One interesting thing we have found at Alison’s Pantry is that the top reps with the highest sales make lots of reminders and they start early. So, what I am saying is that procrastination might get in the way of your high sales.
With that in mind here are a few tips to help you not to procrastinate.
- Chunk things down into smaller tasks. Take the tasks and break them into smaller, simple steps. Don’t make a disorganized crazy to-do list. Create categories such as home, family, work.
- Start with your hardest tasks. My mom always said getting started was the hardest part. Count down from 5 (5,4,3,2,1) and then go! (See Mel Gibson, 5 Second Rule).
- 15 min rule. This means just work on something for 15 minutes. That is all. Then you can do something else.
- Tell yourself a new story. What negative things are you saying about yourself or the tasks that need to be done? Change your story! Be positive and empathetic with yourself.
- It doesn’t have to be perfect. Seriously. Done is better than perfect. And done is better than nothing at all because you didn’t start.
- Reward yourself when the task is done. Having something to look forward when the task is completed helps you stay motivated to get it done.
- In case you didn’t already know, we have made a calendar each month for you that helps you not procrastinate. Everything is scheduled out for you including when you need to get your catalogs out, and send out emails and text reminders.
It makes it so easy not to procrastinate. Just post the calendar where you can see it and follow it step by step. You can even put reminders in your phone to help!
- If you pull up the calendar digitally from the website dashboard. You can click on the links and it will take you right to the pre-made texts and emails. All you have to do is copy and paste!
Let AP help make your job easier; check out the calendar, emails and texts and get those reminders done! You will be amazed at how much it helps your sales!
– Julie, RSM