19: 12 Practical Principles to Overcome Procrastination with Eric Twiggs
Start now because tomorrow could be too late. Eric Twiggs is a founding partner and president of The What Now Movement and is author of The Discipline of Now: 12 Practical Principles to Overcome Procrastination and that is the topic of today’s show. Find out how to get motivated, maximize your time, and make yourself accountable.
One of Eric’s core values is Excellence. The earlier you start on a creative project, the greater chance it has of being excellent. There is a link between innovation and preparation. Valuing excellence motivates him to start earlier.
If you get into the habit of making appointments with yourself, it is 40% more likely to happen. Don’t just say that you’ll do something. Put it in your calendar, give it a time and place. Make yourself accountable.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is saying yes to too many things. Success brings opportunity, but not every opportunity is the right one. Too much on your plate can lead to less time with your family and less time to focus on your important work. There are only 24 hours in a day, so try saying no until you know more about what you’re saying yes to.
As human beings, we want completion. We get satisfaction from it.
Fear is one of the leading causes of procrastination. This can be fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of change.
Your attitude is at the foundation of your success. Within the average person 80% of our thoughts are negative. If you’re a pessimist, you’re more likely to procrastinate. The only way to get rid of a habit is to start a new one, replace the negativity with gratefulness, what are you grateful for?
We all have times of day where we have more energy, and this varies from person to person. It’s all about awareness.
‘You can always make more money, you can’t make more time’
‘You have to factor failure into your success plan’
‘Clarity is the starting point of success’
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ABOUT THE GUEST
Eric M. Twiggs is a founding partner and president of The What Now Movement. His mission is to build high performing entrepreneurs, authors, and career professionals, who are prepared for life’s unexpected curve balls.
He is author of The Discipline of Now: 12 Practical Principles to Overcome Procrastination. The Discipline of Now has been recognized as a Global Top Ten Finalist for the 2020 Author Elite Awards in the category of Best Self Help Book. This recognition was based on the combination of the following criteria: cover design, content, popularity, and social contribution.
Eric is also the host of a weekly inspirational podcast titled “The 30 Minute Hour.”
As a Certified Life & Business Coach, Eric has conducted over 28,000 coaching sessions, helping executive leaders and entrepreneurs who have moved from feeling frustrated, to finding fulfillment.
He has also led organizations of 500 or more people in corporate America, and shared his message with corporations, associations, and congregations across the country.
Hosted by Nana Bonsu of Infinite Horizons, this show aims to serve small business owners who want to grow their businesses while reducing their own personal involvement. We do this through a combination of interviews with industry leaders, and host presentations. We are certified value builder advisors and leverage a statistically proven methodology to help clients such as you scale or transition their business to the next chapter.
We care for our listeners and see their dreams as our own. We aim to foster a community that embraces freedom, generosity, and integrity. This is a show by entrepreneurs and business owners for entrepreneurs and business owners.
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“I am an entrepreneur and ex-Corporate Executive who’s applying his experience and knowledge from working in various ways to pursue my passion of helping small business owners increase their choices in life by leveraging my knowledge and experience, their employees, systems and money. I help small business owners transform their business and increase value through action-oriented education and implementation of strategies and tactics to make their business sellable even if they are not planning on selling. Known for establishing an environment for personal growth and development. My multicultural background equips me with the intuitive understanding of different cultures and how they impact business owners.”
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