Is Procrastination Killing Your Business And Bottom Line?

Is there something that you know you should do, that you know will move your biz forward,  but no matter how hard you try, you can’t bring yourself to do it?

I still remember that awkward, uneasy, fearful feeling that washed over me like it was yesterday. My partner walked over, threw the classified section of the newspaper at me with a bunch of circled real estate ads, and told me to call ‘em. Up until that point, all I did was study real estate investing. I read some books, went to a seminar, but hadn’t taken that first ‘real’ action step.

Why was I procrastinating on taking action? Because I was scared!

Thoughts filled me head… “I don’t know enough yet” and “What if I come across as a newbie” and “What if they ask me a question I don’t know how to answer.” But ready or not, I picked up the phone and started dialing. And it’s all because of a ninja technique that I learned from the book Unstoppable Confidence, by Kent Sayre (if you haven’t read it yet, put it on your list asap!).

By implementing this simple technique, it forced me into action… and I killed procrastination!

What are you procrastinating on that’s killing your business and bottom line? Maybe it’s…

  • Calling your first seller
  • Networking to build your team
  • Negotiating with a seller
  • Making an offer
  • Confronting a negative situation in your biz
  • Meeting with a private money prospect

Whatever it is… it’s time to take action. And the technique you’re about to learn will ensure that happens.

The “Negative Motivation” Technique

I got an email from one of our Platinum members who FINALLY stopped procrastinating on setting up her first private money appointment. It was the one thing that she knew she needed to do, she knew it was the next step in building her business… but it frightened the heck out of her.

Here’s how he used this technique to break through her fear, kill procrastination, and get her first appointment. She attached a “negative motivation” (a monetary fine) to her goal… and asked her son to hold her accountable. Every day that passed that she didn’t have her first appointment set up, Heather owed her son $30 bucks.

… and BOOM!

As if by magic, by the end of the day, she had 4 private money presentations set up. The possibility of owing her son money because she didn’t pick up the phone and take action was enough to put her over the edge.

How To Put This Technique To Work For You

Here are 3 steps to KILL procrastination in your business. Set aside 20 minutes to do this immediately…

  1. What have you been procrastinating on more than anything else? What actions do you need to take that are holding you back from success?
  2. Determine what “negative motivation” you’ll use to force yourself into action (it doesn’t have to be monetary… could be not being able to watch a big game coming up with your favorite sports team or whatever would motivate you to get off your butt and into action)
  3. Get someone to hold you accountable. This could be a friend, a family member, or another investor. Alrighty, now the ball is in your court…

Put the “negative motivation” technique to work for you. Your business and bottom line will thank you later 🙂

Happy Investing!
– Patrick

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2 Responses to “Is Procrastination Killing Your Business And Bottom Line?”

  1. Oliver Stewart Reply

    Nice, I have to contact leads tomorrow or clean my entire apartment.

    • Patrick Riddle Reply

      Hope that you contacted those leads!

      You’re welcome 🙂

      – Patrick

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