Q45: Perfectionism and Procrastination

“When is it OK to be both a perfectionist and a procrastinator?” Never. Next? Only joking! I hope my client takes this in good heart, as it is intended. Earlier this year she consulted me about opening a new business bank a/c. I gave her my advice as a woman who has been using business bank accounts for forty years. They are all the same. There is nothing to choose between them. They are not really interested in us despite what they say in their adverts. The banks are staffed by underpaid overworked clerks and I, for one, do not […]

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Q6: How Do I Decide What’s “Real” Work?

“Procrastination tasks that almost look like real work – the “I’ll just create some art for that calendar” detour instead of the harder, more linear tasks that would move me further forward.” When I wrote to my Small Business Big Magic group about why weren’t they blogging more, my Feedly feed being void of their creative output and me missing it, K replied: “I do a bit, but I seem to go through bursts. Right now it’s a “write articles and blog to avoid real work” phase that I need to break free from.” K’s distinction is very interesting to […]

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10 Things We Entrepreneurs Might Give Up For Lent

I’m on my way round to take coffee with a very devout Roman Catholic friend and I know she’ll tell me what she’s given up for Lent. Here’s a post I wrote a year ago about what we entrepreneurs might profitably give up for forty days or so, or for life. Sorry, I’m a little bit late in posting this in 2014, should have shared this two weeks ago, which means you’ll have fewer than the forty days to make your own changes… but still plenty of time. There’s always plenty of time. If yesterday was Pancake Day, then today […]

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