I asked five highly productive people the following question: “Do you have a trick for getting started on a project that you would really like to put off?”
Here’s a summary of the answers that I got from Deb Williams, Tim Berthold, Meg Daly, Maggie Huffman, and Dan Horowitz. Listen to the podcast for more insights!
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- My very first podcast guest, Deb Williams from the Financial Karma Coach Podcast says she starts her day with a 30-minute walk to clear her head. When faced with a difficult task, she consciously plans something she likes to do after she finishes the tough task. And, she uses the neuroscience based music service, Focus at Will.
- Host of the Miami Hustle Podcast, Tim Berthold, says a morning meditation on the beach is how he clears his mind, and he recommends reading the War of Art, by Steven Pressfield.
- Creator of the Miami Underline, Meg Daly, says she blocks out time in her calendar to do the task she dislikes the most, and during that time she only works on that task. She also tackles the most undesirable projects first.
- The author of Oh Snap! My Career is in Crisis, Maggie Huffman, uses post-it notes to break her tasks down into bite sized chunks, so no task seems daunting.
- LinkedIn’s Dan “The Connector” Horowitz uses the buddy system to make him accountable for accomplishing hard-to-start tasks.
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