Procrastinate on Purpose

Wireframed definition of procrastinate:

The relevance is of this instruction has not been correctly tagged to the prime objective. To run the subroutine, we must identify where to anchor to our existing program.

Procrastinate on Purpose Book Summary

Time is a currency.


Permission to Ignore

This is a key distinction hidden under the surface of this lesson: If we are consciously unwilling to say no (often to avoid conflict with others), then our subconscious follows.

The chapter summaries at the end of each chapter are very helpful. It is like a mini cliff notes for each chapter!

Permission to Ignore

16 Things you can eliminate

On p 71, he begins to list 16 ways you can eliminate things that take up time.

  1. Redecision: when we delay making a decision, is it something that should have been eliminated from the start? How much static clutter has accumulated due to our inability to stay selectively ignorant?

  2. Entertain me. When we watch, read, or seek out others to provide distractions to other more significant work we could be doing. This struck me when I asked my nephew what he watches all the time on YouTube. What he told me is he just watches the videos YouTube recommends. In otherwords, they are entertaining him and he sees the world as?

  3. Unnecessary meetings

  4. Long emails. Love his 'If it's longer than the preview pane, then it's too pane-ful to read.' Point is: Longer emails usually warrant a phone call.

  5. Unneeded change: How often do I make changes for the sake of something new? As a seeker, I need to keep my guard up on this. As I often seek out the 'new and exciting.' - how much time do I spend learning something new when the process I already do would suffice? As life-long learner, keep this in check. You don't need to change for the sake of change.

  6. Changing gears too soon: When you are in the flow, don't stop just because the clock is insisting you do. Instead, stick with any task you find flow in. Ask really, what is the BFD if you wait another few minutes to begin the next task (or time block). The exceptions to this of course are hard-set appointments which you should be building your daily agenda around.

Rule of 72

A quick way to realize the power of compounding interest is to take the % return and divide it by 72. It would take 7.2 years to double your investment if that investment pays a 10% rate of return.

Read page 107

Also, to automate my follow-up (a reminder built in to my own system (even a future email that is sent) to reach out to each client based on their last name that rotates every 13 months! Reason being - I probably don't need to work as hard to sell AuthorDock and PubWriter if I go back to my clients who already know me! Isn't it close to 500 now? Or more?

Q. Where can I automate in my business? Note anything that I repeat ongoing.

Because I enjoy teaching, when I create systems than can be taught to others, I get a double win. You need a health buddy to hold you accountable to walk at a specific time each day - you both must be committed to the task for that hour you've set aside each day!

How about a trade with Elaina for her holding me accountable to wireframed and rocktober?