What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- Learning to take consistent action
- Handling productivity shame
- Taking that messy, small, action!
Related Links and Resources:
If you go to www.kristinswansonconsulting.com you can download the free "Make it Happen Planner." Make a plan to start taking action, breaking it down into your quarters and months and make this happen.
Kristin Swanson helps people execute their “someday when” procrastinated projects with ease. As a completion expert, coach & cancer survivor, Kristin has learned the importance of getting out of one’s own way and stop waiting until “someday” to make a unique impact. Realizing deeply that “you only live once,” she has gained perspective, tools and strategies to overcome the illusions fear instills in us.
Here are the highlights of this episode:
When we asked Kristin whom she catered to, she told us that her ideal clients would be entrepreneurs and solopreneurs who have the urgency to turn their 'someday wind projects' into reality. She said it's important to take consistent action. Most of these clients she encountered had this feeling of "productivity shame". A feeling at the end of the day, like you didn't get to the things that you really wanted to get done. There would be feelings of regret and they tell themselves "I'm not spending my time where I really truly want to be spending my time."
The problem is that they start taking all the courses, reading all the books and not implementing on a day-to-day basis. Not integrating it into your day-to-day life and just the waiting. Waiting until I feel ready, seems to be the biggest mistake. You should take action every day if you can.
If there is something in the back of your mind that is whispering at you. I believe these are "soul-led goals" that come with no regrets and they're big projects that are not going to happen overnight anyway. Start small and start now. Once you get started, you'll be astounded with the compound effect and really the synchronicities that start to happen when you do that.
Kristin’s Valuable Free Action (VFA): The action that I would say is to get quiet and visualize your future self in having done the thing. And then asking that future self "What are some possible action steps I could have taken to get to where you are?" and just start taking action every day. Messy, small, action!
“Start small and start now, because what if you don't have a someday." – Kristin Swanson