From Procrastinator to Proactive


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The women of Connect: Professional Women’s Network share tips for tackling things they've been avoiding. For more information about the Connect group on LinkedIn and to join for free, visit

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From Procrastinator to Proactive

  1. BROUGHT TO YOU BY The women of Connect: Professional Women’s Network share tips for what to do when you’d rather put something off. From Procrastination to Proactive
  2. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK Get an accountability partner and meet for 5 minutes (at most) 5 days a week. You each commit to doing 5 things each day to progress toward your goals. Courtney Kirschbaum, CEO of CK Consulting
  3. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 3 My biggest source of procrastination is the internet, so I have installed a browser plugin to block time-wastey websites. Colleen Josephson, Engineering Intern
  4. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 4 Do the tasks you don't want to do FIRST and at the first part of your day. Not only does your body physically have more energy and your mind more will-power, it is a booster when you complete that task to keep trucking along. Celeste Yarbrough, Unified Communications Sales Manager
  5. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 5 If you overwhelm yourself with the enormity of a project, it is human nature to shut down. Make a list for projects and items to be accomplished. Check them off upon completion, feel a sense of accomplishment and motivate yourself to complete the next phase. Karen Hockstad, Partner, Corporate Department
  6. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 6 Most people who procrastinate put it off because they know they can get it done. One simple solution: take on more and live up to your capabilities. Push yourself and you won't have time for procrastination to be a habit any more! Kristine Buchanan, Academic Support Specialist
  7. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 7 “Never focus on making it "perfect" because that is an illusion created in your mind. Perfect does not exist. Instead focus on making it "better". Improvement can happen in an hour, and anyone can do it. Laura Downing, Housecleaning Professional
  8. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK 8 Put your hand on your diaphragm, take a deep breath and ask yourself, ”What am I afraid of?" If the answer doesn't come, try it again when you’re aware of your procrastination gremlin voice again. The answer will come eventually! Diane Norland, Owner of WholeLifeLeadership
  9. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 9 Join the conversation! Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered by Citi, is an online community on LinkedIn that helps women achieve the careers they want and discuss the issues relevant to their success. For more great insights from Connect members, check out the discussion: Any Ideas on How to Stop Procrastinating? Visit for more information and to join the group! FLICKR PHOTO CREDIT: Slide 5: Dell’s Official Flickr Page
  10. CONNECT: PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK©2013 LinkedIn Corporation. All Rights Reserved. 10