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The Big O: Procrastination

Special Guest: Monica Ricci
Organizing Expert, Motivational Speaker, Radio Show Host, Author and Founder of Catalyst Organizing Solutions, LLC.

Description:
In this third episode of “The Big O" Monica Ricci gives valuable advice for combatting procrastination. Why do we do it? Why does it matter? Don't delay any longer, join us to discover the benefits to overcoming this bad habit that we are all guilty of at one time or another!

Duration: 53:43

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Index
00:23 Let's Talk Procrastination!
01:41 Welcome Back Monica!
05:35 Why Do We Procrastinate?
14:57 How to Overcome Procrastination
32:58 Physical Strategies
34:46 Listener: Sarah
35:46 Low-Cost Ideas for Materials
42:17 More on Physical Strategies
51:30 Closing Comments


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About Monica Ricci

Monica Ricci is a speaker and the author of Organize Your Office In No Time, a busy person's reference for taking control and being more effective, productive and successful at work. Monica is Past President of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, and was named one of the nation's "Organizing Elite" by Forbes Magazine. She has been an expert guest on both radio and television, including the nationally syndicated Clark Howard Radio Show. Monica is also a regular expert organizer on the popular Home and Garden Television show, MISSION: Organization.

Monica's articles have appeared in such diverse publications as Airtran Airways, Arrivals Magazine, Men's Edge Magazine and Advisor Today Magazine. Some of Monica's clients include Earthlink, Longhorn, Paramount Pictures, The US Court of Appeals, GE Capital, Special Olympics Georgia, and Kennesaw State University. She also teaches national teleclasses and as a speaker, she presents seminars, workshops and motivational keynotes on time management, procrastination, getting organized and living a powerful, simpler life.





Tips For Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination: Ten Things To Know
Is your procrastination hindering you? Ten things you should know.

Avoid Procrastination-Eliminate C.H.A.O.S.

Here are some great ideas to help you create momentum and overcome the tendency to procrastinate.




Monica's Website

• Check out her blog

• Buy
Organize Your Office in No Time

• Learn more about organizing

• Contact Catalyst Organizing Solutions




Key Points from Today's Show

1. Relationship with time
2. Begin with the end in mind
3. Vividly imagine the feeling
4. Talk to yourself
5. Choose your thought language


Physical Actions:


• Break it down into manageable pieces
• Have needed supplies and tools at hand
• Set a deadline (backwards!)
• Make it public
• Just keep starting


Resources:

Freecycle
Stacks and Stacks

Listen to the show for more ideas on finding inexpensive organizing materials!



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