FEEL STUCK? 4 TIPS TO GET OUT OF YOUR RUT – PART 3

If you don’t want to wait until you’re hanging off a cliff before you let go (only to discover you’re just a few inches off the ground), here’s a tool to overcome procrastination and propel you to take action.

PARTNER by contacting a trusted friend or co-worker who has a project to complete, too, for an Accountability Sandwich.

What’s this? It’s a technique to receive support to take action. For example, one person may want help to focus on cleaning the desk and another on doing a task.

Steps to take are simple:

  1. Set a time in advance to contact each other by phone or email to start your projects.
  2. Contact each other at that time. The purpose is to say a quick hi, specifically state what you plan to accomplish and set a time to check back.
  3. Take action on your project.
  4. Check back at the appointed time with your updates by phone or email.
  5. If you’re incomplete, set another time to do the work and check back.

Once I organized my office, in spite of watching TV and taking a nap after the first call. I wasn’t about to report I gave up so, with a late start, I took action. Momentum kicked in before the second call. Although past the check in time, I enthusiastically accomplished my goal by night’s end.

TIP #3: Stop trying to do everything yourself. Ask for and receive quality support through PARTNERING by using an Accountability Sandwich, a technique that’s fun, inspires action and works.

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One Response to “FEEL STUCK? 4 TIPS TO GET OUT OF YOUR RUT – PART 3”

  1. Darren Poke Says:

    This is a great tip. Thanks for sharing it. I’ve never heard of the term “Accountability Sandwich” before. I love it!

    My latest post discusses taking action as well. I hope it helps.

    http://betterlifecoaching.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/wait-or-create/

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