When I met Milli, I was barely able to write a few sentences a day. It would either be an email at work, or a project I needed to submit as a school assignment. It was a constant struggle and I felt badly because I knew I should write but had zero motivation.
Unfortunately, I am very good at procrastinating. Even though I knew this coaching was what I needed, I managed to put it off for quite some time.
After spending much time frustrated and still fearful, I finally connected with Milli and signed on for her instruction.
Below is the first thing Lisa wrote during her first week of coaching. As a counterintuitive way to slay the dragon, Milli asked Lisa to “sell” her affliction using persuasion and expert-sounding language.
Like a cross between a research paper and a comedy routine (one that could also make you cry with empathy), Lisa said this was fun to write.
by Lisa Naté Carter
If you want to be good at something, you spend time learning a skill and then practice regularly.
If you want to become an expert at something, you make that skill a part of your daily life.
Meet the world’s best. Lisa Naté Carter has been practicing at the expert level for more than 20 years. She can show you how you too can be the best. Go from procrastinating part-time to becoming a full-time practitioner and get absolutely nothing done!
Lisa is always being told how wonderfully talented she is: “good writer,” “has wisdom,” “skilled legal secretary,” etc. She has listened to people tell her these things and, in her heart, she believes these things are true.
However, you don’t become the world’s best by acting on great things people tell you about yourself. You become the best by hearing it and then not doing a single thing about it.
After all, who wants to spend all their time, effort, and energy working hard toward life goals only to accomplish many things? No! What you want is to be absolutely stagnant in life.
If you move to action, let it be at a snail’s pace. That way, you can enjoy life passing you by every moment in peace.
According to the National Institute of Health, there are varying degrees of competency. Everyone begins at Level 1 – Fundamental Awareness (basic knowledge). But if you truly want to become a specialist—the level that only a few have achieved—you must stick with it.
You must also set aside time for it each and every day. This is what Lisa had to say:
“If you’re tired of being at Level 1 in your procrastinating journey, stick with me. I can help you get to Level 5 (Expert: recognized authority) and become lazier than you ever imagined possible.”
Join Lisa on her blog, www.procrastinationexpert.com, and listen to her podcast, “Become the Next Best Procrastinator.”
You, too, will be glad you tuned in and learned the tricks to living your life doing nothing but wishing you did.
Source cited: Competencies Proficiency Scale | NIH
Proudly published with permission from Lisa Naté Carter
I’m not sure how sad she is about losing her crown, but Lisa did learn how to stop procrastinating and write. Here’s a run-down of what Lisa wrote during her week of breakthrough coaching:
This was even though Lisa works 30 hours a week as a legal secretary, is studying for her Bachelors in Communications and has two kids to drive to after-school activities.
Here are some of the inner obstacles Lisa overcame during her first week of coaching:
And here are some of the strengths Lisa discovered:
The whole week was fun. And challenging! This experience has been a blessing and I can’t wait to discover yet more about myself as a writer and what I have to offer the world. Thank you, Milli!
— Lisa Naté Carter
Here are 8 reasons you’ll be happier if you click the red button and take action today:
Life’s too short. Don’t let writing procrastination eat you alive.
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“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them NOW. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.”