One of my biggest pet peeves is procrastination. When someone planned to meet up with me, accomplish a task, finish an errand or simply do what they promised and then failed to do such on time, I went ballistic. I, myself, was a get-it-done-now kind of person. As a teenager, if I didn’t get something done, it would distract me and make my life hell. And to watch others do it really pissed me off!
Fast forward 12 years later and something broke! haha. I don’t know whether it was the life changes, growing older or that I’ve become too settled in my business, but I’ve started to become the evil procrastinator I always loathed. I put off projects until the VERY last minute. I would change my mind on a task or work my way around it. Instead of working, sometimes I’d just plop down on the coach and stare at the ceiling. I built a new bad habit: allowing myself to get in a funk. And worse, it not only affects my work and business but it affects my life. I’ve written about this before, when I started seeing the habits begin, and I kept writing about it almost as a way to motivate myself!
But my ideas on killing the habit were only a theory, unpracticed.
I had some good moments and then I’d just fall back into the same rut again. The same old habits. The same hesitation to execute things. And why is it? I’m certain of what they are, and as I came to an epiphany regarding that, I realized how simple it would be for me to change.
I was simply settling into bed when it was clear as day in my mind. I felt so stupid. How simple is this!? I wrote the ideas down and then fell asleep with a sense of peace and determination I hadn’t felt in a long time. I was willing to change and I even began to search out the proper tools and methods but it wasn’t until now that I could see how it was easily executed. And here it is… MAKE IT AUTOMATIC!!!!!! And how shall we do that? With Hootsuite.
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT HOOTSUITE?
Automation is Hootsuite’s golden goose. You can automate and schedule a post to ANY social network as you want! That means Facebook Pages, personal facebooks, Twitter etc! I love that I don’t have to log onto any of these networks to post something. One of the biggest time consumers about social media is having all that access to the stream/updates of others. We can get distracted and start replying and reading and before you know it, you’re on there for 5 hours! Tim Ferriss’s post, How to Use Twitter Without it Owning You is a great one regarding how to separate yourself mentally by dividing your post time from your consumption time.
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