Do you have goals that are important to you but you keep putting them off? If you would like to learn easy to implement tips on how to overcome procrastination, then this conversation is for you. You’ll learn the main reasons why we procrastinate and ways to work around those barriers to get closer to achieving your goals and living the life you desire. We use getting in shape and writing a book as specific examples to make it really tactical.

Our guest is Paula Rizzo, an Emmy Award-winning television producer, a media trainer, speaker, and best-selling author of Listful Thinking and Listful Living. The show notes for today can be found at


1️⃣ Fear is one of the major reasons someone will procrastinate.

2️⃣ Break down goals into manageable tasks. Don’t put on your calendar “write book” – narrow it down to micro-goals. For example, write 200 words from 1pm-2pm on Tuesdays.

3️⃣ Set yourself up for success by managing your day based on when you are more productive.

4️⃣ Find an accountability partner. Ex, If you want to get into shape, find a friend or someone with the same goal and set up a regular day/time you’ll meet at the gym.

5️⃣ Discipline is a key.  Establish habits and repetition. 

6️⃣ Focus on one priority for the day.  Don’t over schedule yourself.

7️⃣ Remove as many obstacles as you can. For example, sleep in your workout clothes so you are dressed and ready to go in the morning.

Resources + Books Mentioned:


Paula’s Freebie:

Paula on IG

Paula’s Books:

Listful Thinking: by Paula Rizzo

Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You by Paula Rizzo – comes out September 15, 2019, you can pre-order now

Michele’s Freebie

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