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The Secrets Highly Productive People Use to Make Self-Imposed Deadlines Work

In the past four episodes of the ActiveGrowth podcast, we've dug deep into the topic of entrepreneurial procrastination.

From forming highly productive habits to resisting the allure of bright-shiny-object syndrome, we've covered many tools that can help you finish projects (and grow your business) faster.

In this episode, we're looking at another massive productivity booster/challenge: sticking to deadlines. 

Listen in to discover how you can set deadlines for yourself and ship, without putting the work off until the very last minute. 

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Procrastination by Perfectionism: is this Common Habit Killing Your Business?

You know you're not lazy. You're a hardworking entrenpreneur pursuing your goals. You just need to finish a few things first, before you can go live. It's just that your product is not quite ready yet...

If that's how you feel, you're not alone. Most entrepreneurs would tell you they haven't launched their product / service / website yet, because they feel like it's not complete yet. It's just not good enough.

In fact, perfectionism is probably the most common reasons among entrepreneurs for not shipping. But remember: your job is to ship.

In the latest episode of the ActiveGrowth podcast, we're discussing why perfectionism is standing in the way not just of your business but also of growing your skills.

As always, we filled this episode with practical, actionable advice that you can start following right after listening to us! 

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What a PhD in Psychology Can Teach Us About Overcoming Procrastination

I will launch the product, but I need a good logo first...

I can't publish my book yet, there are so many things I want to change...

I'm going to start selling my e-course, but first I need the perfect design..

Do you ever catch yourself saying this? Putting off a project because you feel like so many things are missing? 

You're not alone.

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Visualizing Your Success Will Make You Fail Harder

Do you ever catch yourself staring out of your window, getting dragged away by thinking about your future life? You visualize the successful empire you're going to build, the fame and recognition, the infinity pool in your villa's backyard, the private jet you're going to fly your loved ones to the Bahamas every Christmas...

Wake up! 

While having these pictures in your mind is highly satisfiying, getting carried away by these daydreams is actually hurting your progress big time. 

If you're one of those who often end up daydreaming about the future, stay tuned: our newest podcast episode is the treatment.

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Is “Bright-Shiny-Object Syndrome” Keeping You from Growing Your Business?

Do you think coming up with a good idea for a product or learning the skills to build it is hard? If you've tried launching your own product or service before, you know that there's one thing that's even harder: shipping it! 

We're here with a brand new podcast series that we named "Your Job Is To Ship".

As the title says, in this series we're discussing why shipping is the most important part of your business, why so many of us fail to do so and leave projects unfinished, and, most importantly: what you can do to get better at shipping quicker. 

It's time to take that unfinished book out of your drawer and stop abandoning projects that you've been meaning to finish. 

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Should You Publish (or Even Sell) Something When It’s Just Not Good Enough?

This is a further video in my series about why publishing lots of stuff is more important than publishing great stuff.

One of the things that holds entrepreneurs back from publishing content and launching products is this creeping feeling of "it's just not good enough".

Is this a justification for not publishing? Isn't it better to spend more time working on your content or product, so that what you will eventually release will actually be good?

The answer depends on why you hesitate to publish in the first place, as you'll see in today's video.

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Why You Need to Create More Stuff: Ideas Expire

If you're a creator (whether you're creating written content, videos or anything else), you need to focus on creating a lot and publishing fast.

In this previous post, I've laid out why you should focus on quantity instead of quality for your content marketing and here's a mental reframe you can use if you're stuck in the perfectionist mindset.

Today's video adds another reason why publishing often and fast is so important.

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You’re Being a Perfectionist About the Wrong Thing…

This is a follow up to my post about quality vs. quantity in content marketing. In that post, we came to the conclusion that you can only create good, high quality content through practice. And practice means creating lots of content.

You may agree with this premise, but still struggle to put it into practice. Today's video is a reframe that will help you overcome this problem.

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