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Procrastination and Why The Bootstrapper Mindset Keeps You Stuck & Frustrated with Charlie Gilkey

Charlie and I tackle not just getting out of your own way but ALSO how to get out of your team's way and how the stage your business is in affects the roadblocks you'll run up against.

Susan Boles
June 8, 2020
42
 MIN
Podcast

Busy, busy, busy.

We are all so busy.

And that makes it really easy—too easy, in fact—to come up with excuses not to do the work that’s most important to us.

Because that’s also usually the work that’s the scariest.

For the last month, we’ve been talking about all the ways that founders get in their own way and the practical tools you can use to get OUT of your own way.

In the first episode of the series, Michelle Warner talks about the critical importance of setting up systems and how process can be a competitive advantage.

Second in the series, Tonya Dalton highlights our love affair with to-do lists and how that overcommitment can lead to burnout.

Next, Agnes Kowalski lays down practical money and mindset tips (because we all can use a little healthier approach to money!)

I also talked with business therapist Nicole Lewis-Keeber about getting out of your own way and not allowing your past create barriers for your future.

And last week, Jason Van Orden shared about the power of patience in business.

Today, to wrap up the series, we’re tackling procrastination.

It’s probably the most common way that founders, business owners, and—really—just about anyone trying to do anything get in their own damn way.

Charlie Gilkey helps people start finishing the stuff that matters. He's the founder of Productive Flourishing, author of the book Start Finishing (2019) and The Small Business Lifecycle (2012), and host of the Productive Flourishing podcast.

Charlie and I tackle not just getting out of your own way but ALSO how to get out of your team's way and how the stage your business is in affects the roadblocks you'll run up against.

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • What founder mojo is and how to use it to your business’ advantage
  • How we use procrastination to avoid doing work that matters
  • How the business stage you’re in impacts the roadblocks you have to overcome (and where you’ll get tripped up)
  • How your issues as a founder affect your TEAM

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