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How to Stop Procrastinating as an Entrepreneur

How to Stop Procrastinating as an Entrepreneur

  • It's really just what state of momentum I'm in. I procrastinate when I don't have much to do, I don't procrastinate when I'm super busy.
    That's really counter intuitive but momentum is a strange thing

  • I noticed your locations and the paintings and the jerseys on the wall of your office! I always like people who surroundings are reminders of excellence and visionary.

  • You know what, Pat? You talk a lot about getting rid of smartphone notifications throughout your videos, which is great advice.
    What I find interesting is that personally, I haven't disabled notifications on my smartphone and it doesn't bother. It doesn't because honestly when I have things to do and focus on, even though I am using my phone, I just don't have the time to pay attention to the long queue of notifications and go through them. Which is why I often end up with a lot of unread/checked notifications.
    When I happen to look at them even by accident, I just think "oh look! But I really don't have time for this, I don't want this, I'm not interested" and… I just carry on with what I am working on.
    I wonder if, hope that my little feedback will help someone else.

  • Showing off RR, Showing off HUGO BOSS clothing – Patrick your kind of music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgOdkVGzRnQ&t=4s

  • I told myself that I shouldn't continue work on a project until I solved my procrastination problems.
    I guess that is a form of perfectionism, not for the end result, but for the process leading there.

    Thanks Pat for another wonderful video!

  • Pat, you need to have a interview with Joe Rogan. I would love to see him getting interviewed and not doing the interview.

  • The painting on your wall is insulting, why is it that amongst all the people in that painting, only Martin Luther King is taking notes.

  • Wow, thank you for this video. Perfectionism can definitely be a curse at times. I'll be revisiting this video often while I work on my habits.

  • I’m going to say your video is incorrect as much is I appreciate you and think you tried to put out great content.
    In this case your way off base maybe 2 out of the 10 is correct.
    I believe I know what you’re thinking let me explain.
    I am a developed master at procrastination.
    I could probably spend hours explaining to you in detail what’s going through my particular thought process to give me the results of procrastination.
    But I would be careful not giving you the procrastination transmitted disease.
    Yes I said it. PTD be careful it’s catchy.
    If you catch it you will have to go through heavy treatment by listening to people like.
    Dan Pena
    David Goggins
    And it doesn’t end there this would be just the beginning.
    lol
    Thanks again

  • Hey Pat , love your work man , can I have some advice on my business I want to expand into the USA . Can I have an email. The best Australia 🇦🇺

  • Hey Patrick, I’ve got a business idea I’ve been knocking around with for about 2 days now and I know this is my calling. Can you make a video about what you can do to help yourself implement an idea into reality? For example, pitch it to investors first? Patient first? Or if it’s a public service style of company like Uber. What tips can you give all of us and myself to hit this running and build my dream?

  • Someone lazy: "where can I live where it doesn't cost me a thing?"
    Me: "the Street"

    Someone lazy: "I don't want to do that. How can be as successful as Patrick betdavid?"

    Me: "work"

  • That mural in the back is iconic, but question, who is that man in the military suit and that white man next to MLK?

  • thank you for this video .. I see myself as a big procrastinator but never been able to understand on why I do that. Your video explains it well on things that make me procrastinate. I think I am a victim to some of the 10 factors that you listed. Now I am going to try and catch them before I fall into that trap and avoid procrastinating. I am glad that I noticed your video. Thank you !

  • Hey Pat, do you think here might be a recession soon? Can we get a video on the yield curve inversion, what it is, what it signals and how does one plan and prepare for recession?

  • :discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons – Jim Rohn As for procrastination we can talk about next time …

  • Another timely piece of content by you and your team PBD. Some things that I already was aware of but needed to hear again to re-implement and introduce. Thanx.

  • Hello Pat… the video is very accurate… and very detailed … i'm living this everyday,,, it almost seemed as if you were observing me… thank you for the solutions… many regards..

  • On October 2016, I bought the lastest iPhone 7+ (Unlocked). While I was studying in England for my university, the phone was working perfectly fine. On October 2018, I travelled back to my home country, Ecuador, because my studies have finished. This is where the problems began. I wanted to use my phone with an Ecuadorean SIM card, as it has been bought unlocked it shall work perfectly fine. However, I couldn't use my iPhone 7+ with any other SIM card. I don't understand why If I actually bought an unlocked phone; it just none sense! Obviously, I reach out to Three's unlock phone link on Three's main website. Ironically, on their website, it says that "If you bought your device from us after 1 January 2014, your device will already be unlocked"; not true. Subsequently, I filled the online form with my information (including IMEI number) and they said: "within the next 7 days, we will send you a code in an email, along with the instruction on what to do next." I never received that email (not even in the spam box). I waited and waited and it was still not working. Then, I talk to their incompetent and deceitful Live chat. To be more precise, I talked to Vien with the chat ID: 100872439153 and once again they said that it was going to be fixed in a matter of a week. As time passed by, the phone was not unlocked. Frustrated, I waited two more months to check if I could do something else. I tried again everything: Live chat, their link to unlock the phone and I also send an email to Apple. In the Live chat, I ask their Three's employees to please fix this problem because last time they didn't solve it; again they said that it was going to be fixed. In addition, I also reach out to Apple and after a conversation of 2 hours, they acknowledge that the only who could unlock my phone was Three. All the efforts and my time were wasted. Finally, after almost a year of not being able to properly use my phone, I decided to try it one more time. This is were the most frustrating part happened. I talked for hours in the Live chat (1st August 2019), being patient and calm, I try to help them to fix the problem. His name this time was Chintan and he assured me that the problem will be fixed and that with the chat ID: 49737449928259005940, he said he will be liable in case he doesn't fix the problem. We both learn that Hutchinson 3G UK Holdings Limited A.K.A. Three was still holding my phone locked. We also tested that there was no issue with the SIM card when we use it on another phone. At this point, the live chat assistant gave me all kinds of assurances that the phone would be working in 24 hours. Promises like "BE rest assured Three will get you phone working" were commonly said by Chintan. He also mentioned that Three will do an exception for my case because I have lain in the past by Three and that he will fix it. On the 2nd of August 2019, I tried the SIM card on my phone and noticed he lied again. Today, I have tried using another SIM card and still doesn't work. What a shame. They are so incompetent. I am a young person and I have some free time to spend hours to try to fix this. I would really not imagine the turmoil that an elderly person or someone who is less skilled in technology would go through. I am writing this message only to help avoid others to go through the same disaster. I would add extra information for people who are interested in this issue. The message that appears on the phone when I insert another SIM card is "SIM not supported. The SIM card that you currently have installed in this iPhone is from a carrier that is not supported under the activation policy that is currently assigned by the activation server. This is not a hardware issue with the phone. Please insert another SIM card from a supported carrier or request that this iPhone be unlocked by your carrier. Please contact Apple for more information." The Chats ID are the following: Case ID for 49737449928259005940, 100869020750, 100872439153. I talked to Vien, Chintan. Hope this serves to anyone else.

  • Good day mr david. Honestly been watching ur vids. From time to time. Tech stuff and investment get alot attention nowadays. But can you also give some advice to entrepreneur farmers? Would be great if u make it happen more power to you.

  • I hate when people out off customers to talk on their phones. Short of little Timmy falling in a well the personal call should be able to wait.

  • As I grow more mature, I find that #1 is less and less of a problem. However, my downfalls are clearly #4 and 5. I almost never finish what I start, even when I really want to, so I usually do nothing because I think I won't finish this thing either. I'm working on shifting my mindset and finishing really small stuff to get momentum. I also started making lists and it helps sometimes. Otherwise, I ask somebody I trust to help me through the whole process, or I write everything down as if I'm brainstorming, then organize. Sometimes, #6 ans 7 kick in, #6, I do the smallest tasks then make sure to get enough rest or do activities that will give me that boost and I delegate for #7. I hate doing my taxes, but I've got plenty of accountants around me that just love to do that, so I ask one of them. The hardest part is when I can't delegate, but it solves most of my problems. The small victories/reward system really helps!

  • We procrastinate because the brain wants to avoid stress. There's no distinction in the brain between good stress and bad stress. If the brain perceives something as requiring effort, is difficult or challenging, as something it would prefer to not have to do… it generates stress. Distractions provide an escape from stress because it's an activity we want to do. We actually have a positive attitude towards our distraction which is why there is less or no stress associated with it so the brain moves towards that activity.

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