Ok, so the powerhouse woman who launched this awesome TheWorkatHomeWoman.com world that you find yourself in, is a very organized, very sweet person named Holly. She’s meticulous. She checks with us at least once a year to make sure we still want to be regular contributors. She outlines our writing deadlines a year in advance. She even reminds us that month when our stuff is due. I put the dates in my calendar a week out, 3 days out, and the day prior as an additional reminder. All this and I still find myself scrambling to get my submissions to her.
As I was whipping up this post, I stopped to wonder why. Why? Am I a procrastinator? Maybe, but that has such a negative vibe to it. There’s got to be a better way to look at it. So, as a public service to the world, I thought I’d focus today’s post on putting a more positive spin on some of our not-so-great work habits.
Procrastinator or “Deadline Oriented”
Do you put off tasks you know you need to do and pin holiday decorations on your Pinterest boards instead? If so, you may be what others term as a “procrastinator.” I think that has such an ugly connotation, don’t you? Instead, why don’t we all accept that maybe inspiration doesn’t strike these people until the days, hours, even minutes before that big deadline? Maybe it is the excitement of living on the edge that drives us to produce in the 11th hour. Or, maybe we have put off looking into how to stop putting off things, like this other article I’ll read tomorrow. In any case, I prefer to say I am “deadline oriented.” That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. (more…)
Posted in Career