5 Steps To End Procrastination

Uncategorized Mar 04, 2021

'It's better to start next month'.

'The economy is bad so now is not the right time'.

'When the kids are finished with school I will start'.

Have you ever said any of these or similar things to yourself?

Do you want to stop procrastinating and achieve the important things in life and career?

What is procrastination? Procrastination is a PROTECTIVE PATTERN that occurs at the nervous system level that tries to protect YOU from IMPORTANT things that it is not familiar with.

One of the roles of the nervous system is to protect YOU and keep YOU alive and when YOU are about to do something that it is unfamiliar with or you had a previous bad experience with, it is going to stop YOU.

How does procrastination work?

  • When YOU are about to do something new, something that is going to be better for you, your life, your career, your business your nervous system is unfamiliar with this 'new' thing and it creates an emotional reaction, normally FEAR.
  • From this FEAR we begin to make up STORIES...
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Your Mission Should You Choose to Accept it......

[This article is related to a previous one so to get the most value from this article please read The Tale of Two Mountains]

Your mission should YOU choose to accept it is to live a life of Significance, build and grow your business that replaces your income plus have more meaning, impact and purpose while having more free time for the people and things your enjoy.

Have you ever wanted wanted to start your business but feel stuck?

Are you well qualified, but not being paid what you are worth?

Is procrastination and fear of not being able to replace your income keeping you back?

I understand, I have been there. But I was able to get to the Root Cause of what was holding me back for so long and develop a business and financial model that brings in the income to take care of my family, take great vacations and other experiences and more importantly give me the time freedom to be there for my daughters, family and golf!

From her birth, I was able to prepare my daughter's meals and feed...

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The Tale of Two Mountains

It was 2008 and the global economy crashed and I was in the best position, or so I thought.

I got to keep my job, my pay, my company paid for Benz, my benefits and Only show up when there was work - SWEET. I played golf when there was no work. One day, I teed it up and boom, down the middle with my first drive. Happy with myself and walking to play my second shot, a voice in my head said 'This is not it, You were meant to do more with your life, this may be someone else's dream life but not yours. You are meant to create more impact, touch more lives, do more with your successes and life'.

The First Mountain

Growing up in poverty, illiteracy and domestic violence, I was determined to be a success. Like most people, success was defined by career, financial, material and social status. So I set off to climb the success mountain, the mountain of career growth, financial and material gains and to be seen as someone successful to others.

The foundation of this success was 'getting a good...

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No Spiritual Brownie Points For Putting Yourself Last

Uncategorized Aug 30, 2019

Do you believe its better to put other people first and put yourself last?

Think deeply and go beyond what your logical mind is saying.

Have you realised that putting other people first is not the best strategy for your growth and happiness?

Have you realised that even though its awesome to give to others and great pleasure is derived from giving, that you cannot give from an empty cup and you need to put you first in order to really give to others?

So what caused you to believe that it is better to put yourself last?

What was your Original Sensitising Event? I had two. 

As a kid I did not get the attention and recognition that I wanted. As kids we develop certain coping mechanisms and beliefs in order to 'survive' what is going on with us. I (and I have found many other people) as a kid decided that one sure way of being loved and getting the attention that I wanted was to put others first and focus on doing things that I thought would make them happy.

Putting others first in...

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Everyone Has Problems, Some People are Just Better At...............

Uncategorized Aug 23, 2019

Did you know most people, regardless of their position or stature have one problem or another?

Did you know the Root Cause is almost always the same?

Did you know that most of us have suffered some form of emotional trauma in our lives?

Imagine having a special formula that can be used over and over for most situations and challenges?

You don't need to Imagine it : Path To Freedom is a proven process to get to the root cause of any problem/challenge you may have.

I have coached senior officials in the United Nations, CEOs, Executives and even a Senator and they all have one thing in common, an incident (What we call the Original Sensitising Event) which cause some form of emotional trauma to which they form a Belief and they Act based on the Belief.

Emotional Trauma does not have to be as bad as the word 'trauma' suggests. A kid being left back at school with all the other children gone home can be trauma for the child and they may form a BELIEF like 'I am not good enough' to be...

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Little-Known Secrets to Get Over Procrastination

Uncategorized Aug 20, 2019

Did you know that Procrastination has increased 5 fold over the past 3 decades?

Did you know that as much as 75% of university/college students procrastinate on doing their coursework and homework?

Do you procrastinate?

IMAGINE a life where there is no hesitation or procrastination and you just get on to doing the most important things in life.

YOU don't need to imagine anymore! Path To Freedom is a proven program to get to the Root Cause of your procrastination and eliminate it once and for all.

In our experience, there are usually 2 main causes of Procrastination:

  1. Self Doubt
  2. Lack of Purpose

1) Self Doubt - where does self doubt come from? Do you see most children under 5 years showing self doubt? - No! So what happened?

Self doubt is usually formed through 2 main processes:

  • Emotional Trauma
  • Repetition of Negative Talk (Others and Self Talk)

Emotional Trauma - an event (Original Sensitising Event) that usually causes some emotional pain. This usually happens in childhood but...

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How to PREPARE for Success?

Uncategorized Apr 17, 2019

Did you know that Tiger Woods was 2 shot behind at the start of the final day of the 2019 Masters?

Did you know that the leader (Francesco Molinari)  starting the final day won the British Open in 2018 and actually played with Tiger when he won?

Did you also know that there were as many as 12 excellent players in close proximity that could have won the 2019 Masters?

But Sir Nick Faldo (a former champion golfer), said at the start of the final day that the person in the best position to win the tournament was Tiger Woods.

Do you know his rationale for making that statement?

He said that Tiger's nervous system knows how to win because he has done it already.

Most people will not understand this but that was a deeply profound statement.

In the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey said that one of the habits of successful people is to BEGIN with the END in Mind.

Simple but profound.

It suggests that before we begin in our journey of success we must know what the END FEELS...

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What's really keeping us back?

Uncategorized Jan 22, 2019

You intelligent and a very hard worker.

You have great dreams for yourself and your family.

You know deep inside that you can accomplish more.

So what's really holding you back?

You have tried the good books, seminars, yoga, meditation etc and while these were good experiences (and something you should continue) it really did not hit the spot.

While we need to change our behaviours and actions to get different results, this is only at a surface level.

What do I mean by surface level?

This is the anatomy of transformation:

  • Limiting Behaviours
  • Stories/Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Beliefs
  • Original Sensitising Event

For example, I was not recognised by my parents (dad more importantly). He never said congrats or well done when this little Shane would have done something that a little kid should be proud off. This is an example of an Original Sensitising Event.

This Original Sensitising event created several BELIEFS:

  • I am not worthy
  • I am not good enough
  • I will never be recognised for what I do
  • ...
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What really motivates you?

Uncategorized Oct 09, 2018

Do you know what your most underlying motivation is?

I think this is a really important question and if you find the answer sooner rather than later, you could make a lot of progress in your career and personal life.

When I was 25, someone suggested to me that I should start a business as I might be stifled in the corporate world.

This was the mid 1990s and my idea then of business was bricks and mortar. I thought that I would have to be the first in the business, be there all day to supervise staff and be there at the end of the day to lock up etc. This was not my version of life.

What I did not realise at that time was that my most underlying motivation was FREEDOM and it always has been.

To figure out your real motivation behind a goal that you have, you should be able to go several levels deep in asking yourself why do you want to achieve that particular goal. So think about a goal that you have and ask yourself why do you want to achieve that goal. When you have an answer, that...

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Obstacle #3 to Starting Your Own Business

Uncategorized Aug 29, 2018

Have you ever thought about starting your business and think that you have to figure it out all by yourself?

Do you think that you have all what it takes and you can figure everything else out by yourself?

Do you think that you can utilise all your years of professional career experience to build your business?

I understand why you might think so but trying to do it all by yourself is one of the biggest mistakes that you can make when trying to start your own business. 

It can leave you feeling misunderstood, alone, and isolated.

Without accountability, it's all too easy to let life pass without taking action.

I made the same mistake when I was now starting up but when I changed my mindset, everything changed. So many people who want to start or have started business also suffered the same challenges. The interesting thing is that people seldom apply what they learn to their own business. I have a Masters in Strategic Thinking but initially thought I could 'wing it'...

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