How to make the shift from procrastinator to productivity pro

If you’re ready to make the shift from procrastinator to productive force to be reckoned with, listen up. Sam Tornatore is a performance coach, neuro change practitioner and productivity expert who has been helping business owners and professionals overcome procrastination and achieve their biggest goals for 20 years.

In this episode, Sam unpacks the causes of procrastination, from common fears to outdated belief systems, and shares his best advice to overcome them. He reveals his top tips for reaching peak productivity and the power of investing in yourself to create the success you wish for.

Tune in to find out how to identify your own causes for procrastination and the steps to take to kick procrastination to the kerb.

Topics covered in this podcast episode

In this episode, Sam covers:

1. Identifying procrastination
  • Procrastination robs us of our right to be excellent
  • Awareness to action – the keys to overcoming procrastination
  • Reasons we procrastinate and signs to watch out for
  • Common fears and stepping out of the comfort zones they create
  • Overcoming our inability to take action, making excuses and blaming others.
2. The power of investing in yourself and pursuing passions
  • Putting yourself first is necessary for success – treat yourself like a VIP and others will too
  • Building self-awareness, taking responsibility and changing your narrative
  • The importance aligning goals to your core values – Passion cannot be imposed on us by others
  • How to identify and eliminate limiting belief systems and fears
3. Goal-setting and productivity
  • The power of rewards for consistent action – not just achievements
  • Avoid setting overwhelming goals – how do you eat an elephant?
  • Guarding your time – setting conditions for uninterrupted work increases productivity
  • How to create a distraction-free environment to achieve maximum productivity

Episode timestamps

  • [02:45] Procrastination root causes – what’s stopping you from taking action?
  • [06:52] Awareness stops procrastination; excuses are warning signs.
  • [09:08] Common fears that cause procrastination.
  • [12:32] Changing the narrative and challenging childhood belief systems.
  • [17:36] Identifying your passion is imperative to caring about goals.
  • [20:57] The power of breaking down goals + rewards for consistent action.
  • [25:26] Creating a fortress around time is key for productivity.
  • [28:43] Struggling to disconnect and focus? You might be a control freak.
  • [32:22] Setting the right conditions for peak productivity.
  • [36:06] Invest in yourself: the final piece of the procrastination puzzle.

Click here for full episode transcript.

Host: Cec Busby
Producer: Mikey Marren
Guest: Sam Tornatore – visit Sam’s website

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