productivity

I blame Kinko’s!

help entrepreneurs Be Seen and Be Found, I am pulling back the curtain on my own business and letting myself be seen by my readers.

I hope you’ll play along.

The other day I had a speaking engagement in San Diego, which on a Monday morning is a 2-2.5 hour drive from my home in Marina del Rey.

The night before my early morning trip, I made a last-minute decision to update my presentation with some fresh images and data points.

Next, I decided to add a bonus “SEO Action Plan” to hand out to my audience.

Oh and maybe also update my speaker one-sheet.

Before I knew it, it was 1 a.m. and I was breaking my commitment to myself. Actually two commitments: 1) plan for 8 hours of sleep every night, and 2) shut down my computer by 11 pm.

Part of the reason I got sucked into my old habit was that I knew I could send my documents tomy lovely partner as crime formerly knows as Kinko’s, and then pick up my crisp beautiful materials before heading down to San Diego at 7 am the next day.

I can always count on Kinko’s… Ok, it is now called Fedex Office, but calling it Kinko’s brings me back to my college and then startup days, when last-minute was the name of the game.

I can always blame Kinko’s, too.  It is feeding my “crack habit” of doing things at the last minute.

On the long drive to San Diego that morning, I had some time to reflect on my processes. After all, as my coach reminds me, “how you do anything is how you do everything.”  And I am ready to stop being the last-minute girl.

It’s time to own up to what really happens when I count on Kinko’s round-the-clock service. And honor my commitments.

Can you relate? Is there a “Kinko’s” in your life or business? Who is feeding your “crack habit”?

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