throughout my whole entrepreneur journey, I’ve seen the same patterns in new aspiring freelancers, especially of course, also in me.
You see all of us have this vision of our dream life and that it is correlated with taking action.
Almost nothing can come to you with just sitting and waiting for it 😀
So, yes, action is required on your part whether that’s mindset work or work work!
Insert the concept of productive procrastination…
What is that exactly?
Well, let’s say, your goal is to build a 6-figure service-based online business on Instagram.
Haha, yes, I use this example, because that’s very relatable to my goals.
Just imagine yourself sitting home, typing on your laptop, creating content such as blogposts and videos and then, you never publish…
Yes, honestly, we all know this is stupid and not getting you anywhere, but especially in the beginning stages we have fears, fear or failure, fear of success, fear of opinions from you family who has to support your dreams, from friends who know you are an introvert, from that one girl that bullied you in high school etc. etc.
We put this valuable content on hold, our dreams on hold BUT we rectify that, because
‘WE’RE DOING THE WERK’ 😀
Hello, productive procrastination.
You want to get into shape, get leaner, fitter and stronger!
Fair enough, these are great things.
So, obviously, it is important to change your nutrition and include more movement.
That’s the physiological basis for creating weight loss.
But, of course, other factors weigh in, such as the quality of sleep, the amount of water you drink, your subconscious belief system about your body.
Now you concentrate on affirming you are lean and healthy, do self-love exercises, but honey, without a calorie deficit, you are prolonging your goal.
Because yes, mindset work sets you into the mode where you can achieve weight loss aka. not keeping that weight as emotional baggage and therefore triggering your body to keep that as real life physical baggage, BUT internal manifestation happens instantly (when done right), so you lose out on your goal for at least however long it takes for you to take action.
I also call productive procrastination The PULL-PRINCIPLE.
You pull yourself out of alignment of your goal, because the action steps you do aren’t immediately relevant to your goal.
They don’t immediately challenge your current reality, they don’t kickstart your growth.
So, now that you understand what productive procrastination is, let’s look at divine timing!
WAITING FOR DIVINE TIMING
I think I can best explain divine timing using the entrepreneur example from before and give you insight into my journey.
So, I have been juggling different income stream potentials and some require a lot of upfront work, such as youtube and instagram…
To be exact, I had wasted 2 years learning from free content on the internet how to build a business and personal brand and made baby steps (Productive procrastination).
The moment last year when I started investing in a coaching course and business course, I knew, the approx. 3 months of work are putting me in a state of divine timing.
You know, instead of figuring it out for myself for years, I went to experts who take my talents and best practices and give me the tools to create an irresistible offer that marries my expert topics and the needs of my ideal client.
Of course to build these processes and connect to the right audience, there’s divine timing involved.
E.g. I wouldn’t accept coaching an aspiring business owner setting up contracts, because I can’t cater to that need, even though of course, that would bring me closer to my business goal.
I coach people for free in the beginning stage to gain some testimonials instead of charging high without having proof.
But you see, it seems like the work is no good, but it is in the long run if you compare.
Would my clients rather trust someone who has great feedback from 10 people and a high price tag or someone who has no feedback and a high price tag?
Also the fact that with every coaching the coach gets more insights and experience.
That’s waiting for divine timing.
When it comes to the weight loss example, e.g. if you have a BMI over 30, but your passion is to do HIIT kickboxing.
Some blood levels keep you from doing HIIT workouts which melt fat easily, then waiting for divine timing, hence your body weight and BMI has slowly decreased, you can switch to the HIIT workouts with more weight loss potential.
I hope you understand divine timing now which I also call the PUSH-PRINCIPLE.
Pushing for action steps that you know with absolute certainty will get you a desired result, but takes time to come into fruition.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH ONE IS APPLYING TO ME?
Ask yourself, is the activity I’m doing directly correlated with my goal?
If yes, awesome, continue doing it.
If not, what do you need to change within the activity you’re doing, so that it is leading you to your goal?
For example, with my blogposts, writing and publishing isn’t going to lead them to be read by my ideal audience. The blogging world is such a competitive market.
So, I needed to adjust my marketing strategy. Post them on Instagram, mention them in youtube videos, post them on Facebook in relevant groups and on pinterest.
Of course this takes a lot of extra time, but bear in mind it enables you to build trust and an expert status, so it’s not productive procrastination, but waiting for divine timing.
The chance of your content being read multiplied by 400% or more 😀
If that is not the case at all, is there any reason you do this activity just for yourself and your well-being?
And don’t count it towards the account balance of your goal, because it doesn’t have influence on it.
Look at the words you use and your emotional response…
When somebody asks you:
How is it going with your business?
I always felt bad when this question came up.
Because I would say, oh, I’m building my website, I’m writing food guides, I’m doing blogposts, but does this bring me clients’ trust or money without talking about them? NO.
So, for all aspiring entrepreneurs out there. Talk and share about what you do as much as you can.
I’m not perfect at this at all, but I strive to get better at it every day, so I turn productive procrastination into waiting for the divine timing.
One last example, a very good one if you ask me…
For a long time I thought: ‘Should I just stop blogging? Nobody reads my blogposts anymore.’
But I continued, because deep down in my heart, I believe it reaches the right people and I will have a repertoire of information to send people to if they ask me for advice.
2 things that happened recently:
I checked my blog stats, and they doubled.
I did the same amount of work, but they freaking doubled, because I stayed consistent with my actions.
Then, I am in groups and people ask about various topics and they end up messaging me privately and I send them a detailed blog post I write about that exact topic to which they can always ask me additional questions afterwards.
So yes, waiting for divine timing.
Before you start a new activity, ask yourself, is this in alignment with my goals.
Ask yourself what are the underlying beliefs that keep me procrastinating?
What am I afraid of?
And if you really want to master self-management, invest in a coach who keeps you accountable.
Because I swear to God, you will make bigger steps faster and don’t bullshit yourself along the way! 😀
I am a spiritual transformation coach and help you release mental blocks, get out of victim mentality and step into sovereignty and responsibility to embrace your full creator potential.
I help you become a conscious manifestor in all areas that are important to you.
I call this process: Uncover your light, because we all have it in us at all times, but dim it or had external factors made us dim it for a long time.
shine your light!