A Warm Welcome to
the readers of
Emmett's Anticrastination Tip Sheet. Scroll
down to learn more about how to order Rob
Sullivan's eBook on job search procrastination:
“I Know I Should Be
More Motivated, But I Never Seem To Find The
Time To Work On My Résumé,
Cover Letter, Or Anything Else?”
Procrastination Is Keeping You From Moving Ahead In
Your Career And You Want To Quit Beating
Yourself Up For Everything You Are NOT GETTING DONE,
Now There Is A Resource That Can Help.
"Procrastination can totally torpedo a job search.
Rob Sullivan's eBook will help you jumpstart
your search and keep you going with tons of
information to help you land that job of your
--Rita Emmett, author of The
Procrastinator's Handbook and The
I decided to write this
eBook because I see too
many people who procrastinate endlessly when it
comes to preparation (crafting their story) and
the job search process itself (telling their
There are a variety of ways people sabotage
themselves, but few are more destructive, or
have a more profound impact, than
procrastination. Whether you have elevated
procrastination to an art form or selectively
deal with the issue, it is an important habit to
break because it can lead to stress, illness,
and low self-esteem.
How bad is it
really? A quick quiz
Many people take being a procrastinator as a
black or white proposition. They either see
themselves as one or they don’t. The truth is,
there are different degrees of procrastination.
Almost everyone procrastinates to some degree in
some area of life. That’s called being human.
Procrastination becomes a problem, however, when
it is so pervasive it impacts our behavior in
ways beyond our conscious awareness.
To learn more about your procrastination habits,
answer the following questions quickly and
Are you overwhelmed at the prospect of
searching for a new job?
Do you spend hours searching through
online job postings and walk away with the
nagging feeling you haven’t actually
Have you been sidetracked more times
than you can count by other projects and
Have you found yourself so busy with
projects unrelated to the job search that
you wonder how anything ever got done when
you worked full-time?
Do you find yourself taking on
additional responsibilities to help your
spouse or partner around the house that take
time away from the job search?
Have you put off contacting former
co-workers who might be able to help if they
knew you were in the market?
Have you put off updating your résumé
because you know you need to make it more
compelling, but don’t have a clue how to do
Are you spending most of your time
looking for “safe” options rather than jobs
that might be a reach, but would be far more
Do you often catch yourself worrying you
will end up in a new job facing all the same
issues you dealt with in the old job?
The scoring for this quiz is straightforward.
If you answered “Yes” to even one question, you
need to think seriously about the reasons behind
your procrastination. Is this something you can
solve on your own through awareness and
discipline? Or is it an issue that requires the
assistance of a coach?
If you answered “Yes” to more than 3 questions,
you need to face the issue head-on, break the
cycle, and get yourself back on track. Don't put
this off. Buy a copy of this eBook now and
Why multi-tasking is actually
HURTING your productivity and how to avoid this
avoid spending so much time helping others
that you don't have time for yourself.
The 3 most valuable qualities anyone can
offer an employer and how to convincingly
demonstrate them to potential employers.
4 questions you can ask yourself to uncover
the gold in your background.
A way to shift your mindset about writing
your résumé so you clearly see what you have to
offer and spend less time feeling unsure or
wondering just how marketable you really are.
A strategy to overcome the reluctance many
people feel around proactive networking.
A word-for-word response you can use in an
interview--or in a cover letter--to convincingly
address gaps in your employment history without coming across as weak or apologetic.
A simple question you can ask yourself to
help you avoid the same issues in your next
position you faced in the last one.
A fantastic resource to help you permanently
increase your overall happiness and level of
A step-by-step method to change your thinking
and reframe whatever limiting beliefs that may
be holding you back.
If being more productive
is a gift you want to give yourself, order a
copy today. You will be glad you did.