Recognizing the fact that I am an under earner from my own definition of the phrase, when I ran across this book on Shop.ca, I knew it was a book I had to read.
I am barely into the book and so far, every time I turn the page, with each story and comment, this book sounds like the author is talking about me. How did she get in my head? But, more than that – I’m getting answers to how to ‘overcome’ the attributes, thought processes and feelings that come with being an under earner. This is more than a book, it’s a workshop.
Among other things – apparently I’m a dawdler. I would never have guessed that I was a dawdler but I am. I’d love to give you an excerpt from the book, but I’m sure that would go against copyrights, so here’s my summary:
Doer: Makes a vow to change and changes. Dawdler: Vows to change but does nothing.
Doer: Does what they say they are going to do. Dawdler: Often fail to keep promises – mostly to themselves.
Doer: Incorporate earning knowledge in all aspects of life. Dawdler: Get distracted and derailed.
Doer: Engage the help of others. Dawdlers: Avoid conflict.
Doer: Put themselves first. Dawdlers: Spend more time doing for others than themselves.
Doer: Keep their plan in plain sight. Dawdler: Out of sight, out of mind.
Doer: Pay attention to thoughts and actions. Dawdlers: Justify, rationalize and make excuses.
Doer: Face fear. Dawdlers: Avoid the uncomfortable.
Looking at your New Year’s resolutions, your new business or marketing plan, the changes you would like to see happen this year. Are you are Doer? Or a Dawdler? I’d love to hear your answers and what you do to bring out the Doer in yourself.