The story is always the same. First an idea is born in your mind. You finally build up the audacity to begin building the idea. You pitch it to others, you tell your friends and colleagues. “You’re going somewhere,” you tell yourself. You’re passionate.
Soon after, you get down on yourself and you start losing focus. You lose sight of the fire that got you started in the first place. By now, six months into it, you decide to abandon it and call it a “learning experience.” You tend to your wounds, rest up for three months and then start the process all over again.
In my experience as a business owner and my family life every time I would put stuff off or Procrastinate I would get slapped and sometimes it hurt.
In order to overcome a procrastination we must first understand it. Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be done–postponing until tomorrow what can be done today. It not only affects a person’s work but also commonly involves feelings of guilt, inadequacy, self disgust, stress and even depression.
Nearly every day when I log into LinkedIn, I have connection requests waiting for me. Some are from readers but most of them are from total strangers. They all say the exact same thing:
“I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”
It baffles me that everyone is not customizing their invitations. However, maybe your problem is not finding motivation—it is finding what to say.
Here are some templates for LinkedIn Invitations, so you will have the right words. Of course, you will need to adapt them to your own situation.