I wrote this post a while ago entitled Successful people finish stuff (http://blog.kirstydunphey.com/2012/10/successful-people-finish-stuff.html) and it reminded me when I was doing a speech last week of my all time favourite technique for making myself (or anyone!) finish “stuff”.
So… here’s the steps:
1. Figure out what you need to finish (or start and finish!)
2. Grab your credit card
3. Find a trusted friend (and by trusted, I mean someone who will be mean to you if it’s for your own good).
4. Write down on a piece of paper the following:
I <<insert your own name>> need to complete <<put in here the specific task you need to finish>> by <<insert date>>. If I do not I hereby give permission for <<insert trusted advisor’s name>> to take my credit card details listed below and buy <<insert the name of someone you don’t like or an organisation or political party you don’t like>> something fabulous to the value of <<insert a dollar amount that makes you squirm>>.
And voila – provided your task is possible, so it shall be done.