I wrote this post a while ago entitled ‘Successful people finish stuff‘ 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!)
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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.
Kirsty Dunphey is the youngest ever Australian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year, author of two books and a passionate entrepreneur who started her first business at age 15 and opened her own real estate agency at 21.