Just Shut up and Work!

One of the biggest reasons that I don’t get things done that I need to is that I procrastinate and put things off till they absolutely need to be done. This is something I’ve been trying to remedy to make things less stressful on myself. I was talking to John Chow the other day I was talking to him about this and he said, “Just shut up and work!”, good motivation right? But thinking about what he said it really dawned on me. Seriously just shut up and work!

My problem like I said was putting things off, but it also was distractions and just being plain lazy. If I was posting a review on ThinkComputers I would start it, take a break, work on it some more, and then take another break, then finally finish it. This is no way to do any type of work! I mean I am wasting A LOT of time taking breaks and not just getting the review done. If I just did the review all at once I would have it done and not have to worry about it later in the day and I could concentrate on other projects. So I will be adding this mentality to my daily work routine.

Believe me it’s nice being lazy and only doing what you have to, but that’s not how you make money. If someone tells you different they don’t know what they are talking about. Almost everyone who is successful on the internet puts in long hours, just look at Nate with his 16 hour days! Wish me luck in getting more done and working more efficiently!

  • That sounds like me, I got the same problem.

  • That is very true, you must stay focused. If you take breaks, it’s all over. I understand what you mean.


  • I think most work-at-home entrepreneurs suffer from this sense of procrastination. I think it’s a bit of a double-edged sword. You don’t want to work too much, because you’ll just get stressed out and suffer from burnout. At the same time, when you procrastinate and take breaks, there is an inevitable sense of guilt, because you know that you should be working, rather than playing Halo 3 or staring out the window.

    Taking breaks, like anything else, is best in moderation. If you don’t take any breaks, your health will surely suffer. If you take too many breaks, your work (and income) will suffer. It’s all about balance.

  • Leo

    That reminds me of when I was in school . . . so many years ago 🙁
    I would find anything to do besides my homework. My bed was always made, the laundry was always done and my room never looked cleaner. I even helped mom with the dishes.

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    I think You are doing a pretty good job with your blog. I feel it’s more of quality and not of quantity of hours spent at work. If you can give a concentrated few hours to your work with utmost quality then you are set.

  • I think this is a common problem with a lot of business owners. I definitely waste at least an hour a day checking email and my stats. Which I could find a way to ignore this impulse and focus on the 10,000 things I need to do.

    Anyway, I guess I should stop procrastinating and get back to work 🙂

  • I waste an hour sifting through spam 🙂

  • PhilipCrow

    HAHA, ya dude, breaks kill time and work flow. I honestly hate taking some breaks, I only try take them when I NEED to, and that’s when my work is affected badly by the fact that I’ve been at it so long, which takes many, many hours. Sometimes my only break is taking my headphones off, walk around the hallways at school for 30 secs, then back at it.

    Peace out dude