President’s Post: How to Subdue the Procrastination Beast

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April 2012
by Florrie Binford Kichler, President, IBPA

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One of my all-time favorite New Yorker cartoons features a businessman standing behind his desk. He’s holding a phone to his ear, and the caption reads, “No, Tuesday’s no good for me. How about never, is never good for you?”

To “shilly-shally, drag one’s heels, postpone doing what one should be doing” are just a few of the definitions of the universal nemesis known as procrastination. New Yorker cartoon businessmen, publishers, authors, trade association presidents—I defy you to find a human on the planet who hasn’t “stalled, or dilly-dallied” when it comes to accomplishing a work-related task. Case in point (they say confession is good for the soul): I wrote only 73 words of this column before I got up to get some coffee and look out the window….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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