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Sarah's Update

WLO Coaching Success!


Business is booming at Work Life Organization. I have reached my Coaching Client goals two months ahead of schedule! I am now spending two full days in Asheville and considering adding another day to meet the needs of my clients.

Most of my clients have ambitions to grow their business. They are often going through a major transition in their lives. I am honored to be a sounding board for their dreams and brainstorming their path to success.

While most of my clients are local, I do provide coaching via phone. If this interests you, I offer complimentary consultations. Email me if you want to get started.

Organization Tips

The Many Faces of Procrastination


Procrastination is our favorite excuse. Miss a deadline and everyone will understand because they have done it themselves. Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby said, "Procrastination is hands down our favorite form of self-sabotage." In fact, some people wear their procrastination like a badge as if they were proud of their inability to deliver on their promises.

According to Napoleon Hill, "Procrastination is the habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday." And like most habits, there are times when we knowingly procrastinate and other times when we are doing it unconsciously. So here are the many faces of procrastination. Which one is your favorite?

  • I'm too busy! - Where you sound important to avoid doing what is really important.

  • I'm just waiting for the right time. - Also known as the planetary alignment requirement

  • I need to clean my desk. - The sudden urge to do something ordinary instead of something extraordinary.

  • I don't know where to start! - Using the All or Nothing requirement.

  • If I can't do it right, I won't do it at all. - Hiding behind Perfectionism.

The damage of procrastination to your self-esteem and your integrity are huge. Look at the regrets in your life and procrastination probably played a key part. It may seem silly, but I still feel ashamed for flubbing my part of a college writing class presentation on the Lord of the Rings due to procrastination. Ironically, one of my favorite procrastination quotes is: "It is the job that is never started that takes the longest to finish." by J. R. Tolkien.

It is sad when doing the right thing, doing it on time or being your word is actually a surprise. What separates the great people in history from everyone else? They overcame procrastination to achieve their dreams. We need to recognize the many faces of procrastination so we can instead create a new habit of accomplishment. I hope you will draw inspiration from Martin Luther King, Jr. where, "You don't have to see the whole staircase to take the first step."

About Sarah

Sarah Kirkish

Sarah Kirkish is a Certified Life Coach and Professional Organizer with over 18 years of corporate project management experience. She understands the needs of both business and technical professionals with her background in engineering and business. Sarah brings a straightforward approach to hold her clients accountable, keep them focused and guide them to measurable success towards their personal goals.

I conduct organizational coaching by phone or in person. My goal is to help busy professionals simplify their lives from the inside out. The solution is usually somewhere in between, let's find it together!
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