Procrastinate on Purpose

Learn How to Be A Multiplier

If you’ve tried all of the tips, tricks, tools, apps, checklists, planners and technology gimmicks to improve your productivity, you may wonder why it is that you still haven’t mastered your time.


“Creating the next level of results requires the next level of thinking.” –Rory Vaden


My friend Rory Vaden, cofounder of international company Southwestern Consulting, NYT bestselling author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success, says that:

  • Everything you know about time management is wrong.
  • The most productive people in the world do things differently.
  • We need to understand the emotional aspects of time management.
  • We need to learn how to multiply our time.
  • We need to learn how to procrastinate on purpose.

9780399170621His new book, Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time has just been released. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Rory to talk about his extensive research into time management.

If you want to be more productive, more effective, more impactful – and who doesn’t – Rory’s research will propel you along.


3 Types of Procrastination

1: Classic procrastination

2: Creative avoidance

3: Priority dilution


3 Types of Procrastination

Learn about the 3 different types of procrastination:

  1. Classic procrastination: Consciously delaying what you know you should be doing.
  2. Creative avoidance: Unconsciously filling the day with menial work or trivial work.
  3. Priority dilution: This one affects the chronic overachievers. People who have every desire to do well, but as they become more successful, they end up with more and more responsibility. The most significant priorities are not accomplished.

We all know that we have only 24 hours a day. But, Rory argues, the most successful people learn to focus on significance. They learn to create more time. As he says, “You multiply your time by giving yourself the permission to spend time on things today that create more time tomorrow.”

Some of My Favorite Rory Vaden Quotes


“Successful people think differently.” –Rory Vaden


“Creating the next level of results requires the next level of thinking.” –Rory Vaden


“There is no such thing as time management; there is only self-management.” –Rory Vaden


“Prioritizing does not create more time.” –Rory Vaden


“Time is not money. Time is worth way more than money.” –Rory Vaden


“Anything that wastes your time is a waste of your money.” –Rory Vaden


“Any level of skill is amplified by appropriate timing.” –Rory Vaden


“You are either consciously saying no to the things that don’t matter, or you are unconsciously saying no to the things that do.” –Rory Vaden


“You multiply your time by spending time on things today that will give you more time tomorrow.” –Rory Vaden


“Your problem is not that you are too busy; your problem is that you don’t own your situation.” –Rory Vaden



Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time


Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success



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