Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Get Out of My Way, I Have Work to Do

Filed under: Motivation,Work — by at 8:16 pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2009

With this blog being more than 2.5 years old, I figured it was time to add a “Services” page to let readers know what I do when I’m not here blogging. Adding a “Services” page is something I’ve often considered over the past 2.5 years. I mean, how can people hire me if they don’t know the kind of work I do? It only makes sense, right?

But, I wasn’t sure how to write one, even after exploring other people’s pages. How do I lay it out? What should I include? How do I make it sound appealing? How do I make my “Services” page about the reader rather than about me? After all, that is what social media is about.

Well, today was the day to write “Work with Glenda”, or, at least, draft it. Some ideas had been bouncing around in my head for a few days. Getting those ideas out and on my blog would be a start. From there, the words and layout could be a massaged and perfected. Something would be better than nothing!

Besides, writing “Work with Glenda” today was more appealing than doing the quarterly GST (Goods & Sales Tax) or getting organized enough to begin tackling income tax (thank goodness we don’t owe!).

But, rather sitting down and doing the task at hand, I frittered away the afternoon. I got in my own way of getting the job done! And now I am writing this post instead of writing what I ought to be.

At times I am my biggest barrier to getting stuff done. I get in my own way. I can only imagine how much I could get done if I just did it!

Anyone else know what I’m talking about? 😉

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Comment by Suzie Cheel

July 14, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

must have been in the same space☹ I know when i stop blocking me I can achieve miracles. Thanks for sharing

Comment by Glenda

July 14, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

Thanks Suzie,

I wonder what causes us to get in our own way. If we could figure out that and deal with it, imagine the potential we could untap!

Comment by John Haydon

July 15, 2009 @ 3:29 am


It sounds like writing the services page is “essential” work for you – something you’ve put off (for one reason or another) for 2.5 years! I sometimes find myself doing the same thing.

There’s a huge payoff in not doing the work that will propel my life forward:

I can’t fail.

If I never put myself out there, I’ll never risk failure – so not doing anything is pretty safe.

@suzemuse wrote a post called “Want Real Success? Then Get to Real Work.”

Real Work

Building relationships
Planning. Creating. Delivering. (These three go together. Always.)
Building Trust
Maintaining Trust
Thinking about what’s possible.
Negotiating contracts

Take care!


Comment by Robert Hruzek

July 15, 2009 @ 5:41 am

Why no, Glenda; that NEVER happens to me! (rolls eyes) Gee, if we could figure out a cure for this, we’d be gazillionaires!

Truthfully, the only way I’ve ever figured out how to motivate myself to do something, er, “less than fun” is to visualize the end state, y’know? Now THAT’S a fun thought! Sometimes ya just hafta step in the puddles to get across the street, y’know?


Comment by Douglas T

July 15, 2009 @ 11:30 am

Some days it feels like getting in my own way is all I’m doing.

Comment by Glenda

July 15, 2009 @ 11:45 am

John, thanks for the link to Suzemuse’s post. It’s definitely food for thought and provides a good checklist for determining if I’m doing real or fake work.

Robert, very true. Tho playing in the puddles can be the “funnest” part, so much so that I forget where I was going!

Douglas, have you discovered any tricks for getting out of your way?

Off to take another stab at writing “Work for Glenda”. My goal is to have something up by the day’s end, even if it isn’t perfect. You’re welcome to hold me to that!

Comment by John Haydon

July 15, 2009 @ 1:22 pm

You are very welcome, Glenda!

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