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On Procrastination

Notes from a Client Session

The Presenting Problem

My client has been considering a major employment shift. He’s age 30, and this idea had been bouncing around “in the back of his mind” for about a year now. He’s well employed currently in the manufacturing sector, but is now attracted to a more entrepreneurial environment. His domestic environment is stable, married, with a 2y old daughter.

Together, over the past few months, we’ve considered and strategized the timing and process of such a transition. And from a psychological perspective we’ve considered and dealt with a usual list of issues and obstacles.
- family support and considerations.
- current and history of work satisfaction.
- psychological considerations.
- success and failure patterns.
- family history and patterns.
- wealth management history.

Then, all at once, the other day, he told me needed to deal with a problem of procrastination. There was one rather major step in his self-schooling and transition process that he just stubbornly resisted. Nor had he any ‘understanding’ why.

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