Episode 207: Not Today Satan! Sloth [7 Deadly Sins]

My arms look like Popeye has had a fight with a bulldozer and once again, I'm wearing an emergency hat. That takes longer than it should. When Joe and I finally get to the point, you'll discover how sloth can prevent you from writing your book, why it's not your fault, and 3 cool things you can do to make sure you get started. Note: if you're listening to this with your kids, you may end up explaining long words to them that make you feel uncomfortable. Blame Joe.

Key Points

  • [3:10] Vicky is in a lot of pain today because she was trying to do a new trapeze move.
  • [11:15] Let’s talk about sloth!
  • [12:45] What is the definition of sloth?
  • [14:05] Everything has survived and reproduced to produce us. That’s amazing!
  • [15:50] Vicky at one point thought she was having bouts of laziness, but it wasn’t. It was genuine depression.
  • [17:30] Joe has a system for dealing with things he doesn’t want to deal with.
  • [21:25] We plan to do good work, but for some reason ’emergencies’ crop up that make you not do the work.
  • [27:40] Why is everyone hoarding toilet paper?
  • [28:55] Vicky has three ways you can de-sloth yourself!
  • [31:20] When Vicky procrastinates, she gets really anxious.
  • [36:15] Schedule time in your calendar to do basic tasks like laundry.
  • [37:15] Next week’s sin is Lust!! 

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About Vicky...

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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