I just finished watching a new episode of Chef Robert Irvine’s show Restaurant Impossible on Food Network. The show has inspired a couple blogs in the past. Today, it has inspired yet another.
In this particular episode, titled “Whabah Steakhouse” Robert and his crew take on their biggest challenge yet. A restaurant with a 4,000 square-foot dining room, which happens to be roughly four times larger than their usual projects.
That’s not a daunting task at all, is it?! Especially with only two days to revitalize the establishment and relaunch it to the public!
One of the biggest problems in the restaurant was filth. Over time the cleaning regimen had been let go. Staff slacked on their duties. Leadership was seemingly non existent. Laziness took over. The result of this perfect storm of complacency was an overwhelming mess.
No one even knew where to begin. So they didn’t.
The entire first day for the staff and Restaurant Impossible crew was just spent cleaning.
As I watched the story unfold, it got me to thinking about certain aspects of my voice over business and the enemy of procrastination.
The Enemy Of Procrastination
If the Whabah staff had cleaned up every day after every shift they would’ve never found themselves facing the formidable task of cleaning a 4,000 square-foot restaurant from top to bottom all in one shot. For what it’s worth, the video shown of the condition of the dining room would’ve turned your stomach. It was no small task!
What are you procrastinating on in your voice over business? What is that project (or projects) you’ve been putting off?
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Why You Need To Get Started Today
Like cleaning years worth of dirt, filth and grime from a 4,000 square-foot dining room; the longer you put off your task, the larger it grows, the more overwhelming it becomes. Eventually, you’ll be just like the Whabah staff. You won’t even know where to begin.
Begin today. With even a single step.
Break that task down into smaller bite-sized chunks. A few minutes here, an hour or two there. Before long, you’ll notice progress and that progress will give you hope. It will re-invogorate you. Goliath will fall.
Is it your bookwork? Your marketing? Your website? A new demo? Whatever it is you’ve been putting off, today is the day to get started.
You can do it!