What might happen if…

November 13, 2014 by  

I’ve been writing about Procrastination quite a bit for the last several months, and that’s because it’s such a common issue.  It isn’t always at the top of the list of things clients want to work on, but the majority of the time, it’s on there.

Back in March I did a piece on what people fear or imagine they will or might lose if they make a certain choice or take a certain action, and that resonated with a number of you.

What might happen if…?
Just as common is fearing what will or might happen if you make a choice or commit to an action regarding something.  For example, fearing or imagining what people will or might say or the ways in which they could judge you, is enough to derail even modest intentions and goals.

Rather than have to deal with what you fear and imagine will or might happen, your subconscious puts on the breaks and simply doesn’t allow you to move forward.

We call this Procrastination, but as you’ve read quite a few times before, procrastinating is merely the symptom, not the root cause of difficulty achieving that which you desire.

Procrastination: What will or might happen


Kate had what she believed was a very viable idea for a new business.  She had a “real job” (most of you are self-employed and understand what I mean!) that was related to the business she wanted to start, in fact, it was a niche her current employer wasn’t serving.

As a matter of fact, it was too small a niche for that company to bother with, but it was perfect for an entrepreneur who understood the market, didn’t have huge numbers to reach every quarter, or stockholders to worry about.

“Yes, but…”
She’d done the research, had spoken with a number of her colleagues about it who believed she was right on the money, and even had a few people who were willing to invest to get her started.

The problem was, there was always a “reason” not to move ahead and she’d begun doubting herself in terms of being able to pull it off as well as second-guessing the viability of the idea itself.


The more pressure she felt from friends, family, colleagues and investors, the more paralyzed she became.  Every piece of news about the stock market or the economy generated more “reasons” to put off making a move.

It was actually a friend whose husband had offered to be an investor who referred her to me.  He was a very successful and savvy businessman, and the fact that he saw enough merit in the idea to lend Kate the money was an excellent sign that this niche had an excellent chance of succeeding.


Aside from the predictable fears about how would she survive if the business didn’t take off (in spite of the fact that she was very employable and unlikely to have difficulty finding another “real job” if things didn’t’ work out), underneath it all was the fear that if it did turn out to be a big success, she wouldn’t be able to handle it.

She’d be able to manage everything herself at the beginning, but couldn’t wrap her head around what would have to be done once that was no longer possible.  She couldn’t articulate what she imagined or feared what would or might happen, and roadblocks “protected” her from having to find out.


Removing Kate’s roadblocks proved to be pretty easy, she was what I call a hyper-responder.  After only one session she found herself making concrete plans, followed up by the choices and actions that turned them into reality.  Her fears and concerns melted away, which allowed energy and enthusiasm to propel her forward and accomplish the myriad things that needed to be done before launching the business.

She ended up becoming a coaching client as well, because while she knew what she wanted the end result to be, had never been in a start-up situation before and really didn’t know or understand what to do to create a successful business.


Do you find yourself coming up with “reasons” not to pursue your goals and dreams?  Maybe your goal is something as personal as cleaning up the clutter in your home or sticking to an exercise program.  Or it could be creating or updating a program, product or service for your business.

If you find you have difficulty focusing on the task at hand because distractions take up too much of your time or you’re unable to complete a business or personal goal that’s important to you and you don’t understand why, you have roadblocks that are literally blocking your ability to do what you need to do to accomplish what you desire to accomplish.


There are seven and a half weeks until the New Year begins – are you ready to take 2015 by storm or is next year going to be all too similar to this year, and 2014 hasn’t been so great?

The phrases “getting out of your own way” and “being your own worst enemy” actually refer to roadblocks that are holding you back from accomplishing your goals; doing what you need to do and being who you need to be to get to where you want to go; and are literally undermining you from building and having a happy, successful and satisfying life.


“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”  If you’ve been struggling, wondering why your life isn’t moving forward the way you’d hoped, planned or ever wanted, you CAN do something about it.

There is a solution, you just have to make the choice to use it.

Think about how great you’re going to feel when you get up every morning and find it easy and effortless to do whatever needs to be accomplished that day. Think about that for a minute.  You’ll just do it!  Because you want to do it.

The sooner you remove the roadblocks, the sooner this will be your reality.

And it couldn’t be easier, all you have to do is sit quietly on the phone, without multi-tasking, for an hour or so 2-3 times a month.  That’s it.  It’s that simple.

Here’s how
Go to the Roadblock Removal website right now, and take a look at the About page to learn more about the process.  Wander around the site some more if you wish.

Then click on the link in one of the boxes on the home page that seems to best fit your issue, and you’ll discover even more.  And if none of them are on target, not to worry, there was only so much room and I chose the most common issues.  At the end of each page, choose the number of sessions that works best for you.


You CAN do what you want to do, have what you want to have,  and be who you want to be once you get rid of the blocks standing in your way.  And if you don’t notice results after the fourth session, I’ll give you all your money back – guaranteed.

If you have any questions, email me at sydney [@] sydneybarrows.com and we’ll schedule a complimentary call so you can describe your situation to me, and I’ll tell you how we’ll go about resolving it.

Wishing you happiness, prosperity and abundance in all things,





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