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As I read about the caravan moving through Central America and then onto Mexico several thoughts crossed my mind.  Who are these people?  How are they able to make the long journey, and what will happen when they get here?  Alas, over the weekend the last question was answered as we saw members of the caravan attempting to enter the US illegally by scaling the border wall.  Those that successfully made it to the other side were immediately arrested and will now await deportation; however, they are still legally eligible to apply for asylum.  Unfortunately, the others were repelled back through tear gas.  The scene was unpleasant no matter where you stand on immigration.

After witnessing this series of events, I asked myself, “How does this happen and why don’t we have an immigration policy?”  For those that truly want to solve the problem, it comes down to one simple thought: politicians are procrastinating.  All of us tend to procrastinate in one way or another.  In some cases, procrastination might be a good thing.  For example, if I want to buy a car, by procrastinating on my purchase I might do more research and learn of a better car.  However, over time procrastination can lead to anxiety, fear, and even depression, which can ultimately make you incapable of making any decision.

As I meet with clients, I realize that most are unknowingly suffering from procrastination.  A simple start to eliminating procrastination in your life is to recognize three tasks each night that you are delaying and choose to resolve them the next day. At Sumus, we help you unlock your tendency to procrastinate and allow you to move your business forward.  Contact us today to learn more.

Jim Baker

Jim Baker

Sumus was founded by Jim Baker, an entrepreneur with 27 years’ experience bootstrapping and growing his business organically and through acquisition, to share his experience by providing advisory services around Board representation, Organization and Branding Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Value enhancement and Exit strategy.