How do you get started on planning a renovation or building project?
And how do you avoid procrastinating for so long that you never actually get started?
I love this quote by Christopher Parker … “Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”
We can, and often do, dress up procrastination as ‘planning’. And often what it actually is instead fear, confusion and overwhelm.
So, my aim with this episode is to help you recognise if you’re procrastinating. And to help you move instead into PREPARING and PLANNING your project.
In this episode, I show you how you can tell the difference between preparing and procrastinating …
- I share with you how “preparing” feels …
- and then what can go wrong and might make you slip into procrastination …
- and then how to get it right so you can be productive with your time …
- and some key action tips you can put in place now to get prepared for your reno or building project.
Now, if you’re in the UA Community, it’s generally because:
- You’re super invested in getting a great outcome for your new or renovated home
- You’re aware that there’s a bunch of stuff you don’t know, and you’re worried about what that gap in knowledge might cost you extra in time, money and stress
- You feel there’s so much at stake, and you’re navigating this unknown territory with nerves and concerns.
- It seems that the more you find out, the more you realise you don’t know.
- You want to be involved in your project, and have a voice in the process, and so you’re seeking to equip yourself with the know-how, tools, tips and strategies to do this
Ultimately, you don’t want to be another disaster story.
And you don’t have to be – and that’s why both you and I are here.
Undercover Architect is all about helping you avoid the mistakes and heartache that many deal with renovating and building. So you can skill yourself up in what you need to know to make your home great, and have a successful project.
You still haven’t started your project, have you?
So let’s talk about what’s might be holding you back. And how you can switch that around so renovating or building your home doesn’t only become a possibility … It actually becomes an achievable dream that you can stop delaying, and start doing sooner.
Here’s 4 ACTION STEPS for you if you’re thinking about ‘preparing’ for your reno or new build this holiday break … and want to make sure you don’t end up procrastinating!
- Think about your main goals for your project. In the very first Episode of the “Get it Right” podcast, I shared strategy to help you do this, so head back and have a listen to it.
- Create for yourself a weekly task list for things to explore, and a place to collect your findings. It may be as simple as “this week is master bedrooms”, or “this week is kitchens”.
- Only pin / collect / look at anything to do with that weekly task. Limit yourself to 20 pins in any one collection. If you start pinning more, get rid of something else. This may hurt!
- Always add a specific note to your pin to remind yourself later when you come back to look at it (because if you’re like me, you’ll forget why you pinned it!)
Once you’ve created a much clearer means to communicate your ideas, dreams and aspirations to those you’re going to get help from, you can move into planning your project. This is the next phase in you getting ready to renovate or build your home.
Sound good? I think so too … Listen to the podcast now.
Further reading and listening for you:
What to do if you realise your budget is unrealistic >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/budget-is-unrealistic-for-project/
Champagne tastes on a beer budget? This one will help >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/how-to-be-inspired-by-design-on-any-budget/
More links in this post about preparing for your project >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/how-to-prepare-for-renovating-or-building-your-home/
This post will help stay on track for your reno or new home >>> https://undercoverarchitect.com/how-to-stay-on-track-in-your-renovation-or-build/
Your Secret Ally,
Amelia Lee, UA x