Frequently Asked Questions
If I’m procrastinating on something, does that mean that deep down I don’t want to do it?
Possibly, yes! That’s why it’s important to know what’s important to you, and not just pursue goals that have been handed to you.
On the other hand, we can sincerely want something but fail to work on it, for reasons such as inner conflict, lack of clarity, or lack of an effective strategy.
Does procrastinating mean that I’m just lazy?
No! (And to be honest, procrastination can be harder and more stressful than doing the work.) Procrastination is about misdirected energy and attention, and that misdirection can happen in many different ways.
“Lazy” is not a useful concept, and it’s not how we frame things when you work with me.
How can you help me?
I will help you identify what’s blocking you from achieving what you want, and strategies for getting unblocked.
It’s up to you to do the meaningful work. It’s up to us, working together, to make success as easy as possible for you.
Why should I work with you rather than someone else?
I bring life experience, coaching experience, evidence-based practice and creative solutions to help you find a way forward. I don’t offer a one-size-fits-all solution. The reasons for procrastination are varied, and so are the strategies we will use to help you create a better life.
I start with listening, exploring, and with approaches that have worked for clients in similar situations. And we’ll stay curious.
Does that mean you should work with me? It’s for you to decide if I’m the right coach for you. You may wish to try a single session first before committing.
I want you to succeed. If you will benefit more from working with someone else, do that, and if you’ll benefit more from working with me, do that.
How do you come to be coaching people to beat procrastination? Are you a naturally well-organised, efficient person, or is this something you struggled with yourself?
It’s definitely something I’ve struggled with myself, in a big way! The difference is that now I have a toolset to understand what’s happening, find focus and turn things around. I’m still working on myself and always will be, while I live.
Is your name really Chris “Waterguy”?
Yes and no. My name is Chris Watkins, but a lot of people (in real life and online) know me as Chris Waterguy. This avoids confusion with the many other Chris Watkinses out there, and people remember it more easily.
I was looking for a unique online name for a sustainability project I worked with. A colleague suggested changing the “Wat” in my name to “Water” to reflect my love of swimming and the ocean, and my background in water engineering.
Do you do speaking engagements?
Yes – please contact me with details.