Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians. He is also a co-author of the idea and script “Seinfeld”, a multi-part comedy series, which received many awards. According to some records, the income level of Seinfeld reached a maximum in 1998 and was equal to $ 267 million. 10 years later in 2008, Seinfeld earned a profit of around sum of $ 85 million.
However, most of all in the career of Seinfeld, are not impressions, not earnings or success moments, but an unusual systematic and consistent in everything. Jerry Seinfeld constantly applies the methods that most of us would like to bring to our daily work.
What strategy does Jerry Seinfeld follow in the fight against the desire to postpone for later and how does he manage to do a good job? What does he do for this every day, what other people do not want to do?
There is no exact information about all his strategies, but recently in a magazine article one secret was revealed, through which Seinfeld managed to be incredibly productive, show excellent results and act systematically. What does he do for this and how can you apply the “Strategy of Seinfeld’s” in order to overcome procrastination?
“The strategy of Seinfeld”
Brad Isaac was a young comedian who began his career in the comic genre. One night he was at the club where Jerry Seinfeld performed. Isaac asked him how he can be a good comedian. He said that in order to become the best humorist, you need to invent the best jokes, and in order to come up with the best jokes, you need to write every day.
He told Isaac to take a large wall calendar on which the whole year is placed on one page, and then hang it on a prominent place on the wall. Then, he asked him to mark with a red marker only those days when the task was done to write texts.
You can adapt this idea in real life. If you follow this strategy, in a few days, you will have a certain chain. Continue to celebrate the days, and the chain of accomplishments will grow. The main thing is not to break it and regularly write texts every day.
As you can see, Seinfeld did not say a word about the results. It does not matter whether he has the motivation or not. It does not matter whether he writes good jokes or not. It does not matter if it’s what it works on, whether it’s in the show or not. The main thing that matters is “do not break the chain”. And this is one of the simple secrets of the extraordinary productivity and concentration in the work of Seinfeld.
How to stop procrastinating?
Leaders in their field – athletes, musicians, leaders, artists – they are all more consistent in their work than their competitors. They work productively and stand out among others, while all the others get stuck in the routine of everyday affairs and cannot win in the constant struggle between motivation and the desire to put everything back for later.
While most people lose motivation and “go off the track” after an unsuccessful game, a bad workout, or just an unsuccessful working day, the leaders will engage in the usual business the day after the failure.
The strategy of Seinfeld works precisely because it helps to divert attention from each individual action and focus on the process as a whole. It’s not about how you feel that you were inspired or how you worked perfectly on some day. The most important thing is not to break the chain. The most important thing that you need to do if you want to follow this strategy is to hang the calendar in a prominent place and start building your chain.