GTDF. Huh? Yeah, find out what it means

I went to a seminar yesterday by James Malinchak. He’s a motivational speaker and was on ABC’s Secret Millionaire.

I didn’t know what to expect going into the event because I was invited by a friend.

During the seminar he said one thing to me that really made me think.


This stands for Get Things Done Fast.

“Get Things Done Fast?”, I thought. “Why do we need to get things done fast?” “Doesn’t the tortoise beat the hare by going slow and taking his time?”

As I pondered this, I realized what he was saying.

He was saying that we paralyze ourselves by not taking action and moving forward.

I have a perfectionist issue.

I don’t want to send anything out into the world with out it being properly done, thought out, etc.

But sometimes this backfires on me.


Because I have a tendency to hold on to things too long. I am afraid to let go of my projects out of fear of rejection.

But this fear keeps me small.

It prevents me from learning from my mistakes because frankly, I don’t want to make mistakes, that’s why I’m a perfectionist.

I don’t want people to tell me I’m not good enough or that my work stinks.

Without that rejection though, I won’t be able to grow.

A real dilema in my opinion.

So, what do I do?

Am I willing to take a risk or not?

The more he spoke, the more I realized that I need to follow GTDF.

Because it pushes me to move forward. In essence, it’s lighting a fire beneath me and giving me a sense of urgency. It’s removing my perfectionist tendency.

No more holding back now. Only moving forward and GTDF. What about you? Do you hold back? Are you a perfectionist too? Let us know by commenting below!


Inspiring quotes:

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. – Thomas Jefferson

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. – Tony Robbins

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. – Mark Twain


This week…Practice GTDF

Is there something you’ve been wanting to do, but haven’t yet?

Go for it!

Don’t hold back!

See how far you can go!

About the JOY Coach

Minling Chuang

Minling is the founder of {the JOY depot} and is on a mission to help new entrepreneurs start their dream business. She spent many years working on branding strategies for top brands like Lean Cuisine & Nestle Toll House and launching multimillion dollar products. Now Minling's passion is to help people create profitable businesses they love! She is also a Kundalini Yoga teacher in Venice, CA. Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. And if you want to start your own business, book a clarity session with Minling.

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