Slow Progress Isn’t a Sign of Failure SL024

Slow Progress Isn't Failure - podcast episode 24

I admit to going on a tangent in this one, but the overall message is pretty clear (hopefully): Slow progress isn’t a sign of failure. No shame if you’re moving at the speed of a sloth, y’all.

In this episode:

  • This week’s episode is brought to you by QuickBooks Self Employed.
  • The overnight success probably worked for 10 years in obscurity before getting “found.”
  • Some people write thousands of words a day and some write dozens.
  • Believing you’re not doing enough can stop you in your tracks and make you think, “Why bother?’.
  • Mentally berating yourself for not writing or creating all the time often leads to feelings of guilt, then stress, and then procrastination.
  • Overcoming those feelings takes time and a lot of mental effort:
    • Forgive yourself for any perceived failings
    • Recognize that you don’t have to create the way others create
    • Commit to what you know you can do — 30 minutes a day, every other day, or once a week
    • Small victories can give you the momentum you need to do more.

Links from the show:

Mischa Eliot

The Compare and Contrast Thing We All Do (episode #5)

Mel Robbins on YouTube

QuickBooks Self Employed (affiliate link — get 50 percent off the price for a year)

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Loving BDSM

Masturbation Monday

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Kayla Lords

I am an erotic author, sex blogger, podcaster, freelance writer, an opinionated marketer, and a speaker with a focus on BDSM and D/s. Here at The Smutlancer, I help people who want to create content or products about sex get paid to do it. I'm sharing what I've learned as a freelancer and a sex blogger to build a career. You can find me online sharing my innermost sexual thoughts and experiences and helping kinksters have healthy BDSM relationships. I'm also a masochistic babygirl submissive with an amazing and sadistic Daddy Dom and business partner, John Brownstone.


  • Dougie

    Reply Reply July 12, 2018

    wow, that was the best 30 mins I spent in a long time so thank you for that.

    I mainly like how you spoke from experience. When talking about procrastination that you used real-life examples such as not having your phone on your desk. Also how procrastination was stress related which I can see.

    I have certainly learnt something, and I am completely the same. As I am new writing and coming up with titles for new posts is one thing but then writing them is a whole different level. Where I also find other things to do to stop myself from doing it.

    So I have now set time aside purposely to do all those things and then sit down and write (As you said that is what a first draft is for!) and then I can cross it off my life. Just a small win.

    Thank you again. Listening to your podcast and I will be listening to more I don’t think it will take you much longer to be “Discovered.”

    • Kayla Lords

      Reply Reply July 12, 2018

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it and that you found it relatable. Those small wins add up and help create other small wins — I see that in my own work life now, too.

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