Overcoming Procrastination

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Welcome to the Manchester Enterprise Group newsletter, brought to you by our copywriting agency, Making You Content.

The Out Of Office emails have vanished. The phones are ringing again. The business owners are back. 

Following a peaceful summer, MEG is set to enjoy an invigorating lease of life from 13th September as we host a big Visitors’ Day. We’re encouraging members to invite as many people as possible, so we can pack out Cloud 23 and enjoy our busiest meeting yet. 

If you’ve just returned from holiday and you’re playing catch-up with a coffee in hand, our latest newsletter should get you up to speed on what’s been happening at MEG – as well as what’s coming up during September. 

The Theme: Overcoming Procrastination

Performance psychologist Stuart Holliday kicked off our past two meetings with some thoughts about procrastination and how to pull yourself out of a rut.

As human beings, it’s in our emotional nature to put things off – especially tasks that we don’t enjoy as much as others. As Stu explained, overcoming the urge to defer jobs is more about managing emotions than time.

By using tools like meditation to ‘dampen down’ the part of the brain that causes us to feel emotionally overwhelmed, as well as deadline-setting tools, we can begin to break negative cycles. This can drive motivation to get started on one task, which often leads to further task completion and helps us to overcome procrastination.

The Guests

It was great to see a number of guests at MEG this week, all of whom we hope to see again at Visitors’ Day next week. 

  • Warren Williams – Didia
  • Des – Photographer
  • Tom – Copywriter
  • Nicki – Digital Marketing
  • Margaret – Subbing in for Paul from IP-EX

Thanks to all for coming down!

The Events

We like to share details of local events that might involve, or be useful to, our networking group. In this section, you can discover more about the best business meetings in Manchester and find out where our members are in action outside MEG. 

IP-EX First Birthday Party

Thursday 27th September 2018

20 Stories, No. 1 Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3EB

MEG member Paul Sherlock and his IP-EX colleagues will be celebrating their first anniversary this September – and everyone is invited! 

The celebrations will take place from 5pm to 8pm at the fantastic 20 Stories restaurant in Manchester. It’s free to attend and all you need to do is show up on the door. 

For more information, get in touch with Paul at paul@ip-ex.com. 

Get Control And Grow Your Business

Friday 21st September 2018

The Studio, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN

Later this month, Mark Carnighan and Phil Greenwood will be delivering a two-and-a-half-hour seminar for business owners on how to:

  • Gain control of business operations and finances
  • Manage staff more efficiently and effectively to increase motivation
  • Implement processes to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction
  • Identify business differentiation and grow your sales and margins
  • Automate, control and manage finances efficiently
  • Build a business that can grow and operate without you

Attendees are also invited to exclusive in-depth workshops free of charge. These will focus on specific areas of interest including Growing Sales & Profits and Employee Engagement. 

Learn more information and grab your tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-control-grow-your-business-tickets-49386368959

Manchester Cares Great Run

Sunday 14th October 2018

Chester Road, Manchester

As part of their mission to tackle loneliness and isolation across the city, Manchester Cares are entering a team to run the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 14th October 2018. 

The charity is actively looking for brave volunteers to complete the 13.1-mile track and raise money for a great cause in the process. There’s no registration fee to enter, and the minimum fundraising target is just £250.

AudPro’s Steve Neil is already signed on to race! Get in touch with Alex Khanyaghma on alex.khanyaghma@manchestercares.org.uk for more details on how to join him. 

Joining MEG

It’s currently free to join MEG; once 25 members are signed up, a joining fee of £195 will apply. It costs £55 per month to remain a member, which entitles you to:

  • Weekly breakfast meetings at Cloud 23
  • Opportunities to engage with a diverse mix of fast-growing businesses
  • Fantastic views of Manchester city
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bacon, sausage, and egg rolls
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, juice, and water

Our Values Are:

  • Commit
  • Collaborate
  • Cultivate

Our Purpose Is:

To create a tight-knit network of likeminded businesspeople that consistently creates new opportunities for everyone.



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