Structured Procrastination

My new favourite phrase is ‘structured procrastination‘.

I’ve been gathering tidbits of information and saving scraps from around the edges of the web for years, but really got into high gear recently on thinking what to do with all this stuff. The push to finally tame my Evernote and Pocket collection of clippings came from Michael Hyatt who blogs on

Now, I won’t tell you that I have not spent a few hours listening to his podcasts recently when I should have been focussing on something else. What I will say to you is that his clear, step-by-step approach to topics around ‘Intentional Leadership’ has helped me start to bring order to my personal collection of ideas. It has also resulted in this blog being set up according to the easy directions he provides freely on his site.

I encourage you to fully use the information he makes available, and grasp the opportunity that it creates to articulate your passions and interests. Whats holding you back? What works for you? I’d love to know so please take a moment to comment.

I live in the Cayman Islands and I'm married to Christina. We have two incredible children, Ryan, attending Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and Taylor, attending Trinity College School, in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. I own several businesses in Cayman. My list of 'pasts' include past chairman of the Cayman Islands Special Economic Zone Authority, past president of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, and past president of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce.

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2 thoughts on “Structured Procrastination

  1. David, great to see you putting your thoughts down and sharing them. Giving structure to your procrastination, if you will.

    As you know, I started my own blogging a bit over three years ago, with no idea of where that journey would take me. It certainly opened new spaces.

    I’ve always enjoyed and benefitted from listening to your ideas and information you have gathered, I know many others will now you have created this channel. I really look forward to seeing what is next, and have subscribed to receive your future musings. Oh, I am sure they will be anything but mundane, perhaps change the title to something less self-deprecating ?

    Now, the phrase “thought leadership” comes to mind, but my next thought was around the three types of leadership styles that we work with at Shirlaws. Many of us are a mix of the three, but I wonder which you feel is strongest in you ? :
    – Entrepreneurs : seek change and exploit it
    – Leaders : take us into new territory
    – Managers : drive out the value

    • Thanks, Tom, for your feedback. I really value it as I get going. I have tried to figure things out by reading the work of bloggers that I admire as well as the feedback I have had over the years from friends and associates. Please keep commenting, and encourage others to do so also. Its the only way I can know what resonates people who have taken the time to subscribe to my blog. I am giving some thought to the blog title as it does not really capture what I want to write on which can be articulated more accurately as observations on life, leadership, productivity and procrastination.