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Put Fire In Your Belly

Stop staring out the window, flipping channels or checking out E! Online. Here's how to get-and stay-motivated.

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This story appears in the April 2000 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

Some babies seem to come out of the womb with fire in their bellies while others are phlegmatic from the get-go. So if you're looking for ways to fire up, I suppose the best advice is, "Choose the right parents."

But what if you're not naturally driven? I reviewed my career-counseling notes on more than 1,400 clients to find the strategies that have worked best at lighting a fire under these procrastinating, unproductive small-business owners. There's no one size-fits-all cure. Looking back, it's clear that each procrastinator needs a personalized combination of one or more strategies. Here's a smorgasboard to choose from:

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