Your Perfect Semester
How to beat procrastination once and for all, without giving up Netflix
Does this sound familiar...
When you get home you’re too exhausted for anything but couch time and another episode of your latest Netflix obsession. But you never enjoy it - procrastination is the bane of your existence and you’re drowning in guilt.
You’ve always got a self-improvement project on the go but you never seem to change. You can’t shake the nagging feeling that you should be doing better and there's one big problem:
No matter how many planners you fill out, you can’t stop procrastinating.
Even though you love planning, you feel so overwhelmed and anxious that you waste most of your time. And you always regret it later.
You have a mountain of tasks to complete and you struggle to balance all of your schoolwork with your job, social life, extracurriculars, family time, fitness and the alone time an introvert needs (without feeling guilty AF). There's never enough time to get everything done.
You work well under pressure but you burn yourself out every semester. And to top it all off, it feels like you’re the only one who's struggling.
I know exactly what it feels like...
I used to be just like you.
In 2015, I did what smart girls do and graduated from the best school in my state with a law degree, a finance degree, a diploma of French and... a world class procrastination habit.
As a student, I was the epitome of a high-achieving procrastinator.
After proving myself in my first semester, my motivation fell of a cliff. I procrastinated and left all my study until the last minute so that a low grade could be explained by my lack of study, rather than my lack of intelligence.
I did well at school and worked really well under pressure, so it wasn't like I was flunking out. The only downside was the stress. And the guilt. And the overwhelm. And the anxiety. And the burnout.
Unfortunately, my procrastination habit didn't disappear on graduation day and clean slate that I'd been longing for didn't materialise. And it didn't take long before it became blatantly obvious that the procrastination habit that saw me through school wasn’t going to see me through life.
Without clear deadlines and direction, I was completely and utterly lost. I was dependent on waves of motivation that were far and few between. I was anxious I wasn’t doing enough. And I felt ashamed...
If I was so smart, why couldn't I stop procrastinating?
Procrastination was sabotaging my blog and I was desperate to beat it, but I had no idea how. I felt helpless to my actions and didn’t know where to turn for help - I’d already tried every strategy on Pinterest. I’d abandoned every paper planner I bought. And most of my friends were procrastinators too (and the few who weren’t just didn’t ‘get’ me).
Still, I was determined. I knew I was capable of so much more and I was tired of playing small. Even though I hated attention, I wanted to be noticed.
I researched everything I could about beating procrastination, but I couldn’t find anyone who ‘got’ me (INFJ is the rarest personality type after all!) so I had to piece it all together myself.
It took me two years to figure out how to beat procrastination and I made ALL the classic mistakes along the way.
But then I figured it out, I completely stopped procrastinating and I was shocked - it wasn't even that hard!
The mountain of tasks that were once a struggle to balance were now easy to manage. I no longer felt overwhelmed, even though I still had so much going on. I didn't feel inadequate or behind. And I stopped compulsively checking Instagram every 3 minutes.
I felt productive and organised. I felt confident in my abilities and all of my plans.
But not only that, I finally felt like I had plenty of time to get everything done (which is something I’d NEVER experienced before). I was able to workout everyday, get meal prep done every week and watch more Netflix than I ever could before - without even feeling guilty about it!
You know what? This could easily be you too.
What if you could:
✓ Beat procrastination once and for all and become the best version of yourself that you can be.
✓ Stop feeling inadequate and like you should be doing better.
✓ Say goodbye to overwhelm and have time for everything you want to do, without making sacrifices (or being scared of what other people think).
✓ Stop feeling trapped in guilt so that you can have more time off and actually enjoy it.
I know it’s possible, because I’ve done it.
I've gone from being a master procrastinator to a productivity queen. And since I would have KILLED to have learned all of this in school, I want you to have access to everything I've learned. And now you can!
Your Perfect Semester
Discover my proven strategy to beat procrastination once and for all, even if you're a master procrastinator (just like I was).
This is the exact step-by-step process I follow to juggle all of my commitments and stick to all of my plans, even though I'm as busy as ever. And I can teach it to you in one afternoon!
But you want to know the best part? The cloud of guilt that follows you around 24/7 will vanish and you can finally stop struggling your way to success!
In Your Perfect Semester you’ll learn:
- The real reason you haven’t been able to beat procrastination and make yourself do what you want to do (hint: if you just needed more information or advice, you would have found it on Pinterest by now).
- The practical things I do to plan my life and stop overwhelm, even though my life is crazy busy.
- How to follow through with your plans even when you’re surrounded by distractions, you stop feeling motivated and you’re scared of what other people think.
- Why a lifetime of procrastination doesn’t mean you can’t easily become productive, focused and organised.
- Why your intellectual knowledge that ‘failure is a learning opportunity’ hasn’t been enough to stop you from playing small and holding yourself back.
- How to let go of your insanely high standards for yourself without sacrificing results or ambition.
- Practical exercises that will help you uncover the thoughts and beliefs that have been stopping you from succeeding. And how to create new beliefs in their place (tip: superficial ‘positive thinking’ isn’t the answer to creating real mindset shifts).
- The exact tools you need to stop procrastinating and follow through with all your plans - and how to use them!
- How to create a balanced study schedule that’s easy to stick to.
- And much, much more!
This course includes:
Module 1 - Why You Procrastinate. Learn everything you need to know about the hidden beliefs that are causing you to procrastinate against your own will. Discover why you always struggle to follow through with your plans, despite your best intentions, and why mantras like ‘nobody’s perfect’ have never made a real impact. By the end of this module, you’ll see your procrastination habit in a completely new light and will be ready to move past it once and for all.
Module 2 - How To Create A Study Schedule. Part of the reason you haven’t been able to beat procrastination is because of a few common (but easily fixed) mistakes you’ve been making with planning. In this module, you’ll be guided through the exact step-by-step process I use to plan my busy life so you can easily create a balanced schedule of your own. Find out exactly which free planner you should use and learn how to make time for everything you want to do - even if your life’s completely jam-packed! By the end of this module, you’ll easily be able to carve out all the free time you want without sacrificing your grades (or feeling guilty - woohoo).
Module 3 - How To Stick To Your Study Schedule. Having a study schedule is useless if you just end up ignoring it! In this module, not only will you be taught a handful of practical ways to overcome your fear of failure and what other people think, but you’ll be given the tools you need to stop giving into your urge to procrastinate. By the end of this module, you’ll be confident you can stick to your new study schedule - even if you’ve never been able to do it before!
Module 4 - Life Without Procrastination. Everything comes together as I share exactly how to beat procrastination and fill the void procrastination will leave behind. By the end of this module, you’ll be equipped with everything you need for your perfect semester. And you’ll know exactly what to do with all of your extra time (like start that blog you’ve been dreaming of!) so you don’t slip back into your old procrastination habit.
But not only that, as a bonus you'll also get...
Your Perfect Semester Workbook. When the course officially opens on 15 February 2018, you’ll get instant access to the printable Your Perfect Semester Workbook. This Workbook is filled with the very best questions and practical exercises to make it easy to apply everything you learn to your life.
Exclusive Facebook Community. You won’t be doing this alone! Once the course officially opens on 15 February 2018, Your Perfect Semester will have an exclusive Facebook Community of like-minded women who totally get you. I’ll be in community multiple times per day and I’ll also be running regular Facebook Live training sessions to personally help you with planning and procrastination!
Workshop: How To Create A Balanced Study Schedule. Worried your life is too busy to be planned? I totally get it! That’s exactly why I created a 30-minute step-by-step planning workshop that will guide you through the planning process, start-to-finish, as well as show you all of the common planning mistakes to watch out for. By itself, this workshop will teach you how to finally make time for everything you want to do (in the workshop I make a study schedule for a BUSY student, so I’ve got you covered). And when it’s combined with what you learn in the course, you’ll be able to beat procrastination once and for all!
Ask Sam. Once the course officially opens on 15 February 2018, Your Perfect Semester will have an ‘Ask Sam’ section where you can ask me absolutely any question you want (you can even be anonymous if you’d prefer) and not only will I answer you personally within 48 hours, but you’ll be able to read my answers to other students’ questions too.
Hi, I'm Sam! I'm the founder of Smart Twenties, a popular personal development blog for women in their twenties. Over the last five years, I've spent thousands of hours researching and experimenting with how to stop procrastinating and get out of my own way. And I've learned A LOT about blogging too! Since what I've learned has completely changed my life, I want to share the very best of it with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
“I already have so much on my plate, how am I going to find the time to do this?” The last thing I want to do is give you something else to feel guilty about! Your Perfect Semester isn’t a course you’ll have to keep forcing yourself to follow through on. It’s a concise course that will help you beat procrastination and can be completed in one afternoon. And from now on, whenever you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, you’ll have a place to turn to for help.
“Can I only do this course before my college semester starts?” This course will help you beat procrastination whether you’re about to start a new semester or you’re one week out from final exams! Plus you’ll have lifetime access to the course (and all updates) so you’ll have me there to help for every semester here on out.
“What if I fall behind?” There’s no need to worry, Your Perfect Semester is a self-paced course that comes with lifetime access! You’ll only need to spend a few hours on the course in total (less than a few of episodes of Netflix!) to get the full benefit. You can can do this over a number of weeks or in one sitting with a hot cup of tea.
“What do you mean when you say that you’re an INFJ?” An INFJ is the rarest of the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types and famous INFJs have been said to include Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela (not bad company, if you ask me). If you’ve ever felt like I’m reading your mind, there’s a good chance you’re an INFJ too! Take this free personality test to discover your personality type.
“Will this course work if I’m not an INFJ?” This course is not exclusively for INFJs however, everything I teach in the course is based on how I personally beat procrastination and I am the textbook INFJ personality type. This course isn’t for everyone but if you can relate to what I’ve shared, it’s extremely likely my method will work for you - especially if you’re an INTJ or ENFJ (as these are the most similar personalities to an INFJ). If you have any concerns about whether your personality type is a good fit for the course, please don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]
“I don’t believe I can stop procrastinating - I don’t know anyone else who’s done it!” If you’d have told me one year ago that I’d be able to completely stop procrastinating, I would have laughed in your face. I never thought it was possible to completely stop procrastinating until I did it. I would have given ANYTHING to have this knowledge when I was studying!
“What if I’m just not capable of changing?” How you’ve acted in the past isn’t who you are. With my step-by-step instructions you’ll be able to begin to change the underlying beliefs that have been causing you to procrastinate and back out of your plans. I never say anything vague like ‘choose to be happy’ or ‘just think positive thoughts’ as I’ve personally found this superficial advice isn’t helpful. Your Perfect Semester is a transformational program and everyone is capable of transforming. But, of course, if you sign up for the program and feel it hasn’t changed you - I will give you all of your money back, no questions asked!
“I know it’s important to invest in myself but I sometimes I doubt whether I should. No one else does it so I get worried I’m self-absorbed” Most people spend money they don’t have to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like. And most people are miserable. Your mindset, not your possessions, is what determines how you experience and navigate the world. Your mindset is the most important thing you could invest in. Don’t miss out on making that investment just because the people around you don’t get it.
“I’ve never spent so much money on this sort of thing and I’m nervous it won’t work” I know it can be scary to invest in yourself when no one around you is doing it which is why I offer a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can try the entire course and then decide if it’s right for you. If you don’t love the course, email me at [email protected] within 30 days of purchase and I’ll give you all of your money back - no questions asked!
“Aren’t I just procrastinating if I’m doing a course about procrastination?” Our brains come up with some CRAZY excuses to keep ourselves comfortable and this is one of them! I’ve designed this course to be powerful and concise, so it won’t pull you away from your studies for long (and let’s be real - you’d probably just be watching Netflix anyway). If you don’t do this course, you’re procrastinating on getting yourself unstuck.
“I never follow through with my plans, I’m scared I’ll just disappoint myself again” The surest way to disappoint yourself again is to keep doing what you’re doing and expect different results. In Your Perfect Semester, I teach you my proven system for beating procrastination and if it doesn’t work for you - or I’ll give you all your money back! Isn’t it time you started betting on yourself?
“But I like watching Netflix!” My goal here isn’t to stop you from ever watching Netflix again (especially if you love Riverdale as much as me). My goal is to help you become so productive that you have more time to do the things you love AND you won’t feel guilty or lazy while doing them.
“How does the course work?” Your Perfect Semester is a self-paced online course. Each module contains lessons and exercises to help you understand your mindset, stop procrastinating and have your perfect semester. And the courses bonuses will give you all the extra support and guidance you need to make that happen! If you’re tired of dreaming of the life you want but never getting anywhere close to it, what I cover in the course will help you bridge that gap.
“Is the course live?” This is not a live course. It’s a self-paced online program that you can take at your own pace and opens on 15 February 2018. The course comes with lifetime access, so the tools that will help you create your perfect semester will always be available to you, ready whenever you need them.
“How much time does this course take to complete?” You’ll only need to spend a few hours on the course in total to get the full benefit. You can do this over a number of weeks or in one sitting with a hot cup of tea.
“What will I need to do the course?” Just a pen, paper and access to the internet. Printing the course workbook is optional.
Your Perfect Semester is NOT for you if…
✖️ You’re looking for quick-fix procrastination tips. The reality is that you’ve already read dozens of articles with the ‘top 10 tips’ on how to stop procrastinating and you’re still doing it. I’m only interested in teaching you the stuff that really works - how to create a mindset shift so you can beat procrastination and have a perfect semester.
✖️ You’re afraid to dig deep and look at the real reason you’ve been procrastinating. This isn’t easy.
✖️ You hate planning.
✖️ You can’t commit 3 hours of your time to implementing the course materials.
Your Perfect Semester is for you if…
✔️ You want to beat procrastination but know you can’t do it alone.
✔️ You want to learn from someone who ‘gets’ you.
✔️ You’re willing to invest 3 hours of your time to learn how to beat procrastination and create a balanced study schedule.
✔️ You’re focused on the long-term. You understand that life is a rollercoaster, but that your experience of it can be infinitely better if you put the time and effort into improving your mental wellbeing.
✔️ You’re willing to have been wrong about yourself and ‘who you are’. You understand that loving yourself as you are now will not reduce your ambition and results, and in fact will only propel you forward.
An unbeatable guarantee:
Get access to Your Perfect Semester for a full 30 days, 100% risk-free
Try the entire course and if you don’t LOVE it, I insist that you get 100% of your money back!
It’s simple: join the course and try it for yourself. If my proven method to beat procrastination don’t help you improve your life in 30 days or you simply don't have time to do the course, I want you to email me at [email protected] and no questions asked - I’ll give you all of your money back.
This guarantee lasts 30 days, which completely covers the time it will take to complete the course (and then some). That means you can have access to the entire course and then decide if it’s right for you.
Sign up now for just one payment of $97
and get instant access to all course and bonus materials!
One last thing.
I’ve had opportunities right in front of me that were literally guaranteed to improve my life and I was still full of fear and excuses.
I was scared I wouldn’t get the results I wanted. I was scared of wasting effort. I was scared of letting myself down.
I was also scared I might not be able to handle my new life. I was scared of what other people would think. I was scared of losing friends. And I was scared of outshining others.
But nothing great was ever achieved by a skeptic. And I regret the opportunities I passed up simply because I was afraid of the unknown and didn’t want to look stupid.
I'm giving you the guidance I would have killed to have when I was at school.
And when you do Your Perfect Semester, not only will you learn how to beat procrastination but you’ll begin to create the self-confidence you’ve always admired in others.
You’ll stop feeling like an imposter. You’ll stop holding your opinions back. And you’ll finally be able to see all the potential and beauty that others see in you.
You might be thinking that if you don’t do anything to change your life, you’ll just stay the same. But that’s not how it works. Every day you’re not improving your life, you’re actually going backwards. Each time you procrastinate, you only get yourself more and more stuck.
Every day you don’t move forward, there’s a cost.
After years of procrastinating and beating yourself up, it’s easy to think that it’s just the’ way you are’. Years ago, I did. I had all kinds of excuses about why I couldn’t create the life I want - I’m too tired, I’m too busy, I work better under pressure, I don’t have enough willpower, life always gets in the way.
But when I finally figured out how to beat procrastination, I learned that even the best procrastinators can change.
A year from now, I’d like you to be that person too. The material in Your Perfect Semester will show you how.
But you have to take the first step.
Sign up now for just one payment of $97
and get instant access to all course and bonus materials!