One thing about modern life is that we are all inevitably busy.
Let’s face facts, there is always something we have to see or do.
It makes life interesting without a doubt, but, being busy in your
Business can also be slow down your hard-earned momentum.
Momentum and traction in your fledgling business are hugely
Important, and I would argue vital in the infancy stage.
However, the drawback we face is that we become too busy,
And, as a result, find ourselves, or worse, fool ourselves into
Thinking that we are productive.
There is a major difference between the two, as I discovered
To my cost some time back, when I used to run a bricks and
I fell into the trap that most of us do, when the my to do list was
As long as your arm, and there was not a snowball’s chance in
Nowhere, that I was ever going to complete them in one week
Let alone a single day!
I then became busy, as I felt the need to just do something to
Clear these tasks was to be seen to be doing something at the
The result? I achieved one thing, I got so burnt out, that
I could have given another person a suntan I was that hot.
Seriously though, I was so tired as I was just spinning my
Wheels, running around in circles, like a hamster in the wheel.
My business went bust, as I couldn’t serve my customers the
Way I should have done, and I almost had a complete and
Utter nervous breakdown.
So now, I focus on being productive, instead of just busy, and
I’m delighted to say that I’m seeing results.
How have I managed this? Very simply because I decided that
This time, I would make sure my to do list was smaller, I would
Take regular breaks as a small reward, but time them to make sure
I’d get straight back to working on the next task, and, above all
Else, I’d make sure that whatever happened to try and set me back,
I’d still get my tasks done, even if it meant I’d finish just before
I now feel fresher each day, happier to get my tasks done,
And, above all, I am delighted with the results I am now
If you apply some, or indeed all these tactics, then you’ll
Find that simply being busy gets eliminated quickly, and
You’ll be able to do more of the things you want to do,
And enjoy doing, as you deserve.
Until Next Time,