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Carol, my shopper, and I talked about her very busy week the other day. She said she was so busy that she didn’t even have time to eat. (I wish that was my disadvantage — I have no qualms about stopping for a snack or a meal!)
She abruptly stopped speaking when I asked her what she did in her blog-running business. “Achieved? “Do you mean being productive?” Carol inquired.
“Exactly,” I said. “There’s a big difference between doing busy work and doing productive work.”
So, if I asked, you’d most likely tell me that your current day is jam-packed. You just don’t have much free time and that you have a lot on your plate (btw, that by no means appears to get completed).
While I am certain that you mean what you say, I am curious whether you are engaged in busy work or a productive job. Do you realize there’s a difference, and it’s a big one?
Allow me to explain.
Busy labor may seem productive, but it may give you a false feeling of accomplishment. Being busy might include activities that don’t generate revenue or activities that consume time but don’t provide a return on your time investment.
Some instances of busy jobs are listed below:
I examined an e-mail about new face masks that have nothing to do with business.
Looking to “loosen up” on Facebook or other social media sites
Take notes on interesting blog postings to “learn later.”
Moving items from one location to another is a common occurrence in your office.
Allowing your children or spouse to interrupt you – regardless of what they desire
These examples show how we might waste time on an activity that doesn’t provide a useful outcome.
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Even though the tasks seem important and even inevitable, you may approach them more effectively. Here are some suggestions:
Before you open an email, sort it or show it by subject.
Limit and manage your social media use using the Pomodoro Tomato Timer app.
Only print documents when you’re certain you’ll read them that day since they’re on your to-do list.
Clean up your workspace at the end of the day so you can go back to work quickly the next day.
When focused on productive work, use voicemail and close the door.
A busy job is often disguised as productive employment, yet it does not provide a monetary or significant result. In contrast, productive labor immediately influences sales, progress, or other goals you’ve established.
Some instances of fruitful effort are listed below:
I’m working on a new blog post.
Writing and sending an email to your tribe with a recommendation
Creating a completely new sales web page
Developing a completely new program or service and making preparations to deploy it
Content material to be added to a membership website
These behaviors are incredibly effective in terms of generating leads or making money.
I’ve discovered that certain tasks should be completed early (productivity declines as the day progress – I don’t even bother to begin anything new after 4 p.m.) and before non-essential mindless work that is important but does not lead to profits.
Understanding the difference between busy work and productive work is the key to increasing your productivity and assisting you in making daily progress in your company and your life.
Before you become busy, remember to focus on yourself and engage in useful activities.