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Entrepreneurs : Are You Productive Or Just Plain Busy

I woke up early this morning, browsing the internet, and I suddenly thought of what entrepreneurs like me face on  a daily basis. Here’s a piece of what I found. It’ll speak for itself.                                                                                                      Have you noticed how very busy people are these days? It’s like some sort of epidemic. It’s a curse.

We have only 168 hours a week. If you’re sleeping 8 hours a day means, you only left with roughly 110 hours. Within 110 hours, how many hours can you be really productive?

Because we are busy: –                                                                                                            People are working very hard, long hours in their business.                                       Parents don’t have enough time to play with kids.                                                           We don’t have time to nurture important relationships.                                               We don’t have the quality of life we would like.

Where is being busy getting you?

If everyone is so busy, surely you would expect that people are experiencing phenomenal business success, an idyllic family life and a great lifestyle.

The Question is – Are you busy or are you productive? If you are thinking this isn’t such a big deal and being permanently busy is OK, then keep this in mind: – “Those people who are most successful in any area of life are productive more than they are busy.”

Being busy doesn’t equate to producing results. So, over the next few days just observe yourself and your “busyness”.

Where is it getting you? How does it make you feel?
Is it achieving the results you want for yourself in your business, family life and lifestyle? Each day ask yourself “Am I being busy or Productive”

Make a pact with yourself to reduce “busyness” and increase productivity.   What’s your view on the impact of being permanently busy versus productive? Share and air your views.

10 Simple Strategies To Valuing Time

Hey there, seems to me that each day , we hunt, and explore for tips that give you more opportunity to add additional activities to your day.
My hunting party went well… here’s to your delight –

  1. focus on the critical crew – 85% of the things you do account for only 15% of your results  and vice versa
  2. learn how to procrastinate – (the right things) i.e put off the 85% and tackle the 15%
  3. throw away your “to-do” list. – Write the top priority items at the top  in the 15% box, lower priority at the bottom, only work on th etop of your list
  4. reward yourself for doing the right things
  5. do your FTF (feared things first) – thus unconsciously urging yourself to tackle tougher tasks
  6. do a daily power hour – not necessarily an hour – for planning                          (rehearsal)
  7. exercise – helps you work harder, longer and think more clearly
  8. layer your activities – use your waiting time productively
  9. write out your goals daily
  10. just say “No” – don’t let other people dump their “monkeys” on you.

You might be wondering , how does this apply to me as an entrepreneur, or business executive, business owner, housewife, or whatever niche you are in.

Wake up !!! Will ya?… it applies to everyone regardless. These are the strategies of an enlightened one minute millionaire. It’s my strategy, can be yours too.

Culled from The One Minute Millionaire