There’s a difference between being busy and getting things done. I’ve had days where I’ve spent 12+ hours in front of my computer and running around doing all sorts of things that seemed important at the time, but at the end of the day…
I was nowhere closer to my goals.
In part, it was procrastination. I sorted all my emails (yay),
I went through the apps on my phone deleting the ones I don’t use.(wow)
Ohhh… I worked forever on that one carefully thinking about how
“maybe I’ll use it soon”….(as if I couldn’t just download it again)
I sat in on a couple zoom meetings,
and I even managed to stop for groceries..
Very busy day.
But… I got nothing done. Because none of these activities “moved the needle”.
No new products, no new possible partners, and I’d done nothing to help or contribute to others…. 🙁
I didn’t even work on my book!
So even though I “did a lot” and “was busy”
I wasn’t really getting things done.
As a result, at the end of the day, not only did I feel tired, but – but worse yet – I felt like a failure…..
I knew that my business wasn’t growing, and I was spending time on the wrong things all day long.
Now you might say (yes I write that a lot)
“Hey don’t beat yourself up! Sometimes life just happens.”
and your right.. There’s nothing you can do about it.
Someone close to you might need help.
A family member may fall ill.
The internet might be out all day.
So what do you do if you really want to get things done?
I’m not going to give you the standard
“just pick 2-3 things that will really move the needle and
get them done first before anything else in the day”.
This helps… but, that’s just one piece…
One day, I’ll talk more about more this.
For now… have a productive… not a busy day!