Staying Busy Versus Productivity

Shaun hosted his very first Real Estate conference this past weekend. I was able to attend and listen to some wonderful speakers. One of the points that stood out to me was staying active but not getting anything done. I don’t remember how he actually said it, but that was the main point of it. How much work are you doing that is actually progressing you forward?

It made me step back and think about all of the things that I am doing. Shaun and I are trying to grow his businesses, and we really need to start taking a step back to look at the work we are doing. There have been things that he has been doing that isn’t productive. It is just paper pushing bullshit that doesn’t need to be done but it keeps him busy.

At my current job, there are things I do to fill my day and make me feel busy. In reality, some of it I can put on my employees and fill it with things that will progress the business. One of those things would be creating a standard operating procedure and training manual. Instead of breaking down cardboard and putting inventory away, I should be focusing on the things that progress my department.

Obviously, it is going to depend from business to business on what kind of work I am talking about. At least, take a step back and look at how you are filling your day with work. Are you staying busy or are your progressing?

Keep pushing
From Your Life Tutor


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