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Your business or your BUSYness

by Steve on May 27, 2010 · 0 comments

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” -Peter Drucker

Business. Busyness.

I think it’s easy to get these two words confused.

They look alike, almost.  But their meanings are much different.

How do you spend your time?

As a dad, you don’t have a lot of it.  You still have 24 hours, but unlike when you were younger, childless and/or with out a spouse, it’s not all yours.  That means – less time to screw around.

Now back to your business.  It doesn’t matter if you are an employee or an entrepreneur, while working you are working on business. You have people to oversee, reports to generate, sales to make, projects to manage, markets to penetrate, etc…

If being intentional is important to you, then you have to spend time doing the business you want to do instead of the busyness you don’t need to do.

How much time do you spend working on your busyness?

Are you busy with email, solving other people’s problems, surfing the internet, gossiping or complaining with co-workers, avoiding big projects, etc…

I understand why you’re busy.  I completely relate.  I do this stuff all the time for the same reasons.

Let’s get out of the rut. Let’s free up time for what’s important.  Let’s be intentional.

Take an inventory of what’s most important for you to do now and list how you are avoiding that by being busy.

How will you fix it?

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