As a former owner of a tree service and entrepreneur with many other businesses, I know a little bit about being productive versus being busy. While they may sound somewhat the same, they are quite a bit different.
Busy people act like they are getting stuff done, and they may be. But at the same time they are also doing minimal tasks that could possibly be eliminated all together. Instead of majoring in the minors, it’s better to use you focus to become massively productive a a couple of little things that will end up making a big difference later on.
As humans, we only have so much focus and energy, so we have to learn how to use them wisely. This is the only way I can explain how I reached the levels of success that I did. Rather than stretching myself too thin and expecting too much at a time, I took a different route and did a little bit each day; less but better. Again, the results from this method were massive in comparison to trying to do too much at once.
This is a form of perfectionism, and with that attitude you will more than likely not go anywhere fast. Trust me. I was once caught up in this cycle for far too long and it delayed my success by years.
If you want to succeed in business, it’s important to focus on doing your one thing each and every day rather than trying to do a lot at once.
This way, you will get more done in smaller, more manageable increments that will slowly add up over time.
Just think of the old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
You can’t build a successful business overnight. It takes time and hard work, but in a short period of time can yield massive results.