Do you often feel like you don’t have enough time? That you’re always busy? Our advice today is don’t be busy, be productive. In this video, we show how you can use effective leadership and management skills to help you get focused. You’ll learn how being productive instead of busy is one of your most important management skills.

Don’t Be Busy, Be Productive

I think we all know someone (maybe ourselves) who talks about always being busy but often feels like they’re not moving forward. I know that I’ve felt that way from time to time and want to share this advice, don’t be busy, be productive. In today’s video, we’re going to talk about the difference between being busy and being productive. We also have four tips for you that you can apply to start being more productive and less busy.

There is nothing wrong with being busy. To achieve the big goals we want to achieve, we’re going to have to put in a ton of work to get there, but being busy for the sake of being busy is a recipe for burnout. Busy people are always doing something; however, productive people are doing things that follow through on their priorities at the right time and place. Being productive means putting your time and energy on the tasks that make the most impact on your priorities at that particular moment.

In the video we go into detail on four practical tips that you can start using today to be more productive and less busy:

  1. Focus on priorities not tasks
  2. Focus on milestones not hours put in
  3. Use each hour of the day for its best purpose
  4. Be flexible to take advantage of opportunities

In the video, we go a lot deeper into how to apply all four of these tips to your own daily routine. Remember, don’t be busy, be productive!

Additional Resources

We mentioned two other videos that might be helpful to you in becoming more productive. Here are the links to those:

How Do I Set Goals? 3 Components Every Goal Should Have

How Do I Get More Time? Key Tips for Time Management

If you liked this video, please watch our interview with Casey Jade where we talk about how to Make Your Creative Business Stand Out.

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