Busy Business or Just Busy Work? Which Are You Doing?

Posted on June 14th, 2013 by The DSWA

I often hear how busy everyone is.

Are you busy for the sake of being busy or are you in business and looking for the best return on investment with your time as possible?

Many business people are looking for things to keep them busy.  Shuffling papers, spending hours doing social networking, looking for new ideas to make their business more effective and most often all this busy work leads to days of unproductive busyness.

  • How do you spend your business time?
  • How are you utilizing the tools you have been given by others in the similar business?
Time management

Home Office Business Tip 1:

Get everything you find unpleasant to do in your business completed before 11:00 am each day.

Pick up the phone and make those dreaded calls first thing. Handle customer issues and complaints.

Save the fun and enjoyable until the hard stuff is done so your second half of the day is rewarding!

Business Tip 2:

Use the Rule of 15.

Take 15 minutes a day to clear up your work space.  Take 15 minutes a day to enter names into database.  Take 15 minutes to send out business information to random local & neighboring businesses.  Take 15 minutes a day to sit and visualize your dreams.

Anyone can do anything for 15 minutes so make a habit to do the important things everyday for 15 minutes each at a minimum!

Be Busy For A Profit Tip #3:

Do the things that get you a better return on investment of your time.  Keep yourself in a profitable business without all the busy-ness! Are you working smarter not harder? That means are you generating income for your activities or just performing activities?

The more time you give yourself to complete a task, the more time you will take.

Parkinson’s Rule “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

Set time limits ahead of schedule and get the necessary work out of the way to allow you to have more fun in your business.

What do you want to step into today and get serious real about your business?

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