3 Ways to Define Productive Time
I talk to tons of people who are BUSY. Isn’t that the national greeting these days? “How are you?” “I’m sooooo busy!” Honestly, it doesn’t even answer the question!
Being busy and what you are busy with is an important question for entrepreneurs and solopreneurs. We only have 24 hours in each day and only enough energy to work for a portion of those. That is an immovable fact. What do you do have a choice about is how you spend those hours.
Here are my three best ways to define productive time:
- Is it building currency? Projects that you get directly paid for are a good use of productive time. These are billable hours that lead to profits.
- Is it building connection? Today’s marketplace relies on connection. Whether we are talking about in-person networking or social media posting, connection is a productive process EXCEPT if you are spending the majority of your time on it instead of #1. The goal is to use connection to build currency.
- Is it part of the creation process? Entreprneurs and solopreneurs need time to develop products, services as well as evaluate their overall business direction. In other words, time to create! Creation can be unproductive if it is just a lot of thought that doesn’t lead to action that leads to currency. When you are “in creation” make sure you have goals that can be met.
What are the ways that you tend to distract yourself with unproductive time? I’d love to hear! Email me and let me know.
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