Have you ever had one of those days where you're busy all day, but at the end of it, you feel like you haven't actually accomplished anything? That's the difference between activity and productivity!
Activity is running around all day, doing a million things but not really getting anything done. Productivity is actually getting things done, even if it's just one or two things...
I once had a client who had a team member who would spend the first hour "organizing" his desk and email. He would shuffle papers around, move email, straighten his stapler, and move his coffee mug from one side of the desk to the other. By the time he was done, he was exhausted and needed a break. Needless to say, he wasn't the most productive member of the team! 🥴
The lesson here is that it's not about how much you do, it's about how much you get done. So, the next time you find yourself running around like a chicken with its head cut off, take a step back and ask yourself if you're actually being productive, or just busy.
If you need help with this, please shout! I am a ninja at getting sh*t done! 😀
How do you stay productive during a busy day?
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