No One Is Paying You To Stay Busy

Productivity means NOTHING as a business owner if the actions you are completing do not result directly in more sales.⁣
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You were likely trained to be busy, and to believe that busy meant you were good.⁣

Find more work to do in class if you finish early, rather than being able to leave before the bell rings.⁣

Make sure you have enough after-school activities to make you appealing to colleges.⁣

There’s always sidework at the restaurant or emails to check for the office job.⁣

Clock in and be there whether there are important tasks to complete or not. Hide that browser tab with Reddit because if you’re not working, you’ll get in trouble.⁣

Busy=good.⁣

Busy=productive.⁣

Busy=safe.⁣

Busy=paid.⁣

Unless you have your own business, which means you are NOT getting paid to be busy. You are getting paid only when you actually SELL something. ⁣

Productivity means NOTHING as a business owner if the actions you are completing do not result directly in more sales.⁣

So, are you staying busy? Are you super duper productive? Do you have a to-do list a mile long? Are you just hanging out in the 8 of Pentacles fidgeting with widgets?⁣

Throw it out.⁣

Your job as a business owner is to do three things:⁣

  1. Attract folks to your business⁣
  2. Sell them stuff⁣
  3. Give them the stuff you sold them⁣

That’s it. That’s the job. Anything else is busywork. Anything else is productivity for the sake of filling the gaping maw of low self-worth instilled by an educational and social system that values your abilities as a cog rather than a visionary.⁣

What might be possible for you if you focused solely on those three areas? If you left the website imperfect, the IG photo unfiltered, the to-do list unchecked, and just sold more things to more people who need your help?⁣

What could you do with the FREE TIME that creates?⁣

How would your life FEEL without the crush of productivity at all costs?⁣

Crack open possibility and get to work, my friend—the imperfect, messy work that helps you help people!