Last Updated on November 8, 2016
Small business owners make A LOT of decisions.
Every single thing we do or say in relation to our business is carefully strategized and thought about. But things only happen if and when we choose to make them happen. Productivity is one of those things.
On any given day, you can choose to be productive. Or not.
Don’t believe me?
Then I dare you to keep reading!
Choosing to be productive is not a hack, a method, a strategy, or even a system that will instantly make you more productive. It’s a choice you can make every single day. Or not.
Let me say that again:
Being productive is a choice you can make.
(Mind blown, right?)
Let me put it to you another way…
WHY YOU NEED TO CHOOSE TO BE PRODUCTIVE
There are MILLIONS of ways to kick start or boost your productivity that really do work, but only when you choose to make them work.
You could look up every single productivity tip, hack, strategy, method, and system on the planet, but none of them will work if you don’t first CHOOSE to put them into action. Osmosis does not work in this equation!
You can’t become more productive by reading about how to become more productive. You can’t have a ridiculously productive day just by thinking you will. You can’t get things done in your business when your thumb is still scrolling through Instagram. #truestory
In order to actually BE productive, you must ACT productive.
WHAT CHOOSING TO BE PRODUCTIVE LOOKS LIKE
When you choose to be productive, you’re not choosing to be busy. When you choose to be productive, you’re not choosing to hustle. When you choose to be productive, you’re not choosing to multi-task.
Those words—busy, hustle, and multi-task—are just fancy, dressed up buzzwords we use in place of productivity these days. But they’re not actually productive. They’re just the concealer we use to cover up stress, burnout, and exhaustion. Because they look good, sound better… and because everybody else is doing it.
But they aren’t doing us any favors when it comes to our daily productivity.
Choosing to be productive means managing the time you’re given each day. It means focusing on one task at a time, saying no to distractions, and getting things done. Being productive means intentionally prioritizing what really matters and finding that elusive balance between your work and your life.
HOW YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE PRODUCTIVE TODAY
Friends. I know how difficult it can be to be productive these days. With so many things vying for our attention (i.e. emails, text messages, notifications) and even more things tempting us away from what we really should be doing (i.e. Pinterest, YouTube, Netflix) it’s a wonder we ever get anything done.
Which is why we spend so much time searching for ways to be more productive. But all that reading and researching will do you no good if you don’t first choose to put those tips, tricks, and strategies into action.
As Marie Forleo says, “Insight without action is worthless.”
Which is why choosing to be productive is essential to your success as a female entrepreneur!
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I encourage you today to say NO to distractions, busy, hustle, and multi-tasking. I want you to experience BEING productive by CHOOSING to be productive and see what a difference it makes in your life and your business.
Keep reading! How I’m Breaking Up With Busy