For the first time in history, we can work whenever we want, wherever we want. And so we do. All of the time. Our focus has been lost on being “busy”; and the idea of being productive has gotten lost in the digital noise. Why do we like being “crazy busy”? On a physiological level, being “crazy busy” makes people feel important. Certainly if you are “busy”, then you must be very productive, or in high demand. This is not necessarily true, of course. Also on a physiological level, you get a rush each time you speed through a task or activity. We can easily get hooked on that feeling, and that results in us becoming “busy” adrenaline junkies. In short, we begin to crave it and then we start to demand a “busy” life.
The devices and gadgets in today’s modern world make us feel as if we can be everywhere and do everything, which heightens this false illusion. The simple fact is that as our tools for productivity improve, we produce more. As it becomes easier to communicate, we communicate more. As technology increases efficiency, we expect more from ourselves and our teams. As our days whirl out of control, it is easy to hide behind the protective forces of being busy and become victim to it versus making a positive change to snap out of it and get back to being productive.
The truth is: being “crazy busy” is, and will be, a constant lure and a challenge. One has to fight daily to maintain control by focusing on our priorities and being fully engaged within our roles. You have to constantly remind yourself to step away from the “craziness” and realign focus on what matters the most for you to be productive.
Overcoming “busyness” isn’t about quick tips or time management techniques, but rather on focusing on “high value” activities that move you to achieve your goals and yield the rewards of being present with your team or family. It is about being uniquely you. Doing it your way.
When you attend my session, I will share with you the best-of-the-best strategies to move you from being “Crazy Busy” to Crazy Productive. You will discover:
How to determine top priorities to gain real results, not just “activity”-filled days
Secrets to defend and maximize time
Make time for “think time” to discover the benefits to disconnect, innovate and strategize
Tips to saying “no” and offering alternatives
Don’t give into the temptation of “busyness”! You must fight to maintain control of your day and what you do with it by focusing on your priorities, and by engaging in what refuels you to keep on the productive track. This is a fight worth winning!