Thankfully, that stress-induced episode became the catalyst for change within my own career and today, I define “productivity” in a much more balanced and healthy way.
While many of us spend the majority of our waking hours work, work doesn’t have to take over our life.
Starting a business or running a side hustle is supposed to provide you more freedom, not leave you feeling enslaved to your startup!
Building a digital presence and social following shouldn’t require 24/7 connectivity + hours billed to your therapist!
Successful entrepreneurship – however you define it – should make your life better, not destroy it.
Lots of Hours Doesn't = Productivity
There’s as popular internet quote (don’t you just love those?) that states: “Being your own boss is great – you get to choose which 18 hours a day you work.”
Well I have good news for you – contrary to popular (and unsourced) internet meme’s, you don’t have to work 18 hours to be productive.
A common misconception amidst the entrepreneurial community is that we’re all in a race – a race to make the most money, to hit the Forbes Under 30 list, and to build the biggest house. If those things are important to you, more power to ya – but they don’t have to be, and even if they are goals, sacrifice of your health, sanity, or even life is not a requirement to achieving those goals.
While we are all limited to 24 hours a day, plus the responsibilities of daily living (eating, sleeping, etc.), we all get to decide – for ourselves – how we use those 24 hours.
I know, I know, you’ve heard that before…well so had I, but it didn’t show.
I ran my career like a NASCAR driver at the Daytona 500, just going round and round in circles, trying to pass all the other “people” but not actually going anywhere, because, well, I was confined to a track.
So, I made some changes – including my mindset – and I got real about what I really wanted vs. what “productive” or “successful” business people should do, and in true writer fashion, I jotted down my journey in a little eBook called The Entrepreneur’s Productivity Hacker (includes a daily planner).
It’s my hope that you glean some solid productivity strategies from this eBook and not find yourself laying on the cold hard ground, gasping for air, and wondering what the point of it all was.
“She Died Trying” is not an acceptable epitaph for any of us talented business babes.
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