Are you stuck in your business and can’t stop working?
If you hardly see your family and are always consumed in the business, then you’re likely caught in this productivity trap. You might have seen your dad or someone you know do this and it’s been instilled in you that this is the only and responsible way to take care of your family.
Most of us are part of the generation that still holds onto the traditional notion that working harder and longer equates to making more money.
But in reality believing and acting this out makes us “Productivity puppets” to this mindset and it could be doing more damage to your business and even relationships.
See if you have these traits:
- Having just a “do, do, do everything” mindset, not a leverage mindset, especially if you’ve built a business around your trade or profession.
- You look at your business from your trade or profession perspective, not through the eyes of a business owner (yourself) or investor.
- You think it is easier to do it yourself, no one can do it as good as you and it’ll saves time & money.
- Never really learned the skillset and mindset of what it takes to be a leader of an business – the transition required as you scale the business.
While it isn’t easy to shift your mindset, it is certainly possible and like making a change with anything, it will take time. Here are some suggestions:
- Learn to be the leader who loves to leverage.
Remember this formula:
Leverage = more time. More profit + more time = more choice. More choice means you can do what you want, when you want, how you want.
- Understand your priorities
The day is too short to get everything done, but do you really need to get everything done? Will the business halt because you did not attend to something?Look at your operations and tasks – note are the important issues to look at that needs immediate attention, and what are the others that can either wait, or be scheduled to be attended to later. Or, can they be done by someone else?
- Access your week
Document and track your time for a week: State the activity, the time spent on it and what it would cost if you’d pay someone to do that task for you.For example – “From 6pm – 7pm – Type invoices to be sent out the next day (1 hour). I can pay an admin person $25+Super/ hour to do this. I only need to spend 10 minutes to check them before sending it to the customer”.
When we free ourselves form the strings of being a Productivity puppet, we’d do it from a place of fulfilment, achievement and choice. We’d work because we want to, not because we have to. That is freedom.
If you feel that you’re not getting the returns for the time and effort you put into your business, let us guide you through our proven 4-It System so you can be a master of your priorities, not a slave to time.
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Rob Kropp – The Profit Coach
About the 4It System for your business and life: The Make It, Manage It, Keep It, Grow It™ (4-It System) will help you structure your business in a way to make leveraged profit. Manage excess earnings so you can scale effectively. Keep more money in your top pocket. Then grow it, so you can play a much BIGGER game than just the business. Your wealth will expand as your financial freedom turns from a dream into a reality through building a business, living a life and leaving a legacy.
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