There are many hats to wear when running a business, for example sales, marketing, promoting, etc. the list goes on. Well, what if you were spending your time on busy tasks that were not contributing to your growth???
According to the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule 80% of your results come from 20% of effort.
Pareto Principle: Majority of effects comes from Minority of the causes
While staying busy was often a habit of mine…. I realized how little time I had for myself after being burned out doing multiple variations of trivial things. Lately I find myself busy with more productive tasks. The quality of the results have been well worth my time………I wish I would have taken on this productivity habit sooner.
Here is a visual below to depict my statement:
Doing a lot of trivial things can distract you from what you should really focus on. Dealing with marketing there are several platforms to put out content, but which one is really effective??
If you are spending your time on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube, but most of your results are coming from Twitter, that means you should do away with spending that time on those other platforms. The same principle applies in social interactions. If I spend the same amount of time hanging with 10 people, when out of those 10, only 2 or 3 people I actually get value out of, I could spend that extra time meditating, reading, or working out.
And in relationships, spending time with your partner watching tv for 5 hours, or distracted with social media, isn’t as qualitative as an hour of undistracted attention.
20% of Focused attention is better than 80% of attention focused on unproductive/unfulfilling things.
Quality over Quantity.