3 Ways to Slow Down the Busy Entrepreneur

Contrary to popular belief, being wickedly busy doesn’t translate to longterm success, in fact the opposite is true. Our best entrepreneurs, in terms of long-term growth and impact, are the ones that know how to slow down. As I’ve transitioned away from running the business to coaching other entrepreneurs the busyness issue is in my face on a daily basis. I routinely see entrepreneurs running their companies as if tomorrow will never come. Everything is an issue. Everything is a priority. Everything is right now.

Our culture has propagated the message the busy = productive, but that’s a lie. It’s the opposite of productive. Busy simply means you are doing something that takes up your time. Productive means the things you are doing are moving the business forward towards a goal.

Focus on being productive instead of busy.” Tim Ferriss

It’s the smaller companies that are the biggest offenders. Typically that’s the company that is still heavily lead by the founder(s) and lacking true team definitions and roles within the organization. It’s the sheer power of the founder that keeps the company running. Yet, this does not scale.

Companies making the leap from small to mid-sized have taken the time to step out of the whirlwind and work on their business. They’ve gotten away from being busy, to being productive.

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Here are 3 tips for the small company to step back from the busyness and start doing what needs to be done to be productive.

The best entrepreneurs know how to slow down and manage their time in a more productive way. Stepping away from the busyness allows them to focus on what’s important and make progress on their goals. Take a deep breath, identify the unhealthy practices in your company, and start making changes!

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Lifelong entrepreneur and business coach, single father of two. Looking for ways society can level-up to meet the modern global challenges. https://gmorris.com

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George Morris

Lifelong entrepreneur and business coach, single father of two. Looking for ways society can level-up to meet the modern global challenges. https://gmorris.com