I bet $1,000 that being busy is a regular part of your life now. You deal with work, client calls, social media, family, overtime, emergencies, a whole pandemic, payroll, long calls, late emails…on the daily. Did I miss anything? 

But we lose something when we become too busy for our own good. Let me be clear:  we lose 5 things when we become too busy… 

Your clients 

This one is obvious. Being so busy you harm the one thing that’s a central part of your money-making process: your clients! You forget about details, mix up information, appear frazzled. You miss all the little things that set you apart from the competition. And if by chance you are able to stay busy while still maintaining the same quality of service, then something else major will get neglected. I can guarantee it.

Your health.

Neglecting your business is one thing, but not prioritizing your health is a whole nother can of worms. Everything needs to come second to your health – I’m talking physical, spiritual and mental. These are things you simply can’t forget about or put off ‘til you get an off day. Long hours, sleepless nights, constant stress – these can’t be permanent fixtures in your life. No amount of busy can justify that. 

Your morale

When you neglect your health and your clients, you may start to wonder what being busy is all for and if it’s even worth it. The end goal may not seem worth it anymore. It will be harder to be present for your team, clients, and yourself. Everyone else will suffer from the domino effect of mistakes that could cost your business big time. 

Your motivation 

In order to grow your business, you need to be working on your business rather than in your business. If you find it hard to remember the big picture or why you’re doing this work, it can wreak havoc on your day-to-day life. Be careful; getting too busy and lost in the details could cost you longevity. 

Your creativity 

Neurologists say that our most creative moments occur when our brain is at REST. Creativity takes a back seat when you’re constantly busy. How can you expect to bring your A-game if you haven’t gotten a good night’s rest? 

Sometimes when we look at busy people, we assume they have their lives put together because they are so productive. Let’s be clear:  being productive vs. always being on the go are two completely different things.  Being busy all the time is never worth more than your clients, health, morale, motivation, and creativity.  

Which of the 5 focus points mentioned above will you prioritize instead of claiming busyness as an excuse? 

To more money in our pockets,

Chika

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