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The Myth of Busyness: Real Productivity in Business

What income-producing activities are crucial for your business to grow?
The Myth of Busyness: Real Productivity in Business
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We hear it so many times. To be honest we utter these same words ourselves. “I’m so busy right now”, “I’m rushed off my feet”. “There’s not enough hours in the Day”.  So many people pride themselves on being busy, often equating busyness with productivity. However, true productivity is about achieving better results with less effort by focusing on high-impact activities that drive growth and success.

The Misconception of Busyness

There's no point in improving your productivity if you're going in the wrong direction. Being efficient at the wrong tasks won’t lead to meaningful progress. It's like running fast in the wrong direction — you won’t reach your destination. Instead, you need to focus on activities that truly matter, especially in sales and marketing.

Our time is limited. Once it’s spent, we can’t get it back. Is what you spend your time doing each day, “making the boat go faster”? or is it spent on minimum wage activity or those distractions that have no value to your life or business? 

Avoiding Distractions and Vanity Metrics

Consistent income-producing activity is crucial for business success. Avoid distractions that do not directly contribute to revenue, such as chasing vanity metrics or spending too much time on non-essential tasks. Vanity metrics, like the number of social media likes, may look impressive but often don't translate into actual sales. Focus instead on activities that directly impact your bottom line, such as engaging with potential customers and refining your sales process.


Improving productivity is only valuable when it aligns with the right goals. In sales and marketing, this means prioritising activities that generate revenue and foster growth. By understanding your market, building a strong brand, generating leads, tracking and tweaking the sales funnel, maintaining customer relationships, and using analytics to guide decisions, you can ensure your efforts lead to meaningful progress. 

Maybe you need a PA, maybe to discover how far AI has come to help you take care of stuff you really shouldn’t be wasting your time on. 

Remember, it’s about working smarter, not harder, and focusing on what truly drives business success.

Please reach out to me if you would like to discuss ways in which you can get more done to get in front of new clients, instead of endlessly scrolling TikTok videos that take you down the rabbit hole.