The Top 3 Productivity Killers that every business owner needs to know

My client Jo was struggling to take her business to the next level. When we first started working together her biggest trap was NOT KNOWING what direction she was going!

The other day, I asked the all-important question:

What is the nr 1 thing you can do for yourself today / this week that will have the most impact on your business?

But what if you are like my client Jo and are not managing to get most out of your day because — let’s face it — your energy is all over the place and you know it!

So what are the top 3 Productivity Killers?

  1. No Clarity —
    If you don’t know where you are going, you don’t know where you are going. If you want to get most out of your day you need a clear vision of where you want to be next.
  2. No (clear) boundaries —
    If you want to focus and get your stuff done, you CANNOT be answering emails every 10 minutes, answering phone calls and responding to every ping on your phone. Turn that shit off and gift yourself your undivided attention.
  3. No health (care) routines —
    If we feel too busy, we tend to skip things that fill our cup. If you want to be as productive as you can be, you need to take care of yourself 100%.

The Biggest Trap most business owners fall for…

Most of my clients seem to fall for the same trap. They believe there is a correlation between how busy they are and their level of success.

And even though, this is absolutely true to a degree… Just checking off things of your to-do-list, isn’t a productive way of spending your time.

UNLESS…

Your to-dos are directly related to the all-important question from above:

What is the nr 1 thing you can do for yourself today / this week that will have the most impact on your business?

Your number #1 thing needs to be your number #1 goal in your business.

It will allow you to create the most momentum (remember the 80/20 rule?) by using the least amount of energy.

You don’t need to burn yourself out to be considered successful! Sustaining real WEALTH applies to all areas of your life.

Not just your bank account…

If you are NOT feeling fulfiled emotionally, spiritually or intellectually…

Or if your relationship or self-worth is in shambles…

And the funny thing is… The LAW OF ATTRACTION supports you taking care of yourself.

Hence point number 3 if you want to be as productive as you can be, you need to take care of yourself 100%.

There is no way around it.

Work with the Laws of the Universe. Not against it. Stop trying to swim upstream!

Life is allowed to be easy.

Susanne Grant

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Susanne Grant is an Award-winning Keynote Speaker & Work-Life Balance Integration Expert

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Susanne Grant is an Award-winning Keynote Speaker & Work-Life Balance Integration Expert

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