Make Yourself Priority One
Our activities need to be placed in 4 different categories.
- Personal or Non-Business Activities
- Revenue Generating Activities
- Non-Revenue Generating Activities
- Personal Growth Activities
One way to be absolutely ineffective is to develop the habit of focusing on what you aren’t doing. When you take time to finish all of your revenue producing activities first, you will almost always figure out how to get your non-revenue activities completed. When you are at work, be at work. Don’t think about your vacation while you are at work, and don’t bring your work on your vacation.
However, when we place the non-revenue producing activities first, they end up eating our entire day and leave little to no time for revenue producing items.
According to James Michener, “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he is always doing both.”