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If you ever say "I'm too busy," then you must read this story!!
November 23, 2010


Hello . I hope you enjoy this week's tip: "If you ever say I'm Too Busy then you must read this."

In the last couple of weeks I have noticed an even greater number of people telling me "I'm too busy!" They are saying I'm too busy to:

a. Measure my marketing because Christmas is high volume for us
b. Train my sales team because we have too many customers this time of year
c. Write my strategy or action plan
d. Go to a business growth workshop
e. Plan my week.

These same people are also telling me that:

a. My marketing isn't working
b. My sales team are under performing
c. I get distracted and sidetracked
d. My business is not growing
e. I feel out of control and my to-do list is too long.

Let's look at this in another way. Imagine you are talking to Bill who has a row-boat business. Bill ferries people and goods across a short river crossing. Business is consistent. Bill works hard and long hours. Bill makes just enough money. He always feels busy.

Bill's boat is old and it leaks. Bill spends as much energy emptying the water from the boat as he does rowing. He patches the leaks temporarily, but it doesn't last long. "I should fix those leaks properly" Bill thinks to himself, but he never gets around to it. He is just too busy.

What should Bill do? Everyone I tell this story to knows that Bill should fix the boat properly, even if it means a few days out of the water (and they come up with creative ways Bill can keep the business going).

BUT when you ARE Bill, you don't see how you can fix YOUR boat!

Are you too busy or are you seeing only part of what's happening -- like Bill and his boat?

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Have the time of your life this week.

Michael

Michael Erwin http://www.time-management-central.net

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