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You’re Not Too Busy, You’re Just Not Organizing Your Tasks Properly
Posted By Heidi Thompson On October 21, 2013 @ 7:00 am In Art of Photography | No Comments
There is a big difference between actually being busy and being needlessly busy. I did an experiment when I was employed to see if I could go an entire day looking really busy but doing absolutely nothing, because weird things like that interest me. In case you’re wondering, I was successful.
It’s very easy to be busy doing nothing.
“I’m busy” is quite possibly the most overused phrase among small business owners. It’s not because they’re actually busy doing things that matters, it’s for a lot of other reasons  that might surprise you.
Val at Aspire & Grow  wrote a great post about how busy is the new lazy, and she’s right.
Not creating, learning and implementing systems to make your life and work easier and more efficient is lazy. So it’s not a being-too-busy problem. It’s an organization problem.
I hear people tell me all the time how hard it is to keep up with their email or social media. They wouldn’t have this problem if they used the correct tools  and approach.
My natural approach to solving problems is to ask myself, “Is there an easier way to do this?” That is how I manage to get so much done. We have access to all of the information in the world. Usually, the answer to your question is only a Google search away.
I want you to adopt that mindset and look at the things that suck your time. Is there an easier, more efficient way to do them?
The idea of setting up systems in your business can sound daunting and abstract, so let’s look at how your life would change if you didn’t have systems in place.
You see, you already have systems in your life. You just have to take this idea and apply it to your business.
Here is how I use systems in my business coaching wedding photographers:
You can get started today by taking inventory of those tasks that come up over and over again. Then simply document that process, set up time to do it in your calendar and find out if there are any tools that can make those tasks easier.
Do this and you’ll be well on your way to making better use of your time!
Editor’s Note: If this is a topic that hits home for you, we recommend you plan to attend a free webinar Heidi Thompson will be having on Nov. 12. The event is titled “Put an End to Overwhelm: Learn how to implement systems in your business so you aren’t so damn busy all the time!” Event registration is here. 
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 other reasons: http://blog.idonethis.com/post/45912361388/busyness-not-virtue
 Aspire & Grow: http://www.aspireandgrow.com/3/post/2013/09/busy-is-the-new-lazy.html
 correct tools: http://evolveyourweddingbusiness.com/be-a-smart-primate-use-tools/
 buffer: http://evolveyourweddingbusiness.com/how-to-schedule-an-entire-weeks-worth-of-social-media-posts-in-just-30-minutes/
 very specific process: http://www.photobusinesstools.com/2013/09/how-to-get-blog-posts-in-front-of-potential-clients/
 Event registration is here.: http://www.evolveyourweddingbusiness.com/webinar
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