STEP ONE

Forget the Myth— Being Busy Isn’t Being Productive

 

OVERVIEW

Avoid “activity addiction”

Master the “meet, met, meat” principle

Get more out of your time through self-reflection

 

“How are you?”

 

Do you find when you ask a friend or colleague how she is, she frequently responds, “Busy, really busy!” Sometimes it is hard to tell if she is exasperated, distracted, or proud. Although our lives can certainly be demanding, fast paced, and hurried, “busy” has become a nondescriptive word similar to the often related nondescriptive answer, “fine.” Both “fine” and “busy” cover up the truth of what is really going on. This step’s goal is to illuminate the truths and dispel the myths of being busy while making sure that the person in charge ...

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