About a month ago I was very busy and when I am busy, my manager Linda is even busier because she has to assist me with 50% of the activities that I do. I sensed she was overwhelmed. How did I sense it? Well, it’s very easy. She told me!
We all want to feel productive and so often, we equate being productive with being busy. I am in a very unique position that sometimes I just need to let Linda work and put my own activities on the back burner. Some activities I need to perform but some activities just keep me busy and in a weird way, hurt my productivity overall. I noticed that I don’t need to have Linda coming every day. Once or twice a week is more than enough.
I am very eager and anxious to get my book out. I have a lot of pent up energy and in the back of my mind, I want to stay busy but I have to remind myself, that busy doesn’t always translate into being productive.
There is always an ebb and flow to anything you do. The trick is to know when to work hard or know when to let the chips fall where they may and adjust it later.