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Business or Busyness?

December 30, 2008 – by Per Christensson

Well, it's that time of the year again. It's the time when people start making resolutions to change all of the things they have been putting off this year. As some regular visitors may know, I am not a big fan of New Year's resolutions. After all, why wait to change something until a new year when it would be beneficial to change it now?

But here we are at the end of 2008, and I have to admit a new year does seem like a good time for a fresh start. Therefore, I am making what I guess could possibly be considered somewhat of a resolution. I have set a goal to run my business with less busyness. Yes, I know it seems like an oxymoron to run a successful business without being busy, but I believe it's possible. It doesn't mean I'll be lazy (which you were probably thinking), it just means I will need to use my time more diligently.

I've found that if I am disciplined with how I use my time, I can accomplish a lot each day without feeling like I am too busy. However, if I waste too many hours at a time, I get stuck in the all-too-familiar catch-up phase, which is far more stressful than working proactively. At times, I end up juggling more than I can handle, and all of the sudden life becomes too busy. Therefore, I will strive to be diligent with my time in 2009. Hopefully it will lead to more business and less busyness.

I'm always curious to hear what resolutions other people are making, no matter what time of the year it is. So if you are determined to change or improve something in the coming year, I love to hear about it. Happy 2009!

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