Is my Facebook Status a Waste of my Time?
I spent the weekend going to a seminar about productivity. Wow, was it an eye opener for me. Let me share with you what I learned…
This Company placed things that we need to spent time on into 4 quadrants: Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4.
Q1: is labeled “Necessity” and what is classified as a crises, emergency and unforeseen events. It needs to be done because there’s no way around it. Life happens!
Q2: is labeled “Extraordinary Productivity” and where we are most productive. We plan, prevent, learn and renew in this quadrant. This is the sweet spot and where we should try to spend most of our work time.
Q3: is labeled “Distraction” and where we answer unimportant emails, tasks, status posts, phone calls, text, etc.
Q4 is labeled “Waste” because it is just that. Things like trivial work, television, gaming and gossip.
I realized that, although I do not spend a lot of time in Q4, I DO spend tons of time in Q3. My business is mostly through social media so I justified perusing through peoples Facebook posts and YouTube videos as work, when I deep down knew it was me just avoiding the tasks I needed to do to grow. That was keeping me out of Q3 and spending my “work time” doing just that.
Long story short…I am a workaholic. I have learned to make the time that I truly DO spend in front of the computer, highly productive work time, and spend more time away from it and still be super successful.
So now… I must walk away from the computer because I just did some Q2 (highly productive) work writing this Blog and can now go eat dinner with my family!