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!

About teammadeonline

Hello there! My name is Melissa McAllister. I am a proud 37 year old mother of a smart and witty 16 year old son and a bright and sassy 15 year old daughter. My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 22 years and married for 16 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don't get me wrong though...I was a Dorito and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 14 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 12 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 9 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! ;) Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! Everyone deserves to be excited to get dressed in the morning and proud to walk into any room. My Motto: I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!

Posted on February 25, 2013, in About Me. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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