People expect me to be busy. But I am not.

Posted on 04 May 2021 07:29 in Small Business
by Siddharth Deshmukh

I hear all the time entrepreneurs and managers are very busy people. And many people expect me to be very busy. But I am not. I am really not that busy most of the time. On most of the days, after intense 2 to 3 hours of work and I am done. Is that so abnormal for many to feel surprised?


Is being busy is a sign of success? or a measure of success?


Well, to some extend, yes, if you are a freelancer. Being a freelancer or solopreneur means doing everything by yourself. But maybe keeping watch on what is really necessary to do and how to do, will still save you a good amount of free time.


Being CEO or head or organization busy doesn't make your business successful. Being free dose. When you hire the right people and provide them all tools and training, and most importantly, the freedom to do the right thing for your business, it makes you and your business successful.


Being busy means doing everything or many things by yourself. If that keeps you busy, it means you did not hire the right people or don't allow them to do their work.


If your business depends on you, you don't own a business - you have a job (self-employed). The purpose of going into business is to get free of a job so you can create jobs for other people.


Your success depends on -

  • First, hiring good people, people who know their work and keeping you free. 
  • Second, now how do you use that free time?


Your free time should be used creatively to think about new things, new ways of doing things, and make sure people who keep you free are protected and free of worries. 


Few questions to ask yourself

  • How can I get my business to work without me?
  • How can I get my people to work without my interference?
  • How can I systematize my business so it could be replicated thousands of times?
  • How can I own my business and still be free of it?
  • How can I spend my time doing the work I love to do rather than the work I have to do?


Because I am not busy, so I keep reading, thinking, and writing.

Over to you, what you think?


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