The Difference Between Busy People and Productive People

The Difference Between Busy People and Productive People

By Tera Warner

Have you ever had the feeling you have the same conversation 10 times with different people? Everyone is “busy!”

Take notice this week and count how many times you notice the people around you are busy being “busy.”

Productivity is the basis of morale.

If you’re getting things done and moving forward on projects that are important to you, you’re going to feel confident, empowered and optimisitic about life.

If, when you sit down to work, you experience dispersion, distraction, indecision and “busyness” that doesn’t get things DONE it can be a life-sucking waste of time.

“Busy” Doesn’t Mean Productive

One of the most important things you’ll ever learn to observe in life is the difference between busy people and productive people.

Think of what would happen if you took everything in your house and just emptied it in the middle of the floor. A big ol’ pile of mess and madness!

Plop! All over the floor!

Trying to manage the different things in your life as a constant stream of “to dos” rather than having clear systems and a strategy for organizing your productivity, is like trying to sort the stuff in your house when it has no place to go–no cupboards, no drawers, no bookshelves, etc.

I’ve been a single mom of two for nearly 11 years. In that time I’ve built a business with over 30 team members and a community 120,000 people strong. I’ve homeschooled some pretty whipper snapper smart kids and maintained personal study on an average of about 20 hours a week.

And yes, I still make time for sunny, empowering trips to tropical locations, daily exercise, long, hot baths and times spent in the arms of the man I love!

A LOT of people are completely baffled at how I can claim to have done it, but the truth is simple.

When you organize your time and tasks effectively you can accomplish in 10 minutes what most people will take hours to get done!

Indecision, dispersion, distraction and “busyness” are obstacles to productivity. The clearer you become on who you are and where you want to go in life, the faster you start to get there and the less you are willing to accept being distracted, dispersed and indecisive.

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We have received hundreds of applications from people who want to attend our live events, but cannot make it because the price of travel, needs for childcare or other complications with international visas make it very difficult.

In order to help 20 women experience some of the most powerful tools and techniques I use at our Lifestyle Design retreats around the world, I’ll be offering a very special opportunity to work up close and personal with me.

For about 24 hours only, we’ll be accepting applications to a Virtual Lifestyle Design retreat.I’ll be working closely with a group of 20 women to help them organize their lives into a strategy and system that spurs good things into action.

Busy-ness is highly overrated. You can be passionate, productive, positive and get more out of 10 minutes of your life than some people will get out of an entire day. If you know it’s time to change the way you live, and you need some help making it happen, this is for you.

Love and a whole, new ball game!



Sorry, indecision, dispersion and distraction are not allowed. We’re closing off acceptance for applications in 24 hours, so apply now. ;-)

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  1. By Moncler Sito Ufficiale on Nov 17, 2013

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  2. By yardena slater on Nov 17, 2013

    This is such a fantastic and important issue you bring up and very well said too. I’m always thinking, if i was a man working 9-5 and not having to make dinner, etc. i’d also get a ton accomplished. but because i’m a woman working 9-1 and then taking care of kids, house and meals i can’t accomplish what i would like to at work. but according to this article i could…?


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