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For real. . .

You’re not as busy as you say you are.

Yet for some reason your self-indulgent sense of entitlement and importance has you thinking you are. You believe the things you want and have to do trump what everyone else has to.

Here’s a news flash for you: Everyone is just as busy as you are.

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It’s not like you have thirteen hours in each day and everyone else has twenty-four.

Just stop and consider others aside from yourself. You may realize you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. You could become a part of a elite segment society that exists, but you have denied yourself by believing you’re too busy.

It’s how real networking works. It’s not that Here’s my card. Call me if you need a realtor/personal trainer/etc. kind of networking. It’s the kind that successful people know about. It produces lasting connections and valued relationships.

But you probably tell yourself you’re too busy to network too. . .

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Most too busy people see networking as a what can this person do for me exercise.

They keep score and look for what they can withdraw from the relationship in order to outweigh what they’ve invested. Sometimes by a lot.

Real networking isn’t tit-for-tat. It’s about adding value for others.

But most too busy people fail to slow themselves down enough to grasp that concept.

 

Networking, and other forms of relationship building, require time and patience. Unfortunately for them, these are two qualities too busy people sorely lack.

The most effective method in curing yourself of too busy syndrome is to cease saying you are.

You need to stop saying it to others, but more importantly, you need to stop saying it to yourself.

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I’ve never heard anyone say they’re too full for ice cream or coffee.

Somehow, there’s always just enough room in the belly to fit some in, regardless of how much anyone gorged themself during their last meal.

Similarly, being too busy is a choice of what you fill your schedule with; what activities and people are worth investing time in.

I could say I’m too busy to eat healthily. I could also end up in a hospital, or with a physical condition that’s unsatisfactory. Getting laid up sounds like it would take a lot more time up than the meager bit it takes to be conscientious of what I put in my body.

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It’s always a choice. It’s never an issue of being too busy.

You’re not too busy. You just choose spending time on this as opposed to that, like opting to watch TV, play video games, or sleep in lieu of putting time into more productive pursuits, like being creative or being close with your family.

The sooner you accept that being too busy is a self-manufactured illusion the faster your time’s value and your value to others will increase. From there, you’ll be simply amazed at how much time is free to use as you see fit.

You can do anything you want and need to do, as well as being available to those who want to be able count on you.

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