Is Your Thinking Keeping You Poor?

November 7, 2018


If you’ve been paying attention to our recent articles, you’ve noticed a theme.

The theme, in case you weren’t taking notes, revolves around winnowing down your massive “To Do List” to the “Critical Few” list.  We’ve shared lots of very effective ways to do less, yet accomplish more.

We’ve talked through all the ways stuff…stuff not very important enough to have a real name…clogs up your results.  We’ve talked about how to make a pleasant “no” part of your lingo.

But we haven’t talked about the thinking that’s keeping you poor: all the office housework you accumulate.

A recent study found volunteering, saying “yes” to thankless stuff, is a “woman thing.”  Women volunteer for unrewarding tasks and are asked to take them on more than men.

And here’s the kicker…you likely own the business.  You’re the boss!!!  And you’re still the one volunteering and being asked to take on something.

Office housework = non-revenue-generating work

You’re taking on low risk and low reward tasks, and the odds are superior you’re about to do it again.  Like even today.

We know saying “no” can be difficult.

Yet here’s one thing that’s not hard:  not offering in the first place.

Have a look at your thinking that’s keeping you poor.  How much office housework rests on your “To Do List?”

Get rid of it.  Nothing bad will happen.  We promise.

Go forth and do great things,

Martha Hanlon & Chris Williams