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A new week starts or does it really end?
As entrepreneurs and business owners, we all know how important it is to stay productive and make the most of our time. But have you ever thought about productivity in a different way? Let’s take a deep dive into this concept and see how it can revolutionize the way you work.

Productivity is typically measured by how much work we can get done in a certain amount of time. However, this approach can lead to burnout and a lack of motivation. Instead, I want to propose a different way of thinking about productivity that focuses on working smarter, not harder.

The first step in this new approach is to identify your most important tasks. These are the tasks that will have the biggest impact on your business and should be given the most attention. By prioritizing these tasks, you can ensure that you are focusing on the most valuable work and making the most of your time.

Next, I want to talk about the concept of deep work. This is the idea that in order to truly be productive, we need to focus on one task at a time and eliminate distractions. This means turning off your phone, closing your email inbox, and putting all of your attention on the task at hand. By doing this, you can get into a flow state where you are completely immersed in your work and can accomplish more in less time.

Another key aspect of this new approach to productivity is taking breaks. It may seem counterintuitive, but taking breaks can actually increase your productivity. By giving your brain a chance to rest and recharge, you can come back to your work with renewed focus and energy. This can lead to better quality work and faster completion times.

Now when we speak on the importance of delegation. As business owners, we often try to do everything ourselves, but this can lead to burnout and a lack of productivity. Instead, we should focus on delegating tasks to others who can do them just as well, if not better. This frees up our time to focus on the tasks that truly require our expertise and attention.

Remember friends, productivity is a crucial aspect of running a successful business. However, the traditional approach to productivity may not be the most effective. By focusing on working smarter, not harder, and prioritizing deep work, breaks, and delegation, you can achieve more in less time and avoid burnout.

So, take a step back and think about how you can implement this new approach to productivity in your own work.

So enjoy the journey, trust yourself in the approach as it will make a world of difference.

Happy Monday!
Shane Wenzel

Shane Wenzel

Shane is the President & CEO of the Shane Homes Group of Companies and the namesake. Shane's responsibilities include strategic direction for the companies, policy advice for the building industry through BILD Calgary, and political involvement through the Alberta Enterprise Group on the economy, making him an industry leader in his field. Shane's sales and marketing background comes from growing up with two entrepreneurial parents, Cal and Edith, and participating in a business advisory group. On the personal side, Shane considers himself a bit of a "tech junky" and social media influencer on various platforms. He's also proudly apart of the LGBTQ community.