Busy vs. Productive

“Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions”
~ John Randolph

When life seems to pile up with long to-do lists, we can sometimes lose track of the difference between being busy and productive. Whether focusing on improving company culture or just seeking to give yourself a personal boost, learning what makes someone productive vs. busy creates a better environment for future success.

Busy people are constantly working while productive people achieve tangible results. Not only do tasks need to be accomplished by a deadline, tasks need to be completed properly. Long hours of work can lead to less focus and a greater chance of making mistakes. Breaks may calm the mind while refocusing thoughts and ideas and can lead to a more useful and valuable end result.

Busy people often say yes to a new project without the thought process necessary to budget time effectively, creating an overwhelming workload.  On the other hand, productive people are hesitant to say yes to new tasks until they consider the effect of the new task on their current priorities.

Busy people get distracted and lose focus while productive people have a schedule and system to get tasks accomplished. Throughout the day, productive people see organization as a necessity.

While sometimes we all feel overwhelmed, it’s imperative to plan and implement your schedule in a way that benefits your productivity as well as your peace of mind. Focus on a positive realistic productivity level to improve your personal and professional life.

Kelly D. Scott
Chairman/CEO
Vistage Florida
better leaders ● decisions ● results

Our Tech Addiction

“While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.”
-Muhammad Yunus

We have all become aware of the fact that most people in most situations are glued to their mobile devices. Now more than ever, society has become so technologically driven that a “tech addiction” is more than a silly explanation for spending too much time on social media.  It seems that every time we “like”, share, comment, post, or tweet we want our devices to be within our reach at any time of day to prevent us from feeling left out, or excluded from new trends.

Like any other habit, the tech addiction is developing in today’s young adults and children and stems from social media giants specifically designing platforms to assure users will become attached with tremendous peer pressure added in. With every new digital device that enters the market, the issue of tech addiction appears to increase. Because of future development and technology it’s nearly impossible to fully stop this behavior, but understanding ways to reduce it within your life can drastically improve well being.

Teach yourself to understand the importance of social interactions without technology. Putting away or shutting off your mobile device around friends and family is the first step. Enjoy what’s around you instead of constantly wondering what is happening on your smart phone.

Before its time to turn in for the night, give yourself at least 30 minute of no screen time. This means not checking emails or any of your social media accounts. Allow yourself to relax with a book or meditation rather than the distraction of Snapchat or Twitter disrupting your resting period.

Kelly D. Scott
Chairman/CEO
Vistage Florida
better leaders ● decisions ● results

Social Media in 2018

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.”
~ Edward Teller

Deciding where to invest company money for the rest of 2018 can result in a long list of competitive options. In a world of tech and innovation, direct your focus to social media and its up-incoming trends. With new technology like the IPhone X and Virtual reality, it’s time for your business or organization to keep up with the trends.

The Millennial and Generation Z population holds, and will continue to hold, the most powerful buying power of today’s society. These individuals have turned to using Instagram as their primary social media application making Instagram the biggest hub for influencer marketing.

Traditional advertising strategies are taking a back seat compared to what the world of current social media marketing strategies can do to transform your business or organization. New media like short video content, photos, voice assistants, and live streaming are becoming the trends of the world that will only continue to capture the attention of new clients.

With new innovations and trends, the value of social media may increase your bottom line if the proper attention is paid to updating your marketing strategy often.

Kelly D. Scott
Chairman/CEO
Vistage Florida
better leaders ● decisions ● results