Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Investment #6 - Invest time in what really counts! (Productivity)

Today, I continue my series "7 Investments that place you in the flow of God's wealth." You can see all of the related blog posts in the series here.

The Poor Christian stays very busy while accomplishing very little.

The Rich Christian has focused intensity and productivity on their life's purpose.

Here's a great tip that I picked up from author Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Workweek: on regular intervals throughout the day, stop and ask yourself this question, "Am I being productive right now or just busy?" It is so easy to get sucked into time wasting activities such as e-mail, phone calls, web-surfing, and mindless TV. If our purpose or mission in life is clear, we need to be constantly refocusing our minds and activities toward what God has called us to do, so that we may become even richer in Christ.

In your business, career, and at your workplace, focus on adding more value to your immediate supervisor, clients, and fellow employees. Adding value to the "right" people can propel your vision and mission exponentially!

Also, learn to leverage time, people, and assets. Delegate any detailed, time-consuming work, and focus your own energy on what makes you truly productive.

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