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https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/349018

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How Low-Value Work Is Hurting Your Bottom Line
6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. "It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials." - Bruce Lee At the beginning of this year, a rare few could have predicted how abruptly life would soon change.

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Don't waste valuable energy

Don't waste valuable energy

We can't waste valuable energy on mindless activities while putting off what matters most for later.

In business, wasting energy means working on low-value tasks, and thinking b...

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Cut out the optional

Being overwhelmed may be the new normal, but taking on too many responsibilities may be watering down our overall impact.

Bring back your focus to what matters most. Work on the pro...

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Design an action plan

Running a thriving business means understanding how to organize your work by importance and knowing when to delegate.

  • Find your sweet spot. When you consider taking ...

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Make room for what matters

Slot your meaningful work into the times when you feel most productive. Realizing how your focus, creativity, and interest change at different hours in a day can help you better en...

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