As the reporter probed deeper she asked him if he had a Blackberry or even a computer in his office. He said "No" pretty of matter of fact and then added - they don't help me make money.
I thought about this some more and realized that we could all learn an important lesson from the Oracle of Omaha. That lesson is simple - if it doesn't make you money, stop doing it. Warren doesn't concern himself with trivial things like decorating his house or what the latest and greatest trend on Wall Street.
Instead he focuses on the same principals that have made him money most of his adult life and blocks out everything else.
Seriously, think about it like this - Brian Tracy says that there are 3 things most people do that makes them money. In sales it is prospecting, pitching, and following up on customers. He believes that in order to make the most money possible, you need to fill every minute of your day with these three activities and if it doesn't match one of the three - time to get rid of it.
He took this to a new level by selling his lawnmower, hiring a housekeeper, and having someone else wash the cars and shop for food. Those task take him away from what is important to him - spending time with his family and making the most money possible.
A good friend of mine recently finished his weight loss book. I asked him how he found the time to write an almost 300 page book while being a single father and having a full time job. His answer - one page a night. That's it, no magic pill or formula, he set a goal of writing a page a night at least. In a couple of months he had the book done and is now making money off of it.
Now he could of spent that time on anything. He could spend hours on the forums, check his email 50 times a day, twitter, facebook, myspace his life away, but he didn't. Instead he set aside the time to make a product that will make him money many times over.
So instead of spending your day on tasks that you think make you money or at least keep you feeling busy, why not take a few days look how you spend every hour of the day. Then think about how you make money in your business. And if you are doing things that aren't making you money - stop it.
Fill your days with things that make you money and eliminate things that don't. Simple as that.