hour worked vs productivity

by Odahh
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hello all,

just out of curiosity ..why is the hours worked thing people talk about when claiming to be entrepreneurs ..

maybe it is just weird to me but every job i have had has been in production or warehousing.. and trying to get more done in less time was the critical element when thing where busy.. and even when i was a street performer working on tips .. yeah i worked lot .. but there was a lot of dead time where there where no crowds then peak time when the hustle was on ..

I pay attention to small plot farmers.. and they track productivity to the square foot .. and being a business that is effected by seasons.. in the summer fall ..there is a lot more hour put in than in the winter ..

I really don't have a deep set opinion on this just looking for different feedback.. though i will probably ramble on to interesting responses
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    Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

    hello all, just out of curiosity ..why is the hours worked thing people talk about when claiming to be entrepreneurs ..
    Hours worked, is meaningless. Things accomplished in a given timeframe, is the name of the game.

    Is someone more entrepreneurial than me because it takes them 12 hours to accomplish what I can do in 4? Of course not. Do they work harder than me? I guess so, but is that anything to be proud of and to consider a positive trait? I think, not.

    Taking time to, "Stop and smell the roses," is more than a trite cliché.

    "All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy." You get the idea. lol
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      Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

      Hours worked, is meaningless. Things accomplished in a given timeframe, is the name of the game.

      Is someone more entrepreneurial than me because it takes them 12 hours to accomplish what I can do in 4? Of course not. Do they work harder than me? I guess so, but is that anything to be proud of and to consider a positive trait? I think, not.

      Taking time to, "Stop and smell the roses," is more than a trite cliché.

      "All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy." You get the idea. lol
      if someone actually enjoys what they do an build their life around doing it 10 or 12 hours a day 6 days a week ..that is fine ..

      but if they are grinding it out or claiming to grind out every waking moment.. to get some future dream life ..that not success that is just suck..

      alienate your friends and familiy .. ignore long term health needs and work work work work ..

      just does not seem much of a dream life to me
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        Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

        if someone actually enjoys what they do an build their life around doing it 10 or 12 hours a day 6 days a week ..that is fine ..
        Yes - it's fine. Right up to the very day they totally burn-out. :-)
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          Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

          Yes - it's fine. Right up to the very day they totally burn-out. :-)
          I have totally burned out a few time and had nervous breakdowns from jobs..

          and there are definite health consequences that show up before the breakdown.. so if you are have to turn to legal or illegal substances or medications..to push you to keep going..when everything is telling you to rest ..

          in any case i have a to work around my bi polar contions.. so i can do the long hours when i have the energy.. but i have to back off when the energy levels are low.. or things just don't end wel.. took me up until a few years ago to figure out the pattern ..

          and sitting in fron't of a computer screen for more than a few hours a day to many days in a row .. tends to deepen any depression i may go through.. so i have to do much of my work offline and not shut in an office ....


          i have learned the had way to take care of my physical needs ..most of my personal definition of success involves having those taken care of..and not working every waking hour in an office to own a huge mansion ..luxry stuff and big expensive cars ..that the trophy wife get to enjoy with who ever she is playing around with while i'm working all the time..
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    Personally I never really cared for how many hours you put into your work. Same goes for anyone I hire for a job. It's never about the hours, it's about what you can do with the time you are given. Let's say I hired a some online assistant from Fiverr or Onlinejobsph and gave them a project due next week. If they can finish it days before the deadline, that's great. If it takes them the entire week, that's okay. As long as they get the job done. Just don't forget to take care of yourself and take a break if you need it. It's never healthy to focus all your energy into work, work, work.


    So what if other people think you're not working hard enough? Let them keep thinking.
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      Originally Posted by ctrlaltdelete View Post


      So what if other people think you're not working hard enough? Let them keep thinking.
      well oddly enough many people who look like they are working hard all the time tend not to build wealth ..and the most productive people ..cut out much of the work show and do most of their hard work when no one is looking .. so it look like they are not working hard to most of those who are watching ..

      so the highly productive person who has an efficient ..well organized system to get stuff done ..minimizing interruptions ..and focusing on getting the thing done in front of them ..at the highest quality ..

      will not look like they are working a fraction as hard as the person supposedly multitasking and shifting from phone call to email.. trying to work on several things at once ..they may drive talk on the phone and eat .. and worse stand there on the phone while they are taking a pee .. and then complain ..about how hard they work and never get ahead ..

      now i am using that as an example as i think all of us guys have seen that a few times ..

      the people working like that will get resentful of those who are not putting on the work for show game .. and make it sound like others are just lazy .. even if the others are out producing them
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