Yes, there is a difference between being effective and being efficient! …and yes you can be both at different times. Let’s dive in…

Efficient:

What I call a “to-do list person.”

Effective:

What I call a “Vision priority person.”

So what’s better?

Well, it depends…if you work in the retail or food industry you most likely are efficient because you have to respond to the customers and other assigned daily tasks that are probably unorganized. After all, that’s how the job flows. But, if you are the CEO of your company you would need to be an effective manager who prioritizes whom/what they respond to maximize the quality of the company’s future.

I used to be an efficient “to-do lister,” but that has changed over the years as a business owner. I realize that the more added to my plate, the less achievable and larger my lists become. Now, I am more effective and intentional about the quality of my time.

Are you more effective or efficient or a little of both? Does being home or at work make a difference? Does it make a difference if it’s a weekday or weekend?

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Amy Nolan

Amy Nolan

Life & Executive Business Coach, Therapist, and Entrepreneur who helps you design the life you want.☀️