Addicted to Busyness But Not The Business

Someone who’s new to an online program excitedly exclaimed in a chatgroup

” This program is amazing!!! I think I’m addicted to ‘program name’ “

And for those who are experienced, they know why this person would feel this way. It is really a great program.

Then someone replied “Now that’s niche!”.

“What is?” the first guy asked.

“People who are addicted to business”.

The replied came with one question lingering in many of our minds.

Are we really addicted to the business or are we addicted to something else that is closely related?

Are we addicted to busyness?

Sadly, it is true that there’s a big niche group than we dare to imagine. We are addicted to “busyness” not necessary the business. I was one of them.

Busyness is about doing a lot of work. Period.

It may not be about the result of the work. It means tweaking and moving things around, spending our time doing something that is related to the business but not the business itself.

Now the business is meant to be about work also. But it is about having certain amount of work produce a result. The whole point of a business is to produce a profit. Whether it is to be enjoyed or to plow back into making the business sustainable, it is about results.

So what do you think? Are you working IN your business or ON your business?

Working IN our business, especially an online business where one can tweak and change things almost instantly in a shop that never stops, it may mean too many activities.

Working ON our business also means working and many activities but it is activities that produce an intended result.

So work on these
1) What is the intended result of your business?
2) Are you working in your business only or on your business to produce that intended result?

Indeed as someone said in that chatgroup, I think we should be addicted to the business and not busyness.

Yes, WA (Wealthy Affiliate) is a program that helps us to do that. I’m so glad since I joined WealthyAffiliate, the founders Kyle and Carlson with much experience of success in online businesses under their belt, are helping me do that.

If you are considering doing a systematic step by step program that helps you work ON your business? Then consider WA and focus on the business before busyness takes over.


My 10 years of IT consultancy across multiple discipline (including government, education, health and the non-profit sector) and also my 12 years in the service industry means I can help you champion your online business journey. I can help you develop yourself and your team to navigate your digital transformation.

2 thoughts on “Addicted to Busyness But Not The Business

  1. Hello and thanks for sharing this post, this is very intresting that means it is possible to be very busy with work without being productive,and that i can believe. It is not a good thing, can you image working so hard at something that you believe that is helping you progress but yet nothing is really happening, this is an eye opener for me and I am sure for those who comes to your site. Thanks for sharing this post, this is a great help.

    1. Yes, everyone deserves to be told the easiest way. Will can make a difference, one beginner at a time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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