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Are You Productive, or Just Busy?

Not everything your team does will push your business forward. Here's how to refocus that time and energy - and get on a path toward long-term success.

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This story appears in the September 2020 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » You're reading Entrepreneur United States, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Q: I feel like my team is always scrambling, but I have trouble knowing what’s actually working. How can I tell? — Elizabeth, New Orleans

You know the old saying “Practice makes perfect”? It’s a great mindset but also highly flawed. Practice leads to perfection only if you’re focusing on the right things. When it comes to your business, busyness — also known as practice — can be a facade. And this becomes an even bigger problem during tough times, when it can feel impossible to keep a pulse on your business.

Federico Gastaldi

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