The 80/20 Rule tells us that the first 20% of our efforts yields 80% of the results. Do we always need to spend 80% of our time to get from “good” to “great”? What will you do with 80% of your time back?
How many hours are we working, really? And how productive are we when we work late? Experts are telling us to go home when the whistle blows.
Do we keep appointments with ourselves as faithfully as we keep appointments with others? Doing so is an effective way to get our work finished and stay realistic about what can get done.
There is work we can manage, and other work we just have to do. How can we get more value out of the daily grind?
We’re accountable to bosses, clients, kids, and the government. What about ourselves? How can we make sure that the goals we hold individually don’t get lost?
Every coach and advisor encourages goal-setting. Thousands of books explain the hows and whys of goals. So–is that working for you?
“Getting productive” is a lofty goal. Gurus advise strict adherence to productivity systems, but is that practical? Are your systems helping you to be more disciplined, or making discipline frustrating?
“As soon as I get organized … ” can be a recipe for failure. How can we change in healthy ways, starting from who we are and what we do?
It’s logical to want to devote our attention to “first things first.” Why is this so hard? Why don’t we simply work to get what we want?
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