For busy people, one of the big obstacles to delegating is knowing what to delegate. For many of us, this is not a no-brainer–it takes careful planning.
When we delegate the tasks we don’t like, we risk dwelling in the Busyness Bubble, making ourselves too busy doing what’s fun, but not important. Is our busyness artificially inflated?
Failure happens. By delegating, we can use low-risk projects, where failure is an option, as a learning experience for everybody.
It’s the result, not the process, that matters when we delegate. Visualize the result, share your vision, forget the How, and say “Go.”
Flossing: are you one of the 12% of Americans who do it daily? Or one of the 60% who say they do? Flossing is in “Quadrant 2,” where we experience most of our Rider and Elephant problems. Why don’t we hang out in Quadrant 2 all day long?
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.
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?
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?
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