Urgency addiction kills efficiency. It disrupts workflow. It breaks concentration. Urgency addiction looks like this: Checking e-mail every five minutes Answering the phone whenever it rings Tolerating endless interruptions from coworkers, friends, and clients. Enjoying the “high” you get by putting out fires and solving crises. All this may feel good-it may make you feel […]
Instead of trying to duplicate every product feature of your competitor, why not focus on one feature? Why not do that one thing, and do it exceedingly well? This is the new version of “divide and conquer”. While your competitor is busy trying to be a Swiss Army knife, you simply decide to be a […]
They are fantasy. So are 1 year plans. Go ahead – show me a 5 year or 1 year plan that worked as planned. I’ll wait…. Right. Don’t waste time with 5 year plans.
If you check your email more than 3 times per day, one of the following is true: 1. Your job is to answer email. Skip the rest of this post. 2. You are addicted to checking your email, and you let other people derail your priorities every day. 3. You WORK for someone who is […]
Meetings are temporary committees. Nothing great gets done by committees. Typically meetings are the exact opposite of actual work. They are a way of avoiding work, a way for egos to inflate, and a great way to waste time. If you must have a meeting… and I mean if you really MUST… here are three […]