Tip #10: When you say “yes” to something, you’re saying “no” to everything else, and that might include your own priorities and goals.
Tip #9: We are aup to five-times more productive when we get into the ‘flow state’, or ‘the zone’.
Tip #8: The amount of energy required to keep a ball rolling is less than that required to get it rolling in the first place.
Tip #7: 80% of outcomes come from 20% of causes.
Tip #6: If it’s a step-by-step process-oriented task, then you probably shouldn’t be doing it.
Tip #5: Human beings tend to work on things long after the point of diminishing returns has been reached — we’re kind of like Forrest Gump running into the change-rooms after scoring a touchdown instead of stopping to celebrate.
Tip #4: Stop defaulting to meetings for everything, and if you must, keep them short — 15 to 30 minutes.
Tip #3: If you value your time at $100 an hour, then why are you still doing tasks that someone else will happily do for $10 an hour?
Tip #2: Reflect often on how you are spending your time. Be objective — what’s adding value and what isn’t?
Tip #1: Do work that aligns with your strengths, values, interests and market opportunities.
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