You can’t increase the number of hours in a day, but you can multiply your effort. Understand the power of the influencers: The few influence the many. Find your multiplier. The person, the company, the organisations who can accelerate the change you want to make.
Deadlines serve you best when they are short, hard and, at first glance, impossible. Urgency gets things done.
On the big things. On the small things. Create a habit of always following through. As habits go, it’s a good one to have.
If you are doing something that isn’t pushing the task forward, that is called distraction. Distractions are plentiful. But remember, distractions stop you from doing.
Guaranteed. Think of them as a gift. They will make you stronger. They will make you more creative. Rather than break you, they will define you.
But ideas by themselves change nothing. An idea needs effort to make it happen. Do the work.
One, is to talk about the change you are going to make. Or, two, stop talking. And begin.
Ask yourself this every day. It’s your job to keep the main thing the main thing.
Only commit to things that matter.
Not at the beginning. Start where you are. But start.
Human’s get more done in bursts followed by rest. Getting things done isn’t about who does the longest hours, but who does the smartest hours.
20% of your time is spent on the things you are very good at. In order to get more done, flip that.
Teams with a clear purpose, and a clear sense of the change they can make, get the most done.
The past is done. Things out of your control cannot be changed. Energy spent being angry, jealous, or cynical is negative energy. Stay positive.
Then accept it can and will change. Making something happen is about being nimble and adaptable.
As David Allen says: “You can do anything, but not everything.” Protect your time.
Making things happen that matter with a team as crazy as you are, is the best fun of all.
Don’t underestimate the importance of ‘small’ multiplied by ‘often’.
Respect it. But don’t fear it. If it occupies your mind whilst doing, it can stop you from winning. Free your mind.
Give back. It will help you.
Have something big that you want to change. This is bigger than you. Your purpose multiplies the team’s stubbornness to get this thing done.
This planet needs as many friends as it can get.