Efficiency ⌚

It’s not about moving faster. More often than not, moving deliberately is more efficient than speeding up.

Efficiency might have more to do with good decision-making than anything else.

Every time you rush or skip something, you inevitably have to go back and spend twice the amount of time & energy just to correct it.

That’s why I recommend 15 minutes of weekly planning. It saves me hours of decision making on the fly.

(If you’ve never heard of Steph Crowder’s free 15 minute weekly planning method, just click here.)

Another layer of efficiency has to do with dependent tasks & independent tasks. Dependent tasks are tasks that are on your plate and which other people are depending on to do their job. If you or anyone on your team is slow or poor delivering dependent tasks, the whole team suffers.

Morning physical training is technically an independent task … unless you view it from the standpoint of getting yourself into the right state of mind for the day (which I do).

If you’re not in the right state of mind for the day, then you’re not much good to anyone else around you.

Finally, efficiency requires proper delegation. Try to take it all on yourself, and sure, you’ll get lots of things done correctly … for a while. But eventually, you’ll crash – and you’ll never reach the heights that are possible when you learn to trust and rely on others.

When it comes to teamwork, personal or professional, 1 + 1 does not = 2. Every ‘win-win’ relationship you create yields much more. They creates efficiencies that are not possible any other way.

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