While the world goesback to work on January2nd,I have found the single most fruitful week of the
year are the days before. So my year starts on December 26th. See, this is the
one week of the year that folks slow down. Examine where they are, where they
are going and generally in a good and easy going mood. That is what “I”
call a “Window of Opportunity.”
Let’s say you can do 6 weeks of business in 6 days. Doesn’t that have more value and a better time to work than working 6 weeks for 1 weeks worth of business? That is why I always say “Make hay when the sunshines.” When you do that you will always be on crusie control while the rest of the world is trying to play catch up complaining there are not enough hours in the day. The fact is there are plenty of hours but so many people are poor at prioritizing things and that is the single biggest mistake that the majority make. If you live 100 years that is it baby. So your job in life is to do things faster so it appears you live longer. That is why we have cars, jets. Phones, Internet.
Doing what needs to be done first is always the key. The most time consuming, hardest etc. MUST be done first. If you don’t, you will have failure as a compass. You have shoes and socks. If you put the shoes on first and then the socks, what did you accomplish? Yet I am here to tell you that in business, I watch this every day of my life with almost anything I witness. Silly right? But that is the way of the world. Their failure is your opportunity. Just make sure that you are not the one failing. Nothing else has such a dramatic impact. Plus, if you do it right, you are always on cruise control. Do it wrong and you are always late and stressed and making excuses. The choice is yours. But I am here to give testimony that this is one of the single biggest pitfalls of life and 1 or 2 MINUTES of consideration on the front end is worth hours and days and failure on the back end.
Basically we are either stuck having meeting after meeting and doing nothing or we are in a rush to do things without consideration and pay a considerable price. There is a middle ground. NEVER rush consideration but be ready to act immediately after it.
Have a GREAT Day!