My Little Secret. My True Job Title: Efficiency Expert

Morning Folks!!

If I were really to describe myself and my single greatest strength I would say I am an Efficiency Expert. That is my overall gift. I start from a point of complete inefficiency and work my way forward until I am totally efficient in whatever project I a working on or even life itself. Now I am also sloppy on things that don't really matter. I ignore those things. I don't add them to my clutter.

It is funny how I see things and the parallels I make and the historical point of references I use. I can see through the eyes of a farmer but I have never farmed. I can see through the eyes of a plumber and I have never plumbed. I can see through the eyes of different groups even tho I have never done what they are doing. But I stole certain elements and principles that they live by and have been able to apply them to other things to make parallels that guide me.

Some folks start from the inner sides and work out, I work from the outer sides and work in. I start with the answer and look for the question. I start at the back door and search for the front door. I start at the top of the pyramid not at the bottom corner of it.

All of this just allows me to look at things completely opposite of most others and when you do that it is so easy to pick out what does not belong or find what is missing or whatever you need to do. Then when you add human nature into the mix it gets even more complex but easier to spot the pitfalls. See things going south before they do go south. Some are like neon signs.

It is why I knew in 1996 that the .com name would replace the 800 number as the lifeline of every entity on earth. Certain of it to my core. Like everything I had ever learned was so I would realize that one piece of information that would become life changing.

I was certain of that fact to unfold and that was the only thing that mattered. The result. The end game. Setting up the umbrella on the beach because they even knew they would look for the beach. That was working from the end and working back. That is taking one parallel and applying it to another medium to finding and EXACT ANSWER and then betting the farm on it. I have the start and the end. You all can QUIBBLE about the middle! I start with the answer and look for the question and here I sit waiting for others to do the same and they are. So I know their destination and their need, want and desires when they get there. Before they even know the question. Before they ever even enter the race. Before their journey begins. That is called a 20 year head start. And when you know exactly where they are heading, the hardest job is patience and that job is over.

I try and triage life at every point. Jump right to the end and then look for the masses at the starting point.

Rick Schwartz

7 thoughts on “My Little Secret. My True Job Title: Efficiency Expert

  1. Scott Alliy

    ” Setting up the umbrella on the beach because they even knew they would look for the beach”

    This is exactly the strategy I have used when amassing the largest collection of GTLD services names available. Pick the spot for your vending wagon, Set up shop, and wait for the crowd you know is coming.

    If premium dotcom keyword domain names have any value, and you certainly know they do then as the GTLD program grows so to should the value of these GTLD services brand domains.

    Maybe I speculated right, maybe not but “I would rather die trying than die dying” and some more words to live by
    I may be 100 percent right or 100% wrong but I am 100% committed.

    To Your Continued Success


  2. Duane

    To some people it is clear as daylight. These few people unclutter, make things easy, focus on customers and sit on both sides of the table at the same time. These individuals are called “Sales-People”. If you had ever had to make cold calls, walk the streets, knock on doors and return over and over again until you finally make the sale by not accepting a “NO” for an answer, then you are a true Sales-Person”.
    It cant be done! You will fail! It wont work out!

    If these three remarks gets your engine started, puts your rockets on fire and your turbo boost sets in, then you are one of the lucky individuals called a true “Sales-Person”. You see things clear as daylight where others are still trying to figure out yesterdays news and nothing is going to stop you from making your move. The best of these individuals have had to ride the rockiest roads, climb the highest mountains, fail many times over and over again. These rare individuals are the true “Sales-People” and have the answers, long before the question was even brought to the table.You have to have lived it, to understand and see out of the eyes of such person. Such person has a need to tell the world and scream out all these answers but in sales you learn to be patient because you have to wait for the question to be asked, so you can finally deliver the answer and only then, you have a sale.

    1. Rick Schwartz

      And that of course comes from a jealous and spineless ghost. The lowest form of life in my book.
      You display such courage and insights that you are scared to even own your own words.
      Pretty sad.

  3. gpm group

    Interesting post….

    re. efficiency part. Can you say a bit more about how you decide whats clutter and then how you approach minimizing its impact? – Thanks.


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