When you really want something done, you give the assignment to a busy person. Why do we give it to someone who is busy? Because they get it done. If you need to get it done, whatever it is, follow these tips that have helped me double my work output.
Two weeks ago I launched my latest startup (Digital Profile) and over the weekend I’ve finally had a little time to reflect on our journey so far. For the last five years I’ve been starting and building digital businesses so I know that getting your service or product to market is never easy; but as any entrepreneur will tell you, taking an idea and actually making it happen is frantic, exhilarating and eventually, makes all the hard work worthwhile.
Goal setting is a fundamental concept of life. It gives us purpose. It’s what keeps us operating as people. We always have to keep working towards something. Tony Robbins touched on this in an interview with Tim Ferriss where he said, “Life is growth baby, if you don’t keep growing you’re going to die.” That’s such a great quote because constant growth is so important throughout life.
One day at work, I asked my boss what I thought was an innocent question, “Hey, what time does the meeting start?” My boss replied, “DIDN’T you read the memo?” Yes, in fact I had. I had read all 7 memos sent that day, and each had a different time for when the meeting started — each made sure to bury those times in an endless mass of text. What could have been a 5-second informative response turned into 5-second condescending passive-aggressive non-answer.