At the bottom of it all, you get paid for two things: to think and to manage.
Thing is, everything else takes up so much time. All the meetings and email and phone calls and fire fighting. All the running, running, running just to keep one step ahead of the to-do list. All the stuff that fills your day so if ever you had a chance to review it, you wouldn’t know what you actually achieved – just breathing in, breathing out, and operating in the moment.
Stop doing that. At least for ten minutes. Right now, and every day.
(Don’t worry, you won’t do any less of the running around work – and no one will miss you for a few ticks of the clock … they’re too busy running around themselves to notice.)
Take time to think.
Skippy strategy: Think more, achieve more.
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