Jerry West's Blog
“Work Smarter – Not Harder”
It’s one of the most used and misunderstood statements in business and in life. It was once associated with the lazy, who used the statement as a crutch to disguise their poor work ethic.
Is there truth to it? Absolutely.
There’s certainly merit in stopping trying to do everything yourself. Where it gets interesting is when you stop the useless act of improving your weaknesses. As my grandfather once said, focus on making your strengths stronger and forget about your weaknesses – hire out for that stuff. Or, something like that.
Don’t know what your strengths and weaknesses are? Take my Motivation Factor test.
In 12 minutes you will figure yourself out, and you’ll know what to focus on and what to hire out for.
Take this picture to heart. For Wile E. Coyote, the process is simple: stop chasing the Roadrunner since he doesn’t have the speed to catch him. Hire someone faster, like Sonic the Hedgehog. That’s called working smart instead of hard. Get it?
You focus on the great ideas and then get the right people to execute them. In other words, focus on making your strengths stronger and let your weaknesses get weaker. Then surround yourself with people who are strong in your weak areas. You just may build the team you’ve always dreamed of.
The end. It isn’t complicated.
Now if you want to figure out how you, yourself can get more done in less time, just Google “The Pomodoro Technique” and give it a shot.
You might be shocked at how much you can get done in two hours time.
I’ve left comments on in this post – let me know what your best resources for efficiency and working smarter are.