Category Archives for "Getting Things Done"
People often pitch me on “great ideas”, they have a revolutionary new product idea, they’ve got an idea for a website/magazine/restaurant that “can’t fail”, some small company assures me that they have something that will make them into “the next Microsoft/Google/Apple”, etc. Brilliant ideas make my eyes glaze over. Why?Continue reading
Brian Tracy often remarks that “only 3% of adults have written goals …and the rest of us work for them”. When people come to him for advice (“why is my life so hard? How come I can’t get ahead?”) he asks them “Show me your written goals”. If they don’t have any, he basically tells […]Continue reading
If you’re not familiar with the Pareto Principle, then perhaps you’ve heard of the 80/20 Rule. It’s the same thing. It is a general rule of thumb applied to things like productivity, business, etc. Examples are that 80% of your sales come from 20% of your customers, 80% of your support tickets are caused by […]Continue reading