23 Sep 80/20
Recognizable numbers. Let’s see how you do…
and just for fun…
8675309 (let’s just put a decade to my teenage years)
How about 80/20? These numbers are ones that can change your productivity and effectiveness. They also make sure that you aren’t working 24/7 for 365 and losing your 20/20 while staring at your computer screen. (If you can figure out how to fit 3.14 in with those, more power to you!).
The 80/20 rule says that 20% of your efforts account for 80% of your results.
20% of your clients provide 80% of your revenue
20% of your tasks lead 80% of your productivity
20% of your friends get 80% of your leisure time
(20% of your co-workers provide you with 80% of your frustration)
Start being more purposeful. What can you do today that has the biggest impact? What is your 20%? If you don’t figure that out, you’ll spend most of your time on the 80% (immediate needs, busy work, lesser tasks) and only receive 20% in return.
Unfortunately, the other 80% of our tasks come knocking on our door. They will require attention. Just give them the effort/time/attention they deserve, not that they demand.
Live the 80/20 rule and see your productivity grow!
(And for those of you who are stumped by 8675309, it was a song…Tommy Tutone’s “Jenny 8675309.”)