I love a good productivity hack more than most. Last week I wrote about the ideal week [link] – essentially a productivity hack. And I’m forever hacking my calendar, task list, morning ritual, working environment, and anything else I can think of.
I’ve just come back from my quarterly retreat in the bush. Every three months I head down to a spot my family have got just past Apollo Bay. No electricity, no phone, no internet … just the bush, the ocean, a cooking shelter and a couple of huts. Heaven.
One of the things I do there is reflect on my work practices (as well as reflecting on everything else).
In my ideal world I’ve finished my work for the day before the girls are in bed, and then I have a couple of hours for myself after they are down to read, meditate, hang out with Trish, and unwind for the day.
But on this particular day that wasn’t how it worked out. So after the girls were down, I went back to the office to finish off a couple of things. Before I started I had a quick look at the AFL (Aussie footy) website and read an interesting article about football player Max Gawn and his beard.
A very rough formula for success in anything is that success equals attempts times conversion rate.
For a test batsman success could be considered your total number of runs, and this equals your number of innings (attempts) times your average (conversion rate).
One of our mantras in Thought Leaders Business School is be easy to buy. And I think one way we get this wrong is by trying to make two sales rather than one.
I should know – it took me ten years to learn this lesson. My first cluster was a business coaching program called Love Your Business. Problem was small business owners aren’t lying awake at night thinking how can I love my business more.