Here are 6 pieces of advice for a future winner as how to work more efficiently and turn whatever you have to do into pleasure. Well I’m talking about a real job, or a business that you wanted to get into in the first place.
#1. Start doing something
We all have friends who are constantly boasting about things like “I had the idea of creating something like Facebook first. Had I done something, I would have been rich by now.” This is a pathetic way of thinking. Not until you start doing something as a consequence of your initial idea, will your brilliant spark start shining. We’ve all got them, don’t we?
#2. Lack of time is never an excuse
This is the most common excuse people use. Even though most people claim they’d love to open up a new business, or learn how to play an instrument, write a book or whatever, they can never find the time to actually do that! Come on, now, are you for real?
You don’t have to give up your job, you just have to use your spare time wisely. No more Internet, Facebook or Game of Thrones. Your idea is much more important. A few hours a week are more than enough to advance in whatever you want to do.
Once you start investing in something new, you’ll also realise whether this effusion is for real or not. If you lose your enthuziasm on the way, it means it was never meant to be. So stop making up excuses, will you? You are the only one responsible for your dreams.
Moreover, the perfect timning will never just pop out of the blue. You’ll always be too young, or too old, or too poor, or too fat to go after your dream, if you postpone all the time.
#3. Meetings are toxic
Meetings are a waste of time. They use abstract concepts insted of concrete ideas. They last too long and provide too little. They always deflect from the subject. There’s always someone present there who is keen on sharing his neverending opinions about subjects exterior to the business of the day.
Instead try applying something else: use a timer. When the alarm rings, the meeting is over. End of discussion. Also try calling less people to the meeting. Unfortunately the more the merrier rule doesn’t apply in this case. The meeting should always take place where the problem occured, not in an arid meeting room.
End with a solution and decide who’s in charge for implementing the solution.
This is not an article discussing the lack of sleep. Nevertheless, it is generally known to turn people into stubborn hatable individuals. Moreover it affects creativity, optimism and your temper. The most balanced individual can turn into a hysterical ill-natured person once he’s tired. Your being tired will eventually turn against you.
#5. Hire people who can write
If you have to choose from several individuals, pick the one who can write. Despite your working field, someone who can write is really useful. That’s because someone who’s got this talent has a clear had, and good communication skills. Nevermind the extrovert-introvert dihotomy. These people can just make things easier to understand. They can easily be in someone else’s shoes and they know what to ommit when carrying a message. What more coud you wish for?
#6. Don’t take your inspiration for granted
We all have ideas. They are immortal by excelence. But inspiration on the other hand is as mortal as your 20-yar old dog. So if you really want to do soemthing, do it now! Your ideea is not the kind of thing to preserve on a shelf until you find the time to develop it.
The coolest thing about inspiration is that it gives you the impetus of a 6-year old. Inspiration is like a time machine. It’s simply miraculos, it arises your productivity and it motivates you like never before. So start working and stop compalining.