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So You Think You Can Do It All?

October 6, 2012

Daily ReadsSo You Think You Can Do It All?

Eventually all of us deals with an overwhelming amount of work; maybe it’s first in college, then again when our business was young or when it experiences tremendous growth. While it’s tempting to pull an all-nighter to get it all done, eventually one of the key lessons of survival hits us – prioritize. To figure out what portion of the work is most important and is just not going to get done. Remember the old rule 80/20? Focus on the 20% of tasks that generates 80% of the benefit.  Find the projects that will make a big impact and ignore EVERYTHING else.  Is it difficult to step away? Absolutely! But if you don’t your days – and your team’s days – will slip away without having addressed the projects that will really drive your business.

Read the entire article at: http://www.inc.com/langley-steinert/why-you-cant-do-it-all.html

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