Before you start reading, please spend 4 minutes and 31 seconds of your precious time to watch the video above. It makes you zoom out and put things into perspective.
Many of us just returned from a well deserved holiday break. A period where we were able to set things aside, slow down and reconnect to those things that are really important.
Unfortunately, we tend to forget about those things very quickly and after only a few days (perhaps even only hours) back in the office, we're drawn into the rat race again.
We're currently experiencing extreme summer temperatures all over Europe. Luckily, for many of us, the summer break has already started. These are the lucky ones who can try to stay cool without having to bother about business. The rest of the working population now needs to find a way to keep working in extreme temperatures.
Read on and find out ways to stay productive and manage your people in a better way.
You're ambitious and want to perform at the top of your game. You take up a lot of work to get things moving forward, and because of that you have the impression that you're always running short of time. Perhaps you also have the feeling that you are regularly spending your precious time on things you shouldn't be doing, or that less important things are eating up your time (like going through your inbox for example - see our previous blog 'Yesterbox' for a solution to that ;-) ).
And then those smart consultants/teachers/coaches come in, telling you that you have to delegate more. But you've already tried that one, right? And you ended up with even more work afterwards, right?
If you recognise yourself in this short scenario, you definitely have to read on!
'Yesterbox' is a way to handle your email inbox created by Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos.com.
His problem was, like with many of us, that he received too many emails and found himself constantly chasing his inbox to keep up.
By handling your inbox with the 'Yesterbox' principle, you can easily bring your "emails to reply"-list back to 0 and keep it that way without spending countless hours in your mail program.
Yes! You've read the tittle correctly, 50% of all of your problems are indeed a big waste of time and completely irrelevant!
Once you realise that the solutions for your problems lay on a different level, then you will start to recognize that you're probably working on a lot of things that you shouldn't be working on.
To discover that, you shouldn't focus on the present moment, but you need to have a long term perspective.