I thought I’d take some time to impart some wisdom today that hopefully will inspire you to be a better investor. There’s a lot of myth surrounding the hustle, but I want you to forget that and focus on working smarter and not harder.
When are you most productive? You know that saying, “Nature abhors a vacuum”? That means that our work will expand into the amount of time we give it. What would happen if you stopped giving yourself 8-10 hours to work? Could you get everything done by only working 3-4 hours a day?
Be honest with what you want to do with your time. Play more golf? Spend more time traveling with your family? Hang out in meetings with your employees? Write more reports? I share an epiphany I had about my own work during a family trip to Europe, where they got to sight see while I worked.
I do this a lot; I think I should do everything. But I have a team for a reason! I need to stop being a jack-of-all-trades, and let my team do their jobs. Honestly, most of the time they’re better at their jobs than I am, and I need to get out of their way.
If your team got your putt lined up for you and got the ball 6 inches from the hole before you stepped up to take a shot, what would that look like in your company?
Listen and learn:
- Forget the hustle and focus on the big picture.
- How your team can “line up your shot” and make your life easier.
- Why working less hours might make you more productive.
- Being a jack-of-all-trades isn’t the best use of your time.
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