Book - “Winning without losing” by Martin Bjergegaard & Jordan Milne…
Book - “Winning without losing” by Martin Bjergegaard & Jordan Milne
Avoid overworking - relationships are of ultimate importance. Think of Susan Pinker & the Village Effect
Think of the "New dual optimum" - balances business success with personal happiness - needed for sustained efficiency
Law of diminishing returns
Finding balance takes courage & awareness
More time spent working can lead to decreased returns/inefficiency, e.g. when overstudying for an exam
Finish what you start before taking on board new things. It's easier to take on board new things that to finish what we start.
Don't try too hard - put in the hours but reassure yourself & relax in the process
Cofound with others - many hands make light work
Build momentum - Rome wasn't built in a day
Get timing right - look for existing movements and utilise them
Make small tests initially
Spend time with others that share similar passions and insights
Refine day to day activities - experiment with and optimise the 20 most recurrent operations in family & work life :!::smiley:
Meditate daily, have good sleep habits
Consciously take breaks
Know what needs to be achieved for each day to be considered a 'full' days work
Have a very basic & adaptable business plan
Let customers actions inform you/direct you on your plan
Most startups change their course constantly based on market feedback until they find something that sticks
Live near where you work - decrease time spent commuting
Time & Energy Wasters
Know when to pull the plug - consider quitting if:
You can't stop thinking of what else you might be doing with oyur time
Something else keeps calling to you
You've lost your passion & are constantly distracted
Thinking of work all of the time - release your grip
Master the art of listening
"Tell me more about that"
"Does that make sense?"
"What does that mean to you?"
We open up when we're listened to. We close-down when faced with opinions & judgements. Keep your cool by developing compassion & diminishing your ego.
Put people first
Build trust, culture & respect - this takes time but is worth it
Reinvent meetings - make them involve walking, running, etc
Let others contribute - it might not be the way you envisioned but that's okay, things need to get done!
Don't be a business pacifist - avoid unecessary conflict
Focus on peace, forgiveness & collaborations. "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" Ghandi
More general advice
Know something else - increase your knowledge and experience in various parts of life
There is no such thing as failure, only different types of feedback - be the master of the comeback
Each setback is a new opportunity - see possibilities rather than limitations - find a healthy balanced perspective
Those who succeed see opportunities everywhere
Don't send emotive emails - less stress talking in person or at least on the phone as we have an immediate reaction to help navigate the conversation
Be decisive when it counts, e.g. firing someone - we need to make tough decisions at times - don't delay tough decisions
Don't deal with or be an asshole...
From a review of the "One minute manager" book as mentioned in this book
Have employees write out a 250 word summary of their goals (main objectives) which you both keep on file. The process of clarifying things so that both managers and employees know what their objectives are means greater success and less communication is necessary.
The One Minute praise-Catch your employee doing something right and specifically praise them for that action and let them know how valuable it is for you.
The One minute reprimand-when employees do something wrong, immediately and specifically reprimand them for that action, though put it in the context of their overall good work.
Things to question:
Do the activities that make up my day contribute to the development of self, others & business?
Do I maintain perspective?
Change environment by getting away or taking a day off
Are the details stopping me from seeing the big picture?
A few key numbers (financials)