The days of our lives are when we are living, no matter what are we are doing but we are surviving and hoping for the next day and so on and so on. Now imagine on your days you get your work on time, your schedule on time or even earlier
The parkerson law
The law states that’s your income rises to meets your expenses, same applies to time you busy rises to meet the equivalent time you have on the day. This Law can be forced it hand to work for you by simply stop procrastinating or delaying tasks and when you do those tasks avoid distractions or schedule distractions as well for example don’t go one hour head down on the project but rather split it in 15 minutes then 5 minutes breaks.
This idea may seems like less efficient but trust me it is ,on the other hand if you are a creative person you can simply decide not to get out of your zone until you have finished your verse or your painting or that’s line of code.
Question may be what’s if I work with people ,say you work at SARS taxation government institution for example ,what I saw from an old woman there who I really found she was really efficient was no small talk and she was literally running to the printing machine to get papers and letting me sign.
When it’s comes to the money there are lot of strategies but it’s easy to start them the moment you found yourself having money e.g. you got a new job set up a stop order that’s will take portion of the money automatically, I did that’s when I got my first high paying job and by the time I got retrenched I had 250 000 in my account. So be efficient in both your financial life and productivity.
Downside to effectiveness of efficiency
Anything has positive and negatives, left and right, disadvantage and advantages, hot and cold your job is to find what works well for which situation is. In studying when trying to do the assignment needed end of the month on the next day you got it ,results becomes amazing but if you do it under pressure on the last minute depending on the type of person you are other’s give terrible results other strive on it.
Don’t run the risk of not getting the work done, I once thought I gave my best when I work under pressure but I ended up studying in a taxi and rarely get a grip of what’s I learnt and as a results fail the tests.
Tomorrow I’m going for a job interview it’s a no brainer that’s I have to be there on time but if inefficient is my habit I can suffer those consequences so I need to get myself on the right track and prep for the big day. It’s not just being there on time but think about the effective respond to questions and when I’m given the chance to ask questions I should have smart questions.
Another problem when trying to be early you lose batch of time when nothing happens to cause latency ,for example I have an interview at 8:00 and I arrive there at 6:30 its crucial how I spend this time cause that’s still a moment of my life being recorded and accounted for. I may have a small talk with others who are waiting for the same thing or read a book on job interview but be careful of not causing myself unnecessary anxiety and so on.
Saving your life part
As I explain in the intro life is made out of seconds and minutes once you finish a task of an hour within 45 minutes you give yourself a 15 minute break to do what you is ever like and that’s true living.
On other hand if say you on a negotiation meeting and your company or you are an independent sales man and you know the sooner you close you get your fat commission or split the difference and hurry to your vacation with your family ,here the sooner the better is the mantra but rule of thumb never allow time to put you under pressure on negotiation but if you have got your number you have to option bargain hard or hurry to the vacation one may lengthen the talks while the other may lengthen the vacation it your choice but when factoring time closing is a good option.
This automatically and temporally save your life from working to actually living , here is the big one as an example how fast can you work in order for you to retire early? It’s can be office work or physical work they both take toll on your physical and mental health so the difference is irrelevant at this point, working fast is not an answer but working hard and smart is see working on you after hours is more important in your life because it will give you ideas on how you can retire early.
On other hand working hard and getting promotions is a great bet but your goal is to increase your income ,take over time but make time for your family either prioritize family and get used to that don’t run away hiding behind your work find balance.
Be efficient on your family thus you will see that’s your job matter but once you retire what’s you will retire for, families become dysfunctional because we don’t know what’s happening in our homes and parents are respected because their the bread winners but children don’t know the values in this home or principles and being efficient in that’s area will reduce corporal punishment and have kids open to you.
I will pounder on this point because it’s important, your health getting things done reduce stress level two rather write your tasks on paper and snooze them if they keep showing up while they’re still not urgent than having pile of tasks in your head.
Me my head have all the room in the world important are written on my phone and I get reminded all the time ,my goals are on my paper I check them when I get bored and sometimes see that’s I need new goals cause I have already crushed those without realizing it.
Parento principle 80/20 rule
You are not what’s people expect of you ,you are like water you can change form to the present positive or negative situation you find yourself in. This lesson is found on 48 Laws of power by Robert Green, be flexible but the above principle applies to every aspect of life.
Our lives 80% of them are spent at work and 20% on our lives. The question is do you like the ratio or you wish to change it, some of us find meaning to our jobs and we are completely ok others well you know. 80% of your income goes to 20% of the things meaning you have one thing that’s waste most of your money and it’s not spread equally and my advice on that’s is to be efficient on your money have those 20% be assets which are things that’s pay you money back. 80% of your time is spent on social media and where your attention goes that’s where your life and money go.
Your car is too old needs constant repair after bills be aware of it ,car is important when it’s comes to people who moves around a lot and their business depends on it other than that’s it can be a real money waster unless you value every minutes of your life but still drive according to the speed limit.
Decisions and lack of concentration
Life is hard, and it’s has a lot of challenges would you rather spend time moving from one thing to another never mastering anything or focus and make what’s you chose your life. I have been approaching life and realized that’s you don’t need to be master of anything in life to be successful except master of people.
Mastering a certain one skill get your mind fixed on that’s one thing while if you delegate and pay talented people you can have a better life the problem with this you need to know what’s you are doing because this people will also rely on you, be credible and influential although this type of person needs to be like a jerk sometimes to get things done so be it ,you cannot be always soft if dealing with people. You only need to balance this behavior and family is not good in this environment unless they can easily adapt and really don’t take offense.
The time it’s take you to make decision on something is the different between winning and failing, there are times to think and if until the due date comes and you haven’t make up your mind you need to exercise your decision muscle and take risks and face the music, pivot and all cause not making a decision is a terrible decision. Bonus
The game is social
I have a tendency of not liking losing but I still have a bad habit of not weighing the situation before getting in. While you are trying to get things done on time you might rub other people the wrong way in that’s case don’t leave scares on your way to success and other’s will try to stop you on your way because it’s how things are done around here and you can potentially lose your place in that’s place.
Play it cool while you try to not lose efficiency on your own work, on the group work finish your potion on time or even single handedly get things done if the pack isn’t putting the work. This apply to even school work ,I experienced this when I was studying with my own money its became clear that’s if I don’t drive this people we are going to lose marks and when I was wrong at some point I had to pay people who came their bus fee if I didn’t make it.
On the other hand I was just one person stopping the whole project and i’m not bragging here but if I was there and the other person was absent the project would’ve continue and the absent guy suffer the consequences. In short make up for your missteps. We have came to this part of the blog ,where I have to love you and leave you I wish to get someone who can narrate this for me on YouTube and get this type of information out there. LnM (ULwaz NO Makhula) that’s us on social media. Thank you for spending the time FOLLOW US for such grooming content.