Tax strategist and young entrepreneur Darren Olstad pays tribute to renowned consultant Blair Dunkley, with whom he spent considerable time training under in order to master the art of managing several companies at one time.
But the most valuable lesson that Darren took away from Blair was a tool that he could use in business and in his personal life – the art of reading, extracting and applying process.
Using Derek Sivers’ famous quote – “How you do anything is how you do everything” to start things off, Darren explains Content vs Process, an outlook that analyzes behavioral patterns in order to recognize strengths and streamline the best practices, so that they can be applied to improve efficiency and effectiveness across the board.
Like skeletons are to flesh, process is what frames content; process being the underlying flow and pattern in our activity, and content being the circumstance or situation that fills it. For instance, how we manage our household could very well reflect how we organize our tasks at work or or reaction to a crisis at work may mirror our sense of urgency in our personal life.
“Process lets you get rid of the clutter and see everything more clearly, and eliminate emotions in making decisions,” said Darren in his presentation.
Of course, we’re not saying you should be a robot but process is a productive way to stay focused and confident despite the size, scale and difficulty of a task or matter at hand, enabling you to take action and decide faster and better. “See things in terms of process and you get to see the end in things,” assures Darren.
Would you apply the concept of Content vs Process into your work, business or personal life? Are you starting to recognize the patterns in your behavior as well as those around you after watching this presentation? Let us know your thoughts. We could learn from you as well.