From the Desk of CEO, Ajit Nawalkha
I just got off a long but great brunch with some of our partners. I paraphrase:
“When we contacted Mindvalley in the past, you guys looked, “busy”, now working with Miriam, it’s a breeze, you guys care”.
Like all other wonderful individuals we serve, this company is our client. He is an affiliate with a product which is highly recognised. They may be signing with the government of a country.
Here is what had changed. This is what we did do at Engage, we started doing less than what we were doing. It didn’t mean less hours or less hard work, it meant less “things”.
Elimination lead to higher productivity, leading to greater results (you already know how Engage have already topped their last years performance).
Doing less, not in sense of effort, but in sense of bringing focus to your work, is powerful.
Here is a story that may explain just that.
A young man approached the foreman of a logging crew and asked for a job.
“That depends,” replied the foreman. “Let’s see you fell this tree.”
The young man stepped forward, and skilfully felled a great tree.
Impressed, the foreman exclaimed, “You can start Monday.”
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday rolled by — and Thursday afternoon the foreman approached the young man and said,
“You can pick up your pay check on the way out today.”
Startled, the young man replied, “I thought you paid on Friday.”
“Normally we do,” said the foreman.
“But we’re letting you go today because you’ve fallen behind. Our daily felling charts show that you’ve dropped from first place on Monday to last place today.”
“But I’m a hard worker,” the young man objected.
“I arrive first, leave last, and even have worked through my coffee breaks!”
The foreman, sensing the young man’s integrity, thought for a minute and then asked,
Have you been sharpening your axe?
The young man replied,
“No sir, I’ve been working too hard to take time for that!”
It’s not about the hours that will define how much success we get. It’s how and what we are putting those hours in for.
Ask yourself these question.
- Is working on what you are working on done in the best way it can?
- Can it be automated, or sped up somehow?
- Can you find that extra hour by eliminating steps in your workflow and create a faster more optimized process?
- Could you be better then yesterday?
Now, that I have messed with your mind, have a great weekend :-).