Habit #7: Sharpen the Saw
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” -Steven Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Ever notice how much work you can get done the week before you go on vacation? Isn’t it just a matter of focus and prioritization? I am reminded of the Stephen Covey exercise (pay no attention to the 90’s attire and cinematography) in which you have a number of large rocks and small rocks that need to be squeezed into a large glass jar. If you put the small rocks in first, you can never make room for the large rocks. If you put the large rocks in first, then there is plenty of room for the small rocks to fit in and around the large rocks. Another way to think of this is that there are activities that are urgent and activities that are important, always remember that the important is more important than the urgent.
I had a great week because I focused on the importance and then afterward made time for the urgent. I am heading out on vacation for a little while and I am feeling good about where the company is and where we are headed.
So, let’s keep up the good work, focus on taking care of our customers and hiring smart and happy people. I’ll be doing one of my cross-country BBQ drives, this year with an added twist, I am in search of the country’s best Tiki bar. If you have any suggestions for either BBQ or Tiki bars, send them my way! I will also be BBQ searching in Texas sometime soon, I’m looking at you Chris W, Jen D, and Shawn W.
I’ll continue to send this email every Friday and be on the lookout for updates on Wonderingbuddha.com and www.letsgobegreat.com
Looking forward to recharging my batteries but that’s always countered by how much I miss working with each of you every day.
Let’s go be great!