Warren Buffet nails it when he observes: “The interesting thing about business is that it’s not like the Olympics. You don’t get any extra points for the fact that something’s very hard to do.
So you might as well just step over one-foot bars, instead of trying to jump over seven-foot bars.”
In other words, find the easy path and take it. Finding the easy path isn’t so easy though. In this episode, we explore how to make it easier using concrete examples.
- What if it were easy? Tim Ferriss’ insightful question
- The Four Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferriss
- The 80/20 Principle, by Richard Koch
- NASA space pen example (complexity is easy to fall into)
- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown
- Tim Ferriss Podcast Interview with Greg McKeown (the first one)
- Ferriss’ Podcast Interview with Greg McKeown (the recent one)
- Essentialism for Lawyers (YouTube video by Ernie)
- Recording of Podcast Webinar (Me & Danny Ozment)
- Danny’s Podcast Accelerator (Expert guidance on starting a podcast)
Also, you might want to download my free Guide to Working Smarter in the Digital Age (to help you optimize your practice —so you start working less and relaxing more).
And if you want to make improvements faster, check out my Working Smarter course.
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