CHEATING THE CLOCK by Seth Godin

In addition to the inspirational quotes, the beautiful images, my own personal and business blogs, the recommended reading list, and information on my consulting business, I would like to share some of the writings of various thought leaders…in particular, one of my favorites, SETH GODIN.

CHEATING THE CLOCK by Seth Godin

One way to do indispensable work is to show up more hours than everyone else. Excessive face time and candle-burning effort is sort of rare, and it’s possible to leverage it into a kind of success.

But if you’re winning by cheating the clock, you’re still cheating.

The problem with using time as your lever for success is that it doesn’t scale very well. 20 hours a day at work is not twice as good as 18, and you certainly can’t go much beyond 24…

What would happen if you were prohibited from working more than five hours a day. What would you do? How would you use those five hours to become indispensable in a different way?

Go ahead, try it. Just for a week. See what happens. Even if you go back to ten, you’ll discover you’ve changed the way you compete.

– Seth Godin

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One Response to “CHEATING THE CLOCK by Seth Godin”

  1. This is SO funny Robert because I clicked on this link in order to find out HOW TO cheat the clock lol! But after reading it, I realize what Seth says is so true … I can remember times when I just didn’t have extra time because there was some sort of end point … some event to go to or thing to do at xyz o’clock… and suddenly my efforts became intensified / more productive … because they HAD to! One of those things you know yet need to be reminded of from time to time … Thanks for the tap!

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