A 30-second habit for business decisions: quick, instant review

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Do you feel overwhelmed by good advice for success in your business or professional life? It never stops coming. 

Today I read an article that came as sweet relief. Even though it does offer yet another piece of advice, this one simplifies life instead of complicating it. The tip is not an addition to the advice you have already stored in 1,000 bookmarks and folders and notebooks and sticky notes and apps. Instead, it replaces a bucketful of other tips, bringing sweet relief to your working brain.

The advice is as simple as a motor scooter compared with a fleet of cars and trucks, and it gets you from A to B.

I suspect that this habit is likely to make you feel contented with your perceptions and decisions. 

Here is the 30-second habit with a lifelong impact, as told to Robyn Scott by an unnamed super-successful businessman.

"Immediately after every lecture, meeting, or any significant experience, take 30 seconds — no more, no less — to write down the most important points. If you always do just this, said his grandfather, and even if you only do this, with no other revision, you will be okay."

Read the article in Medium. Robyn Scott adopted the habit and shares her analysis of the results. It's a difficult exercise in prioritisation, very different from taking notes or listing details. Scott found it helped her to listen to others and advise them better.  We recommend!

Photo by Contented. An LML Star Euro scooter in the Contented colours. 


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