Wow, that’s a big title! This blog is to answer a question I received yesterday. What can you do different tomorrow to ensure a better outcome than today; in any business situation?
There are quite a few things one can do really. One way to achieve better outcomes is to become smarter. Study your area of expertise more than you already have. No matter who you are or what you do, you can always learn more. Even the worlds leader in an area can learn more. This does take time though so depending on how much you know now, you may achieve fast improvements or it may take some time.
You can work harder. While you are performing the task you can increase the effort or work rate. As humans we have an enormous capacity for work. Very few people, if anybody is truly working at their absolute capacity. Depending on your current level of effort and work rate you will achieve different levels of improvement. It’s also important to remember that doing more of the wrong thing will not bring more success, it may bring faster failure.
Finally, you can just be better prepared. Just like painting your house, the better the preparation the better the outcome. The best paint applied by the best painter on a poor, unprepared surface will always give less than great results. Similarly, if you put the efforts into preparation, your results will quickly and significantly improve.
If you are better prepared, smarter and apply more (better) effort, you’ll be amazed!