Work SMARTER, Not HARDER

In a conversation with another entrepreneur, we talked about the value of working smarter, not harder.  This is an oft repeated topic, as though we need to revisit it over and over again before we make a change that allows us to maximize our time. We all know the value, but it isn’t always that easy.   Speaking from a personal perspective, I struggle with handing the reins over to someone else, especially when it requires training or I know I can do it better.  Reading directions take time. And yet directions can help me avoid mistakes which can be costly and take up valuable time.  But my impatience drives me to fall into the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again (skipping directions or getting training) and hoping for a different outcome. Tonight, as I was deleting old drafts and painstakingly clicking each one to empty into the trash, I found quite by accident a way to delete an entire page!  Wow, working smarter, not harder.