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"Moving the needle"

"Moving the needle" is used by organisations to describe work with a noticeable impact. However, it can be exhaustive and counterproductive for an individual person to follow such a strategy.

A person should, instead of moving the needle, operate the most efficient levers. Moving the needle may imply hard work, whereas using a lever means using your input to amplify your output.

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Everyone's levers will be different. But when used, they can turn a relatively small amount of time and energy into significant results.

We have 168 hours per week. If we remove the weekends, the time we sleep, eat, shower, and other basic needs, we have a maximum of 100 hours per week to play with.

  • Document your daily activities. For a few days, track how you spend your workdays.
  • Highlight the tasks you are best suited for. Or put differently, focus on the tasks only you can do.
  • Choose your levers. Select 2 - 3 high-...

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