Sometimes people tend to think that they need to perform many actions to succeed. It's preferable to focus your energy on a limited number of activities because you can't do everything due to constraints of time, money and other resources.
I poured water from a giant pitcher into seven glasses until it emptied. I showed different pouring possibilities, pouring equally and pouring unequally where one glass received more water than the others. I also demonstrated a situation where not enough water remained for one of the drinks.
This demonstration helped me emphasize the important message of prioritization — how every executive should choose how much energy to dedicate to each critical assignment.
Pour water into the glasses that matter most to you. Focusing on the most crucial tasks is one of the core habits of highly effective people. Cheers to a new, better year.
Hot water is poured evenly over coffee grounds in a paper filter. The brewed coffee drips slowly and directly into a cup or pot. Coffee cones are made of plastic, glass, stainless steel, or ceramic. The shape of the cone and its filters will influence the flavors.
Generating creative ideas is easy. Selling them to strangers is hard. The ability to sell an idea has as much to do with the seller's traits as the idea's inherent quality.
Judgments about the pitcher's ability to come up with workable ideas can interfere with the perception of the idea's worth. That means that when you're preparing to pitch your idea to strangers, your audience will put you in a box. And in less than 150 milliseconds.
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