- Do one client project. Finish.
- Do second client project. Finish.
- Do third client project. Finish.
- You lose time.
- You burn cash.
- You business stagnates.
The optimal way to do your client projects?
Think of any hamburger joint.
- Current status: Five orders of cheeseburgers.
The horribly inefficient way (i.e., the non-trained way):
- Make and complete Burger #1.
- Make and complete Burger #2.
- Make and complete Burger #3.
- Make and complete Burger #4.
- Make and complete Burger #5.
The optimal way:
- Place five patties in a skillet.
- Place five pairs of buns on table.
- Place five cheese slices on each pair.
- Place five lettuces on each pair.
- Finally, place a patty on each pair of bun. DONE.
What just happened?
- You could've made one burger in 5 minutes.
- But, you made five burgers in 7 minutes.
It's obvious in the restaurant industry, but most of us don't follow the same approach with our everyday client/project work.
We do one project-at-a-time; complete it; then start on the next.
Instead of grouping similar tasks, and doing those in chunks, we take the horribly inefficient road.
- List all current projects.
- List tasks needed to finish those projects.
- Then link common tasks, and do the mofosokos in chunks at a time.
Instead of spending 5 hours on each project, you spend 7 to complete them all.
- You've exponentially reduced your workload.
- You've increased the number of client work you can take.
- Your business soars like an $#@%^ eagle who's eating dinner with Dikembe Mutombo aboard a choo-choo bounded for Froo Froo. SAY WHAT.
Posted on January 12
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