I love life hacks, but if you truly want to skyrocket your career and life, you need to develop systems for anything you repeat often.
This includes emails, your work process, your fitness routine, how you reach out to people – everything you do more than once a week. This isn’t just about saving time, but mental energy.
Compare a professional chef with a new cook. A new cook is frantic and stressed, digging in the drawer for the measuring spoons. She’s burning food because she’s taking too long to cut the carrots. He’s sweating. He looks lost.
A professional cook, on the other hand, breezes through these tasks because she has a system. It’s called “m(everything in its place). He takes out all the tools he’s going to need. She precuts, pre-measures all of the ingredients before ever turning on the stove. All that’s left to do now is cook.
A life hack is learning how to cut onions without crying. A system is mise en place.
Andrew a friend notes “I have a system to process emails. I precook 3 days of meals at a time so I can hit my nutritional goals and not worry about what I’m going to eat. I have a system to write 30k+ words a week for my job. Yes, it’s saved me time here and there, but what’s most important is that is has reduced my stress levels (raising the quality of the work and my life) and has made me extremely efficient.”
Hope that triggers a thought
post was done by Kylian Ngunjiri